With iOS 14, you iPhone will surely take on a new admirable face. Apple claims that iOS 14 is designed to "give your iPhone a new look, and take it to a whole new level". What we expect is the improvement is not only on the look, but also on the performance. Let's see what new features iOS 14 brings to us.
New App Library
Privacy & Security
Actually, it is very easy and simple to update your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to iOS 14. But to make the journey smooth and safe, you'd better do the following preparations first. Especially, make a full backup of your data before you do anything. Why? No one can suffer the loss of iOS data in any cases.
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 will be available for all major models of iPhones and iPads. One point to note: some models that supported iOS 12 like iPhone 5/6 no longer support iOS 14. Here are the complete list of iPhones, iPads, and iPods where iOS 14 can definitely be installed.
iPhone 2020 range
iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
iPhone SE (1st, 2nd generation)
iPhone XS, XS Max and XR
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6S Plus
12.9-inch iPad Pro
11-inch iPad Pro
10.5-inch iPad Pro
9.7-inch iPad Pro
iPad 6th generation
iPad 5th generation
iPad Air 3
iPad Air 2
iPad mini 4
iPod touch 7th generation
Do not neglect: a full backup of your iOS device is extremely important before iOS 14 update. Data loss happens A LOT during and after people update to new iOS version every year. So, do remember to backup your iPhone/iPad before you do anything. Whenever anything unexpected happens, we are therefore able to restore our data easily from the iOS backups. Here there are 3 ways to backup your iPhone/iPad easily.
Official backup solution. Only 5 GB of free storage.
When you update your iOS device wirelessly, you might see a message There's not enough available storage to download iOS 14. The new iOS 14 update installer is around 2GB. Your iPhone or iPad also requires 1.5 - 2GB additional free storage to install the iOS 13 update.
So, to update to iOS 14 smoothly, you need at least 4 - 5 GB of free space on your iPhone/iPad. To check available storage on iPhone, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage. You can also follow the tips below to free up more space for iOS 14 update.
Go to Settings > iTunes & App Stores and enable Offload Unused Apps. This will delete the iOS app but keep documents and data so you can restore it later from the App Store.
Videos and music usually takes a lot more storage than you expected. If you use Apple Music, go to Settings > Music > Downloaded Music. Swipe left on the music or album and tap Delete.
Go to Settings > Messages > Message History > Keep Messages > select 30 days, and delete all the messages and attachments older than 30 days. See other tips on deleting iPhone messages.
When the iOS 14 update comes out, your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch will receive the update notice. Generally there are two methods to install iOS 14 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch: Over the Air and iTunes. You can choose either method to update your iPhone/iPad to iOS 14 based on actual situations.
iOS 14 mainly focuses on the "new look". Quite a few users reported that iOS 14 lacks equal focus on performance and stability. If iOS 14 is causing issues on your iPhone or iPad and driving you crazy, you can actually downgrade from iOS 14 to iOS 13.7 before Apple stops signing iOS 13.7 firmware.
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