Just after the release of stable iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1, Apple started rolling the iOS 14.2 Beta 4 and iPadOS 14.2 Beta 4. Last week also we got two updates iOS 14.1 GM and iOS 14.2 Beta 3. And now that iOS 14.1 is released to the public, we can also expect the iOS 14.2 release to the public earlier than expected. Here you will know how to get iOS 14.2 Beta 4 and iPadOS 14.2 Beta 4 updates on iPhones and iPads respectively.
Update October 22nd: iOS 14.2 Public Beta 4 and iPadOS 14.2 Public Beta 4 is out for the iPhone and iPad, alongside the new wallpapers
As you know Apple releases updates frequently, every week except if they are preparing for any big release. And this week also Apple releases the next beta of iOS 14.2 for Developers as well as Public Beta testers. The iOS 14.2 beta started more than a month ago and now it is almost near to the public release. It is going to be a big update but if you are already in the beta then it will be a normal incremental update for you.
Now let’s talk more about the information on iOS 14.2 Beta 4 Update. iOS 14.2 Beta 4 update comes with build number 18B5083a. The update is now available for developers and public beta testers. And along with iOS 14.2 Beta 4, the iPadOS 14.2 Beta 4, and tvOS 14.2 Beta 4. It comes with bug fixes and improved performance along with a new Modem update. Below you will know more about the iOS 14.2 Beta 4.
iOS 14.2 Beta 4 – What’s New
The latest iOS 14.2 Beta 4 update brings updated modem which will fix any connectivity issues if you were facing the older version.
And the main change that you will see in the iOS 14.2 Beta 4 is that Apple has added 9 new dual wallpapers. These wallpapers come with day mode and night mode. It will work according to your device display settings, when it is set to dark mode then night mode wallpaper will be activated. In case if you didn’t get new wallpapers then you can download the still version of these walls from our site.
In the beta 4 update, you will now get a new Discover tab in the Home app. Earlier there were three tabs in the older version and now with Discover, the Home app will have 4 tabs.
Apart from these, you will also find some minor changes in UI and many bug fixes. There are still some issues that may fix in upcoming updates.
- Restore Image updates aren’t currently supported for iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation). (70176642)
Workaround: Use Software Update instead.
- You’re currently unable to play or reply to Intercom notifications. (70470421)
Download and Install iOS 14.2 Beta 4
Apple allows its users to install updates right away using various methods. If your iPhone or iPad is already running on iOS 14.2 Beta 3 or iPadOS 14.2 Beta 3 respectively then you will directly get the update on your device. But in case you are still on the iOS 14.1 public stable updates then first you have to install beta profiles. You can install either a Developer beta profile or a public beta profile. Both will work as the update is released for developers and public beta testers.
There is another method to install the beta update and that is using iTunes or Finder. But this method requires a computer to install the update. Here we will share the easy method and it will not delete your device data. So let’s start with a guide to install beta profiles on iPhones and iPads.
Install iOS 14.2 Beta Profile and iPadOS 14.2 Beta Profile
- Go to the Apple Beta Software program site.
- Then scroll down a bit and click on Sign in if you have Apple ID.
- On the next page, select the correct OS for your devices like iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.
- Scroll down till Getting Started and click on Enroll your iOS device.
- Now you need to install a profile from the next Page. For this, click on the Download Profile.
- After installing the Profile, reboot your device. And you are ready to install iOS 14.2 beta 4 on your iPhone.
After installing the beta profile, you can go to Settings > Software Update to install the latest update on your iPhone or iPad.