iOS 11.4 beta [All New & Hidden features]

As we reported to you a few hours ago, Apple released iOS 11.4 beta to developers and it comes with handful features and bugs fixes. In this post we are going to take a look at all the new and hidden features in iOS 11.4 beta.


Messages on iCloud
We’ve all been waiting for the Messages on iCloud feature since June 2017. It was included in iOS 11.3 beta as well, but it wasn’t included in iOS 11.3 which was released to the public last week possibly because it was quite buggy in the beta versions.

For heavy iMessage users, this feature promises to get rid of 4-8 GB of conversations without actually having to delete anything. It also reduces the frustration of manually moving iMessage conversations every time you get a new phone.
When you open Messages app after upgrading to iOS 11.4, you’ll see a splash screen asking you to enable iMessages in iCloud. You’ll first need to enable 2-factor authentication to use this feature. Once it’s enabled, you’ll see a progress bar for your upload at the bottom of the Messages app.

AirPlay 2 Multi-Room Support

Apple has included AirPlay 2 in iOS 11.4 beta 1 as well. AirPlay 2’s multi-room playback feature allows users to output the same audio to different devices. Say for instance you have two Apple TVs connected to stereo systems in two different rooms, plus a HomePod. You’ll be able to blast music on all three devices at the same time via your iPhone.

Stereo Support for HomePod
iOS 11.4 beta 1 also includes Stereo support for HomePod, which means you will be able to add another two HomePod to create a stereo pair. However, it won’t work properly until the corresponding software update for HomePod is available.

 


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