iOS 14 beta 2 is available now for iPhone and iPod touch

Apple have released the second beta of iOS 14 to all iPhone and iPod touch devices currently enrolled in the Apple Developer Program.

According to the release notes, here’s what’s new in iOS 14 beta 2:

  • You can now activate Siri or trigger the Accessibility Shortcut using Full Keyboard Access. 
  • Non-hearing aid devices no longer unexpectedly appear in the Hearing Devices setting. 
  • Custom recurring events in Calendar can now be created.
  • Home app no longer quits unexpectedly when first launched.
  • Alerts are now available for congestion zones or license plate restriction zones in Maps.
  • Maps is now available to provide driving directions.
  • License plates added to My Vehicles are no longer unexpectedly removed.
  • When performing certain actions such as finding directions, you can now grant Maps temporary access to your precise location using either your watch or your phone. 
  • In Messages, you will no longer receive an alert that indicates the maximum number of pinned conversations has been reached.
  • Touching and holding on Mail notifications in the Notification Centre now displays the content of the email as expected. 
  • It no longer takes a few seconds to dismiss Screen Time after choosing to ignore a time limit. 
  • The Screen Time widget is now available
  • The Weather widget no longer displays weather for Cupertino instead of your current location
  • An Edit Widget option no longer appears when touching and holding a widget, when the widget isn’t configurable
  • CarPlay keyboard support has been added for over 100 additional languages
  • QuickPath now supports swiping English words on the Simplified Chinese Pinyin keyboard. 
  • Voice Control is now available in English (United Kingdom) and English (India)
  • You can now select the default services for Music, Podcasts, and Audiobooks on HomePod.

iOS 14 beta 2 is available now and is compatible with all of the same models currently running any other version of the iOS 14 beta. You can find out what model iPhone or iPod touch you have by navigating to Settings > General > About and you’ll see you iPhone model under “Model Name”.


  • iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS 
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
  • iPhone SE (1st Generation)


  • iPod touch (7th Generation)

You can install the iOS 14 beta by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update and clicking the “Download and Install” button or by connecting your iPhone or iPod touch to a computer and installing the update via iTunes (macOS Mojave and earlier) or Finder (macOS Catalina and later). 

Make sure you have downloaded and installed the correct iOS 14 profiles from the Apple Developer website. Also, this beta is only for members of the Apple Developer Program. This beta is not available to Public Beta Testers.

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