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Monday August 4, 2014 12:20 pm

Apple releases iOS 8 beta 5 build 12A4345d to developers, here’s what’s new!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Smartphones, Handhelds, Software

iOS 8 beta 5 download

Apple has just released iOS 8 beta 5, which can be found in the Developer Portal right now. iOS 8 beta 4 build 12A4345d works with supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models, and is available as an over-the-air update to users already running a previous iOS 8 beta on their devices. If you're already running iOS 8, you can update over-the-air by going into Settings > General > Software Update. Or you can go and grab the necessary download at http://developer.apple.com. The update for the iPhone 5s comes in at 272MB in size. Apple originally showed off iOS 8, and released its first beta, at WWDC 2014. The full release will come in the fall. Apple also released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 today as well.

iOS 8 beta 5 changes:

  • The iCloud icon received a facelift within the settings app, making it a faded blue color
  • HealthKit has added a spirometry data type
  • The Photos app now lets you choose between keeping full-resolution photos and videos on your devices, or optimized versions to conserve storage space.
  • The iPhone will now ask for permission to use SMS Relay for each of your Mac, iPad, and iPod touch devices in order to allow you to use Messages with non-iMessage users
  • Wi-Fi Calling in T-Mobile is now labeled when in use
  • You can now toggle Predictive text on and off right from the keyboard


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