Get the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 update on your iPhone and iPad now
Say hello to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple’s latest operating system enhancements to its software for iPhone ($ 699 at Amazon) and iPad ($ 285 at Back Market). We are going to tell you everything you need to know about what it is, how to prepare your iPhone or iPad now and which models are compatible.
iPad OS is relatively new to the iPad. It was created to align the Apple tablet with a full computer experience, so you will see some features that do not exist for the iPhone, such as support for an external mouse or trackpad. But you will see other software skills overlapping alongside some unique ones designed just for iPhone and iPad.
This year, iOS 14 introduces new tricks for the iPhone, such as small applications, known as widgets, for the home screen. With iPadOS 14, Apple is adding features like better search capabilities.
And both devices will start allowing people to choose default apps for email and the web browser, as well as a new messaging program that makes it easier to organize conversations.
Read on to learn how to install the updates now that they are active. And this is when we think Apple will launch the iPhone 12.
How to install iOS 14 and iPadOS 14
Before trying to download the latest update, make sure your device is compatible with iOS 14. If you still have an iPhone 6S, rejoice. Once again, Apple supports the device for another iteration of iOS. So if you have an iPhone 6S or higher, any product released after 2015, you’re good to go.
Make sure to back up your device before updating to iOS 14 in case something happens during installation. To do this, go to Settings, tap on your name, then tap iCloud. Then just tap on iCloud Backup and hit Backup Now. Once all your data has been backed up, you are ready to download iOS 14.
Follow these steps:
- Open the Settings app.
- Select General.
- Touch Software Update.
Your device will connect to Apple’s servers and ask you to download and install the update. Follow the instructions to complete the installation. When your device reboots, it will run iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.
Now that you have the latest software up and running, check out this list of our favorite iOS 14 features and how to use them. We also walk you through its new privacy features and a new camera mode to enhance your selfie game.
What iPhones and iPads are supported?
Apple maintains its portfolio of compatible iPhone and iPad models the same as for iOS 13.
|Phone 11||iPad Pro 12.9-inch (fourth generation)|
|iPhone 11 Pro||iPad Pro 11-inch (second generation)|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max||iPad Pro 12.9-inch (third generation)|
|iPhone XS||iPad Pro 11-inch (first generation)|
|iPhone XS Max||iPad Pro 12.9-inch (second generation)|
|iPhone XR||iPad Pro 12.9-inch (first generation)|
|iPhone X||iPad Pro 10.5-inch|
|iPhone 8||iPad Pro 9.7-inch|
|iPhone 8 Plus||iPad (seventh generation)|
|iPhone 7||iPad (sixth generation)|
|iPhone 7 Plus||iPad (fifth generation)|
|iPhone 6s||iPad Mini (fifth generation)|
|iPhone 6s Plus||iPad Mini 4|
|iPhone SE (first generation)||iPad Air (third generation)|
|iPhone SE (second generation)||iPad Air 2|
|iPod Touch (seventh generation)|
Incoming phone calls and Siri updates
Never before have we been so excited to see a redesign of a phone call. Incoming phone calls no longer take up your entire screen, so you can ignore a call and continue browsing the Internet without waiting for your iPhone to stop ringing or feeling guilty about hitting the reject button.
Siri doesn’t take up the entire screen either. When you invoke the virtual assistant, it will only show a small animation at the bottom of the screen. You can also send audio messages to contacts directly from Siri now.