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Apple is now on its eighth generation of developer betas, with a fresh round of builds for iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 now available for testing.
The newest builds can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center for those enrolled in the test program, or via an over-the-air update on devices running the beta software. Public betas typically arrive within a few days of the developer versions, via the Apple Beta Software Program website.
The build number for iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 beta 8 is 18E5199a.
For iOS and iPadOS 14.5, the main additions is the rollout of App Tracking Transparency. An assist for Face ID unlocking is also included, taking advantage of the presence of a nearby Apple Watch in cases where a mask is being worn by the user.
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.
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