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What’s new in iOS 14.5? Podcasts app redesign, Reminders sorting features, more

The first developer beta of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 is officially here, and it includes a variety of changes, new features, and improvements for iPhone and iPad users. The update is headlined by new privacy controls and a new Apple Watch unlocking feature, but there are a variety of other improvements as well.

iOS 14.5 beta 1 features the build number of 18E5140j. Developers can update from iOS 14.4 via the Settings app. Simply open the Settings app, choose General, then choose Software Update.

  • iOS 14.5 developer beta 1, build number: 18E5140j
  • iPadOS 14.5 developer beta 1, build number: 18E5140j
  • watchOS 7.4 developer beta 1, build number: 18T5144k
  • tvOS 14.5 developer beta 1, build number: 18L5149j

If you spot any other changes in the first iOS 14.5, or the other new betas from Apple today, let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @9to5Mac. Read on as we round up everything we’ve found so far.

What’s new in iOS 14.5 beta 1?

  • New interface in the Watch app and Settings app when your device is up to date:
  • The Apple Podcasts application has undergone a handful of small user interface tweaks:
  • iOS 14.4 includes new interfaces for typing with Siri and sending messages with Siri
  • New “Hey Siri, call emergency” feature
  • The Apple News app has seen notable design changes as well, including a redesigned News+ tab and an all-new Search tab at the bottom:
  • iPadOS 14.5 adds a horizontal boot screen for the first time:

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