Here's How You Can Download iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Around the World [It's Out]

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Apple's official public release of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 dropped on Wednesday, September 16, just a day after the company released the Golden Master to third-party developers. Also set to be made available to the general public for the first time are watchOS 7 and tvOS 14.

Getting Started With iOS 14 Video

Click image to watch iOS 14 Getting Started


While that's left a lot of developers scrambling to test and submit their apps to Apple for review – a process that can sometimes take days if not weeks – that doesn't change the fact that plenty of Apple device users will be eager to download and install the new software as soon as it comes out.

There are tons of native features in ‌iOS 14‌ and ‌iPadOS 14‌, all the details of which you can find in our iOS 14 roundup and iPadOS 14 roundup.

Release Date and Time


Apple's iOS 14 was released on September 16th right before 4pm Eastern / 1pm Pacific time. The update should be available worldwide by the time you read this.

How to Install

The update is available on all eligible devices (see below) over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
  1. Ideally, plug your iPhone or iPad into a power outlet
  2. Go to Settings > General > Software Update
  3. Tap Download and Install
For full details on all the new features, visit our release article which lists all the many new features found in iOS 14.

Device Compatibility


iOS 14 is compatible with the same iPhones as iOS 13, including older devices like the original iPhone SE and iPhone 6s. iOS 14 compatible devices are listed below.
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • 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 (2016)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)
iPadOS 14 is compatible with all of the same devices that were able to run iPadOS 13, which include:
  • All iPad Pro models
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4 and 5
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2
watchOS 7 can be installed on Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4, and Series 5 models. It is not compatible with the original first-generation Apple Watch, Apple Watch Series 1, or Apple Watch Series 2.

tvOS 14 is designed to run on the fourth- and fifth-generation Apple TV models. It is not compatible with earlier versions of the Apple TV, as those models do not support tvOS.

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otternonsense

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I know that we could, I don't know if we should. I'm itching to try the new features but remembering what happened last year with 13.. that was rough. I think I'll wait for the first reviews to kick in. Having actual devs being caught off guard by Tim's announcement yesterday did not build a lot of confidence.
 

recoil80

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I know that we could, I don't know if we should. I'm itching to try the new features but remembering what happened last year with 13.. that was rough. I think I'll wait for the first reviews to kick in. Having actual devs being caught off guard by Tim's announcement yesterday did not build a lot of confidence.
14 is better than 13, but some developers won't make it on time with their updates, maybe their apps won't crash and will only miss some new 14 features. Waiting a few days is not a bad choice
 

OldRhodie

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I installed IOS 14, iPadOS 14 and WatchOS 7 last night - London time zone. I wondered if it was the final beta so deleted the profile for the betas and, indeed, it is the fair dinkum final version.
 

widestload

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Does watchOS7 require iOS14? I kind of want to hold off updating iOS as I’ll likely get the iPhone 12 so would ideally have ios14 as part of that new toy. As I’m keeping my S5 watch I’d like to update that though.
 
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BillyBobBongo

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You guys mention Paris & Berlin, yet Brussels is considered the capital of Europe. It houses the NATO Headquarters & loads of European Union institutes for a reason. Might want to start using it ;-)

Cheers,

An objective Belgian. 😇
Make you a deal, when you lot get your roads in order (my poor suspension) we'll consider your request.

Sincerely

A Dutch neighbour :p
 

MacinMan

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I'm having mixed thoughts about updating. The latest version of iOS 13 is stable on my iPhone 7 Plus. However, I typically do upgrade on day one, as there usually aren't any really big show stopping bugs.

Since I did a restore and clean installed iOS 13 about mid cycle of iOS 13, would it be better to do a clean install of iOS 14 ? I usually don't have any upgrade problems with iOS. It's mainly to clean out cruft from accumulated updates and use. I'll decide later closer to the time of release if I want to upgrade on day one as usual.
 

daabido

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You guys mention Paris & Berlin, yet Brussels is considered the capital of Europe. It houses the NATO Headquarters & loads of European Union institutes for a reason. Might want to start using it ;-)

Cheers,

An objective Belgian. 😇
Maybe the EU could legislate that MacRumors must mention Brussels in next year's announcement.

I'm just salty they mentioned Sydney, but not Brisbane, or Betoota.
 
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