Apple released the fourth developer beta for iPhone today, Monday, March 15. The update (build number 18E5178a) comes 13 days after Apple developers posted the third 14.5 beta and 12 days after public testers received their third 14.5 update.
Apple released this update at 10 a.m. PDT, the company’s default release time for developer beta updates. That’s a departure from last week’s update, where Apple released the update unexpectedly at 1:00 p.m. PDT, quickly pulled the update, and then made the update available again.
Since this update is so new, it’s not clear what new features or changes Apple added this time around. With beta 3, we saw a few new things, such as an “Items”
Release notes for iOS and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 4
Update your apps to use new features and test your apps for API changes.
- The iOS & iPadOS 14.5 SDK provides support for developing apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 14.5 beta 4. The SDK ships with Xcode 12.5 beta 3, available from Beta Software Downloads. See Xcode 12.5 Beta 3 Release Notes for information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 12.5.
Audio: Known Issues
- You may not be able to use Handoff to transfer audio to HomePod. (74799729) Workaround: Instead, use playback buttons or Control Center.
How to Update Your iPhone to the Latest iOS 14.5 Beta
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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