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iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 beta 3 now available to download for developers

Published Jul 22nd, 2020 1:29PM EDT
iOS 14 beta 3
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  • Apple rolled out the iOS 14 beta 3 and iPadOS 14 beta 3 for developers on Wednesday.
  • This is the first update we’ve seen for the upcoming software release since the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas rolled out to everyone earlier this month.
  • 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.

Nearly two weeks after Apple opened the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 betas to the public, the third beta has been seeded to developers, bringing us one step closer to the final version of the software set to be released this fall alongside the next-generation iPhone series. So far, the beta releases have been surprisingly stable, and although there are some compatibility issues with select apps, the software itself has been running smoothly.

The iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas were released on July 9th, and included all of the features and improvements of the first two betas that were seeded to developers. If recent history is any guide, a new version of the public betas could begin rolling out as early as today, but shouldn’t take long to arrive regardless.

Apple’s iOS 14 beta 3 is now available, alongside the corresponding iPad software update for developers, iPadOS 14 beta 3. 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.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.