iOS 14.6 includes a tool that lets app developers and public beta testers upgrade to an iOS release candidate without removing their developer or beta profile. For example, before iOS 14.5 went live to the public, developers could choose between upgrading their device to the iOS 14.5 release candidate or to the beta version of iOS 14.6. Under the Software Update menu in Settings, there’s a new “Also Available” section that presents the option.
The first beta of iOS 14.6 came out April 23 and is focused on bug fixes and improvements. Aside from the convenient new software update tool, there weren’t any other features announced. Apple could add new features to iOS 14.6 in future beta versions or keep the update focused on improving iOS 14 under the hood.
The release of the iOS 14.6 beta comes less than two months before Apple’s annual developer conference,, which will be held virtually in June. Apple is expected to announce new versions of its operating systems, including MacOS, WatchOS and iPadOS. It is likely that and that it could be available to download as a public beta later in this summer (it was in ).
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