iOS 14

iOS 14 latest features – How to update your device to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14

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Yes! the latest and much-awaited iOS 14 is finally here. If you do not know about this before, now you know. Well, in this article, I will be showing you the latest iOS 14 features and how you can update your device to either of the two

iOS 14 is the 14th and the recent major release of the iOS mobile operating system. The latest OS was developed by Apple incorporated for their iPhone, as well as their iPad Touchlines. The iOS 14 was made known to the general public on the 22nd of June as a successor to iOS 13, this year at the Worldwide Developers Conference of the company. And it was released on the 16th of September, 2020.

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iOS 14 features

It’s no doubt that iOS 14 has so many features. Interestingly, some new features have been included in the iOS 14 and they include:

  • A whole new Siri interface
  • App Clips allows you to make use of mini-apps on the spot
  • Memoji updates
  • Car Keys
  • Safari improvements
  • CarPlay
  • The Translate app
  • ARKit 4
  • Apple Arcade
  • New widgets on the Today view and home screen
  • A new home screen with the App Library
  • Picture-in-picture
  • A whole new Siri interface
  • Major Messages improvements
  • Camera improvements
  • Default email and browser apps
  • Maps improvement
  • Keyboard tweaks
  • Camera improvements
  • Privacy enhancements
  • FaceTime improvements

Some features to expect next year (in 2021)

Below is the list of features you should expect next year in iOS 14:

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  • Privacy information on App Store
  • Support for car keys may be available on some cars and only in some specified configurations.
  • The ECG app will also be available on Apple Watch Series 4 and later with the newest versions of iOS and watchOS.
  • Cycling directions for the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Beijing, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and many more.
  • Face recognition, Adaptive Lighting, as well as ad Activity Zones in the Home app, will need a HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad set up as a compatible HomeKit accessory and as a home hub.
  • App tracking controls will be required.

iOS 14 Supported Devices

I believe you have now learned some of the features of the latest iOS 14 OS. Before updating your device to either iOS 14 or iPadOS 14, you should know that the update is only compatible with a few devices. So, here I will be listing the devices that the iOS 14 is compatible with. Below are devices the latest OS is compatible with:

  • The 7th generation iPod touch
  • Second generation iPhone SE
  • The 1st generation iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s
  • The iPhone 6s plus
  • iPhone 7
  • The iPhone 7 plus
  • iPhone 8
  • The iPhone 8 plus
  • iPhone x
  • The iPhone XR
  • iPhone xs
  • The iPhone xs max
  • iPhone 11
  • The iPhone 11 pro
  • iPhone 11 pro max

The devices I listed above are the devices compatible with iOS 14. This means, if you have any of the devices listed above, you can now easily update or install the latest OS to your device. Well, if you do not know how you can go about the installation and updating process, keep reading and carefully follow the steps below.

Updating your device to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14

Updating your device to either iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 is very easy if only you understand the basic steps. Unlike Android, where you will have to start going through a long process just to update. Updating your device is very important.

The reason is that when you upgrade your device to any of the two, your device becomes very fast, more intelligent, personal, and even secured. Well, to update your device, you will have to create a backup first. You can choose to back up your device to iCloud.

With this, you will have a copy of all information on your phone. Once you have done the above, you can now follow the steps below to install.

Carefully follow the steps below to install:

  • Go to Settings on your device
  • Click on “General”.
  • Now select “Software Update”.
  • Finally, click on download and install.
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Simple! you have just updated your device to the latest OS iOS.