September 27, 2020

Soldering Point

Tech Update

iOS 14: What time will the update be available in the UK and which devices are supported?

After installing iOS 14 your home screen may look a lot different (Picture: Apple) iOS...

After installing iOS 14 your home screen may look a lot different (Picture: Apple)

iOS 14 is coming out today, and Apple users have been eager to get their hands on the update, with many keen users previously signing up the public beta testing.

Apple’s Craig Federighi said that iOS 14 is ‘the biggest update we’ve ever made to the Home Screen.’

iPhone users only have to wait a few more hours until the major update is available to download for free.

But what time will iOS 14 be available today and which Apple devices can it be downloaded on?

What are some of the key updates in iOS 14?

These are the key changes you’ll see with iOS 14:

  • App Library – all your apps will be automatically organised so they fit onto one screen, rather than spread across many
  • picture-in-picture mode
  • Compact calls – calls no longer take up the entire screen
  • Widget size customisation
  • Siri’s AI has been improved
  • Pin important iMessages
  • New Memoji options
  • Apple Maps – include guides for specific areas, cycling routes and electric vehicle (EV) routing
  • Car Play now has a digital car key option
  • App Clip feature – users can scan QR codes to download apps quickly

New iOS 14 bigger widgets on iPhone

Apple’s Craig Federighi said that iOS 14 is ‘the biggest update we’ve ever made to the Home Screen’ (Picture: Apple)

Read more about the full list of updates you can expect to see today.

Apple’s Craig Federighi said: ‘iOS 14 transforms the most iconic elements of the iPhone experience, starting with the biggest update we’ve ever made to the Home Screen.

‘With beautifully redesigned widgets on the Home Screen, the App Library that automatically organises all of your apps, and App Clips that are fast and easy to discover, iPhone becomes even more powerful and easier to use.’

What time will iOS 14 be available for download?

iOS 14 will be available to download later today, Wednesday, September 16.

Although there is no set time for the release, major Apple updates in the past have been available at around 6.00pm BST.

iOS 14 on an iPad

iOS 14 will be available on 16 different devices (Picture: Apple)

Updates usually take quite a while, so users may want to activate the update just before they go to bed.

Make sure you have access to WiFi as the file size will be too large to be supported by mobile data.

What devices is iOS 14 available on?

iOS 14 is available to download on the following devices:

  • 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)

MORE: Apple reveals new iPad Air as alternative to the iPad Pro

Follow Metro across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Share your views in the comments below.

Source link