Those who cannot wait for the official launch of the new Apple operating systems can now enjoy all the new features now that the public beta versions of iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and tvOS 14 are already available.
In the case of the latest version of the iPhone operating system, one of the main novelties is the widgets, arriving for the Home screen. For the first time, Apple phones have more than just apps and folders on it.
This also comes for iPadOS, as the option to change the size and position of the widgets. The same goes for the new App Library, which automatically organizes your applications into categories. We have seen both features before on Android.
As for tvOS 14, among its novelties we find the new Picture-in-Picture function (also present for iPhone and iPad), a redesigned Control Center, improved multi-user support and greater security for the home.
As with any public beta version, we do not recommend that you install it on your primary device. Although iOS 14 seems quite stable, it could cause crashes and errors in your apps. It is always best to wait for the official launch, which will hopefully occur this fall alongside the iPhone 12.
If you insist on trying the public beta version, then we suggest that you backup your iPhone or iPad first. This will ensure that you can recover your data in the event of an error and you can also go back to the previous version of iOS and iPadOS easily.
Here’s what Apple says about it:
«The Apple Beta Software Program allows users to test the software before its launch. The feedback on quality and usability that you offer us helps us to identify problems, solve them and make the software Apple is even better. Please note that because the software public beta has not yet been commercially released, may contain bugs or inaccuracies and may not work as well as the software commercially released. Don’t forget to back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and Mac using Time Machine before installing a software beta.”
Apple has shown time and again that, unlike its great rival Android, it places great importance on being able to continue offering software updated on your old devices. This is demonstrated, for example, by the compatibility of iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and tvOS 14:
|IOS 14 compatibility||IPadOS 14 compatibility||TvOS 14 compatibility|
|iPhone 6s or later||iPad Air 2 or later iPad Pro (all models) iPad (5th gen.) or lateriPad mini 4 or later||Apple TV HD (4th gen.) Apple TV 4K (5th gen.)|
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