Third public betas of macOS Big Sur 11.3, iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 now available [u]

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in General Discussion edited March 3
Apple has made the third public betas of macOS Big Sur 11.3, iOS 14.5, and iPadOS 14.5 available for download.

macOS Big Sur 11.3 public beta 3 now available
macOS Big Sur 11.3 public beta 3 now available


Those who wish to participate can download the latest betas and configuration profiles from the Apple Beta Software Program. Subsequent changes for existing participants are available as over-the-air updates on enrolled devices.

The third developer betas of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 contained a new tab in the Find My app for "items." This tab will be used for third-party tracking devices that use Apple's system and eventually will be populated by "AirTags."

Code strings discovered in the third developer beta of macOS 11.3 suggest that Rosetta 2 may be removed in some regions. It is not clear if this is a requirement by law or other issue.





AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly advise users don't install betas on highly-important or primary devices, due to the potential for data loss or other issues. Instead, it is recommended to install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices and to ensure there are sufficient backups of important data beforehand.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at andrew@AppleInsider.com.

Update: Apple has also released a third version of the tvOS 14.5 beta to public testers.

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