After releasing the iOS 14.6 RC and iPadOS 14.6 RC early this week, now Apple has released iOS 14.7 Beta 1 and iPadOS 14.7 Beta 1 updates. Last month also Apple surprised users with a beta update while the previous RC build was available. As we know that the iOS 15 update is going to be announced soon, this beta update may be the proof that we may get it sooner. Here you will know about iOS 14.7 Beta 1 and iPadOS 14.7 Beta 1 updates.
As we already received two iOS updates this week, we can expect the same to be followed next week. Yes, we can see a second iOS 14.7 beta 2 along with the iOS 14.6 release to the public. In iOS 14.6 RC, we got to see some new features and bug fixes. And the main highlight of the update is the support for spatial audio and lossless audio which will be available soon starting June. iOS 14.7 Beta also seems to pack some new notable features.
Along with iOS 14.7 Beta 1 and iPadOS 14.7 Beta 1, Apple has also released tvOS 14.7 Beta 1, macOS Big Sur 11.5 Beta 1, and watchOS 7.6 Beta 1. Both iOS 14.7 Beta 1 and iPadOS 14.7 Beta 1 updates are available with build number 18G5023c. And the update weighs differently depending on the device and iOS version you are using. There are some changes in both iPhones and iPads.
iOS 14.7 & iPadOS 14.7 Beta 1- What’s New
Surprisingly the iOS 14.7 Beta 1 comes with a modem update but with an older build compared to iOS 14.6 RC. In iOS 14.6 RC the modem version is 1.71.01 whereas in iOS 14.7 Beta 1 it is 1.70.03.
In the latest beta, there is a new MDM restriction. If you use Mobile Device Management, then you can disallow devices from adding AirTags. Apple also announced some new features like the new SignTime service which will help to communicate with sign language, new Memoji customizations, Accessibility but it will be available in coming iOS updates maybe in the next update. You can check more about it in the Apple Newsroom.
In the iPadOS 14.7 Beta 1, Apple added a new sidebar design for iPads. Yes, now you will have the sidebar opened by default if you are using your iPad in landscape. It will hide once you change the orientation of the iPad to portrait.
On the fixing side, the major update fixes the green tint issue. So, it could be possible that the green tint will no longer irritate you with this new beta. But we can’t confirm this as only a few users have reported as of now.
Download iOS 14.7 Beta 1 and iPadOS 14.7 Beta 1
Both iOS 14.7 & iPadOS 14.7 Beta 1 are available to developers at the time of posting this article. But soon it will be available for public testers as well. It is possible that it is already available by the time you are reading this. Updates will be available to eligible iPhones and iPads.
If you recall, the new feature was recently announced in one of the past updates where a new beta update will show up without any change in the beta profile. So, if you are on iOS 14.6 RC or one of the iOS 14.6 beta then you will get the update directly. You can check it manually by going to Settings > Software Update. And there at the bottom, you will find iOS 14.7, tap on it to open the software update page. Then you can tap on Download & Install button to get the update.
Users who are using one of the public builds will have to install the update manually. You can also install the beta profile to get beta updates directly on your device. You will also get the incremental beta updates after that. So, if you want to try new beta updates, you can install the beta profile with these steps.
Install iOS 14.7 Beta Profile and iPadOS 14.7 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 14.7 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 14.7 Beta 1 with the full IPSW file using Finder or iTunes.