A week and a half after the last iOS 14 beta was released, Apple has another hot and fresh beta ready to go.
iOS 14 beta 7 and iPadOS 14 beta 7 are both now available to developers (via MacRumors). The updates should be available to public testers soon. If you're not already a public tester, you can enroll in the Apple Beta Software Program and try iOS 14 now.
The update to iOS 14 is a big one for the iPhone. It includes home screen widgets for the first time, allowing you to place resizable widgets anywhere on your home screen so you can quickly view information.
Also included is App Library, a new home screen that shows all the apps installed on your phone in folders and in an alphabetical list. App Clips is another new feature, and this one will let you scan a QR, NFC, or App Clip code to get quick access to some app features without having to actually install the app.
iOS 14 brings smaller, less intrusive incoming call notifications plus an updated version of Siri that won't take over your whole screen when you invoke the assistant. A new Translate app will give you voice and text translations for 11 languages, and Apple Maps is gaining cycling directions.
There are several Messages app improvements, too, like the ability to pin important conversations at the top of your messages list. You can @mention people in group chats to better get their attention, and there are also in-line replies to make your chats a bit more clear and easy to follow.
Another notable feature of iOS 14 is support for picture-in-picture, which will let you watch videos and conduct FaceTime calls while doing other things on your phone.
iOS 14 will launch to the public this fall. We've rounded up the full list of devices that'll get the iOS 14 update right here.