iOS 14 Features New Redesigned Field Test Mode, Here’s How To Enable It
With developers and those who are part of Apple’s public beta program now taking iOS 14 for a spin, we continue to learn more and more about what it has lined up for later this year. There are all the fancy features that Apple shouted about, but there are some that it kept quiet, too.
Like a redesigned Field Test Mode.
The change was first spotted by MacRumors and it’s clear that it provides more information than ever. The mode itself is designed to give people more data about their cellular connection, often to help engineers diagnose issues with cell towers and whatnot. While most people aren’t ever going to use it, Apple has still given it some polish.
There’s now a Home section with LTE Cell Serving Info, along with a menu section that has other details like device info and breakdowns of LTE, UMTS, and GSM functionality.
Much of the info available in iOS 13 and iOS 14 is the same when it comes to Field Test Mode, so the change is primarily related to design and making it easier to navigate through the hidden app.
Accessing the Field Test Mode is dead simple. Just open the Phone app and enter *3001#12345#* before pressing the call button. That’ll work on all iPhones, not just those with the iOS 14 beta installed, too.
Apple is expected to make iOS 14 available to the public in September, as it has done for the last few years.