Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 5

Last week, Apple Released iOS 5 Beta 5 for developers community. After a week have passed many developers have discussed the features in it. Also with this release there were releases of Xcode 4.2 Developer Preview 5, iTunes 10.5 Beta 5 and Apple TV Software beta 4.

iOS 5 Beta 5 is available as an over the air update, but according to the release notes, user should first erase all content and settings by choosing Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Apple recommends backing up your device using iTunes 10.5 Beta 4 or through iCloud prior to installing iOS 5 beta 5, and subsequently restoring it. With that being said, some users have been able to upgrade fine without going through that process.

iOS 5 Beta 5 on iPhone

It is said that the Hearing Aid Mode new in iOS 5 Beta 5, designed to improve compatibility between iOS devices and hearing aids. Nothing else new it seems, except few bug fixes.

Hearing Aid Mode, iOS 5 Beta 5

Just like the beta 4 release, beta 5 is available as an over-the-air download, with the download size being 128MB. The previous beta version of iOS made its way to developers in late July as both a download and an over the air update. It brought with it Wi-Fi syncing for Windows users, the feature that lets users sync their iOS device with their iTunes library minus the cord, as long as it’s on the same Wi-Fi network, and plugged into a power source.

The developers responses have been mix so far, some saying no need for it and the version seems to be running on iOS4, others are being positive and welcome the latest beta release.

NatesTechUpdate provides this video which shows some of the new features of iOS 5.