Updating your iPhone or iPad to the latest software from Apple2 min read

I have 3 videos for you to view before you update your device. I’ll also show you a couple of steps you should take before you update.

The latest major update from Apple is IOS 14 (iWatch and iPhone) and iPad OS14 for all iPads.

What is iOS?. The i in iOS stands for all Apple mobile devices and OS stands for Operating System.

The iPad’s operating system is now known as iPad OS 14. Apple’s operating system used to be the same for iPhones and iPads, but now, the iPad has some features that operate differently from the iPhone and because of that; they have given the iPad its own operating system.

Ok, let’s get onto updating your device.

Take these steps to update your device

  1. Check the model you have to make sure you can update to IOS 14 and iPad OS 14.
  2. Make sure before you update that you have a recent backup of your device.
  3. Update your device, but make sure it has over 60% charge first.

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Step 1: Check which model iPad or iPhone you have

In this video, I’ll show you how to identify which model iPhone or iPad you have. Please note the model of your device.

After watching the above video and writing down your device model, check it against the list below of the devices able to update to IOS or iPad OS 14.

iOS 14 Compatible Devices (iPhones)

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

iPad OS14 Compatible Devices (iPads)

  • iPad Air 2 (2014)
  • iPad Air (2019)
  • iPad mini 4 (2015)
  • iPad mini (2019)
  • iPad (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • iPad Pro 9.7in (2016)
  • iPad Pro 10.5in (2017)
  • iPad Pro 11in (2018, 2020)
  • iPad Pro 12.9in (2015, 2017, 2018, 2020)

Please Note

When you confirm your device is on one of the lists above, please go to step 2 below.

Step 2: Check you’ve backed up your iPhone or iPad recently.

If this video I’ll show you how to create a backup of your device.

Step 3: Updating your iPhone or iPad

In this video, I’ll show you how to update your iPhone or iPad to Apple’s latest operating system.

Ian Mackenzie

About the Author

Using technology has enabled Ian to work from home since 2001 as a web designer and e-commerce owner. It even helped him make the great escape from Sydney to Nambucca Heads in 2005.

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