iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas just launched: how to update your iPhone 11 or iPad Pro

iOS 14 reimagines the home screen (Image source: Apple)
iOS 14 reimagines the home screen (Image source: Apple)
Apple recently launched the iOS 14 open beta program. iPhone and iPad users enrolled in the beta program can easily get hold of the first public beta build. iOS 14 features a number or improvements including a redesigned home screen and Apple Pencil handwriting recognition.
Arjun Krishna Lal,

Apple recently released the first public betas for iOS 14 and iPadOS. iPhone and iPad users who've enrolled themselves in the beta program can head over to Apple's beta page and download a device profile to get access to the open beta. iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 promise a number of new features.

A redesigned home screen lets you place widgets on app pages, Android-style. iPad users with an Apple Pencil have cause to celebrate. Scribble, Apple's new text recognition solution converts writing to text globally. This is a relief for Apple Pencil users who've been forced to rely on third-party solutions like Nebo for handwriting recognition.

If you haven't signed up for the beta and you want to get in on the action, the process is very simple. You need to visit the aforementioned Apple beta page here, then click on the Enroll Your Devices link at the top. Alternatively, just add "enroll" to the beta page URL. Apple recommends that you archive a backup of your existing system before upgrading.

If you're feeling lucky, skip past that step and click on "Download Profile." Then, head to your device's Settings app, tap on General, then tap on "Profiles." You should see an iOS 14 beta profile show up. Tap on install.

After this, just head over to the Software Update pane and you should see the iOS 14 Beta ready to download and install. It's a 2.66 GB update so make sure you have the space.


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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-07- 9 (Update: 2020-07- 9)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.