What’s New in iOS 15.4 Beta 5 Release | New Non-Binary Siri Voice & More

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By now, you must have already got iOS 15.4 Beta 5 in your iPhone, and if you haven’t installed the update yet, then you must be wondering what’s new in this one. After the Face mask unlock feature, Apple has brought some new features that are kind of cool but not as useful. 

iOS 15.4 Beta 5 isn’t the only beta version Apple recently released. In fact, there are many other beta five launches, including iPadOS 15.4 beta 5, tvOS 15.4 beta 5, HomePodOS 15.4 beta 5, watchOS 8.5 beta 5, and macOS 12.3 beta 5. 

With so much going around Apple updates, it can be a little difficult as a beta member to keep track of what’s new in iOS 15.4 beta 5. So, from the update’s size, to its build number and what’s new, here’s everything you need to know about iOS 15.4 Beta 5 release. 

Everything about iOS 15.4 Beta 5 Developer Launch | What’s New?

What's New in iOS 15.4 Beta 5 Release | New Non-Binary Siri Voice & More

Starting from the basics, the size of the iOS 15.4 beta 5 update is 471.5 MB. Since it is a small update, you cannot expect the update to be over 500 MB at all. Also, not many things would be changed in comparison to the last update. 

The Build number of iOS 15.4 beta 5 is 19E5241a. If you have noticed, all recent build numbers have “a” at the end of it, which means soon you will get the RC version. RC means Release Candidate, which is the near-final beta version of the update you are getting currently. 

Coming back to iOS 15.4 beta 5, developers didn’t get the popup message to “Use Cellular Data to Download?”. 

Also, if you go to Settings>General>About>Limited Warranty, you will see a new option for “Apple Support.” In the last updates, you needed to click on Get Apple Support App, and it would take you to the Apple store. Now, you simply need to click on the “Get” button to download the app. 

Also, we got a new Siri voice in the last update, which will be present in all the updates, including iOS 15.4 beta 5. To activate the new non-binary Siri voice, you can launch Settings>Siri & Search> Siri Voice> Voice 5.

Besides the above-mentioned features, there isn’t anything new in the a built of iOS 15.4 beta 5. It is also a good thing because Apple is focusing more on stability. 

There Are No Resolved Issues in iOS 15.4 Beta 5 

After digging up the Release notes of iOS 15.4 beta 5 we found no “Resolved Issues”. Maybe because it is already the fifth beta, that’s why there are no resolved issues. Also, if you check out the release notes, there are only some basic issues left, so that’s a good thing. 

What Bugs Are Fixed in iOS 15.4 Beta 5?

Many developers have had issues with Storage in all the beta versions, and even after five beta versions, it still hasn’t been resolved. There are many issues with the Home Screen. The Health App keeps crashing every time you use the Blood Oxygen feature.

On iTunes, many users are unable to download the same content again. Then there are some minor issues with Phone and StoreKit.

If you have gone through any of these before in previous releases or in iOS 15.4 beta 5, comment below your experience and what workarounds helped you to deal with them. 

Wrapping Up

The Apple event is tomorrow, and most likely you will receive an RC version of iOS 15.4 beta before the event. What’s your take on this beta version, comment below now! Did you notice any other bug in your beta version? Share this article with your fellow developers and let them know all about the new iOS 15.4 beta 5 release. 

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