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What’s new in iOS 14.5 beta 2? New emojis, Music app upgrades & more

Feb 16, 2021

What’s new in iOS 14.5 beta 2? New emojis, Music app upgrades & more

The news: Apple released the second beta of the major iOS 14.5 update on Tuesday morning at 10am PST.


  • The latest beta 2 update weighs in at 677.5MB on iPhone 12
  • Beta 1 included ‘Mask ID,’ dual-SIM support for 5G, default music app selection and so much more

What’s new?

  • iPhone 12 ‘green tint’ issues appears to have finally be addressed
  • 217 new emoji: clouded smiley, heart on fire and exhaling smiley headline the update (via Emojipedia)
  • Music app upgrades include new pop-over menus and swipe-options
  • Checkmark removed from iOS and watchOS Software Update presence panel
  • On iPadOS when using a Smart Folio, the microphone is now muted when the product is closed (via MacRumors)