Apple has just rolled out the fifth beta version of iOS 7 for developers to download. The iOS 7 beta 5 comes a week after the release of beta 4.

The new beta version is available to all registered Apple developers via Dev Center and as an Over-The-Air (OTA) update, which can be installed by navigating to the Software Update section in the Settings app of their respective devices with iOS 7 installed.

iOS 7 beta 5
Screenshot of iOS 7 beta 5 released.

Bearing a build version of 11A4449a, the beta 5 is available for compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch models. It brings several notable features and changes, notes iDownloadBlog.

iOS 7 Beta 5 Features

  • Icons in Settings app have been completely redesigned
  • New Yahoo! branding in Notification Center for stocks and weather
  • New system-wide Twitter icon
  • System-wide performance improvements
  • New banner notification pull-down UI
  • Option to disable Control Center within apps
  • Redesigned Power Off slider
  • Redesigned buttons in phone app's in-call screen
  • Install screen is now the same colour as your phone (white or black)
  • Improvement animation across entire OS
  • Tweaked blur and transparency UI across entire OS
  • New on/off switch for labels in Settings > General > Accessibility
  • Tweaked options in Camera app
  • Images can be shot with volume buttons
  • Improved camera access from Lock screen
  • Unlocking sound has been removed
  • Conversation in messages shows only first name (cn be changed in Mail, Contacts, Calendar Settings)
  • Extended carrier names scroll back and forth across status bar
  • App Store app now shows a+ for universal apps
  • New month indicator in Calendar app when scrolling through multiple months
  • Users can download additional dictionaries (select a word, tap Define and then Manage)
  • In Mail app, when selecting emails, Trash and Mark labels are flipped
iOS 7 beta 5
iOS 7 beta 5 to expire on 6 October.

Below are direct download links for iOS 7 beta 5 from iOS Dev Center. Registered developers can download the new beta using these links (courtesy of iPhone Hacks).

iPad (4th generation Model A1458)

iPad (4th generation Model A1459)

iPad (4th generation Model A1460)

iPad mini (Model A1432)

iPad mini (Model A1454)

iPad mini (Model A1455)

iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)

iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)

iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)

iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)

iPad 2 Wi-Fi

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)

iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)

iPhone 5 (Model A1428)

iPhone 5 (Model A1429)

iPhone 4S

iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)

iPhone 4 (GSM)

iPhone 4 (CDMA)

iPod touch (5th generation)

Those who wish to install iOS 7 beta 5 through a developer account or via a registered UDID may follow our step-by-step guide.

IBTimes UK reminds its readers it will not be held liable for any damage to the device. Before installing iOS beta firmware, users are advised to verify the iDevice meets the following requirements:

Compatible Devices:

  • iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
  • iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad mini
  • iPod Touch 5G


Ensure the latest version of iTunes is installed on computer

Download link: iTunes 11.0.4 for Windows and Mac

Backup device using iCloud or iTunes on the computer/Mac to avoid losing data during installation process

Verify device has above 80% battery charge

Device should be running on iOS 7 beta or beta 4 in order to install iOS 7 beta 5. (Click here for guide to install iOS 7 beta 4 without UDID or developer account)

Steps to Install iOS 7 Beta 5 Legally via Developer Account or Registered UDID

Step-1: Sign up at iOS Dev Center (using this URL,

Note: Users should have an Apple ID. This costs £60 per year ($99) for those who are in the UK. The process is quite simple. Begin by entering your account information and then select a programme type. Now review and submit programme, agree to terms and conditions, purchase the selected programmme type and activate your programme

Step-2: Once process is done, point browser to and sign into your account using Apple ID

Step-3: After signing in, find and register your device's UDID on developer's site. To find UDID of the device, connect device to iTunes. Now select it and click on serial number to reveal UDID. Users can copy UDID by pressing Ctrl+C on Windows or Command+C on a Mac

After getting UDID, navigate to, name your device, insert the UDID and click Continue to register the device

Step-4: To download iOS 7 beta 5, select iOS 7 SDK beta on developer's site and click Downloads. Download the IPSW file according to specific device at hand

Step-5: The downloaded file should be in .dmg format. For users on a Mac, extract .IPSW from .dmg file natively. Users on Windows will need a programme like 7-Zip to do the same

Step-6: Once .IPSW is extracted, proceed to restore device via iTunes. Ensure all personal data is backed up, in order to avoid losing data via restore process

Step-7: Connect device to Mac/PC using USB cable. On OS X, hold Alt keyandon Windows hold Shift key, and click Restore. iTunes will then allow you to select the .IPSW extracted earlier. Select the firmware

Step-8: Let iTunes perform restore process

Provided all instructions are properly followed, the device should now be ready to run iOS 7 beta 5.

Also read- iOS 7 beta 6: Install without registered UDID or developer account [TUTORIAL]

[Source: Redmond Pie]