While iOS 14.3 is available to everyone right now, Apple is currently working on iOS 14.4 in its beta programs, and the second iOS 14.4 beta just came out for developers. The public beta version of iOS 14.4 beta 2 will likely be released soon after. But what’s in these new betas?

The first iOS 14.4 beta came out on Dec. 16, with the public beta following the next day. In those, we saw additional App Clip experiences, new modem firmwares, a fix for black pixels in HDR videos, and Apple’s much-awaited privacy-related feature for apps to request permission to track you across your iPhone.

In the iOS 14.4 developer beta 2, there’s nothing immediately noticeable that stands out, so it’s possible that we’re just seeing some under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes. However, we’ll keep our eyes out and update this post accordingly when and if we find any new features for iPhone.

The iOS 14.4 developer beta 2 (build number 18D5043d) was pushed out on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 10.a.m PST. The iOS 14.4 public beta 2 is expected to follow shortly behind.

iOS & iPadOS 14.4 Beta 2 Release Notes

Update your apps to use new features, and test your apps against API changes.

Overview

The iOS & iPadOS 14.4 SDK provides support to develop apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 14.4 beta 2. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 12.3, available from the Mac App Store. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 12.3, see Xcode 12.3 Release Notes.

General

There are no new release notes for this beta software update.

How to Download & Install the Latest iOS 14.4 Beta

You’ll need an Apple developer account to update your iPhone to iOS 14.4 dev beta 2. You can get the restore image from your dev portal, then install it with iTunes or Finder. Otherwise, install the configuration profile, then update by going to Settings –> General –> Software Update. Finally, you can simply wait for it to auto-install if you have a dev profile and “Automatic Updates” is enabled.




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