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Apple today seeded the third betas of upcoming iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to developers, two weeks after seeding the second betas and a month after releasing the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates.

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iOS and iPadOS 14.2 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper developer profile has been installed.

Apple in iOS and iPadOS 14.2 is adding new Emoji 13 emoji characters, with options that include smiling face with 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, with a full list available here.

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The iOS 14.2 update also brings a new Music Recognition control for the Control Center, which enhances the integration of the Apple-owned Shazam app in the iOS operating system. Music Recognition lets you discover music playing around you and it can recognize music playing in apps even when you're wearing AirPods.

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The Shazam Music Recognition feature can be added to Control Center through the Control Center options in the Settings app. To use the feature, open up Control Center and then tap on the Shazam icon to initiate a single recognition. While Apple devices have been able to use Shazam through Siri or the Shazam app for some time, the Control Center option makes it easier to get to the music recognition tool.


The new update also includes a redesigned Now Playing widget for the Control Center, which lists recently played albums that you might want to tap into and listen to when you have no music playing. There's also a redesigned interface for AirPlay, making it easier to play music across multiple AirPlay 2-enabled devices in the home.

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For those who have low vision, Apple added a "People Detection" feature in the Magnifier app that uses the camera to let iPhone users know how far away other people are, which can be useful for social distancing purposes.

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For the Apple Watch app on the iPhone, Apple tweaked the design slightly, updating the watch with one of the new Solo Loop Apple Watch bands.

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For Apple Card users, the iOS 14.2 update adds a yearly spending history option so Apple Card holders can see how much they've spent in the current calendar year and how much Daily Cash they've earned. Prior to iOS 14.2, Apple Card offered spending activity information in a weekly or monthly summary.

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The new iOS 14.2 beta will likely be in testing for some time as Apple works on releasing new iPhones, with the new iPhones expected to debut sometime in October.

Article Link: Apple Releases Third Betas of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 to Developers
 

dadiy

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Tell me this fixes the health app and sorts the missing health data...

turning background noise detection off in settings - privacy - microphone in the watch will fix most of the health issues but not the gps maps.
 

zinman

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Hopefully this fixes the sudden issue where Siri won't tell you sports scores!! Same with tvOS, not on the beta though.
 

MiniApple

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If I remember correctly .1 or .2 always fix the higher battery usage of the new i(Pad)OS version. Hopefully also this time.
 

NightFox

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My iPhone no longer tells me which beta it's on, it just says iOS 14.2 under Software Update - it also says I'm up to date though I know it's not installed this third beta.
 

bmustaf

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Seems like it does so far, and previous workouts missing it have it, at least those done with Beta 2. iOS 14.0 release ones do not have it, so it seems that at some point there is lost data, but then the data was being recorded, just not presented, and now it is being presented, too (run from last night on Beta 2 didn't show the maps data, but after upgrade it did, but runs from before Beta 2 when I was on 14.0 release still lack Maps data).


Tell me this fixes the health app and sorts the missing health data...
 

JulianL

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I like the sound of Shazam on the control centre. I like to be able to get to Shazam quickly without having to use a home screen icon. I hope that Apple do the same thing with WatchOS so that I can also put it on my AW control centre.
 

C DM

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If I remember correctly .1 or .2 always fix the higher battery usage of the new i(Pad)OS version. Hopefully also this time.
Not sure about always, especially since there isn't always some issue with that for everyone. But any update can certainly have improvements, just as any update can have those who see some sort of negative effects here or there as well.
 

scouser75

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Any chance of a public beta release for iPhone 11? The last 14.2 beta wasn't available for the iPhone 11
 

stlblufan

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My iPhone no longer tells me which beta it's on, it just says iOS 14.2 under Software Update - it also says I'm up to date though I know it's not installed this third beta.
Settings-->General-->About-->Software Version, press 14.2 and you'll see the version number
 

dillacom

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Updated and see intercom for my homepods on beta but doesn’t work just yet
settings are in home app.
also got prompted to “use HomePod pair as home theater” I dont remember that one.
 

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unfunfionn

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Maybe this finally fixes the issue a lot of people are having where their dock icons mysteriously get rearranged every few days, but I doubt it. It’s only been happening for over a year.
 
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