Apple is done with iOS 14 subversions. Developers can move on to the next beta release. iOS 14.7 will be a medium-sized update, as can be deduced from the fact that this is a 14.x update. In any case, Apple added a number of new features.
Often people run into problems when testing betas. First of all, not all functions are usually immediately available but are added and expanded during the test period. You can also suffer from crashes or some apps may not work properly yet. So keep this in mind if you decide to test an iOS update. It is therefore not recommended to install a beta on a device that you use every day, because there can still be many problems in the beta.
The first public beta of iOS 14.7 with build number 18G5023c is now available to public testers. The first beta became available to developers the day before.
What’s new in iOS 14.7 beta
The Weather app will receive support for air quality measurements in the Netherlands. This is also available on the Apple Watch in watchOS 7.6.
With the latest HomePod update, you can set timers on the HomePod via the Home app. Previously, this was only possible for alarm clocks.
As for the iPad, Apple has released the first (public) beta of iPadOS 14.7 with build number 18G5023c. Its features are roughly identical to iOS 14.7, which we discuss above.
Download iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 beta for developers and public testers
Developers can download the beta from Apple’s developer website. There you will find the correct beta profile to install on your iPhone. There are usually two ways to install the update. You can download the correct beta profile and install the beta over-the-air or switch immediately if you already have the profile. Another way is to download the so-called Restore Image and then transfer it to your iPhone via the Finder on the Mac or iTunes on Windows.
The public betas of iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 will also be available soon. Installing the public beta of iOS does require that you have the correct beta profile and are signed up for Apple’s beta program.
Note: these betas are only intended for developers and public testers and are not suitable for use on devices that you need daily. iOS 14.7 is already the seventh additional update for the iPhone and iPod touch from iOS 14. Usually, such interim updates bring a number of new functions. This time you can set a timer on your HomePod from the Home app. In the coming weeks, we can expect that Apple will add even more small improvements. If you want to know more about what’s new in iOS 14, read our overview of the most important functions.
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