Apple releases iOS 14.5 Beta 3 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 3 over the air after a dramatic listing at the developer portal. It was later removed from the developer portal and available via OTA to developers. As of now, it is only available for developers but soon it will also go live for public beta testers. It is a small update over the second beta that was released two weeks ago. Here you will know about iOS 14.5 Beta 3 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 3.
The latest iOS 14.5 Beta 3 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 3 are available for all supported iPhones and iPads respectively. On the second beta, Apple fixes some of the known bugs, but there are still some issues that exist in Beta 2. And hopefully, the third beta fixes most of the bugs.
Apple also released macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 3 along with iOS 14.5 Beta 3 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 3. Both iOS and iPadOS updates come with build version 18E5164h. And this time Apple also upgraded the modem firmware for better connectivity. The update weighs around 500MB which can vary a little depending on the iPhone or iPad model.
iOS 14.5 Beta 3 Update – What’s New
As you know the latest update comes with the firmware upgrade, you can expect better connectivity. If you have any issues related to the network then expect better performance in the third beta.
Some other features include small changes and bug fixes. Apple re-enables the option to change the default music player on your iPhones. We have shared a guide on this if you want to explore.
Also, there are some changes in the ‘Find My’ such as the Items tab in the menu which lets you keep track of daily accessories and other items. You will get a splash screen for changes when you open the Find My app for the first time after the update.
In the iOS 14.5 Beta 3 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 3, SwiftUI multiple sheets are working fine without any issue.
iPad Pro 11-inch (1st Gen+) and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd Gen+) are now able to connect to external displays using the USB-C digital AV multiport adapter.
There are few other changes in Settings as well as particular apps. Let us know if you find any major update that we forgot to mention.
Download iOS 14.5 Beta 3 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 3
At first, the update was only available on the developer portal to upgrade via computer. But later Apple releases it over the air and it is available for developers. It should also be available to public beta testers soon. So, if you are a beta tester then make sure to update your iPhone by going to Settings > Software Update and then tap on the download and install button.
But in case if you are on the stable iOS 14.4 build, then you have to first install a beta profile to update to the latest iOS or iPadOS beta. You can follow the below guide to get the beta profile on your Apple device.
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 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 14.5 Beta 3 with the full IPSW file using Finder or iTunes.