Apple Releases iOS 14.7 Developer Beta 1 for iPhone « iOS & iPhone :: Gadget Hacks

Apple released the first developer beta for iOS 14.7 today, Wednesday, May 19. The update comes two days after Apple seeded testers the RC (release candidate) for iOS 14.6.

Apple released this update just after 1 p.m. PDT. While not unprecedented, the company usually releases developer beta updates around 10 a.m. PDT, so this update comes as a bit of a surprise. It’s also curious to see Apple release a new beta when iOS 14.6 is still in RC, and not yet available to the public.

While it’s still a bit early to say what’s new with this update, it doesn’t seem to add many new features or changes. If you check out the release notes, you can see Apple states “there are no new release notes for this beta software update.” There could still be features here that Apple wouldn’t list in the notes, but this language is usually an indication that an update isn’t major.

iOS & iPadOS 14.7 Release Notes


  • The iOS & iPadOS 14.7 SDK provides support to develop apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 14.7 beta. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 12.5, available from the Mac App Store. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 12.5, see Xcode 12.5 Release Notes.


  • There are no new release notes for this beta software update.

How to Download iOS 14.7 Dev Beta 1 on Your iPhone

You’ll need an Apple developer account to update your iPhone. You can get the restore image from your dev portal, then install it with iTunes or Finder. Otherwise, install the configuration profile, then update by going to Settings –> General –> Software Update. Finally, you can simply wait for it to auto-install if you have a dev profile and “Automatic Updates” is enabled.

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