Last week, Apple released the first beta version of iOS 14.2 for developers to test. As usual, the Cupertino-based company also rolled out the same operating to the public beta testers yesterday. Well, the release of the new iOS 14.2 comes as unexpected, as many people expected the company to roll out iOS 14.1. Speaking of the new operating system, it comes with a few improvements and features for eligible iPhone users. Some of them include revamped now playing controls, improved AirPlay 2 controls, new Shazam toggle, and a few other features. Now that the first public beta of iOS 14.2 is out, it means we’re now a step closer to the release date of its stable version.
In case you’re wondering what the release date of iOS 14.2 will be, you can check below for when you should expect it.
iOS 14.2 Release Date
In case you don’t know, the first beta version iOS 14.2 is now available for public beta testers to download. So, if you’ve registered for Apple’s beta testing program, you can go ahead and get the update, alongside the iPadOS 14.2 over the air. However, you need to first install the right certificate on your iOS device from here.
As far as the release date of iOS 14.2 is concerned, it’s still uncertain when we’ll get to see it. Although we were supposed to see iOS 14.1 first, the move by Apple to release iOS 14.2 for beta testing likely indicates that we might soon be seeing the general public release of iOS 14.1. Perhaps, the Cupertino-based company is saving iOS 14.1 for the launch of its 2020 flagships, iPhone 12. Well, that was actually what Jon Prosser said regarding the release date of iOS 14.1. The popular tipster revealed that the operating system won’t be ready until October 9th. And if that’s anything to go by, it likely means we should expect the release date of iOS 14.2 to be sometimes after the drop of iOS 14.1.
Furthermore, it’s likely that Apple might be rolling out a new version of iOS 14, probably version 14.0.1 or even 14.1, sooner than iOS 14.2. That’s because the company is now aware of some bugs that can affect the default email and browser settings in the newly released iOS 14 and want to address them quickly, using the update.
Shazam Toggle And Other Features
Let’s put the release date of iOS 14.2 aside and talk about its features. As mentioned earlier, the new update brings some improvements for iPhone users. Some of them include improved control center feature, for AirPlay 2 controls, and new Shazam music recognition toggle.
Speaking of the new Shazam toggle feature, you’ll be able to add it to the Control Center. In case you’re interested in doing that, here’s how to do it below:
- To be able to add the new Shazam toggle feature to Control Center, you need to first download the new iOS 14.2.
- After that, head to your iPhone Settings app and locate the ‘Control Center’ option.
- After that, tap on Shazam. You’ll be able to locate it right under the “More Controls” header.
- Lastly, add the Shazam toggle and arrange it as you desire.
Apart from the new Shazam toggle, another feature that comes with the new iOS 14.2 is a revamped now playing controls. By installing the new iOS 14.2 beta, you’ll now notice some improvements in the now playing controls on the lock screen. One of them is that the scrubber knob for the Playhead indicator is now larger. Apart from that, the timestamp showing Playhead’s current position is now beside the playhead. Initially, it used to be on the left side of the timeline.