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How to get iOS 14 on your iPhone

iOS 14 should now be ready and waiting on your phone

How to get iOS 14
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If you're looking to get iOS 14 up and running on your phone, we have good news: Apple has finally released the new software, and if your phone is compatible you'll be able to download it now. 

The new software brings with it the introduction of home screen widgets so you can further customize your phone's main display as well as the long awaited App Library, App Clips and a variety of other features.

The public beta has been available for some time, but on September 16 the company released the final software meaning you should be able to download it now.

Note that not all iPhones will be able to download iOS 14 – anything older than the iPhone 6S won't be getting the full version of iOS 14. If your iPhone is compatible, scroll below for step-by-step instructions to update your device to iOS 14.

1. Before getting iOS 14, back up your iPhone

iOS 14

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As always, we recommend backing up your phone before you update the software.

Before you do anything, back up your apps and data. While this software is as stable as any normal update, it's just good practice to make sure you're all backed up in case anything goes wrong. 

2. Download from the Settings page

Here's the easy bit, it's just a case of downloading the software and your iPhone will do the rest.

If you head to the Settings app (that's the one that has a grey background with a cog in the center) and then head to the tab called General. Under here, you'll find a section called Software Update.

That's where you should find an update ready and waiting with a button that says Download and Install. If you haven't previously updated to other software, you may need to do that before progressing to iOS 14.

If you don't see an update for iOS 14 here yet, you should do in the coming days. If not, it may be that you're already running the software - and you'll know that as it'll tell you the version of the software you're running on this page.

  • Here's our list of the best iPhones out there to load up with iOS 14