Apple released the sixth iOS 14.5 beta today, Wednesday March 31, developers. The update comes eight days after Apple’s latest 14.5 update, which it released to developers and public beta testers alike.
Apple released this update just after 10 a.m. PDT, the company’s usual release time for developer updates. If you are a public beta tester, you will not see this update appear on your iPhone at this time. Instead, you’ll have to wait for Apple to release iOS 14.5 public beta 6, which we expect today at 1:00 p.m. PDT or tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
We are somewhat surprised to see Apple release a beta again. Rumors indicated that the company is planning an imminent public release of iOS 1
In iOS beta testing, the release candidate, formally known as the golden master, is the “latest” version of a piece of software. Apple sends it to developers and beta testers first to make sure no major issues are being overlooked. If so, Apple will fix them and seed an “RC 2”.
Whenever Apple decides that an RC is free of significant enough issues, that version becomes the version that eventually goes to the public.
Release notes for iOS and iPadOS 14.5 beta 6 will be available soon.
How to download and install the latest iOS 14.5 beta on your iPhone
You need an Apple developer account to update your iPhone. 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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