Apple released the third developer beta for iOS 14.5 today, Tuesday, March 2. The update comes two weeks after the company put developers in the second 14.5 beta, and 13 days after public testers received their second 14.5 update.
Apple released this developer update just after 1:00 p.m. PDT, not the company’s standard release time for developer updates. Note the word “developer” here, as this update is for registered iOS developers only. If you’re a public beta tester, you should wait for Apple to release the third 14.5 public beta, which we expect today at 1:00 p.m. PDT or tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. PDT. For context, Apple released the second 1
Since this update is so fresh, it is not clear yet what new features or changes we will see. Beta 2 has added over 200 new emoji to iOS, in addition to Apple Music lyrics sharing, new Apple Music swipe gestures, new shortcut options, including a screenshot tool, among other changes. At the moment, iOS 14.5 will introduce more than 30 new features and changes for your iPhone.
Release notes for iOS and iPadOS 14.5 beta 3 will be available soon.
Download and install the latest iOS 14.5 beta
You need an Apple developer account to update your iPhone to iOS 14.5 dev beta 3. 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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