A week after the release of the first beta versions of iOS and iPadOS 14.2, Apple released the second beta of the OS to developers.
In the first beta of iOS 14.2, there were several changes, including deeper OS integration with Shazam (the music recognition switch can now be added to Control Center) and a new interface for the Music widget in Control Center when playback is paused. The second beta of iOS and iPadOS 14.2 includes bug fixes and stability improvements, as well as new emojis.
The second public beta versions of iOS and iPadOS 14.2 are also due out this week.
iOS and iPadOS 14.2 Beta 2 can be downloaded to compatible iPhones and iPads registered with the Developer Program. Updates are available over the air or from the Apple developer site. Do not install beta versions of iOS or iPadOS 14 for developers on your devices if they are essential and you need them to work.
In addition to iOS 14.2 beta 2, Apple has also released the second beta versions of watchOS 7.1 and tvOS 14.2 to developers. The ninth beta of macOS Big Sur is also available to authorized developers.
It is likely that iOS 14.2 will be released simultaneously with the announcement of the new iPhones in late October.