Just one day after releasing the iOS 14.0 and iPadOS 14.0 update for public, Apple has now seeded iOS 14.2 beta to developers. It is interesting to see Apple is skipping iOS 14.1 and jumping directly to iOS 14.2. Perhaps the company will release iOS 14.1 with bug fixes for iOS 14’s initial release without beta testing it will developers.
If you are a developer who is interested in testing out iOS 14.2 beta, then you can download the configuration profile and head over to Settings -> General -> Software Update to install iOS 14.2 to your device. Along with iOS 14.2 beta, iPadOS 14.2 developer beta has also been released.
Apple has also seeded watchOS 7.1 and tvOS 14.2 betas, and both of them can be downloaded on their respective devices after adding appropriate configuration profiles to them.
Shazam is now a part of Control Center
One of the biggest changes that you will see right after installing the iOS 14.2 beta is the new Shazam music recognition toggle in the Control Center. After installing iOS 14.2 beta you need to add the toggle manually by going to Control Center settings.
Once Shazam toggle has been added users will be able to tap on it in order to make their device listen to the song playing in your background and recognize it. After the song has been recognized iOS 14.2 will show the song name and artist in a popup. Users can tap on the song to find it in Apple Music.
Apple bought Shazam back in 2017 for $400 million however this is the first time Apple has integrated it deeply into iOS outside of Siri.
Apple will continue to see more iOS 14.2 betas in the coming weeks and it will get released at some point next month, possible around the release of iPhone 12.