Will your iPhone get the update to iOS 14.5, and if so, when the heck? For an intermediate update, ie one with the number “.5”, the beta version contains some really interesting innovations. For this reason, we have summarized everything you need to know about the update below.
Apple has put the operating system number iOS 14 under the sign of data protection! So it seems logical for the company to integrate more security and privacy features into iOS 14.5. Therefore, iOS 14.5 is particularly exciting for an intermediate update, that is, one with the number “.5”.
Since many NextPit readers want an update tracker for their iPhone and iPad, we make it happen in this article. But it’s best to jump right into the section you’re interested in, because there’s a bit of background knowledge first.
How Apple develops new operating systems
Not only does Apple maintain a controlled ecosystem with its operating systems, but it also follows a slightly different development process than Google with Android. Although both operating systems receive a major update every year, iOS tends to see big changes when it jumps into whole numbers.
For iOS (as well as iPadOS and other derivative systems), Apple offers beta testing for minor updates, indicated by a dot number. 14.1, 14.2, 14.3 only! These updates are typically rolled out within a few weeks, while Google conducts a single testing process over several months before the annual Android update in the second half of the year.
While iOS 14 brought more privacy information to the App Store and changed default apps, widgets as well as new features, the highlight of 14.5 is expected to be even better control over personal data.
These iPhones are said to get iOS 14.5
The models set to receive iOS 14.5 are basically the same as those that already have iOS 14! It can be so easy. The list of supported devices is usually only changed with each major system revision, which is traditionally released in the month of September.
In addition to them, the iPod touch (7th generation) should also receive the update, just like the previous intermediate stages of iOS 14.
iPads configured to receive iPadOS 14.5
In parallel with iOS 14.5, Apple will release a corresponding update for the system, which is intended for iPad tablets:
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021 model)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2021 model)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (8th generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (fifth generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- ipad mini 4
- iPad Air (4th generation)
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- ipad air 2
When will iOS 14.5 finally arrive as a release version?
iOS 14.5 has been in beta testing since early February, version 14 was released on September 16, 2020, followed by updates on October 20 (14.1), November 5 (14.2), December 14 (14.3), and 26 January (14.4). The above-average testing phase indicates major system changes, which were already expected in April 2021.
Amid the hustle and bustle surrounding the April event, which featured, among other things, the new iPad and finally AirTags, Apple announced that iOS 14.5 would be released “next week.” This means calendar week 17 or the period between April 26 and May 2. So you don’t have to wait long.
This is how the beta version of iOS 14.5 is installed
Can’t wait for new features and like to play around a bit? Perfect, because Apple offers a testing program for its various operating systems that is open to the general public. Although installation is only recommended for developers, especially for testing compatibility with future systems, installation after a previous backup is not dangerous. To participate, secure your iPhone or iPad on Windows PC using macOS or iTunes and follow the steps below:
- Go to https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/;
- Click on “Record“
- Enter your Apple ID and password
- Read the terms and conditions! If you agree to this, click “Accept”
- Select the desired operating system, in this case iOS
- Click on the field “Start“in option”Register your iOS device“
- Go to https://beta.apple.com/profile on iPhone and download the configuration file
- Then open the Settings (Settings) on the smartphone, select the registered profile and follow the on-screen instructions
- To install the beta version of iOS, follow the traditional procedure: Settings> general> software update.
Are you also curious to see what’s new in the next version of iOS 14? Or are you more excited about the future version 15? Will Google follow Apple’s example and prioritize privacy in the future? Let me know what you think in the comment box below!
This article was written by Rubens Eishima for NextPit.com.br. Benjamin Lucks then automatically translated and edited the article.