The sixth beta of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are out for developers. And soon we can expect the sixth beta release for the public as well. The latest beta comes in about 400MB at least for iPhone 11 and it can vary device to device. Last week we received the iOS 14 beta 5, and it was all about bug fixes and stabilization. If you like to try new beta features then here’s how to download and install iOS 14 Beta 6 and iPadOS 14 Beta 6.
It seems Apple has done a great job on optimizing the iOS 14 Beta 6 as many users including me have reported that it is smoother and you will notice it just after the upgrade. Although Apple doesn’t mention some new features in the update, but there are always some when we start exploring it. And who wouldn’t like to get something new that improves our experience.
All the iPhones and iPads with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 are eligible for the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. But the beta 6 will be rolling out on devices with developer beta profiles installed on their phones or already running one of the iOS 14 Beta. Along with the iOS 14 Beta 6, and iPadOS 14 Beta 6 macOS Big Sur beta 6, tvOS 14 Beta 6, and watchOS 7 Beta 6 might also be rolling out.
iOS 14 Beta 6 and iPadOS 14 Beta 6 – Features
Let’s now discuss some of the changes and new appearance that may be the reason to upgrade your Apple Phone.
Resized News Widget: Last week Apple added big news widgets which we can’t really add to the home screen. And with the new Beta 6, the news widget size reduced a bit but you can easily notice it.
Maps Startup: Another noticeable change is in the Maps. Now when you open the Maps and it will show three new features which are Cycling Navigation, Curated Guides, Speed Cameras.
Changed Scroll Wheel: In the Beta 5, Apple brings the older scroll wheel and in the recent beta, the scroll wheel is changed and looks better.
Spatial Audio: Spatial Audio has been added to the iOS 14 Beta 6 which means we can now get better sounds with AirPods Pro. The spatial sound will bring the surround sound to the AirPod Pro. It is available in the AirPods settings. To enable it you have to turn on the Follow iPhone option.
So these are some of the new features you are going to notice in the first shot of exploring. But there are more chances that may not affect much on your day to day experience.
If you are planning to download iOS 14 Beta 6 or iPadOS 14 Beta 6 on your Apple device then you can refer to the below guide.
Download & Install iOS 14 Beta 6 and iPadOS 14 Beta 6
There is still more than a month left until we receive the iOS 14 public release. So if you want to try and catch with new features then you can easily install Beta updates on your Apple device. Apple has a simple way to opt beta for its users.
You can get the beta updates in a few different methods. Such as you can use the IPSW file (requires iTunes or Finder) or beta profile for direct OTA update. Here I will share the easy method to get iOS 14 beta updates which will save you from losing your data.
Sign Up for iOS 14 Beta Program & Install 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 (developer account).
- 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 Beta on your iPhone.
After installing the beta profile, you can go to Settings > Software Update to install 14 Beta 6 on your iPhone & iPadOS 14 Beta 6 on iPads.
In case if you decide to go back to the stable version then you can use the IPSW file and install using Finder or iTunes. You can also remove the beta profile if you don’t want to receive the beta update on your iPhone or iPad. Stay connected for more iPhone and iPad news.