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iOS 7 Beta 5 Released, with New Settings Icons & More

iOS 7 New Settings Icons

Apple has released the latest iOS 7 beta for developers today. iOS 7 beta 5 is available to install as an OTA (over the air) update via Software Update in Settings on the iPad and iPhone.

Apple’s servers didn’t seem too be getting hammered too badly when I installed the update earlier this afternoon – and the download and install went quickly for me.

One of the most notable changes in this latest iOS 7 beta is new Settings icons, as shown above. There’s some variety of color on these icons now, and they’re decidedly less spartan than in previous betas.

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iOS 7 Beta Features: Choose Which Apps Can Use Cellular Data

iOS 7 which apps use Cellular Data

In the latest iOS 7 beta you can choose which apps are allowed to use cellular data. This is another nice new feature that I don’t recall seeing mentioned anywhere.

In iOS 7 beta 3 you can toggle the ability to use cellular data on and off with a single tap in the Settings > Cellular Data section for WiFi + Cellular devices.

If this feature stays in iOS 7 when it’s released to the public, this will make it easy to control which apps can run on a cellular data connection and potentially save a bit of bandwidth on our data plans.

Thanks to one of our readers, William, for giving us the heads-up on this one. He spotted it on his iPhone and I’ve just tested it out on my iPad 3.

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