Apple releases first betas of iOS 14.4, iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4 and watchOS 7.3 to registered developers

Today Apple has released the first developer beta of iOS 14.4, following the iOS 14.3 release to the public two days ago. Along with iOS 14.4, Apple has also released betas for iPadOS 14.4, tvOS 14.4 and watchOS 7.3.

iOS 14.4 beta 1 is available as an over-the-air update or from Apple’s developer centre. iOS 14.4 beta 1 carries the build number 18D5030e.

iOS 14.4 beta 1 brings a new handoff experience for the HomePod mini with help from the U1 UWB chip. The new handoff feature is available for the HomePod mini and compatible with iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 models running iOS 14.4 beta 1.

The screen on the HomePod mini will illuminate as the device progresses closer to the device, and will gradually increase as the device is closer.

Along with iOS 14.4 beta 1, Apple has seeded betas for iPadOS, watchOS and tvOS with their respective build numbers below:

  • iOS 14.4 & iPadOS 14.4 Developer Beta 1 – Build number: 18D5030e
  • watchOS 7.3 Developer Beta 1 – Build number: 18S5780d
  • tvOS 14.4 Developer Beta 1 – Build number: 18K5780c

If you are a registered developer with the correct profile installed you can go to Settings>General>Software Update.

Holden Satterwhite
Author: Holden Satterwhite

Founder of Appleosophy and Redfruit Media. Twitter: @hesatter

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