iOS 14 Beta 2 & iPadOS Beta 2 Available to Download
Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, respectively.
The second beta versions are currently available to anyone who has installed the iOS 14 developer beta onto their devices, whether through direct enrollment or other means.
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 include many new features, including the ability to have widgets on iPhone home screen, an app library feature, instant language translation functionality, new Messages features, refinements and new features to many existing apps, and much more.
Currently the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 beta programs are reserved for developers, but a public beta is expected to debut soon.
Downloading iOS 14 Beta 2 / iPadOS 14 Beta 2
Be sure to backup your device before installing any beta software update. Downloading the latest beta version of iOS 14 / iPadOS 14 is easy on any device with the beta profile installed:
- Open the “Settings” app, then go to “Software Update”
- Choose to Download and Install when “iOS 14 beta 2” or “iPadOS 14 beta 2” is shown as available
As usual, installing any software update requires a reboot of the device.
Remember, beta system software is buggier and more prone to problems than final versions of system software, thus it’s not recommended to install beta system software on a primary device. Ideally, users should only install beta software on a secondary piece of hardware that is devoted to beta testing.
While the developer beta release is obviously aimed at developers, a public beta is expected to be released in the near future as well. The final versions of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are set to debut in the fall.