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A little over a week after iOS 7 beta 4, Apple has seeded iOS 7 beta 5 to developers. It is available over-the-air via Software Update. The previous beta brought several minor interface and performance tweaks to the operating system and beta 5 will likely continue doing that.

A new Apple TV seed is also available:

You can now use an iOS 7 device to set up an Apple TV after restoring or resetting all settings. (iPhone 4 and iPad 2 are not supported.)

A new Xcode 5 preview has also been issued to developers.

We will continuously update this post with discovered changes. If you find anything new, you can let us know at

– All Settings icons redesigned (left is new) :

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– More Yahoo presence:


– New Twitter icon in share sheet:


– Can now disable Control Center while in apps:

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– Major performance improvements across the system

– Camera swipe access from Lock screen is easier

– New slide to power off design:

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– New in-call icons:

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– New option to pull down on a banner

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– Some transparency, blur, UI animation changes across the system.

– Can access icons in a folder during animation

– Some blurs and effects disabled on iPad mini (likely to improve performance)

– Users can now bring back “on/off” labels on switches. Enable in Accessibility.

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116 Responses to “Apple seeds iOS 7 beta 5 to developers: Tweaks to icons, Control Center, more”

  1. Where can I get this without being a developer?


  2. On iPad, I don’t know why there is a shortcut to the camera on the lockscreen! I get that on the iPhone but on my iPad I’d like to be able to put another shortcut to an app I use on a daily bases. Makes more sense right?


  3. When dismissing groups of notifications in notification center, the animation is much smoother than it was in previous betas.


  4. I hope they will finally speed up home screen animation from locked device


  5. Nono Sierra says:

    When you turn off and then turn on it takes forever to load the iPad now. Lots of problems with this update now not seen in the 4th version.


  6. tr1bbey says:

    Bringing it to you guys first if it hasn’t been seen but on beta 5 when an app is updated there is a blue dot next to the app to show it’s been updated not sure if this was In previous betas but this is my first time seeing it


  7. thebums66 says:

    iOS 7 b5. If I have music playing while the phone is locked, when I unlock it the music skips for a split second almost as if it was anticipating playing the unlock sound that no longer plays when I unlock my device. Also, if I have recently watched a video in safari, leave to start music, then reopen safar,i the music stops even if I don’t go back to the page where I viewed the video. You have to kill safari first, restart the music then open safari.


  8. Loving IOS 7, Still would love to see them bring back tap to tweet and tap to facebook post in notification center. And the more and more I use IOS 7 it still feels like its missing that wow factor. It need something, like more customization or something. For example widgets, something of a android/windows titles mix with a color changing apple to access the rest of the apps.


  9. richbitch626 says:

    I love everything they’re doing. My only problem is & has been from Beta 1 is that iTunes Radio 95% probably more of the time only plays edited music. Even when you select to play explicit content in the settings of it it still only plays edited music & when you go to buy that song it the edited version. They need to fix this cuz it’s annoying. I have iTunes Match so it’s add free & I really like it more than Pandora & the rest my only gripe is the edited music they stream. I want to list to foul language & when I wanna buy a song I want it to be the explicit content not edited. Idk if they can change that or if there’s a way around it but it irritates me when I’m cruising listening to it & out of 100 songs only one will be explicit & the rest all edited. Smh!


  10. It would be nice to have AirDrop on the iPhone 4 and 4s as well. Not everyone wants to upgrade to the iPhone 5, especially since most accessories before now have the 30 pin connector.


  11. I still wish they bring back Helvetica Neue


  12. Where do you download it? As private or developer? I don’t find a download bottom