- Apple rolled out the iOS 14 beta 5 and iPadOS 14 beta 5 for developers on Tuesday.
- Now that public betas are rolling out as well, everyone with an iOS or iPadOS device can try the new software and all of the features that Apple is adding this fall.
- iOS 14 is a massive update packed with hundreds of new features that you can read about right here — some highlights include home screen widgets, new Compact UI features, an App Library with all of your installed apps, and the redesigned Messages app.
Apple has already announced that the iPhone 12 will launch later than usual this year due to the pandemic, but that isn’t stopping the company from rolling out regular beta releases for the software that will ship with the new hardware. Two weeks after seeding the fourth developer beta, Apple started rolling out the fifth beta for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 on Tuesday, likely fixing issues with the operating system and adding new features.
iOS 14 developer beta 4 added a few features of notes, including support for Exposure Notification, the return of 3D Touch, and a new TV widget. Once Apple shares the release notes for beta 5, we’ll list them here.
Apple’s iOS 14 beta 5 is now available, alongside the corresponding iPad software update for developers, iPadOS 14 beta 5. If you’re wondering whether or not your device is compatible with iOS 14 or iPadOS 14, we put together a full list below that contains every compatible device. If your device is on there, you’re good to go:
- 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 (7th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
As you know by now, installing a new iOS or iPadOS beta on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch couldn’t be easier. Just navigate to Settings > General > Software Update and then tap “Download and Install” at the bottom of that page. If you want, you can also install the update through iTunes by connecting your iOS device to your computer. Whichever method you choose, just make sure to back up your device before installing the update.