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Apple just pushed live, and with them, plenty of new features and performance improvements to its iPhone ($699 at Amazon) and iPad ($285 at Back Market) line (here’s how to ). Apple made the announcement alongside at the end of its Sept. 15 “Time Flies” event, where the company also announced , a and the .
In 2019, Apple split iOS and iPadOS, effectively promising it would focus resources on new features for the iPad that may not arrive on the iPhone. The intent was to build an iPad experience that could be more competitive with a full computer experience. One new feature the company’s released for the iPad is support for using an, making it easier for people to use the device along with a keyboard.
This year,to the iPhone like small apps, known as widgets, for the home screen. With iPadOS 14, Apple’s adding in features like better search capabilities. And both devices will for email and web browser, as well as that makes organizing conversations much easier.
Below you’ll find instructions for installing the update now that it’s live.
Must-do: Ready your iPhone or iPad before installing the update
It’s easy to get really excited and install a new software update and all of its fancy features the moment it’s available, but don’t get too overzealous. I suggest taking a few minutes to do some routine maintenance on your iPhone or iPad before tapping on that install button. Not only will it help ensure a smooth update, but you’ll free up storage and clutter in the process, and you’ll have a fresh backup at the ready should anything go wrong when you install the update.
We have acleaning up your device’s storage and the best method for creating a backup.
Which iPhones and iPads are supported?
Apple is keeping its portfolio of supported iPhone and iPad models the same as for.
Devices that will support iOS 14, iPadOS 14
|Phone 11||iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)|
|iPhone 11 Pro||iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max||iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)|
|iPhone XS||iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)|
|iPhone XS Max||iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)|
|iPhone XR||iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)|
|iPhone X||iPad Pro 10.5-inch|
|iPhone 8||iPad Pro 9.7-inch|
|iPhone 8 Plus||iPad (7th generation)|
|iPhone 7||iPad (6th generation)|
|iPhone 7 Plus||iPad (5th generation)|
|iPhone 6s||iPad Mini (5th generation)|
|iPhone 6s Plus||iPad Mini 4|
|iPhone SE (1st generation)||iPad Air (3rd generation)|
|iPhone SE (2nd generation)||iPad Air 2|
|iPod Touch (7th generation)|
How to install iOS 14 and iPadOS 14
The good news is if you’ve ever installed a software update on your phone or tablet, you’ll feel right at home installing iOS 14. It installs just like any other software update, there aren’t any extra steps you need to take. That said, It’s a good idea to have your device plugged into a charger to ensure you don’t drain the battery, and a strong Wi-Fi connection will help speed up the process without burning through your data plan. On your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Select General.
3. Tap Software Update.
Your device will connect to Apple’s servers and prompt you to download and install the update. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. When your device reboots, it will be running iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.
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