Apple just released the fourth developer beta for iOS 14.2 today, Tuesday, Oct. 20. The update comes one week after the company seeded developers iOS 14.2 beta 3, which introduced new glyphs for HomePod mini and Beats Flex, support for HomePod’s upcoming “Intercom” feature, new Core Media features, and SwiftUI fixes.

Apple released this update just past 1 p.m. PDT, an unusual release time for a developer beta. While Apple typically releases developer betas at 10 a.m. PDT, that time-slot was already taken by the general release of iOS 14.1, which added support for 10-bit video playback and editing on iPhone 8 and later.

It’s important to note this is a developer update, not a public update. If you’re a public beta tester, you won’t see this update on your iPhone. Instead, you’ll need to wait for Apple to release iOS 14.2 public beta 4, which we expect to see at 10 a.m. PDT tomorrow.

iOS 14.2 developer beta 4 release notes coming soon.

How to Download & Install the Latest iOS Beta

To update your iPhone to iOS 14.2 dev beta 4, you’ll need to be a registered developer. You can use the restore image for your iPhone available in the Developer portal (install with iTunes or Finder) or install the configuration profile, then update over the air. If you already have the profile installed on your iPhone, head over to Settings –> General –> Software Update to start installing the latest beta build, or you can wait until it installs automatically if “Automatic Updates” is enabled.

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