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Apple just released iOS 14 beta 8 and iPadOS 14 beta 8 to developers

Published Sep 9th, 2020 1:14PM EDT
iOS 14 beta 8
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  • Apple rolled out iOS 14 beta 8 and iPadOS 14 beta 8 for developers on Wednesday.
  • Now that public betas are rolling out as well, everyone with an iOS or iPadOS device can try out 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.

After announcing a new digital event for September 15th, Apple’s busy week continues with the rollout of the eighth iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 betas. This is the third week in a row that we’ve seen a new iOS 14 beta, with iOS 14 beta 6 dropping on August 25th and iOS 14 beta 7 arriving on September 3rd.

Apple is not expected to announce the new iPhone 12 until October, which means we’ll probably have to wait at least another month before iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 launch to the public. If that’s the case, there could be at least one or two more betas before everyone can get their hands on the new software.

More information about the latest iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 beta releases will be published on Apple’s website shortly. A quick glance makes it look like bug fixes and improvements are the focus of this beta.

Apple’s iOS 14 beta 8 is now available, alongside the corresponding iPad software update for developers, iPadOS 14 beta 8. 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.