Apple releases the second iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 beta on Friday the same week in which iOS 14.5 got released. The first beta was a surprise to everyone as no one was expecting iOS 14.6 beta as everyone was waiting for iOS 14.5 RC. We don’t generally get updates from Apple on Friday, but Apple is here with the iOS 14.6 Beta 2 update.
iOS 14.5 just completed its long run of beta testing with a total of 8 betas in the iteration. But no one wants to test a non-major update for this long. And I hope this time Apple doesn’t surprise us with too many betas. Unlike iOS 14.5, iOS 14.6 started with a small update with a few changes. And the iOS 14.6 Beta 2 is also a small bug fix update with no major changes.
On Friday, along with iOS 14.6 Beta 2 and iPadOS 14.6 Beta 2, Apple also released tvOS 14.6 Beta 2, HomePos 14.6 Beta 2, and watchOS 7.5 Beta 2 updates. Both iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 Beta 2 are available to developers and public beta testers with build number 18F5055b. It is a small beta update with only a few minor changes and bug fixes.
iOS 14.6 Beta 2 – What’s New
In the second beta, we now have the option to set an emoji as an icon for any AirTag we pair with iPhone. It will ask in the AirTag setup process just after assigning a name to the AirTag.
Apple also added Manage Subscription in the Podcast app. You will find under your profile, click on your profile icon and Manage Subscription will be there at the top.
Apple also starts allowing users to update over cellular network with the beta 2.
Along with these changes, you may find some bug fixes as well. But it looks like the green tint issue is still there for many users. It may or may not be fixed for you in this update.
Download iOS 14.6 Beta 2 and iPadOS 14.6 Beta 2
The second iOS 14.6 beta and iPadOS 14.6 beta are available to developers and public beta testers with supported iPhones and iPads. It will be available directly which you can check manually by going to Settings > Software Update. You will see the second beta update, click on Download and Install to get the latest update.
It is not the same for public users who are on iOS 14.5 or iOS 14.4.2. They need to first install the beta profile to get the beta update on their iPhones or iPads. Although you can install the update manually with IPSW, installing the beta profile is easy and you will also get further beta updates under Software Update. 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 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. You can also install iOS 14.6 Beta 2 with the full IPSW file using Finder or iTunes.