If you were looking for some confusion today with your iOS releases for iPhone, look no further! Today Apple started launching iOS 14.6 beta for developers. The general public beta of the same software arrived this afternoon. It’s not unprecedented, but it’s not something you see every day – these releases appeared before iOS 14.5 was released to the public. In any case, it’s time for 14.6 in public beta form for everyone who wants to test the software.
Many important changes are not expected to be saved with iOS 14.6 beta 1 for the public. If you downloaded the developer version of the software, you will actually have the same build as the public beta release this afternoon. At the moment, it doesn’t look like you need to be a registered developer to get this update.
This update is accompanied by operating system updates for the rest of Apple’s mobile software family. This means that you will find iPadOS 14.6 beta 1, beta 1 for watchOS 7.5 and tvOS 14.6 beta 1.
With this release, there is good news for users who regularly work with Developer Beta and Public Beta software on their iOS or iPadOS devices. With this latest software, the user can now directly update their iOS or iPadOS device to the latest Release Candidate software without removing their beta profile. As soon as the user upgrades to the latest Release Candidate, they can choose to upgrade to the next available beta version OR proceed and uninstall the profile completely. Removing the profile will remove the user’s device from the beta program.
If you’re using an iOS device and want to try iOS 14.6 public beta 1, you’ll need to start by signing up for the Apple Beta program. As soon as you sign up, Apple will direct you to a link where you will “download the profile”. Once that profile has been downloaded (for your iOS device), you just need to go to Settings – General – Software update to install the beta.