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As expected, Apple has released iOS 8 beta 5 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to developers this morning. This update, like the past betas, includes various performance and bug fixes. The previous beta brought various minor user-interface touch-ups and a new Tips app to iOS 8. We’ll be updating this post as new discoveries are made in iOS 8 beta, and you can send us what you find to tips@9to5mac.com. You can find what’s new in beta 5, below:

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- There is also a new Apple TV beta seed.

- “Spirometry data types are now available in HealthKit,” according to the iOS 8 beta 5 release notes.

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- iCloud has a new set of icons in the Settings app.

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- The iPhone will now prompt you to allow other devices to access SMS messages (thanks Dann)

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- Health app updated with new icons for Body data and Data Exporting.

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- New options for iCloud Photo Storage

- Swipe down access for Spotlight is much quicker.

- New Health panel in Privacy settings

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- New WiFi calling indicator for T-Mobile WiFi calling.

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- Tweaked predictive text toggle in Messages app.

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59 Responses to “Apple releases iOS 8 beta 5 to developers with Health enhancements, UI tweaks”

  1. Zoheb Khan says:

    checking for updates… :/ since 5 min.

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  2. Wooh I Have The Update :D

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  3. samuelsnay says:

    So do we have any clue yet as to when ios 8 will officially be released? Or just sometime this fall?

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  4. Is Whatsapp stable in the beta 5?

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  5. I can’t wait for the final release, for sure. I am sure Apple hides anything that would identify the new iPhone model (since surely part of the iOS 8 is particular to the upcoming iPhone).

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  6. Optimize options now available as part of photos

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  7. Anyone else stuck at the end of the update process with like a little sliver left of the progress bar? I’ve been stuck on it for like 10 minutes.

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  8. Apple TV has finally been outfitted with a flat interface to match other Apple devices.

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  9. goofygear says:

    After updating, I was greeted with the recovery mode…

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  10. The No New Widgets button in NFC is gone.

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  11. Is Wi-Fi calling on the 4S enabled?

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  12. Zoheb Khan says:

    i am still not getting the update option.

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  13. There’s an album in Photos called “Recently Deleted” that I never noticed before. Says ‘Items will be erased 30 days after being marked for deletion. Each item shows the days remaining’

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  14. cjt3007 says:

    Homescreen Webapps are accepting touch input again – now have some other issues though :(

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  15. Gotta love the “Connect to iTunes” screen on startup :( cant do anything now! 8 hours without a phone is a struggle.

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    • goofygear says:

      I connected to iTunes and canceled the “we are going to put you back to ios 7″ thingy. Pressed alt (opt) + update button and selected the file containing IOS 8 beta 2 and got the iPhone working (iCloud backup). I then downloaded the beta 5 to my Mac and did the same procedure :)

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  16. Zoheb Khan says:

    There’s new animation on time-lapse button while recording ! :D

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  17. Alex Meiner says:

    Emoji icon has much more happy face

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  18. The Notification center has an awesome new feature, I was waiting for in a while, no one noticed till now. Since Beta 4 you can dismiss notifications from the lock screen. You can even delete emails. No need to login to dismiss for every new notification that lays over your music. Great!

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  19. Continuity works with iphone 4s and ipad 2 perfectly, with calls and SMS. Nothing to do with bluetooth, only uses WiFi, devices nedd to be on the same network and thats all!!!

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  20. I might be a little behind here, so is it or is it not possible to deactivate the predictive keyboard throughout the whole system?

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  21. Athoof Saiid says:

    Did anyone have a problem installing this update? Mine is taking longer than usual to complete the installation. Any thoughts?

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