If you want to try out the new features and improvements in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, you can install the beta software today. Keep reading to find out how to download and install it on your device.
With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple has added many new features and improvements, including home screen widgets and the App Library, updates to existing apps, improvements to Siri, and many other tweaks that streamline the iOS and iPadOS experience.
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By its very nature, beta is pre-release software, not ready for mass production. The stability of the beta version cannot be guaranteed as it often contains bugs and issues that have yet to be fixed, so it is not recommended to install it on your everyday device.
Is iOS 14 / iPadOS 14 compatible with my device?
Apple confirms that iOS 14 is compatible with all of these iPhones:
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- IPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- IPhone X
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone SE
[- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
- iPod touch (7th generation)](https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=ru&pto=aue&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=en&sp=nmt4&tl=ru&u=https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/iphone-se/&usg=ALkJrhgP142EQZBUVReEI–TEbRcox4UNQ)
The new version of "iPadOS" is also compatible with a wide range of older devices:
[- All iPadPro
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)](https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=ru&pto=aue&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=en&sp=nmt4&tl=ru&u=https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/iphone-se/&usg=ALkJrhgP142EQZBUVReEI–TEbRcox4UNQ)- iPad Mini 5
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- IPad Air 2
Back up your iPhone or iPad first
Installing iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 beta shouldn’t take more than an hour, but be sure to back up your device’s content and settings before doing so. The following step-by-step instructions explain how to back up "iPhone" in macOS Catalina.
1 Connect your "iPhone", "iPad" or "iPod touch" to your Mac with a cable.
2 Open a Finder window by clicking the Finder icon in the Dock.
3 Click the name of your iOS device in the sidebar.
4 If this is your first time connecting your device to your Mac, click Trust in the Finder window.
When the backup is completed, you can find the date and time of the last backup on the General tab, just above the Manage Backups button.
How to get and install the public beta of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14
Apple has released iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas for compatible iPhone and iPad models, allowing users who are not enrolled in the Apple Developer Program to test software updates ahead of an official release in the fall.
First, you need to register your device in Apple’s free beta software testing program.
1 Open Safari on your iOS device and go to the Apple Beta Program .
2 Click the Register button or log in if you are already a member.
3 Enter your Apple ID credentials and click the Sign In button .
4 If necessary, agree to the terms and conditions of the Apple Beta Software Program.
5 The Public Beta Guide screen appears. Select the iOS tab, scroll down to the Getting Started section, and click Register Your iOS Device.
6 On the Register Your Devices screen with the iOS tab selected, scroll down and click the Download Profile button .
8 Click Allow.
9 Launch the Settings app on your iOS device and then tap Profile Uploaded under the Apple ID banner.
10 Click Install in the top right corner of the screen.
11.Enter your password.
12 Click Install in the upper right corner to agree to the text of the agreement, then click Install again when prompted. After installation, you will be asked to restart your device.
13 After the reboot, go to Software Update. There you will see iOS 14 Beta available for installation as usual.
14 Click Download and Install.
The update is about 5GB in size, so you’ll have to wait a bit for it to download, but once it does, your device will reboot and automatically install "iOS 14" or "iPadOS 14".
If you run into any issues installing the iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 public beta, you may need to clear any previous profiles on your device. You can find them in the Settings app under General -> Profile.