iOS 14 Public Beta 7 adds Dark Mode wallpapers, App Library categories

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Ios 14 Hero App Library (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple has released the seventh Public Beta of iOS 14.
  • The update brings at least three new user features.
  • They include Dark Mode for rainbow wallpaper, new App Library categories, and a fix for AirPods.

Today, Apple released the seventh iOS 14 Public Beta. While there haven't been any major changes uncovered yet, a few small upgrades have been found that make the user experience a little better.

Reported by MacRumors, the latest version of the Public Beta introduced Dark Mode for the built-in Rainbow wallpapers, new App Library categories, and a fix to the text displayed when AirPods are connected.

The iPhone has featured the rainbow wallpapers for a while now, but they have now been updated with support for Dark Mode. According to the report, you are unable to display the darker version by default and must have Dark Mode turned on to enable it.

Apple has also updated its categories in the App Library, where the iPhone automatically sorts and organizes apps with like purposes.

Apple has changed the categories in the App Library. Options now include Social, Utilities, Productivity & Finance, Information & Reading, Creativity, Other, Health & Fitness, Shopping & Food, Entertainment, Travel, Games, Arcade, and Education.

Finally, Apple has fixed the text that displays when AirPods or AirPods Pro are connected to the iPhone. In the sixth Public Beta, connecting the headphones displayed text to the effect of "TXT-CENTER-TXT". Now, it should display the correct name of the AirPods.

When connecting AirPods or AirPods Pro to an iPhone or iPad in beta 6, there was an error that caused incorrect text to be displayed. That appears to be fixed in beta 7.

In addition to the seventh Public Beta of iOS 14, Apple also released updates to the public betas of watchOS, tvOS, macOS, and iPadOS.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.