IOS 14 is officially released today. The new iOS 14 can be installed on any compatible device. iOS 14 is compatible with iPhone 6S and newer smartphones, as well as the 2019 iPod Touch. Below you will learn how to download the new operating system and install it on your iPhone to start using a huge number of new features today.
How to install?
Before you start updating, we recommend that you back up your device via iTunes or iCloud. It may take from a few minutes to an hour to download and install the update, depending on how busy your Apple servers are and your Internet connection. We also recommend connecting your iPhone to a local Wi-Fi network to make the update faster. In the first hours after the release, there may be problems downloading updates due to the influx of people who want to. We'll have to wait. To install, the device must be charged at least 50% or connected to charging.
If a smartphone or tablet from the supported list has not yet offered to download the update, then you need to do everything yourself.
Step 1. After connecting to Wi-Fi, open the Settings app and tap General → SOFTWARE Update. iOS will automatically check for available updates and let you know that iOS 14 is available.
Step 2. you will see a screen with information about all the new features and improvements in iOS 14. Click “Download and install” to download the iOS 14 update and install it on your iPhone or iPad.
When the update is downloaded, you will receive a notification. Go back to Settings → General → SOFTWARE Update and then click “Install now” to install iOS 14 on your device.
How do I install iOS 14 via iTunes?
If the iOS 14 update doesn't arrive over the air via Wi-Fi or cellular, you can use iTunes to update iOS manually. Also, if you don't have enough free space on your device, this method is suitable for you. To avoid unnecessary hassle, you can do all the work through your computer in a special program, you can download it from the iTunes link.
Before connecting your device to your computer, make sure that you are using the latest version of iTunes. If you have the latest version of iTunes installed, proceed with the following steps:
Step 1. Connect your iOS device to the computer using USB cable. Wait for iTunes to open and connect to your device.
Step 2. Click the device icon to the left of the iTunes Store button in the upper-left corner of iTunes.
Step 3. Click "Update" without holding down the "Option" key or the "Shift" key. If an iOS 14 update is available, it will automatically download and update your device to iOS 14.
Step 4. You will receive a pop-up message that a new update is available. Click on the "Download and update" button.
Step 5. The program may ask you to enter your account password, which you will need to do. Your device will be updated to the latest version of iOS.
The main innovation of iOS 14 is widgets — they can now be placed directly on work screens. For applications, a separate window has appeared where icons are sorted alphabetically or by thematic folders — this list is created automatically. Another important change is the support for picture-in-picture mode. There are many other small innovations — the Translation app with Russian language support, new emoji, more detailed maps, the function of driving via NFC, as well as a compact interface for calling the Phone app and FaceTime.
Only the main innovations that will debut in iOS 14 are listed above. You can read our post with a list of all the best new features of iOS 14 for iPhone to start using iOS 14 as productively as possible.