It’s been a few weeks since the iOS and iPadOS 14 announcements during WWDC 2020, and the iOS 14 beta is already here. Finally! There had already been two rounds of iOS 14 developer beta testing, on June 22 and July 7, so it was about time the first public beta also released. If you’re like us and have been impatiently waiting to get your hands on the new operating systems, the iOS 14 public beta can be downloaded from the Apple Beta Software Program website.
How to Download the Public Beta
If you can’t wait until the official release and want to test out the new features right away, then here’s how to download the iOS 14 beta:
- Head to the Apple Beta Software Program website.
- Sign up with your Apple ID.
- Select the operating system you wish to install. In this case, iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.
- Scroll down to Get Started and click on “enroll your iOS device”.
- The page that appears will take you step-by-step through backing up your data, downloading the configuration profile on your iOS device, and installing the beta software from Settings.
And there you go! It’s as simple as that.
Before you rush off to download the iOS 14 beta or the iPadOS beta to your devices, make sure you’ve backed up all your important data from your device! Beta software can sometimes lead to data loss and other troubles, so it’s best not to install them on “mission-critical” or primary devices. However, if you have a secondary device lying around, then you’ll surely enjoy testing out the new features yourself before they’re officially available!
What to Expect
Announced on 22 June during the keynote special of WWDC 2020, iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 bring a host of new and exciting features. Some of these include new widgets for the home screen, picture-in-picture video viewing, App Clips, a new Translate app, exciting iMessage features, and so much more! So, if you want to try these out yourself and don’t want to wait until the official release, go ahead and give the iOS and iPadOS public beta a try. And let us know how it goes!