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iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are now available

iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are now available


They bring a number of new features to your devices

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iPadOS 14 and iOS 14 should be available this Fall, the Public Beta is available now.
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Apple’s iOS 14, the latest major software update for iPhones, is now available to download. Some of the key new features include widgets on the home screen, an “App Library” that organizes all of your apps in one place, a Translate app that works with 11 different languages, and picture-in-picture video (something that was already available for iPad users).

Speaking of the iPad, iPadOS 14 is also available now. One of its big new features is something Apple calls Scribble, which takes handwriting written in any text box and converts it to printed text. There’s also a new look for search, and some apps have design changes, such as sidebars and expanded menus.

There are, in fact, numerous updates shared by both platforms. Messages gets mentions, in-line replies, and pinned conversations. Siri has a new and more compact design. Maps adds cycling directions, electric vehicle routing, and curated guides. Safari can translate pages, monitor your saved passwords, and show you trackers on websites.

And watchOS 7 is available now as well, bringing sleep tracking, new watch faces, a Memoji app, and a way for families to manage multiple Apple Watches from one iPhone, among other features. Lastly, tvOS 14 is also out now with multiuser support for games, the ability to show lyrics in Apple Music, and more.

Update September 16th, 5:59PM ET: Changed to reflect that releases of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are now available, and that watchOS 7 and tvOS 14 are available now as well.