How to install iOS 14 Beta Version to iPad in 2021?
The new versions of the operating system for iPad and iPhone in version 14 can finally be tested by everyone. Find out now how to download iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 on your device!
The beta versions of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 have been released and both have a very similar installation method. In this article we will show you how to have them on your device too!
If you are not enrolled in Apple’s (paid) developer program, this is your first chance to test the new software in beta. The beta versions will be periodically updated until we get to have the final one that will be released around this fall.
Usually the announcement of new hardware by Apple occurs at the same time as the usual annual event in September but due to the delays caused by the recent coronavirus pandemic it may not be like in previous years, however you can expect the final versions of iOS and iPad this year.
Before starting, we remind you what has always been valid for all beta versions: even if they seem stable overall, they may contain some bugs that in the final version, expected by the end of 2020, will be eliminated. It would therefore be better to wait, if you are not willing to risk interference with applications or problems that could affect battery life or connectivity, even if it can be difficult;)
While using, of each of the beta versions released, we have encountered various problems but maybe your experience might be different. In any case, if you decide to install them, we recommend that you make a backup of your data.
What you need to know about the iOS 14 beta before installing.
New features of iOS 14
Lots of big and small changes on iOS 14, you can’t wait to try the new widget that you notice right away on the redesigned home screen and the app library feature that automatically organizes apps according to their category, plus it’s coming to iOS 14 for iPhone the Picure-in-Picture mode (also called “PiP”) which will allow, for example, to watch a video without interfering with the other functions of the phone.
You will also find other new features including more expressive Memoji for messages, on Apple Maps bike directions (only for the United States) and new revisited group messaging. Apple is likely to add new features as beta versions are released until the final version is reached later in the year.
Problems we encountered on iOS 14
Sometimes it has happened that the iPhone app crashed during incoming calls and in general applications tend to crash more often than the previous version iOS 13.
iOS, from version 14, indicates when applications pair content from the pair memory paste revealing some strange behaviors from the privacy point of view: often applications such as TikTok, Reddit and LinkedIn copy the contents of your memory with letters, even if you have not asked for it, thus revealing contents, perhaps even private, that are not ‘come with these applications. While in previous iOS versions you had no way of knowing, now every access to this memory is notified.
What you need to know before changing to the iPad OS 14 beta?
What changes can I expect from iPad OS 14?
Last year’s version of iPadOS was the first to adapt iOS to large tablet screens and their specific features, this year’s version, called iPadOS 14, receives improvements by also borrowing some of the main features of iOS 14 .
The “Today View” in iPadOS 14 will support widgets and many Apps get the Apple Sidebar function that facilitates navigation, The Apple Pencil with an increasingly updated software is enriched with the Scribble function that allows you to use it in every field of text. You can also use Scribble to take notes in various languages and convert them from cursive to block letters.
Problems we encountered on iPadOS 14
At the moment, no particular problems have been detected with iPad.
How to install the beta version of iOS 13 and iPad 14
To install iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 follow the instructions below:
- Back up your device with iCloud, MacOS Catalina or iTunes to not lose data in case something goes wrong.
- Select “Register your device” (may need to scroll horizontally)
- Visit the Apple Beta Program page (site available in English only), find it easily by searching for Apple Beta on Google, and go and log in with your Apple iCloud credentials.
- Now you need to download the beta profile. This is a file that helps your device notify Apple that it wants to download the beta version via a digital signature. To download the profile press the button “Enroll your Device” (iPad) or navigate with the arrow menu and press “Download the Beta Profile” after choosing the correct device. Go to the device settings and you will immediately find a button to activate the profile.
- After this procedure you can download the Beta version of iOS and iPad OS by accessing the Updates menu that you find in the general settings section as if it were a normal update.
Which devices are compatible with the new versions?
List of iPhones compatible with iOS 14
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS, XS Max
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 8, 8 Plus
- iPhone 7, 7 Plus
- iPhone 6S, 6S Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
List of iPads compatible with iPadOS 14
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (third generation)
- iPad Air 2