Apple released this update just past 10 a.m. PDT, the company's standard release time for developer updates. The update is only available for registered iOS developers, but if you're running the public beta on your iPhone, iOS 14.5 public beta 5 became available at 1 p.m. PDT.
Not much is new to beta 5. A new Apple Music sharing prompt shows up, but it also shows up in the latest stable versions of iOS now. 5G Standalone mode for T-Mobile users has been removed for some reason. You can now turn on or disable "Auto-Brightness" with Siri.
The previous update, beta 4, alluded to upcoming "City Charts" playlists in Apple Music that would compile the most popular songs in different areas around the world.
iOS & iPadOS 14.5 Beta 5 Release Notes
- The iOS & iPadOS 14.5 SDK provides support to develop apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 14.5 beta 5. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 12.5 beta 3, available from Beta Software Downloads. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 12.5, see Xcode 12.5 Beta 3 Release Notes.
- There are no new release notes for this beta software update.
You'll need an Apple developer account to update your iPhone. You can get the restore image from your dev portal, then install it with iTunes or Finder. Otherwise, install the configuration profile, then update by going to Settings –> General –> Software Update. Finally, you can simply wait for it to auto-install if you have a dev profile and "Automatic Updates" is enabled.
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