If you are part of the public beta testing program, then you have new pre-release software to install today.
Apple on Thursday, after seeding the third developer betas, officially seeded the second betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to public beta testers. At the time of publication it does not appear that Apple is ready to seed the first public beta of watchOS 7 just yet, however. So if you’re waiting for that, you’ll be waiting a bit longer (but Apple could still seed it later today).
As far as what’s new in this beta, it should correspond with all of the new tweaks and additions Apple made to the third developer beta it seeded earlier this week. That includes a new app icon for Apple Music, as well as a new widget and Snapchat integration, a new Clock widget, and more.
If there are any new discoveries made in the second public beta, we will update this post accordingly.
To update, those that are part of the public beta test program can download and install the latest beta as an over-the-air update. For those who are not part of the program but want to sign up, you can do so at Apple’s official Beta Software Program website.
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are both major updates, bringing quite a lot to the mobile operating systems. Here’s a quick list of the biggest new features for both:
Apple is testing its latest major updates to its most popular platforms in advance of their public launch, which is expected to arrive sometime this fall.
Are you trying out the public betas? If so, how are they treating you so far?