Apple seeds first iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, tvOS 14.6, and watchOS 7.5 betas to developers [Updated: public betas now available]

Apple has been working on updating its popular operating systems over the last few months, with iOS 14.5 set to launch next week. Before that happens, though, Apple’s ready with another beta.

Update (04/23/2021)Apple on Friday followed up with the public betas of iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 to public beta testers. If you are part of the public beta program, you can download and install the new software as an over-the-air update beginning today. If you aren’t part of the program yet, but want to be, you can sign up here.

The original article continues below.

Apple seeded the Golden Master of its next big updates earlier this week, which means developers are ready for what’s coming next. As such, Apple is ready to help out. The company on Thursday seeded the first betas of iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, tvOS 14.6, and watchOS 7.5 to developers.

This prerelease software is meant specifically for developers. The software is more than likely still rough around the edges, and could lead to some issues with daily use. As such, it shouldn’t be installed on a daily driver. Apple will likely seed a corresponding public beta at some point down the road.

To update, developers simply need to have the proper configuration profile installed on their testing device(s). For the Apple Watch, the smartwatch must have at least 50% battery life, be connected to its charger, and also be paired with the iPhone.

As far as what’s new, that remains to be seen. We already know that iOS 14.5 is welcoming a variety of new features to the mix, so iOS 14.6 –and the other software updates heading down the pipe– might be a minor update with no major new additions.

However, if there are any major new discoveries made, we will update this post accordingly.