Apple has released a new batch of operating systems for its range of supported devices. The rollout covers iOS 14, iPadOS 14, WatchOS7 and tvOS 14. Along with the new software comes a robust set of new features across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch. The software arrives the day after Apple announced a new Watch Series 6, Watch SE, new iPad Air and iPad 10.2-inch. Keep in mind that iOS 14 and its related counterparts are slowly rolling out in regions. If you don’t see the update yet, just keep checking every hour. We can confirm it is downloadable on our non-beta devices this morning.
iOS 14 comes in at around 4.7GB on the iPhone and iPad range. The software update may be smaller on your device depending on the model. You can check for updates by heading to Settings > General > Software Update. This will prompt the device to start downloading the hefty file and installing it.
If you are on Apple Watch then open your Watch App, head General > Software Update and repeat the same process. Keep in mind that your watch needs to have at least 50% battery and must be on charge in order to install the update. Apple TV users can install tvOS 14 by heading into Settings > System > Update.
iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 brings a load of new features to each device. On the iPhone, the company has introduced Widgets which are placed around your home screen and do all sorts of things. There’s also a new App Library that replaces your pages and pages of app icons into a new drawer-like page. Other changes include privacy tweaks, a new Siri layout and more. Also, when you get a phone call it no longer takes up your whole screen (finally).
As for iPadOS 14, this brings with it new Widgets along with handwriting to text support for Apple Pencil. There’s also a new search bar and changes to privacy. WatchOS 7 brings with it a new sleep tracking mode and watch faces.
iOS 14 supports all iPhone models from the 6s and up. iPadOS 14 supports all iPad models from the Air 2 and Mini 4. WatchOS7 is available on Apple Watch models Series 3 and up. You can find out more about the new software here.