iOS 8.3 Beta 4 Released to Developers & Public Beta Users for Testing

Mar 24, 2015 - 3 Comments

iOS 8

Apple has released the fourth beta release of iOS 8.3 to those registered with the iOS developer program, or who are participating in the iOS Public Beta. The build is versioned as 12F5061 and is available now for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.


The simplest way to install iOS 8.3 beta 4 is through the Over-the-Air software update mechanism on the iOS device. This is accessible through Settings > General > Software Update. As always, back up the device before updating system software, this is particularly important when that iOS software is a beta version. Additionally, it is not advised to run beta software on a primary device.

iOS 8.3 beta install

The new beta build IPSW can also be downloaded from the iOS Dev Center for those registered with Apple.

iOS 8.3 continues to focus on improvements, bug fixes, and feature enhancements, and the version is expected to include new diverse Emoji icons, wireless CarPlay connectivity, Apple Pay improvements, new languages for Siri, and Google 2-factor authentication support.

While this is the fourth beta of iOS 8.3 overall, this is the second release available to Public Beta users of iOS. There is no known timeline for iOS 8.3 being released to the general public, but one could reasonably expect a final version to arrive before Apple Watch debuts.

Separately, Apple has also made Xcode 6.3 beta 4 available to iOS developers.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, News

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  1. Daryl Favreu says:

    For such a minor release with minimal changes and no new features, I am surprised they are going through this much effort with a public beta and what not.

    I wish Apple put that level of commitment and attention to detail on OS X too, Mac users are really taking it on the chin with OS X Yosemite performance. iOS runs well enough, I mean it’s buggy but what isn’t? OS X on the other hand needs a boost. Sure there is a public beta, but every bug report I have ever filed has been ignored, and none of the bugs have been fixed in OS X Yosemite! It’s like they don’t even read them.

    • Avenged110 says:

      Yea same with the bug reports. But that’s probably because I usually question their intelligence and swear at them when I get angry and report things haha.

  2. Jorge says:

    Daryl; i have post a lot of bug reports and all of them had been read and actually twobof those reports have been solve. You should review if your reports are not included in the still having issues document. I reported some issues that they already state that will continue with bugs.

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