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iOS 14 public beta 4 was just released for the iPhone

Published Aug 6th, 2020 1:04PM EDT
iOS 14 Public Beta 4 Download
Image: Zach Epstein for BGR
  • After releasing iOS 14 beta 4 and iPadOS 14 beta 4 for developers on Tuesday, Apple has now issued iOS 14 public beta 4 and iPadOS 14 public beta 4.
  • 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 huge 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.

Following the release of the fourth iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 beta releases for developers on Tuesday, Apple has now released both iOS 14 public beta 4 and iPadOS 14 public beta 4. As usual, the latest beta includes various bug fixes and improvements. The good news is that iOS 14 beta 4 should resolve the accidental disabling of 3D Touch that users were experiencing. According to Apple’s website, beta 4 also resolves an issue that was causing the App Store to quit unexpectedly when Full Keyboard Access is enabled, adds the ExposureNotification framework, and lets you reach HomeKit accessories when your device is locked. Other new features include a nifty new Apple TV widget, improvements to search, and the addition of the Exposure Notification API, which ties into the system being built that will alert users of possible exposure to the novel coronavirus.

Apple’s iOS 14 public beta 4 is now available, alongside the corresponding iPad software update for developers, iPadOS 14 public beta 4. 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.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.