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Apple releases second public beta of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, tvOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4

Second public beta of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and watchOS 7.4 now available

Apple has released the second beta of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, tvOS 14.5, and watchOS 7.4 to members of its public software testing program.

The second public betas should be essentially the same as the second developer beta, which Apple seeded on Tuesday. The builds can be acquired from the Apple Beta Software Program web portal.

The new betas introduce over 200 new Emoji to the platform including one for the AirPods Max. Other features include Apple Music app refinements, Apple MagSafe Wallet removal haptics, and more.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly recommend users don't install the betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to make sure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.