So you've decided to take the plunge and install the public beta of iOS 14 because you like living on the edge.
Well, maybe but probably mostly because you want to experience themes like widgets picture in picture, and a better voice assistant.
So I'm gonna walk you through how to install iOS 14 the public beta on your iPhone.
All right, so before we start the usual disclaimers, please keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times.
Wait, that's the wrong script.
First, you'll need to make sure that the phone that you're using and installing the public fader on is compatible with iOS 14 I will be using an iPhone 11 Pro max, But it is compatible with any iPhone basically from the iPhone six s and newer and even the very first iPhone SE from 2016 will also be able to run iOS 14.
Now you've done the check.
Let me tell you the most important thing you got to do before you install any beta is.
Make sure you back up please make sure you back up because I learned this the hard way yesterday, my computer totally went complete after I tried to upgrade the OS and yeah, let's just say I didn't have a backup didn't follow my advice.
So I'm always gonna be backing up from now on.
So to do that you'll need to plug in your phone to a computer.
If you're running a Mac with Catalina you can do the backup within Finder.
But if you have an older Mac or you're running Windows, simply plug your phone in and use iTunes to complete the backup.
Another important thing to note is that this is not final release software.
So if you're doing anything that has like a mission critical app, a lot of developers haven't yet made sure that everything is compatible with IOS 14.
So things might not run the way that you expect them to.
There might be some bugs.
So if you are running it on your primary device, you are a brave person, but kudos to you coz I'm doing that too.
All right, now it's time to actually install iOS 14.
So first off open Safari.
I find it generally works better than doing this in Chrome.
Go to beta.apple.com and then tap sign up for the beta and enroll your device.
You'll need to log in with your Apple ID.
And it goes without saying you should also be logged in with that same Apple ID on the iPhone you want to be installing it on.
So once you're logged in It should redirect you to a download page.
If it doesn't go to beta to apple.com forward slash profile, and then you'll be able to tap download profile.
Then you'll just need to allow it to be installed on your phone.
And finally, go to settings.
Then you'll need to tap profile downloaded that it should appear just at the top and then start installing IOS 14.
Now once it's been installed, you might need to restart your phone.
For alternatively, just go to general Settings, and then see if there is an update available, so you just basically need to force the update.
And then essentially you just start installing it, like you would any other normal iOS update.
Now go make a cup of tea, have a cup of coffee, slice the cake And I will see you in a few minutes.
So now you have iOS 14 up and running on you phone.
I'm not gonna walk you through everything you can do with it because fortunately, we have another great video that Patrick has shared.
So go check that one out, if you wanna have a full deep dive into all of the new cool stuff.
That you can do in iOS 14.
Now you will wanna keep this updated progressively as more updates to the beta keep rolling out.
So to do that, if it doesn't automatically do it you'll need to go to settings and then general and then hit software update.
And then it will keep pushing updates to your phone and you'll just need to download them to get all the new features that start rolling out.
Alright, so you've had a bit of fun playing around with the widgets, but now you've decided that hey, I kind of want to go back to iOS 13.
Maybe something isn't as stable as you were expecting or you kind of miss functionality.
Well, you can uninstall the public beta.
However it might not go exactly to plan so that is why you would have created the backup.
Now there are a couple of ways to do this.
The best way that I usually try that works the best for me, is to go into settings again, then go into the profile and actually just delete it.
Restart your phone, and then go back into settings and see if that is actually gonna prompt an update to go back to iOS 13
Now if that doesn't work, then you have another option.
You can actually just completely wipe the phone and start again and then restore from the backup that you hopefully created in the first step because You go to backup Don't be like me and just lose everything definitely back out.
So that's a quick and easy to install iOS 14 the public beta but if you are not quite ready Don't know why you made it to the end.
But if you do want to wait for the full version of iOS 14, that is gonna come out sometime in the fall, probably when we're expecting a new round of iPhones as well.
Thanks for watching if you have any questions about the process, or any other iOS things that you'd like to share or comment about sleeping and write down below.