For a couple of weeks now, developers have been playing around the beta version of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, and Apple has finally released the new software to the public. From now on, any user with a compatible iPhone or iPad can checkout the new features, including the long-awaited home screen widgets.
iOS 14 And iPadOS 14: The Public Beta Released
Apple has started rolling out the public beta of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 – the distribution is still ongoing, so it could take a few hours or days for the update to circulate to everyone. Anyone who want to be part of the beta testers, will only have to register for Apple’s beta software program and then follow the instructions to install the necessary beta profile on your iPhone or iPad.
You can get the iOS 14 beta through the usual method – go the system settings under General -> Software update. However, before going ahead with the download, be aware that this is a not yet final operating system, it’s still assumed to still contain some bugs hidden in the system. It’s recommended to avoid Installation on devices that you rely on.
iOS 14 comes with a lot of innovations that we have already summarized in this article. The widgets that can be placed anywhere on the home screen are particularly exciting. The App Library allows a better overview of all installed programs, while Siri and incoming calls finally no longer take up the entire screen. With iPadOS 14, the iPad gets almost all innovations from iOS 14, but there are also exclusive features, such as the possibility to fill in text fields by hand with the Apple Pencil.
iOS 14 Beta Availability
The developer beta version is already available for registered developers with the appropriate devices. As for the public beta, it is now available. Here’s the release schedule for the betas and the final version of iOS 14:
- Developer beta availability – June 22, 2020 (learn how to download it here)
- Public beta availability – July 2020 (learn how to download it here)
- Final release – Autumn 2020
List Of iPhones To Get The iOS 14 Update
Well, this is not easy to know that Apple has a strict policy regarding which devices get its latest update. For Apple, all iPhones that are younger than five years will be eligible for the iOS 14 update. Thus, if your device is five years or older, you shouldn’t be too enthusiastic. However, there could be a glimpse of hope.
Recall that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus which were released in September 2015 still got the iOS 13 update. Fortunately, irrespective of age, there are reports that all iPhones currently running on iOS 13 will get the iOS 14 update. Thus, click here to know the devices that will be getting the update.