Apple’s new iOS 14 mobile operating system (review) is already available for installation as a test version of iOS 14 beta download.
You must understand that despite the general access, iOS 14 beta is intended for developers, and its installation is recommended exclusively for test devices. Most users should not download iOS 14 beta to their main gadget, but rather wait for the public beta to be released, which is likely to be released in July.
Which iPhone and iPad can I install iOS 14
You can install iOS 14 beta on the following iPhone and iPod Touch:
iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro;
Recall, iPad owners from this year will have the opportunity to switch to a special version of the iPadOS mobile platform, which will be more closely integrated with Mac computers than iPhone smartphones.
You can install iPadOS 14 beta on the following Apple tablets:
11-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 3 generations, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2 generations, iPad 5 (2017), iPad 6 (2018), iPad mini 5, iPad Air 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 1st generation.
In addition, to install iOS 14 beta, you will need a Mac computer with MacOS 10.15 beta installed (do not rush to install this version of the desktop OS without looking at this material to the end).
With the release of iOS 14 beta, Apple developers also distributed a beta profile that installs iOS 14 beta “over the air”. This greatly simplifies the installation procedure, recall that to install the first beta of iOS 14, a computer was required.
iOS 14 Beta Release Date
So far, the release date for iOS 14 is unknown. On the network, rumors are circulating only about the functionality of the OS. It is difficult to say something about the exact timing of the appearance of the new system, because most recently, users installed version 13 on their smartphones. It can be assumed that OS 14 will appear in September 2020 and the iPhone 12 will already be released with the new system.
Typically, the corporation presents operating systems at the annual WWDC conference, perhaps 2020 will not be an exception, and users can install the beta version of the system in May 2020
Should I upgrade to iOS 14
We will not recommend the installation of iOS 14 beta, however, we note the high stability, speed of the test version of the firmware, as well as the presence of many interesting features, such as: a dark theme, new tools for editing photos and videos, support for 3D Touch capabilities on iPhone SE, iPhone XR and iPad, smart battery saving mode and more.
Where to download the profile for installing iOS 14 beta on iPhone or iPad by air
iOS 14 beta can only be installed by installing a developer profile. You can download the profile for installing iOS 14 beta on iPhone or iPad at this link.
How to install iOS 14 beta on iPhone and iPad using beta profile
- Open the Safari browser on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and follow this link.
- Click on the Download button on the banner that says iOS 14 + iPadOS to download the beta profile.
- In the pop-up window that appears, click “Allow”.
- Launch the Settings app, go to the General menu → Profile, select the downloaded iOS 14 & iPadOS 14 Beta Software Profile, and click the Install button in the upper right corner.
This action allows you to install the iOS 14 beta profile for developers, which in turn will allow you to upgrade your iPhone or iPad to the new iOS 14 beta.
- Enter the password code and confirm the beta profile setting two more times.
- Click Restart.
- After the reboot, open the Settings app again, go to the “General” → “Software Update” path and click the Download and Install iOS 14 button.
Installing iOS 14 beta will start automatically immediately after downloading to the device.
According to iPhoneSoft.fr, iOS 14 beta will be available on the following devices:
- iPhone 11/11 Pro / 11 Pro Max;
- XS / XS Max;
- 8 / 8 Plus;
- 7/7 Plus;
- 6s / 6s Plus;
- iPod touch (7th generation).
Do I need to install a new profile for the next beta of iOS 14?
Not. The installed iOS 14 beta profile will be valid until the release of iOS 14. New iOS 14 beta updates, including bug fixes, as well as new operating system features, will automatically appear on the iOS device.
The final official version of iOS 14 for all users will be traditionally released in September.