Apple Seeds Third Betas of iOS and iPadOS 14.6 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the third betas of new iOS and iPadOS 14.6 updates to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the second iOS and iPadOS 14.6 updates.

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iOS and iPadOS 14.6 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad.

iOS and iPadOS 14.6 appear to be more minor changes focusing on under-the-hood bug performance improvements and bug fixes for issues that weren't able to be addressed in iOS 14.5. For AirTags, the beta adds a new feature that allows an email address to be entered as a contact method for Lost Mode instead of a phone number. In iOS 14.5, there is no option to use an email, with Apple only allowing for a phone number.

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The update also lays the groundwork for Apple Card Family, a feature that Apple introduced at its April event. ‌Apple Card‌ Family allows spouses to share a single ‌Apple Card‌ account, with each person serving as a co-owner to build credit.

‌Apple Card‌ Family also lets parents share an ‌Apple Card‌ with their children for making purchases, with optional spending limits and parental controls to help children learn smart financial habits. All spending by the family is tracked with a single monthly bill, and up to five people over 13 can be added to an ‌Apple Card‌ account for sharing purposes.

Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14
Related Forum: iOS 14

Top Rated Comments

utsava Avatar
6 weeks ago

I thought that code was already found in the 14.5 betas?
Yeah, I thought that too... Apple Card Family was announced to be available in "May." If it needs 14.6 to run, that means Apple is committing to release it publicly in the next 3 weeks.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MauiPa Avatar
6 weeks ago
According to release notes via feedback:

[HEADING=3]Resolved in iOS & iPadOS 14.6 Beta 3[/HEADING]

* Fixes an issue during startup where iPhone may experience reduced performance. (77540788)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MauiPa Avatar
6 weeks ago

I thought that code was already found in the 14.5 betas?
These "articles" are not very informative. this is a rehash from some former release. In the authors defense, Apple made only one mention on the release notes.

I would suggest a better format for the "articles". A new developer beta release is avaialble, according to release notes it ......" Obviously I'm not paid by the word
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
VespiYT Avatar
6 weeks ago
I wonder if this fixed the performance issues present in ios 14.5.1 and 14.6 b2
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mimiron Avatar
6 weeks ago
The most important question: Is the throttling gone?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alichoudhry Avatar
6 weeks ago
* 18F5065a
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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