iOS 14: Features, How to Install Update & More



  • iOS 14 will be rolling out in India by 17 September. 
  • iOS 14 will be available for the iPhone 6s, 6s plus, and above devices
  • The overall size of the new update is 4GB and it can be varied as per the device model. 

iOS 14 starts rolling out from today globally. On Tuesday, Tim Cook concluded a keynote that the iOS 14 update would be rolled out and available for the compatible devices from 16 September. Tim Cook also announced that apart from iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14 & watchOS 7 would also be rolled out for the compatible devices. 

The Apple virtual event that held on Tuesday mainly focused on the two major products- the iPad & the Apple Watch. With all these, the CEO of Apple also announced that the iOS 14 is going to released on the 16 September. This means for the iPhone users will receive the update for the iOS 13 & iOS 14. So let’s dive into the article and find out how you can install the updates, features, and the list of compatible devices.

Release time in India

The iOS will be available in India on 17 September. The latest iOS and iPad updates will be rolled out gradually and the compatible devices will get the alert of the OS update. Before updating your phones make sure it is charged enough and have enough wifi because the update size is approx 4 GB and it can vary depending on the devices.

What is new in the iOS 14

The iOS 14 developer preview and features were announced in June and we have covered that topic too, read here if you want deeper detail. After using the developers’ preview, there is no doubt that iOS has gone through the massive changes that include Siri. Siri also received a late but refresh and indeed a good one. 

The home screen of the new update also gets a new look where an App library is given so users can easily find the app they are looking for. Widgets also get an update and show in different sizes and shape now users can easily add the widgets to the home screen like weather, stocks, note app, and many more.

Picture-in-Picture is the new feature that is coming in iOS 14, this is an iPad feature, when users close the youtube app while watching the video, the picture-in-picture will pop up. 

Messages is one of the favorite apps of the iPhones also get a major change in which users can pin the message at the top easily, in fact also bring a host of updates to group messages. From the new update, Siri will not take up the whole screen, it will only pop up at the bottom of the screen. Phone calls will also appear at the top of the screen which means the work you are doing won’t get affected. 

Privacy is in the core of the iOS 14 update, users will see the orange and green light at the top of the screen if any app uses the camera and mic of the device. 

List of Compatible Devices

iOS 14 and the iPadOS 14 will be available for the download as it is announced officially. So here is the list of compatible devices that are going to get the notification of the new iOS update. 

iPhones iPads
iPhone 11 iPad Pro 12.9 inch (4th Gen)
iPhone 11 Pro iPad Pro 11 inch (2nd Gen)
iPhone 11 Pro Max iPad Pro 12.9 inch (3rd Gen)
iPhone XS iPad Pro 11 inch (1st Gen)
iPhone XS Max iPad Pro 12.9 inch (2nd Gen)
iPhone XR iPad Pro 12.9 (1st Gen)
iPhone X iPad Pro 10.5 inch
iPhone 8 iPad Pro 9.7 inch
iPhone 8 plus iPad (7th Gen)
iPhone 7 iPad (6th Gen)
iPhone 7 plus iPad (5th Gen)
iPhone 6s iPad mini (5th Gen)
iPhone 6s plus iPad mini 4
iPhone SE (1st Gen) iPad Air (3rd Gen)
iPhone SE (2nd Gen) iPad Air 2

How to install the Update

For updating your existing iOS with the new update here are the steps you need to follow

  • Open the Settings
  • Click on the General
  • Click on the Software Update
  • After clicking on the Software Update, your iPhone will automatically connect to the server of the Apple to check for the latest update.
  • After getting update information follow the given instructions and let the device reboot and after all this your device will run on the iOS 14. 

So this is all about the iOS 14 update, which features you like the most, and for which feature you are going to use tell us in the comment section. 

Till then, stay safe, stay at home, wash your hands, and be happy

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