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Apple issues second developer betas for iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, tvOS 14.6, watchOS 7.5 [u]

Apple has released the second round of developer betas for its upcoming iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, tvOS 14.6, and watchOS 7.5 updates.

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 second betas follow after Apple issued the first round to developers on April 22. Initial public betas for the same builds launched on April 23.

It is unknown exactly what features Apple is including in iOS 14.6 at this time, but the version number change suggests it will involve feature changes rather than focus on bug fixes and behind-the-scenes improvements.

Apple has also released the next HomePod software beta to testers. The HomePod and HomePod mini run tvOS and beta testing is only available to a closed group of testers.

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.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at [email protected].

Update: Public beta versions of iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6 and watchOS 7.5 have been released.