iOS 14.2 Beta 1 is Out! – What’s New?

by birtanpublished on October 3, 2020

Hi everyone aaron here for zollotech and strangely today apple released ios 14.2 beta 1. they skipped 14.1 and maybe they're going to push that out with iphone 12 next month and then 14.2 later or it's hard to say maybe we'll get 14.1 this coming week or even tomorrow with the right apples going so i'm not really sure exactly what apple's doing with this but this did come in at a very large 4.42 gigabytes on my 11 pro max now anytime there's a beta that's going from a regular

Public release to a beta it's going to be a very large file it's going to fully install that update and so it's on my 11 pro max i also installed it on my 12.9 inch 2020 ipad pro so let's go ahead and take a look at the build number and then take a look at what's new and you can see the build number is 18b 5052h and that h means well we're a ways away from the final version which usually ends in an a before it's released to the public so we sort of count backwards down to a so we're a ways away and maybe we'll see

It in october around the launch of the iphone 12 or something like that now there's a lot of changes that have to do with music so the first one has to do with the lock screen so i have my iphone 10r here with ios 14 on it if i go to the lock screen so i'll turn the phone off turn it back on and you'll see the lock screen let me go into music here and try that again there we go and you can see on the lock screen music looks a little bit different if you have it playing so you can see the album art is a little

Bit bigger we've got the song name scrolling and that it'll scroll on the other one as well if it's longer than what will fit but also the airplay icon is a little bit different and smaller so they've changed this around just a little bit now if we go home and go to the music app they've changed that as well so if we go to the music app you'll see here's a song that was playing if we tap on the airplay icon they've changed the way airplay looks so again we'll check on ios 14

And you can see what it looks like side by side so ios 14 on the left 14.2 on the right so that's a little bit different now they've changed it in the control center as well so if we pull down in the control center and haptic press or 3d press on the song or the music icon you can see that the album art is much larger on 14.2 it has the song underneath and the controls below that so they've changed it the airplay icon is below that as well and instead on ios 14 it was on the

Right i think it looks a lot better on ios 14.2 now also if we tap on the airplay icon here you'll see it looks a little bit different as well so again airplay looks different now there's also an additional button if you have airplay devices connected to your network so i took a screenshot of this so i could show you and actually this is from a viewer kiernan that sent this video to me and it's a little better representation

Of what it looks like if you have connected devices it says control other speakers and tv and so that's in the control center and then also if you're in the control center and maybe you don't have music playing let's close it here and then we 3d press or haptic press on the music icon we get suggested songs to play as well on the control center so this is all new with ios 14.2 on the left we just have our music we can hit the play button there's nothing new there within the

Control center there's a new option for music recognition so if i scroll down you can see i have an icon and it's the shazam icon so i can turn that on and it immediately turns on the microphone you know that by the orange dot and you can add that by going into your settings and then control center and you'll see it down at the bottom if you don't have it you just add it you can remove it of course if you don't want it now this listens for music until it hears a sound

So it's kind of interesting it doesn't seem to turn off by itself and if you pull down in the control center again it says music recognition so let me play a sound or a song and see if it will recognize it now right after i played the song it popped in with a notification and told me what the song was and then it turned off the microphone so you actually have to go back in and turn it on every time so i guess it's handy if you want to use that and then just cleared off your screen

When you're done now thanks to matthew heber for sending along the next one there's a new headphone safety option under sound and haptic so if we go into settings then we go down to sound and haptics you'll see it says headphone safety now it's sort of a renaming of a different one from the previous version where it said reduced loud sounds but there's a lot more options in it now so reduce loud sounds had one option to reduce the sound but now we have headphone notifications

And last six months and it will let you know and keep track of that and then also reduce loud sounds and turn up or down the decibels so it's telling you that 80 decibels is about as loud as a noisy restaurant if i slide it up it says as loud as city traffic it's loud as a motorcycle car horn and so on so we can turn that on or off if we want and then it will notify us via headphone notifications so let me show you that twitter account again so i

Can show you what it looks like and thanks again to kiernan this is what a notification looks like when there's loud sound so it says based on your headphone usage over the last seven days the volume has been turned down to protect your hearing so it will actually do that if you turn it on of course you could turn this off as well now also to do with the headphone notifications if we go into the health app tap on browse in the bottom right then we go to hearing under hearing we scroll down where it

Says no data available for me there's headphone notifications and there's some more options i don't have that on ios 14 so there's no data available it's just more options for for hearing and health data based on your headphones so it's really nice that they've added that and it's just a little addition now there's also a couple other small changes so for example the apple watch icon has been updated so if you go to the watch app itself you'll see the watch now has that new

Solo loop on it where before if we go to watch you'll see with ios 14 it looks a little bit different it had basically the regular silicon buckle that it came with or the sport loop so they've just updated it to be more with the newer bands that you can get for the watch now the first time i went into the watch app when i went in here and then i went down to hand washing i actually got a new notification pop-up asking if i wanted to share data with apple

Regarding hand washing so it says improve hand washing you can help improve hand washing by sharing some of your data with apple you can stop sharing at any time in settings and then you can share it or don't share and so now you can have them collect this data if you want to or not at all of course so it's up to you it's an option but it's something new that they've added and that's everything that i could find new along with the help of kiernan and matthew thanks very much for that now

There are no additional updates with the ipad so ipad os 14.2 basically gets the same thing but no additional updates so nothing really has changed there but there are four known issues with this particular beta and they may be significant to you so the first one is if you're getting a new 8th gen ipad tomorrow or today by the time you're watching this that's not supported so you won't be able to get support for that so you can't install the beta maybe later with beta 2.

And then also apple cache family isn't available in this beta so if you're using that don't install the beta and then finally in ios 14.2 beta 1 you cannot send audio messages using siri so if you're using siri to send audio messages it won't work now there's no mentioned resolved issues but one thing i did notice is my shortcuts in my control center for all of my home devices have reappeared where they sort of disappear based off location on ios 14 you'll see here on

The left so it seems like they've fixed that with this beta and then also appu boracua if i'm saying that properly if not i apologize he said copy and paste is working properly now so it looks like it's being fixed quite a bit with a bunch of different bugs now apple did not specify any bugs that were fixed so hopefully there's a lot of them in this now battery life overall is hard to say because ios 14 has only been out a couple days but i can tell you what it's

Like for ios 14 gm and hopefully it improves with this particular update and it takes a few days to measure that but if we go into settings go to battery my battery health is at ninety five percent after almost a year eighty percent after two years is normal so the updates don't reduce your battery health they just check the physical capability of your battery and if we take a look at my battery life let's take a look at it yesterday it was not great it's or two days ago when i installed ios 14

You'll see six hours and 41 minutes of screen on time seven hours and one minute of screen off time i think i have an app using it in the background but i was pretty active on twitter and i need to turn off some of those notifications but that's almost with a hundred percent battery use so that's pretty terrible for me 10 to 12 hours is normal and i haven't had time to let it normalize so hopefully this update will be normalized over the next next couple days and we'll know how it is but in general i'm not sure what to

Expect as far as battery life and should you install ios 14.2 beta 1 if you're just looking for stability at this point i would say skip it wait for a few betas if you really want to try out the new features in music then of course go ahead now as far as performance i noticed immediately that it seemed to be very smooth there's just a different animation feel overall to it just feels snappy smooth going through different apps seems nice

And there's just something to it even with the ipad it felt smoother to me in general i don't know if they've changed something specifically but it's hard to say others have said they've changed the font i did not see a font change so i don't really see anything there maybe you do in different applications but i don't see it personally but that doesn't mean apple's not working on something with that now as far as geekbench scores i did run a geekbench so let's see if i can find that here

I scored 1336 for single core 3176 for multi-core now i ran this right after i installed it so i would expect it to get a little bit better that multi-core score is not great but the single core is quite good so it would probably go up if i ran it again i did run it on the ipad as well so let's take a look and you can see on the ipad it scored 1127 for single core and 4640 for multi-core so quite good again let's go to the history and see what we got with ios 14

And we got a little bit higher for multi-core but less for single core so in general it's pretty good i would expect similar performance at this point and now we're just looking forward to iphone 12 and additional devices now if you've found anything else let me know in the comments below i'd love to hear from you and of course i'll have a follow-up on sunday with ios 14 and maybe this beta as well let me know if you want to do a follow-up on sunday with this beta in the comments below so that's it for

Ios 14.2 beta 1. now i would expect another beta in a couple weeks maybe a final release of ios 14.1 within a week or so it's hard to say exactly what apple's doing because they haven't told anyone so it's a little bit up in the air at this point ios 14 just came out to everyone so maybe we'll see a public release sooner than we think but other than that that's really all there is with 14.2 so i'll keep you updated if you follow me here on

Youtube or twitter or instagram i'll update you there as i know what comes out and what's new so if you'd like to get your hands on this wallpaper of course i'll link it in the description like i normally do and if you haven't subscribed already please subscribe and if you enjoyed the video please give it a like as always thanks for watching i'll see you next time you

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