How to install the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 developer beta

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Excited about the new features and changes in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and want to give it a try? Read along for how to install the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 developer beta.

Apple announced the next major version of iOS and iPadOS at WWDC20 and also made both developers betas available to test on iPhone and iPad.

For now, youā€™ll need access to an Apple Developer account to install the new software but a public beta for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7 (first time), and tvOS 14 are coming in July.

Keep in mind itā€™s generally a bad idea to run a developer beta on your primary iPhone or iPad since there are performance issues and other bugs to be worked out. If you donā€™t have an Apple Developer account yet, you can sign up here.

How to install the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 developer beta

  1. Making a fresh backup of your iPhone or iPad with your Mac or PC is a good idea just in case you want to downgrade your device at any point and need/want to restore
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, head to Appleā€™s Developer website
  3. Tap the two-line icon in the top left corner, sign in if youā€™re not already underĀ Account
  4. Tap the two-line icon in the top left corner again, chooseĀ Downloads
  5. Swipe down and tapĀ Install ProfileĀ under iOS 14 beta or iPadOS beta
  6. TapĀ Allow to download the profile, hitĀ Close
  7. Head to Settings on your iOS device and tapĀ Profile Downloaded near the top
  8. TapĀ Install in the top right corner, enter your passcode if needed
  9. Read the consent agreement, then tapĀ Install two more time
  10. TapĀ DoneĀ then GeneralĀ in the top left
  11. Swipe to the top and chooseĀ Software update
  12. You should see iOS 14 available, tapĀ Download and Install

Hereā€™s how the process looks on iPhone:

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Since the update is almost 5GB in size, it will take a little bit to download and install but you should be all set to enjoy testing out iOS 14 and iPadOS 14!

What feature or features are you most looking forward to with the new software? Let us know down in the comments!

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