Apple released iOS 14.5 developer beta 1 today, Monday, February 1. The update follows last week’s release of iOS 14.4 to the general iPhone audience, including new camera, Bluetooth, HomePod and privacy features, as well as patches for three security updates. vulnerabilities.
Apple released this new beta update just after 10 a.m. PDT, the company’s default release time for new updates for developers. However, if you are not an iOS developer, you will not see this beta appear on your iPhone just yet. You should wait for iOS 14.5 Public Beta 1, which we expect today at 1:00 p.m. PDT or tomorrow at 1
The first new feature we notice is a redesigned software updates page. With 14.5, you will now see a green check mark if your iPhone is up to date, with a new message that reads “Your iPhone is up to date with the latest bug fixes and security enhancements.” You will also see when iOS last checked for a new update.
As this is the first update with this revamped Software Update screen, we will have to wait for 14.5 beta 2 to see what this page will look like with a new update available.
We do know that iOS 14.5 is the first update that requires developers to request permission to track users across apps and websites. You can block those consent popups – and most of that tracking – by turning off the new tracking feature. While this feature was present in previous versions of iOS 14, only iOS 14.5 requires developers to stick with it.
Release notes for iOS and iPadOS 14.5 Beta
The iOS & iPadOS 14.5 SDK provides support for developing apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices with iOS and iPadOS 14.5 beta. The SDK ships with the beta version of Xcode 12.5, available through Beta Software Downloads. See Xcode 12.5 Beta Release Notes for information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 12.5.
CoreAccessories: Known Issues
- Some vehicles cannot start CarPlay if the iPhone is set to share contacts via CarPlay. (71458958)
ExtensionKit: Known Issues
- The Notes and Reminders share extension does not appear in the share sheet when using Maps. (72879313)
Siri: Known Issues
- Sharing ETA and routes will cause an error and not be complete on CarPlay or iOS. (70440576) A temporary solution: Share ETA via Maps.
SKAdNetwork: Known Issues
- To receive postback from devices with iOS 14 or later, generate signatures with signature version 2.0 or later. Version 1.0 signatures will not result in a postback on iOS 14 and later, even with the advertised app installed and running. (71474331)
WebKit: New Features
- Apps and websites can now be attributed while maintaining privacy for ad clicks that lead users to websites. (70502338)
IOAVFamily: Known Issues
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation and later) and iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Air (4th generation) cannot be connected to an external display via a USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. (72618916)
How to download iOS 14.5 on your iPhone
You need an Apple developer account to update your iPhone to iOS 14.5 dev beta 1. You can get the recovery image from your dev portal and then install it using iTunes or Finder. Otherwise, install the configuration profile and then update it by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update. Finally, you can just wait for it to install automatically if you have a Developer Profile and “Automatic Updates” is turned on.
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