Do you want to try iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 now? New versions of the iPhone and iPad operating systems are now available in public beta. This means that the versions are still in the testing phase, but that users who are not developers can already install it on their iPhone and try all the news. The truth is that installing a beta on iOS and iPad is quite simple, but you have to take into account different points. ANDIn this tutorial we tell you what previous steps you should do, some warnings when installing a beta and, of course, how to install it.
Some recommendations before installing the beta
- Install the version on a secondary iPhone or iPad. That is, in a terminal that is not your main device. The versions are not stable, so they can have major failures when using the iPhone or applications that are essential for you. Although it is true that Apple solves them in the following versions, beta updates are made every two weeks.
- Make a backup: you can do it through iCloud. This step is very important, since if there is a failure you can always go back to a previous version and recover all your data.
- Try to have a battery at all times: it is recommended to connect the iPhone to the charger to always have a battery. The beta update requires a lot more work than a regular update.
- Follow the steps on the iPhone: in the event that you are going to install iOS 14. Or, on the iPad if you are going to install iPadOS 14.
iOS 14: compatible iPhone models
We start with iOS 14, the version of the operating system for the iPhone. The first public beta is now available to download on a large number of compatible models. From iPhone 6s to iPhone 11 Pro Max. Below is the complete list of compatible phones for iOS 14. Check that your model can install the version before continuing with the steps.
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11
- iPhone Xs Max
- iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xr
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone SE 2nd generation
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 6s
Steps to install the iOS 14 beta
First, make a backup of your data. To do so, go to Settings> Apple ID> iCloud> Copy to iCloud> Back up now. Wait for the copy to complete before taking any other steps, as this could affect the backup of your data.
When the backup is complete, it’s time to register your account in Apple’s beta program. To do this, you must go to the official Apple page for betas. Then, click on the ‘Sing Up’ icon and sign in with your Apple ID. It is very important that you use the same account that is registered on your iPhone.
Once inside the betas page, click on the iOS category. In the ‘Get Started’ option, click on the link that says ‘Enroll your iOS Device’.
A new page will open. In this we must download the profile that allows us to register our device as a beta version. Here the Apple page will guide you through the steps. The first is to make the backup, something we have previously done. The second and most important step is to download the beta profile. Click on the button that says ‘Download Porfile’. Lastly, allow safari or the browser to download the file. Just press ‘Allow’ in the popup.
The profile will be downloaded to the iPhone immediately. Now, go to Settings and you will see an option called ‘Downloaded profile‘. Enter and install the downloaded profile by clicking on the top button. Enter the code of your iPhone and press ‘Install’ again. Restart the iPhone.
Once it’s on, go to Settings> General> Software update. The public beta of iOS 14 will appear there. Click Install and wait for it to download and install. Do not worry if you see that it takes too long, it is normal. If you see that the beta of iOS 14 does not appear, but of iOS 13, you must install that version first in order to download and apply the latest one.
iPadOS 14, how to install the beta
The steps to install iPad OS 14 on iPad are the same as on iPhone, but with a small change. First, Let’s see what devices are compatible with iPadOS 14.
- iPad Pro 4th gen (12.9 inch)
- iPad Pro 3 gen (12.9 inch)
- iPad Pro 2nd gen (12.9 inch)
- iPad Pro 2nd gen (11-inch)
- iPad Pro 1st gen (22.9 inch)
- iPad Pro 1st gen (11 inch)
- iPad Pro 10.5 inch
- iPad Pro 9.7 inch
- iPad 7a gen
- iPad 6th gen
- iPad 5th gen
- iPad Mini 5th gen
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Air 3rd gen
- iPad Air 2
Here are the steps to install the iPadOS beta: the same as in iOS, except that you have to download a different profile.
- Backup iCloud to iPad
- From the iPad itself, head over to Apple’s betas page. Then click on ‘Sing Up’ and log in with your Apple ID. It must be the same as the iPad.
- Click on the iPadOS option and click on ‘Get Started’. Then click on ‘Enroll your Device’.
- On the new page, click on ‘Download Porfile’.
- Go to Settings> Downloaded Profile> Install. Confirm installation and restart iPad
- Once turned on, go to Settings> General> System Update. Download the latest version.
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