Apple has released the fifth beta of iOS 14 for public beta testers. The update arrives two weeks after the fourth public beta and just a day after the latest iteration arrived for developers. Beta 5 includes a few notable changes and even a new ‘Hidden Album’ toggle for the Photos app.
Head to Settings > General > Software update to check if the fifth public beta is available on your device.
We should see most of the same changes with the iOS 14 public beta 5 as we saw arrive yesterday with the developer beta 5. That includes the return of the time wheel picker — although in a new form — to the Clock app.
Other changes include a new Tall News widget for the Today View section, a “Hidden Album” toggle for the Photos app that’s been long-requested, and new “Availability Alerts” for Exposure Notifications.
The Shortcuts app has a new splash screen and widgets are blocked for devices when a parent app is blocked with Screen Time.
The fifth public betas for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 weigh in at hefty ~2GB and 4GB sizes, respectively. Apple also released the fifth developer beta of watchOS 7 yesterday. We’re still waiting on the Big Sur betas to catch up to where iOS and watchOS are at in the beta cycle.
Get a better look at everything that’s new in iOS 14 beta 5 in our full coverage here and what to expect across the board 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
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