Screen Saver 4.1 available now with Retail Restricted Mode, performance improvements and more.

Software Network today announced an update to Screen Saver, previously on Screen Saver 4.0, the app has now been updated to Screen Saver 4.1, and it now features significantly faster performance, new screensavers and Retail Restricted Mode.


Screen Saver puts the Apple Retail Screen Savers into a simple, easy to use app. It is used by various different retail locations across the world, including: MEDSTORE, Metro PCS & Noel Leeming.


The official release notes are below, and you can register for the beta here:


Screen Saver 4.1 brings performance improvements and exciting new features to iPhone and iPad. Retail Restricted Mode allows you to disable access to Settings without a password, a new Today at Apple screensaver is a fun, interactive and engaging experience for customers, Automatic Downloads gains improvements with notification support, and new privacy features help to protect you from being malicious activity. This update introduces new features and enhancements to:


– Screen Saver has been enhanced for a faster and more responsive experience across the app – All supported devices see improved performance, going back to iPhone 5s and iPad Air
– Screen Saver launches up to twice as fast, especially for older devices
– Automatic Downloads downloads screensavers twice as fast, and playback is smoother

Retail Restricted Mode

– Disable access to Settings and screensaver selection without a password – Choose a numeric or alphanumeric password

Automatic Downloads 2.0

– Get notified when new screensavers are available
– New iOS 12 screensavers for iPhone and iPad are now available, which replaces the iOS 12 screensaver as the new default
– New bubble screensavers for iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max
– New colourful bubble screensavers for white, black, blue, yellow, coral and PRODUCT (RED) iPhone XR models

Other features and improvements

– Additional information is available in the Library menu for screensavers, including the release year
– Screen Saver Detection allows the app to automatically play the default screensaver for your device on every launch

– An all-new setup screen displays new information for every update
– iOS 12 support with Siri Shortcuts support, so you can say “Hey Siri, play iPhone Xs screensaver”
– Animations are now handled by Metal 2, which make them smoother and more responsive – Battery performance has been optimised, and now uses 30% less energy than the previous version