Apple Seeds Fourth Public Betas of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2

Apple Seeds Fourth Public Betas of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2

Apple has released the fourth public betas of its iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to public beta testers. The new public seeds come one week following the third public beta releases. The new public beta includes the new emojis and Shazam Control Center that was included in the recent developer beta of the operating systems.

Public beta builds of the new operating systems can be downloaded via the Apple Beta Software Program website by users signed up to take part in the testing program. If you’re interested in trying out the betas of the upcoming operating systems you can sign up for the program by clicking the same link.

As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on your daily driver iPhone or iPad, instead only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.

The iOS 14.2 update brings a new Music Recognition control for the Control Center, enhancing the integration of the Shazam app in the iOS operating system. Music Recognition allows users to discover music playing around them and can recognize music playing in apps even when the user is wearing AirPods.

The Shazam Music Recognition feature can be added to Control Center via the “Control Center” options in the Settings app. Users can tap on the Shazam icon in the Control Center to perform a single song recognition.

The new emoji options include a smiling face with a tear, ninja, pinched fingers, anatomical heart, black cat, mammoth, polar bear, dodo, fly, bell pepper, tamale, bubble tea, potted plant, piñata, plunger, wand, feather, hut, and more.

Last but not least, a new “People Detection” feature in the Magnifier app uses the iPhone camera to let users know how far away from people they are, useful in these days of social distancing.

As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on your daily driver iPhone or iPad, instead only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.

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