This week has been interesting for Apple fans as there were many activities this week including an Apple Event, new Apple devices, iOS 14.5 Release Candidate and now the next iOS 14.6 beta is also available. It’s not even two days since the release of iOS 14.5 Release Candidate and the next iOS 14.6 Beta is available. It comes with some new features and bug fixes. Here you will know about the iOS 14.6 Beta 1 and iPadOS 14.6 Beta 1 updates.
This is probably the first time three updates being available to users at the same time (iOS 14.4.2, iOS 14.5 RC, & iOS 14.6 Beta 1). Yes, now you have the option to choose early if you want to try the iOS 14.5 RC or you can also try the iOS 14.6 Beta 1. The iOS 14.5 is the longest beta run for any non-major update and when it is scheduled for public release, a new beta is already available to choose from.
Along with iOS 14.6 Beta 1 and iPadOS 14.6 Beta 1, Apple also released macOS Big Sur 11.4 Beta 1, tvOS 14.6 Beta 1, watchOS 7.5 Beta 1, and HomePod 14.6 Beta 1. Both iOS 14.6 Beta 1 and iPadOS 14.6 Beta 1 come with build version 18F5046f. We can expect a few beta updates in the new beta iteration as well. The first iOS 14.6 beta comes with some notable changes that you can check below.
iOS 14.6 Beta 1 & iPadOS 14.6 Beta 1 – What’s New
The first change in the iOS 14.6 beta 1 is the updated modem firmware. Apple didn’t update modem firmware for a while, and finally, it is updated in the latest beta. If your device has any network or connectivity issue, then it is more likely to fix in the first beta.
You can now directly update iOS and iPadOS devices to the latest Release Candidate without removing the beta profile. After updating to the Release Candidate, you can choose to update to the next available beta or uninstall the profile to remove your device from the beta program.
Yes, now you can directly update to iOS 14.6 Beta from iOS 14.5 RC without installing or changing the beta profile.
There are a few other changes as well like the ‘Allow Apps to Request to Track’ option is now enabled for everyone. It also hints that soon Apple Podcast subscriptions will be available. There are also some bug fixes you can notice while using the update.
Download iOS 14.6 Beta 1 and iPadOS 14.6 Beta 1
The first iOS 14.6 Beta and iPadOS 14.6 Beta is available for developers and
soon it will be available to public beta testers as well (available for public beta testers). For beta testers now it is quite easy to jump into a new iteration beta update. It means if your devices running on the iOS 14.5 RC or iPadOS 14.5 RC, then you can directly update to iOS 14.6 Beta 1. Go to Settings > Software Update and you will see iOS 14.6 on that page. Click on it and then click on Download & Install to get the update.
Now that it is easy for beta testers, public users still need to install beta profile if they want to try beta update directly from a public update. It is also possible to update by manually installing IPSW, but I don’t recommend it. 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 1 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 1 with the full IPSW file using Finder or iTunes.