Technology iOS 14.6: Apple's beta adds a significant tool for developers
Apple seeds iOS 14.5 beta 3 and iPadOS 14.5 beta 3 to developers
It came much later in the day than usual, but Apple rolled out the latest iOS and iPadOS developer betas on Tuesday, exactly two weeks after the last betas were released. We're still waiting to find out what exactly iOS 14.5 beta 3 brings to the table, but we know that iOS 14.5 is primed to be one of the bigger releases of this cycle. Previous betas have revealed that iOS 14.5 will include an "Unlock with Apple Watch" feature that allows ApplePrevious betas have revealed that iOS 14.
After months of beta testing, . The updated iPhone software includes a slew of new features like a setting to , the ability to , , and new . But even before iOS 14.5 was released, Apple started testing and in .
iOS 14.6 includes a tool that lets app developers and public beta testers upgrade to an iOS release candidate without removing their developer or beta profile. For example, before iOS 14.5 went live to the public, developers could choose between upgrading their device to the iOS 14.5 release candidate or to the beta version of iOS 14.6. Under the Software Update menu in Settings, there's a new "Also Available" section that presents the option.
Your iPhone gets 2 new Siri voices with iOS 14.5. Here's how to try them out
Tired of talking to the same ol' Siri? iOS 14.5 gives you more options for a total of four.Siri got a new look with iOS 14, and now it's getting new voices in iOS 14.5.
The first beta of iOS 14.6 came out April 23 and is focused on bug-fixes and improvements. Aside from the convenient new software update tool, there weren't any other features announced. Apple could add new features to iOS 14.6 in future beta versions or keep the update focused on improving iOS 14 under the hood.
The release of the iOS 14.6 beta comes less than two months before Apple's annual developers conference, , which will be held virtually in June. Apple is expected to announce new versions of its operating systems including MacOS, WatchOS and iPadOS. It is likely that and that it could be available to download as a public beta later in this summer (it was in ).
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Apple iOS 14 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know .
Features and enhancements in iOS 14 include App Clips, Picture in Picture video mode, translation support in Siri, widgets, and COVID-19 Exposure Notifications.This iOS 14 cheat sheet details what developers and users need to know about the operating system and covers the redesigned Home Screen, App Clips, Car Play features, and more. This article will be updated with the latest information about iOS 14.