In the past few weeks, we have seen multiple releases back-to-back. And again, Apple surprises with yet another iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 beta. Yes, we are talking about the latest iOS 14.5 Beta 8 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 8 updates. It is the first time we are getting eight betas for a non-major iOS update (like iOS 13.0, iOS 14.0). Both iOS 14.5 Beta 8 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 8 are now out for developers. The public beta is expected to be released shortly.
Last week Apple announced that the iOS 14.5 public build will be out this month. But many of us were expecting the update in the first two weeks. And now it looks, it will be rolling out in the last week of this month. Since now there are two weeks left in the month, it is highly possible that next week Release Candidate can be released. We will update you on any cases.
Along with iOS 14.5 Beta 8 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 8, Apple also releases macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 8. No new watchOS and tvOS update as of now. Both iOS 14.5 Beta 8 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 8 are available with build version 18E5199a.
It is a minor update like the last Beta 7 and only comes with only bug fixes. There are no big changes in the update that we noticed. This is great on one side as it means the public release is near. Apple is planning to release the iOS 14.5 update in the event probably next week.
Download iOS 14.5 Beta 8 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 8
Both iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 beta 8 updates are out to developers as of now. But it is possible that public beta is already released by the time you read this. If you are a beta tester then you can easily get the update. To manually check for the update, go to Settings > Software Update. And click the Download and Install button to get the update.
In case you are still on the last public iOS build and want to try the beta update. Then you can manually install it either with IPSW or using beta profiles. The beta profile is an easy way to receive regular beta updates, and if you want to install a beta profile then check out the steps below.
Install iOS 14.5 Beta Profile and iPadOS 14.5 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 14.5 beta 8 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. You can also install iOS 14.5 Beta 8 with the full IPSW file using Finder or iTunes.