Apple never waives its regular updates at least to beta testers. Today the company pushed out another beta update to iOS 14.5 which makes a total of five betas in the iOS 14.5 beta list. Many of us were hoping for the iOS 14.5 release candidate this week, but it looks like we have to wait another week. The latest updates for iOS 14.5 Beta 5 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 5 are available for iPhone and iPad respectively. Here you’ll learn what’s new in iOS 14.5 Beta 5 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 5.
The update was mainly released for bug fixing purposes so you will find it as a small update with minor changes. iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 have been in beta for a long time now, and soon everyone will be released. It is a big update in iteration of iOS 14 after the release of iOS14. IOS 14.5 beta 5 and iPadOS 14.5 beta 5 updates are currently available to developers but will soon be available to general testers as well.
Along with iOS 14.5 beta 5 and iPadOS 14.5 beta 5, Apple has also released macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 5, tvOS 14.5 Beta 5, and watchOS 7.4 Beta 5. Both iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 5 updates are available with build 18E5186a. The most recent update also ended with an “A”. This means that the recommended version should have been launched this week, but it seems that users need to wait another week for the final release.
Now if we talk about the changes and what’s new in the update, there is not much to talk about. This is a small update that fixes some known bugs. If your iPhone has any bugs, you can expect it to be fixed in the latest iOS 14.5 beta 5 and iPadOS 14.5 beta 5 updates.
There are also some changes to the settings as you will now see “Download iOS / iPadOS updates” and “Install iOS / iPadOS updates” under the Automatic Updates section. Until the last beta version, it was available with the option to “Download new updates”. This means you can control the update process.
Download iOS 14.5 Beta 5 and iPadOS 14.5 Beta 5
The update is available for developers and soon it will also be available for general testers. So, if you are a beta tester and are already using iOS 14.5 Beta 4 or iPadOS 14.5 Beta 4, you can expect the update to be available directly on your phone. You can check for update manually by going to Settings> Software Update. Press the Download and Install button to get the latest update on your iPhone / iPad.
But if your iPhone or iPad is running on a generic version, you won’t receive the update. Thus, you need to install the trial profile to get the update on your iDevice.
Install the iOS 14.5 Beta Profile and iPadOS 14.5 Beta Profile
Go to the Apple Beta Software website.
Then scroll down a bit and tap Sign in if you have an Apple ID.
On the next page, select the correct operating system for your devices like iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.
Scroll down to Get started and tap Register your iOS device.
Now you need to install a profile from the following page. For this, click on Download Profile.
After installing the profile, restart your device. And you are ready to install iOS 14.5 beta 5 on your iPhone.
After installing the beta profile, you can go to Settings> Software Update to install the latest update on your iPhone or iPad. You can also install iOS 14.5 Beta 5 with the full IPSW file using Finder or iTunes.