Last month Apple unveiled iPadOS 14, the next iteration for its iPad Operating system, at WWDC20. The official debut of iPad OS 14 is slated to be later this year, but recently, the company kicked off public beta testing. In this article, we show you how you can download the latest iPadOS 14 public beta on your iPad.
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Compatible Devices
Its customary that every new software version wont always support old hardware devices. For the iPhones, you will need to have either of these;
iOS 14 Compatible iPhones
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
iPod touch (7th-generation)For iPadOS 14, you’ll be glad to know that it is compatible with all tablets that were compatible with iPadOS 13.
All iPadOS 14 Compatible iPad tablets;
- All iPad Pro models.
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4 and 5.
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2.
How to download the iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 Public beta
Step 1. Backup personal data on your iPad/iPhone
Although this is not a mandatory step, be sure to back up your personal data files first before downloading the beta software. This will act as a fallback system just in case the software messes up with your data – its beta software you can’t fully trust it. So backup your personal files and etc. to whatever cloud service you prefer: Google Drive, iCloud or any other. Besides, keep in mind beta software may cause some features to stop working completely.
Step 2. Signup for Apple’s iPadOS 14 beta program
The first step is to sign up for Apple’s beta software program. Head over to the ABSP website and tap on “Sign up” if you’re not a member. If you already signed up, choose the “Sign in” option. Signing up for the Apple Beta Software Program opens your door to try out any public betas for any of the company’s new software iterations as long as you have a compatible device. These includes iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS.
Step 3. Download the beta profile and Install it
Next up is downloading the beta profile. After you’ve enrolled to Apple’s Beta Software Program, click on ‘Install profile’ button. When prompted to choose a device, tap on “iPad” or “iPhone” depending on which device you want to install beta software to.
N/B: This has to be done using the iPad/iPhone itself.
Once you’ve downloaded the beta profile, it’s time to install it.
Step 4. Install the Beta Profile
To install the downloaded beta profile, open the Settings app then General > Profile and select tap Profile Downloaded. Next up, tap “Install” in the top-right corner of the screen and follow the prompts: enter your passcode, and then tap “install” again in the pop-up window. Tap “Done” in the last window.
Step 5. Download iPad OS 14 /iOS 14 Public beta Once you’re done with steps above, go to General then Software Update, and tap ‘Download and Install’ and follow the prompts. Once the update has been downloaded, your device will restart to install the update.