Last week Apple released the first iOS 14.3 beta and today Apple has released its second beta. Yes, both iOS 14.3 beta 2 and iPadOS 14.3 Beta 2 are now available for developers and public beta testers. It is a small update that comes with some bug fixes and UI improvements.
Apple is planning to release iOS 14.3 for everyone by this year. And that’s why we are getting weekly updates for the iOS 14.3 beta. This update is mainly for bug fixes and stability improvement.
Along with iOS 14.3 Beta 2, Apple also released iPadOS 14.3 Beta 2, macOS Big Sur 11.1 Beta 1. While the macOS update released in the usual time, iOS 14.3 beta 2 and iPadOS 14.3 beta 2 released after 4-5 hrs of the usual update time.
The latest iOS 14.3 Beta 2 comes with build number 18C5054c which is also the same for iPadOS 14.3 beta 2. Earlier we expected there will be more than 4 beta updates according to the first beta build number. But with the new build number, it is clear that there will be max 4 beta updates. There is no modem update in the second beta. So if you have any connectivity issues then it may not be fixed in this update.
iOS 14.3 Beta 2 and iPadOS 14.3 Beta 2- What’s New
It is a small update of around 300-400MB for supported iPhones and iPads. And the update doesn’t include any new features. It is focused on bug fixes as Apple is planning to bring the RAW support to all iPhone 12 Pro users by this year.
But there are some changes in the UI like if you open any shortcut icon, you will receive a drop-down notification instead of showing the double animation to open the desired app.
Apple has removed the fitness data sharing from Privacy settings. It was released in the previous update but they have removed it for now. So it is exciting to see how they are planning to re-release the option.
This is all that new in the latest iOS 14.3 beta 2 and iPadOS 14.3 beta 2.
Download & Install iOS 14.3 Beta 2 & iPadOS 14.3 Beta 2
The update is available for developers as well as beta testers. And if you are in the iOS 14.3 Beta 1 then you can directly update your iPhone. You can check for the update in the software update section in Settings.
But in case if you are in the stable iOS 14.2 update, then you have to first install a beta profile. You can also install iOS 14.3 Beta 2 with the full IPSW file using Finder or iTunes. But installing a beta profile is the safe method. Let’s jump into the guide.
Install iOS 14.3 Beta Profile and iPadOS 14.3 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 14.3 Beta 2 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.