Apple recently introduced iOS 14.6 beta 3 to multiple developers and public beta testers. Though the list of new features is relatively short, there are numerous exciting aspects to the new version, according to 9to5mac.
The new beta bears the build number 18F5065a, and the developers included some new update notes that are particular to the 3rd beta.
Apple especially mentioned how they fixed an issue related to starting up where the phones could decrease performance.
The release notes also described generic information about the new version, including a new feature for remaining on the beta train after updating to an iOS release candidate.
Users who stepped up to an iOS release candidate status will have the option to go on the next beta release without setting up a new beta profile. The new feature can be found by navigating to settings -> general -> software update -> “also available.”
The bad (or good) news is that Apple stopped signing the release of iOS 14.5.
The reason why the company made that decision has to do with the release of iOS 14.5.1, which was launched on May 3.
That update was a significant security release that featured fixes for exploits that may have led to hackers running code without the user’s permission.
Therefore, users must update their iPhones to iOS 14.5.1 or newer to be on the safe side. Also, Apple’s choice to stop signing anything under iOS 14.5.1 is a bold move that will likely hasten the process.
It is generally wise to keep your smartphone up to date, not only to have access to new features but to be updated in terms of security measures.