With every new update, Apple is trying its best to improve the security in all its services, and it’s truly commendable. From sitting with law enforcement officials to coming up with legal warnings, you will see many changes in Apple’s iOS 15.4 Beta 4. However, security isn’t the only aspect that Apple looked into in the update. Tune into this article to know what’s new in iOS 15.4 Beta 4 release.
You might be more interested in reading about the new Siri voice, however, security comes first. There were so many loopholes in the usage of Apple AirTags before. While we cannot say they have been completely removed, a great effort can be seen in removing them.
New tracking controls, notification options, and a new Siri voice is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot going on if you have downloaded iOS 15.4 Beta 4 in your iPhone. Scroll down to know more about it.
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New Features in iOS 15.4 Beta 4
In iOS 15.4 Beta, the most primary change is in AirTags. They have completely changed the way AirTags and My Find app were used and perceived before. While AirTags has been a great use for keeping a track of keys, wallets, bags, and important stuff, there also have been many issues with stalking.
“AirTag was designed to help people locate their personal belongings, not to track people or another person’s property, and we condemn in the strongest possible terms any malicious use of our products.”
Following are the new updates in iOS 15.4 Beta 4 regarding AirTags and security of Apple users:
1. Privacy Warning in AirTag Setup
In the RC update of iOS 15.4, users will go through a legal warning the first time they initiate the app. In the past, you only clicked on a “Continue” button to use the AirTags. However, now the warning is much not verbal and clear.
Apple said, “AirTag is Linked To Your Apple ID. AirTag is intended solely to track items that belongs to you. Using AirTah to track people without their consent is a crime in many regions around the world. AirTag is designed to be detected by victims and to enable law enforcement to request identifying information about the owner”. Only after you click on the “Agree” button you can use the app.
2. Better Alert Issues for AirPods
Many AirPod users have reported complaints of an “Unknown Accessory Detected” alert. From now on, this alert will not bother you if your device finds an AirTag around you. Also, another alert is updated. Your device will show you which AirPods you have been traveling with instead of alerting “Unknown Accessory“.
3. Updated Unwanted Tracking Support Documentaion
Apple has updated a better and more sophisticated document regarding unwanted tracking. You will see new explanations of what alerts you will get, what accessories connected with the Find My app will trigger alerts. So, you can manage your devices more securely and will definitely have better control over your data.
4. New Voice 5 in Siri & Search
Apple has already started diversifying the variety in the voice of Siri. You can have Siri in American, Australian, British, Indian, Irish, and South African accents. It had Voice 1-4 and in iOS 15.4 beta 4, there is a new Voice 5 with a gender-neutral voice.
Go to Siri & Search, click on Siri Voice, you will find the option of Voice 5 at the bottom. Click on the video below to listen to the non-binary Siri voice.
Along with the AirTags update, Apple is also working on the following series of updates-
- Precision Finding
- Display alert with sound
- Refining unwanted tracking alert logic
- Tuning AirTag’s sound
There’s a new Tracking Notifications app in the Settings app, along with the old Find My notifications app.
I hope this article helped you to know about the developer 4 update of iOS 15.4. With good security updates, Apple is definitely on the right path. That was all about this article on “What’s New in iOS 15.4 Beta 4 | AirTag Update & New Siri Voice”.
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