Technology Apple rolls out iOS 14.5 public beta 3 with new Find My Items tab
iOS 14.5: Release date, beta download and all the new features
Here's what's coming with the latest iPhone update.iOS 14.5 is likely going to arrive later this month; the developer beta version is available right now. The latest version of the OS will include new features that make it easier for you to unlock your phone while wearing a mask (so long as you also own an Apple Watch ), and that require apps to ask for user permission before tracking data and activity.
Less than 24 hours afterto app developers, the third iOS 14.5 public beta is now available. The most significant change in iOS 14.5 beta 3 appears to be the addition of an “Items” tab in the Find My app which will allow users to track even more devices from an iPhone or iPad. It also suggests that we’re even closer to the debut of the AirTags, which should be featured .
Previous betas have revealed that iOS 14.5 will include an “Unlock with Apple Watch” feature that allows Apple Watch owners to unlock their iPhones while wearing a face mask, AirPlay 2 support for Apple Fitness+, support for the PS5’s DualSense controller as well as the Xbox Series X controller, a crowdsourcing feature in Apple’s Maps app,, and worldwide support for 5G in Dual SIM mode on iPhone 12.
The first iOS 14.5 beta has a feature we’ve been waiting years to get
iOS 14.5 has a new feature that lets users set their default music app when asking Siri to play a song. iPhones currently default to Apple Music unless you specify which third-party app you want to use, but once you download iOS 14.5, you'll see a prompt to pick an app to play music from. You can download iOS 14.5 beta 1 from the Apple Beta Software Program right now. Last week, Apple seeded the first iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 betas to developers and the general public. Some beta releases are more substantial than others, and iOS 14.5 is primed to be the most notable software update that Apple rolls out this year — at least until iOS 15 arrives this fall.
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In order to participate in public betas, you need to sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program. If you’re wondering whether or not your device is compatible with iOS 14.5 or iPadOS 14.5, we put together the full list below that contains every compatible device. If your device is on there, you’re good to go:
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
As you know by now, installing a new iOS or iPadOS beta on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch couldn’t be easier. Just navigate to Settings> General> Software Update and then tap “Download and Install” at the bottom of that page. If you want, you can also install the update through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to your computer. Whichever method you choose, just make sure to back up your device before installing the update.
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Apple iPadOS: A cheat sheet .
Apple's OS for iPad includes features that make it easier to use the iPad as a laptop replacement. Here's what you need to know about iPadOS.As the iPad lineup has expanded into a wholly separate product category, Apple announced at its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that it has rebranded iOS for iPad as iPadOS starting with iOS 13 to highlight and target the features that differentiate the iPad from other devices. This follows Apple's naming trend of watchOS for Apple Watch, and tvOS for Apple TV.