All the new features and changes in iOS 14 beta 4

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In the fourth developer beta of iOS 14, Apple made further improvements including a new TV widget, the return of 3D Touch on supported devices, and support for Exposure Notifications.

We're continuing to dig through the latest iOS 14 beta, but we've already uncovered several new features, changes, and enhancements. Developers are able to update to the latest beta by heading to the Settings app, then General, followed by Software Update.

The biggest changes in this update include support for COVID-19 Exposure Notification. This includes a new section in the Settings app and support for multiple supports apps. Originally, iOS 14 did not include support for Apple and Google's Exposure Notification API. 3D Touch, which was removed from compatible devices in the previous beta, has also returned.

For widgets, there is a new TV widget that we saw during the unveiling but was not available until now. There are three sizes and allows you to pick up where you left off and what to watch next. The Weather app has also returned after disappearing in beta 3.

  • Weather widget returns
  • New TV widget
  • Exposure Notifications support
  • New Exposure Notification section in Settings
  • New Notes welcome screen
  • 3D Touch returns on compatible phones
  • Improved global search
  • Automatic person height detection on latest iPad Pros with LiDAR
  • New icons in Weather app
  • Reminders widget background is grey instead of black in dark mode

If you spot any changes yourself, please let us know via email or on Twitter and we'll update our list.

Be sure to also check out what changed in the previous second and third betas of iOS 14.