Apple Releases iOS 14.5 Beta 6 Along With iPadOS 14.5 Beta 6 To Developers

Apple today released iOS 14.5 Beta 6 to developers ahead of a public release that will likely take place within weeks. This update comes just a week after iOS 14.5 Beta 5 was made available to the same group of testers.

Apple also released iPadOS 14.5 Beta 6 alongside this update, again making it available to developers for testing.

The fact this update arrives so soon after Beta 5 suggests that Apple has rectified a particular issue, although it isn’t clear at the time of writing what that might be. Developers can now download the latest beta either over-the-air via the Settings app, or from the Apple Developer Center. Developers will also need to have the required profile installed on any device that receives the ipdate.

This iOS 14.5 release will bring support for a few new features, most important of which will be the ability to unlock an iPhone using an Apple Watch. This is particularly useful when you’re wearing a mask and cannot use Face ID. Any authenticated Apple Watch within range will automatically unlock an iPhone if both devices are configured so.

The same update also includes support for the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, while 5G dual-SIM support is also part of this release.

We’d expect it to be made available to the public within the next few weeks given the rate at which these betas are being made available to developers.

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