iOS 14 Release Dates: Final Version, Beta, Public Beta
iOS 14 has a lot of interesting features like a revised Home Screen with widgets, instant language translation, an easy way to see all apps on an iPhone, and much more.
You might now be wondering when exactly you can get your hands on the latest iteration of iOS. Or perhaps, when you can access the beta versions of iOS 14 for a sneak peek of what’s to come to iPhone. This is exactly what we’ll be covering in this article, as we discuss the release dates for the final version, developer beta, and public beta builds of iOS 14.
What is the iOS 14 Release Date for Final Version?
Before you get all excited about the upcoming update, we want you to know that we’re months away from seeing the final version of iOS 14. If you check out Apple’s iOS 14 preview webpage, it’s slated to be released this fall.
Apple has a good track record of releasing the final versions of iOS shortly after the announcement of the new iPhones, which is usually in September, though some rumors suggest this year it may be as late as October or November. Although we don’t have an exact date, we can be confident of this release timeframe, and so “fall” it is.
We’ll keep you updated on this as we receive more updates from Apple, but for now, all we know officially is that iOS 14 is coming later this year in the fall. So, you’re not going to get your hands on it anytime soon unless you’re willing to try out the beta versions.
iOS 14 Developer Beta Release is Available Now
The developer preview of iOS 14 was released on the same day as the announcement at WWDC 2020, but only developers who’re part of the Apple Developer Program will be eligible to try out this early build.
Therefore, if you’re a registered developer, feel free to try out and install iOS 14 Developer Beta on your iPhone right now. If not, you can enroll in the Apple Developer Program by paying $99/year which not only gives you access to developer beta builds but also allows you to publish your own apps in the App Store.
That being said, if you aren’t willing to spend money to access the developer beta, you can still install the developer profile from third-party sources on to your device and get beta updates from Apple. Be mindful that these versions are early experimental builds and could have stability issues, hence we don’t recommend you to install the developer beta on your primary device.
iOS 14 Public Beta Release Date
Every year, Apple starts rolling out the public beta version of iOS just a few weeks after the developer beta release. However, if you check Apple’s website, there’s no mention of a specific date. All we know for now is that it’s coming soon, and during WWDC 2020 they mentioned that the public beta would begin in July.
Thus we can expect the iOS 14 public beta to be available sometime in July, and we’ll keep you updated if we receive any further official information.
Not every iPhone gets public beta software updates from Apple. You’ll need to participate in the Apple Beta Software Program to be able to download the public beta of iOS 14 when it comes out. Therefore, if you aren’t patient enough to wait till September for the final release, make sure you enroll your iPhone in the Public Beta Program.
Unlike the Developer Beta Program, the Public Beta Software Program is free of charge. Enrolling your iPhone in the Apple Beta Software Program also gives you access to beta software of iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, so if you own multiple Apple devices, this is a one-step procedure to access multiple beta builds that Apple has to offer.
You can expect the public beta builds and final versions of other Apple software to be available around the same time as iOS, if previous years are any indicator of Apple’s software release schedule.
And just in case you were wondering, macOS Big Sur release date is set for fall too, along with ipadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14.
We hope you now have an idea of the iOS 14 release schedule for final and beta versions. Are you looking forward to trying out the public beta when it comes out? Or, have you already installed the developer beta by any chance? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below!