iOS 14 is out officially. What’s new and how to install

Testing for iOS 14, which began in late June, went surprisingly smoothly. The current iteration of the operating system, unlike the previous one, did not give testers a single serious problem, such as arbitrary deletion of backups or slow work. Even the early beta versions were surprisingly fast, outperforming even iOS 13 release builds. I can imagine how great it will work when the update is out. Stop. So it’s already out and you can download it.

As promised at the presentation on September 15, today Apple released the release version of iOS 14. The update turned out to be, perhaps, even more extensive than iOS 13, so the company’s developers took into account most of the user requirements and implemented them in the current iteration of the operating system. If last year Apple, in fact, satisfied only the request for the implementation of the night theme, then this year there are much, much more innovations implemented at the initiative of users.

What’s new in iOS 14

  • CarKey interface transforms iPhone as a virtual car key;
  • Desktop widgets with the ability to combine into miniature icons;
  • The ability to replace the standard browser and mail with third-party applications;
  • Built-in application “Translation” with Russian language support;
  • Application library that organizes software and facilitates navigation;

The application library makes it easier to catalog all software

  • Compact call interface of the Phone application, FaceTime and others;

Now an incoming call will not interrupt you from important matters

  • Support for picture-in-picture mode for iPhone;
  • Pinned and group chats in iMessage;
  • Compact Siri interface;
  • New functions of the “Home” application;
  • Advanced security mechanisms;

In iOS 14, Apple has seriously tightened security

  • Tracking insecure passwords;
  • Spatial sound for AirPods Pro;
  • AirPods low battery notification;
  • Support for blitz applications that run without installation;

Blitz apps don’t require installation

  • Increased camera shutter speed;

The indicator will let you know that you are being watched through a camera or microphone

  • Recording indicator for camera or microphone;
  • The ability to give apps only an approximate location.

The above are only the main innovations that will debut in iOS 14. As you can see, there are quite a few of them and it is almost impossible to single out any specific one – they all have high value for users who interact with iOS on a daily basis. Take any feature – from CarKey to Translation – and each one will be indispensable regardless of the device you are using, be it iPhone or iPad.

Devices that will receive iOS 14

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone Xs Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE 1st generation
  • iPhone SE 2nd generation
  • iPod Touch 7
  • iPad Pro 12.9 ”4th generation
  • iPad Pro 11 “2nd generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9 ”3rd generation
  • iPad Pro 11 ”1st generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9 ”2nd generation
  • iPad Pro 12.9 ”1st generation
  • iPad Pro 10.5 “
  • iPad Pro 9.7 “”
  • iPad 8
  • iPad 7
  • iPad 6
  • iPad 5
  • iPad mini 5
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air 4
  • iPad Air 3
  • iPad Air 2

As you can see, the list of devices compatible with iOS 14 includes all the same ones that have been updated to iOS 13. That is, this year not a single Apple smartphone or tablet will be left without support. This was rather unusual to hear, given that there are quite a few new features in iOS 14, which, according to the logic of things, should put a significant load on the hardware of compatible devices. But, apparently, this is not entirely true, since Apple developers rewrote the platform’s program code and made it lighter, increasing the actual performance in a number of use cases.

Download iOS 14

Downloading iOS 14, which has already arrived in the release, is even easier than installing beta versions of the update.

  • Go to “Settings” – “General” – “Profiles”;
  • Select the iOS 14 beta profile and delete it;

Delete the beta profile and the update will arrive automatically

  • Go to the “Software Update” section;
  • Search for updates and install iOS 14.

This instruction is given taking into account the need to exit the beta testing program. That is if you have a test profile installed, proceed with the first three steps. If not, go straight to the fourth. At the time of publication, iOS 14 is already available for download by air. However, keep in mind that due to the large influx of people, the download speed can be quite slow. As a result, the entire update process can take an hour or even two, regardless of your Internet connection.

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Author: John Kessler
Graduated From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, worked in various little-known media. Currently is an expert, editor and developer of Free News.
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