The update is offered over-the-air, but you can already find it on Apple’s official website. As always, it is recommended not to use such software on a smartphone or tablet that you use every day. Errors may creep into beta software, which can cause your device to respond differently or – even worse – crash.
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14: second beta out now
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 offer many new features, which we have already written extensively about. For example, you can expect changes for your home screen, since you can now also place widgets on it. The widgets are not as interactive as in the quick menu and mainly convey information. Moreover, they are not the same widgets as you already know them, since developers have to create new variants using WidgetKit.
And another new important feature is the App Library. That is a list of apps (whether or not in folders), which are presented in alphabetical order (similar to the Android app drawer). This makes it possible to clean up your home screen: you can remove entire pages and thereby create more overview. Missing apps can now be found in the digital library.
You can also count on a picture-in-picture mode for videos and FaceTime, you can try out parts of apps thanks to App Clips and the Home app has become a lot smarter and expanded. IPadOS 14 users can expect many of the same iOS 14 changes. But there are also unique parts, such as Scribble. This allows you to write on the screen of your iPad, which then converts the written text into legible text.
Learn more about iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 here.