Apple today will release the fifth betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to developers. Today’s release of iOS 14 beta 5 comes two weeks after the release of beta 4, which included features such as new TV app widgets, support for the COVID-19 Exposure Notification API, and more.
Update: iOS 14 beta 5 is now available to developers.
iOS 14 beta 5 details:
iOS 14 beta 5 is available to developers via an over-the-air update. To install the update, simply head to the Settings app, choose General, then choose Software Update. If you don’t immediately see iOS 14 beta 5 available for download, keep checking as the update is still rolling out.
iOS 14 beta 4 was released to developers two weeks ago, bringing a collection of new widgets for the TV application. iOS 14 also initially lacked support for the COVID-19 Exposure Notification API, but iOS 14 beta 4 added support for the feature. COVID-19 Exposure Notifications also now have a more prominent position in the Settings app.
iOS 14 beta 5 released today will continue to make refinements to the operating system ahead of its debut in late summer or early fall. Nonetheless, testers should still expect performance and stability issues when running iOS 14 beta 5 on primary devices for the time being.
Curious what Apple’s major software versions will do for your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac? Catch up on 9to5Mac‘s coverage below:
- Hands-on with 250+ iOS 14 beta features and changes [Video]
- Hands-on with 50+ new iOS 14 beta 2 changes and features [Video]
- Hands-on: iOS 14 beta 3 changes and features [Video]
- Hands-on: iOS 14 beta 4 changes and features – the TV widget lives [Video]
- iOS 14 guide
- watchOS 7 guide
- tvOS 14 guide
We also expect Apple to release iPadOS 14 beta 5, tvOS 14 beta 5, and watchOS 7 beta 5 today. Apple released iOS 14 public beta 4 to testers two weeks ago, and we expect a new build to be released to public beta users sometime this week as well.
If you spot any changes in iOS 14 beta 5, or the other new betas from Apple today, let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @9to5Mac. Stay tuned for our full hands-on coverage with the new releases right here at 9to5Mac today and through the rest of the week.
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