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Apple will launch tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 16, bringing loads of new options and efficiency enhancements to its iPhone and iPad line (here is how one can ). The announcement was made at Apple’s Sept. 15 “Time Flies” occasion, the place the corporate additionally introduced , and a .
Apple’s been repeatedly updating its iOS software program since releasing the primary iPhone in 2007, and the primary iPad in 2010. In most up-to-date years, the corporate’s added options akin to a, on the iPad placing apps aspect by aspect and akin to Signal In with Apple, which is designed to maintain apps from amassing data from you with out your information.
In 2019, Apple break up iOS and iPadOS, successfully promising it might focus sources on new options for the iPad that will not arrive on the iPhone. The intent was to construct an iPad expertise that may very well be extra aggressive with a full pc expertise. One new characteristic the corporate’s launched for the iPad is help for utilizing an, making it simpler for folks to make use of the machine together 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, once it’s live on Sept. 16.
Get your iPhone or iPad ready 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
Once the update goes live, usually around 10 a.m. PT, you’ll install it just like any other software update. 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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