The developers have been able to test the beta of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 for about two weeks now and Apple has finally distributed the new software to everyone else. From now on, anyone with a compatible iPhone or iPad can try out the new features, including the long-awaited home screen widget.
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14: the public beta is out!
Apple has just started distributing the public beta of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 – the release continues, so it may take a few hours or days for the update to be available to everyone. If you want to be a member of beta testers, all you have to do is sign up for the Apple beta software program and then follow the instructions to install the required beta profile on your iPhone or iPad.
The update to iOS 14 can then be performed as usual via the system settings in the General -> Software Update section. Before downloading, however, you should be aware that this is another final operating system, it can be assumed that there are still some bugs hidden in the system. Therefore, the installation is not recommended on devices on which you rely.
IOS 14 offers a variety 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 Library app allows a better overview of all installed programs, while Siri and incoming calls no longer occupy the entire screen. With iPadOS 14, the iPad gets almost all the innovations from iOS 14, but there are also exclusive features, such as the ability to fill in text fields manually with the Apple Pencil.
Availability iOS 14 beta
The developer beta is already available for registered developers with the appropriate devices. As for the public beta, it is now available. Here is the release schedule for betas and the final version of iOS 14:
IPhone list to download the iOS 14 update
Well, it’s not easy to know that Apple has a strict policy on which devices receive its latest update. For Apple, all iPhones under the age of five will be eligible for the iOS 14 update, so if your device is over five, you should not be too enthusiastic. However, there could be a glimmer of hope. Remember that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus released in September 2015 still had the iOS 13 update. Fortunately, regardless of age, there are reports that all iPhones currently running iOS 13 will receive the iOS 14 update. So here are the devices that will receive the update in the fall:
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2020)