latest update for the and iPad is out now, and it brings a ton of new features. include several new features and improvements. For example, you can now when wearing a facial covering, and you'll now have the you across the web and other apps. There are also .
The release of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 comes after Apple's first event of 2021, where the company announced new, the , a new with a , a and .
If you're ready to jump right into Apple's latest operating system for your phone or tablet, I'll walk you through the steps below. However, it might be abefore installing new software in case there are any issues. Keep in mind, if you take the plunge now, .
Wait: Get your iPhone or iPad ready before installing the update
It's easy to get really excited and install a new software update and all of its fancy features the moment it's available, but don't get too overzealous. I suggest taking a few minutes to do some routine maintenance on your iPhone or iPad before tapping on that install button.
Not only will it help ensure a smooth update, but you'll free up storage and clutter in the process, and you'll have a fresh backup at the ready should anything go wrong when you install the update.
We have acleaning up your device's storage and the best method for creating a backup.
Which iPhones and iPads are supported?
Apple is keeping its portfolio of supported iPhone and iPad models the same as for.
Devices that will support iOS 14, iPadOS 14
|iPhone 12 Pro Max||iPad Pro 12.9-inch (fourth generation)|
|iPhone 12 Pro||iPad Pro 11-inch (second generation)|
|iPhone 12||iPad Pro 12.9-inch (third generation)|
|iPhone 12 Mini||iPad Pro 11-inch (first generation)|
|Phone 11||iPad Pro 12.9-inch (second generation)|
|iPhone 11 Pro||iPad Pro 12.9-inch (first generation)|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max||iPad Pro 10.5-inch|
|iPhone XS||iPad Pro 9.7-inch|
|iPhone XS Max||iPad (seventh generation)|
|iPhone XR||iPad (sixth generation)|
|iPhone X||iPad (fifth generation)|
|iPhone 8||iPad Mini (fifth generation)|
|iPhone 8 Plus||iPad Mini 4|
|iPhone 7||iPad Air (third generation)|
|iPhone 7 Plus||iPad Air 2|
|iPhone 6s Plus||
|iPhone SE (first generation)||
|iPhone SE (second generation)||
|iPod Touch (seventh generation)||
How to install iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5
The good news is if you've ever installed a software update on your phone or tablet, you'll feel right at home installing iOS 14.5. It installs just like any other software update, there aren't any extra steps you need to take. That said, It's a good idea to have your device plugged into a charger to ensure you don't drain the battery, and a strong Wi-Fi connection will help speed up the process without burning through your data plan. On your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:
1. Open the Settings app.
2. Select General.
3. Tap Software Update.
Your device will connect to Apple's servers and prompt you to download and install the update. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. When your device reboots, it will be running iOS 14.5 or iPadOS 14.5.
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