A week after Apple released the fifth beta of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, the company has released the sixth beta of the OSes. Up until now, Apple had released a new beta build of the OSes after every couple of weeks since WWDC 2020. Now though, the company will switch to a more aggressive weekly beta release cycle.
The last few beta builds of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 did not introduce any major changes and the sixth beta is unlikely to bring anything major to the table as well. It will focus on fixing all the lingering bugs and issues with the OS ahead of its public release in September.
iOS 14 is compatible with the first-generation iPhone SE and newer iPhones, while the iPadOS 14 update is compatible with the iPad Mini 4, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2, and the iPad Pro 9.7 and above. The official changelog for iOS 14 Beta 6 and iPadOS 14 Beta 6 hasn’t been released yet, but we expect it to bring bug fixes and stability improvements.
iOS 14 Beta 4 and iPadOS 14 Beta 6 can be downloaded on compatible iPhones and iPads that are registered to test the developer beta builds. The updates can be downloaded via the OTA (over the air) method or from the Apple Developer Center. We would advise you not to install the developer beta builds of iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 on your devices if they’re your primary devices or if they’re mission-critical for development or work.
Apple has also released the sixth beta of watchOS 7 alongside the new beta builds of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. As for the sixth public beta build of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, it should be released by Apple tomorrow.
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