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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 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.


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


– 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


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


– Tweaked predictive text toggle in Messages app.

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