Well, it’s not a surprise to anyone that noticed the iOS 14.3 Developer Beta being released yesterday but Apple snuck iOS 14.3 out the door to all Public Beta Program participants late Friday.
Even better, if you deleted your beta profile from your previous device because you were getting an iPhone 12 Pro Max or iPhone 12 mini today, there are already new hardware profiles available! Just go to the Apple Beta Program home page, sign in, and enroll your new device.
How Do I Install The iOS 14.3 Beta?
Sign in to the site above with the device you want to enroll in the beta. Go to the iOS 14 tab, then scroll down to Get Started and click the Enroll Your Device link. There you’ll have the option to download the profile to your iPhone. Once you get the confirmation pop-up, head over to the Settings app.
At the top of the app, click the Profile Downloaded section at the top and verify that you want to install the profile. Then restart your iPhone when prompted.
Once you reboot, go to Settings > General > Software Update and download and install iOS 14.3!
There are some fun teasers in iOS 14.3, including new icons for Apple’s upcoming over-the-ear ANC headphones and the still-absent Air Tags.
What’s interesting about Air Tags is that, judging by where they show up in the Find My app, Apple is looking to do for your Bluetooth finders what it did for your streaming apps. Namely, it wants Find My to be an aggregator that can work with everything from their own hardware to third-party devices like those from Tile and Chipolo. Smart, since those manufacturers have a sizeable user base already.
But that’s not all, there’s quite a bit of updates outside of Apple vaporware.
- The Home app finally lets you update your HomeKit-enabled hardware without having to open the third-party app.
- Ecosia, the eco-friendly search engine, is now an option in Safari
- If you’re also beta testing watchOS 7.2, you’ll now see Cardio Fitness notifications that warn you when your cardio fitness drops low enough to adversely affect your VO2 max.
- App Clips can now be launched by scanning a QR code with the camera.