Apple has released iOS 14.2 beta 2 to developers, today. The company also released macOS Big Sur beta 9 and watchOS 7.1 beta 2. The latest beta 2 updates of iPhone and Apple Watch and beta 9 of macOS Big Sur are seeded two weeks after the release of the first beta of iOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, and macOS beta 7. The latest iOS 14 and watchOS 7 versions were publically launched at the September 15 event ‘Time Flies’.
The registered developers can easily upgrade their iPhone and Apple Watch to the latest iOS 14.2 beta 2 via Settings app > General > Software update. The build number of the update is 18B5061e and is over 1GB. It is not advised to install the beta version the software for it may contain bugs which may result in data loss, bricking the device, and other issues.
Apple only releases the beta version of its software to developers who are registered at the Apple Developers Program. The developer’s membership costs $99 per year with access to all the developer tools, assistance, documentation, and other support. We have a free of cost alternative to install the beta update without a developer account.
iOS 14.2 beta – New Features
After skipping the iOS 14.1 build, the Cupertino tech giant directly seeded iOS 14.2 which contains new features and changes. The beta update includes a new Shazam toggle that can be added to the iPhone’s Control center. The new Shazam interface will allow users to find songs and easily play it on Apple’s native music streaming service via the ‘Listen on Apple Music’ option. Shazam app finds any song playing around an individual in seconds.
Redesigned Music control in the Control Center with music recommendations, larger album art preview of the currently playing track.
A new Accessibility feature called ‘People Detection’ will enable users with visual impairment to use a magnifier to estimate the distance between them and a person closeby.
The watchband on the Apple Watch icon is changed to the newly launched Solo loop band at the September 15 event with the new Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE.