Third iOS 14.6 Beta and iPadOS 14.6 beta are out for iPhones and iPads respectively. Apple releases new beta updates on time like every other week. The second beta was released exactly a week ago with some bug fixes. And the iOS 14.6 Beta 3 is also a small update for bug fixes and performance improvement. These continuous small updates are what make an update bug-free and reliable. If you are a beta tester and planning to try iOS 14.6 Beta 3 then here you will know about the latest beta update.
In the past two or three weeks, Apple has released many iOS and iPadOS updates including stable and beta updates. Only a few days ago the stable iOS 14.5.1 was released to fix security bugs for users who are on the public stable build. But in case if you are a beta tester, you will get new updates every week. And iOS 14.6 Beta 3 is the update for this week.
Apple also released tvOS 14.6 Beta 3, watchOS 7.5 Beta 3, macOS Big Sur 11.4 Beta 3, and HomePod 14.6 Beta 3 along with iOS 14.6 Beta 3 and iPadOS 14.6 Beta 3. Both iOS 14.6 Beta 3 and iPadOS 14.6 Beta 3 updates come with the build version 18F5065a. Since the build number is ending with ‘a’ we can expect the iOS 14.6 public release soon. But we can’t be sure as with iOS 14.5 Apple surprise with beta back-to-back.
iOS 14.6 Beta 3 – What’s New
iOS 14.6 Beta 3 is a small update available to beta testers with some bug fixes and improvements. Well, this is what Apple mentions in each beta update. But when we explore the update, we will find some new changes and maybe even new features. Let me know if you find any changes and features in iOS 14.6 Beta update.
The update comes with a new Modem upgrade. It means if you have any network or connectivity issue on other update, then it should fix in this update.
Download iOS 14.6 Beta 3 and iPadOS 14.6 Beta 3
iOS 14.6 Beta 3 and iPadOS 14.6 Beta 3 updates are currently available only to developers. But soon the updates will be released also for public beta testers. Maybe by the time you are reading this, the update is already available for public beta testers. You already know that the update will be available only for supported iPhones and iPads.
If you are on the last iOS 14.6 Beta 2 build, then you will get the update over the air. You can also manually check for the update by going to Settings > Software Update. Then click on Download and Install button to install the iOS 14.6 Beta 3 update.
Users who are on a public build like iOS 14.5.1 may not get the beta update on your phone. So, in that case, you can install the update manually using IPSW files or by using a beta profile. We recommend using beta profiles for beta updates as you will get incremental updates directly on your iPhone. So, if you want to try new beta updates, you can install the beta profile with these steps.
Install iOS 14.6 Beta Profile and iPadOS 14.6 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 14.6 beta 3 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 14.6 Beta 3 with the full IPSW file using Finder or iTunes.