Here’s everything new in iOS 14.5 Beta 3


Apple seeded iOS 14.5 Beta 3 to developers in a staggered release today. This update comes more than two weeks after Apple released the second beta of iOS 14.5, which includes important features such as the ability to set a default music app, unlocking an iPhone with Face ID using an Apple Watch, and more.

While the third beta of iOS 14.5 does not bring anything notably new on the table, there are a few changes, as is usually the case with third beta iterations of a major number upgrade.

Only those who have a developer profile installed will receive this update over-the-air. In order to update to iOS 14.5 Beta 3, you’ll need to head over to Settings – General – Software Update and tap Update.

That said, here is a list of everything new in iOS 14.5 Beta 3:

Everything new in iOS 14.5 Beta 3

  • The Items tab has been enabled and is offered at the forefront within the Find My app, accompanied by a splash screen.
Source: Reddit
  • Support for setting third-party music and podcast apps as default has been reinstated after it was apparently pulled in the previous beta.
  • A new watch icon appears beside the “Apple Watch Unlocked” prompt when an iPhone is used to unlock the Apple Watch.
Source: Reddit.
  • There’s a new bookmark button within the Podcasts app that lets you save individual podcasts for listening later.
  • In some countries, users can now choose to include new issues of the magazines they follow in your email newsletter.
  • New changes in ClassroomKit include the iPad being able to disconnect from all classes remotely if the iPad has been idle for a specified time and selecting the sound for notification requesting remote attendance to a class, according to Steve Moser.

We’ll be appending new features and changes to this list as and when we find out.