Apple launches new build of iOS 14.5 developer beta 1 [u]

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in iPhone edited February 4
Apple has released a new iOS 14.5 developer beta with a new build number and unknown bug fixes.

Apple released a new build of iOS 14.5 Beta 1
Apple released a new build of iOS 14.5 Beta 1


The beta doesn't list any specific changes, instead referring to general bug fixes and improvements. Its build number is 18E5140k.

Registered developers can install the latest builds of each operating system can be acquired from the Apple Developer Center for devices enrolled within the testing program. Hardware already using beta software can install the new software as an over-the-air update.

A public beta build usually arrives some time after the developer counterparts, as part of the Apple Beta Software Program.

Apple had launched the initial beta on February 1. The update adds the ability to unlock a Face ID iPhone while wearing a mask. The feature is only available to Apple Watch owners, using the unlocked watch's proximity to automatically unlock the phone.





AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly suggest users avoid installing betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, due to the potential for data loss or other issues. It is instead recommended to install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to ensure there are sufficient backups of important data beforehand.

Update, Feb. 4: Apple has released a public beta version of iOS 14.5. Members can download the release through the Apple Beta Software Program website.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    It fixes MAM at least with intune company portal. This was broken in release 1 which broke all Microsoft apps using mobile device management 😂
  • Reply 2 of 6
    riverkoriverko Posts: 120member
    Public beta is out too. Watchos probably too
    gregoriusm
  • Reply 3 of 6
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 545member
    The public beta for watchOS 7.4 is available now too. The term “game changer” gets tossed around a lot, but this update really is. It works perfectly. 
  • Reply 4 of 6
    sirdirsirdir Posts: 123member
    Japhey said:
    The public beta for watchOS 7.4 is available now too. The term “game changer” gets tossed around a lot, but this update really is. It works perfectly. 
    Perfectly? Nah. More than once it told me to bring the watch closer to the phone, when the watch was already only a few cm/inches sway. 
  • Reply 5 of 6
    JapheyJaphey Posts: 545member
    sirdir said:
    Japhey said:
    The public beta for watchOS 7.4 is available now too. The term “game changer” gets tossed around a lot, but this update really is. It works perfectly. 
    Perfectly? Nah. More than once it told me to bring the watch closer to the phone, when the watch was already only a few cm/inches sway. 
    Sorry. It works great for me. Maybe turning off Bluetooth on both watch and iPhone, then repairing them will fix it. 
  • Reply 6 of 6
    BEWARE. - HOMEPOD MINI IS CRAZY 

    since this up date my home pod mini is going nut. My lights and TV are going on and off at random. 5 times in 10 mins.  
    I had to disconnect it and it seems ok now. 

    I have reported it through Feedback. 
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