iOS 14: Developer Beta Update
iOS 14 – Beta 7: Apple has released iOS 14 beta 7. Updates to follow.
iOS 14 – Beta 6: Switching to a weekly beta release schedule, Apple released iOS 14 beta 6 to developers on August 25, featuring a design change to the time picker interface in the Clock app, a new splash screen for the Maps app that lets you know about new features that include cycling directions, curated guides, and support for speed cameras, and improvements to the Spatial Audio for AirPods Pro.
iOS 14 – Beta 5: On August 18, Apple released developer beta 5 of iOS 14, bringing a new “Tall” widget for Apple News. It shows news from the “Today” section on the far-left of iOS or iPadOS. – The Widget cannot be added to the Home screen.
The update also allows users to disable the Hidden Album in the Photos app and block Widget from appearing if a user has the parent app blocked with Screen Time.
iOS 14 – Beta 4: Apple released the forth developer beta of iOS 14 on August 5, adding support for the Apple and Google Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing, a new TV widget and improved system search.
The beta also re-adds 3D Touch for support devices after being unsupported in iOS 14 beta 3.
iOS 14 – Beta 3: Released on July 22, iOS 14 beta 3 has added a redesigned Music icon, new Clock widgets, popups to inform users about the App Library, Widgets and Home screen customizations, and more.
Additionally, the beta fixes an iPhone storage bug that was previously in iOS 14 beta 1 and 2.
iOS 14 – Beta 2: Apple released its second developer beta of iOS 14 on Tuesday, July 7th. The update added a handful of tweaks, including a new icon for family sharing in the Settings app, haptic feedback for pressing play, pause, next, and back buttons on the Now Playing screen in Apple Music, the option to disable animated cover art in the Music app, and more.
The beta also included the addition of a new Calendar icon with the day of the week abbreviated rather than spelled out, as well as a small update to the Clock icon that now uses slightly thicker hour and minute hands.
iOS 14 features the biggest refresh ever to the Home Screen, including redesigned widgets, an App Library that automatically organises all of a user’s apps into one simple view, several enhancements to Messages, new App Clips, and more. – Read all about iOS 14 here.