Apple has opened iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 beta testing to the general public, allowing anyone to receive a record of their features coming into the iPhone and iPad after this fall. However, just like with any beta app, there’ll almost certainly be bugs and issues which have the potential to frustrate people who are courageous enough to install it.
If you’re interested in trying it out, here is the best way to download iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 on your own iPhone and iPad. But if at any point you have installer’s remorse after joining the public beta program, find solace in knowing you can return to iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.
Wiping the beta from your iPhone or iPad requires a little bit of effort and time.
Restore your iPhone or iPad to iOS 13
1. As a way to uninstall iOS 14 or iPad 14, you’ll need to completely wipe and restore your device. If you are using a Windows computer, then you have to have iTunes installed and upgraded to the most recent version. If you are on a Mac, make sure that your Mac’s program is upgraded by clicking the Apple logo at the top of your screen then picking System Preferences > Software Update.
2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer using a Lightning or USB-C cable.
3. Place your iPhone or iPad into recovery mode by utilizing the steps, which can be specific for your device, listed below. You’ll know when you are in recovery mode as soon as your device’s display is black, revealing a cable pointing toward a MacBook (such as the picture at the top of this post). Your iPhone or iPad will probably restart during this process, but do not let go of the button(s) until you see the recovery-mode display.
* When you have an iPhone 6S or old, an iPad using a home button or iPod Touch generation or older, hold from the sleep/wake button and the home button at the same time until you find the recovery-mode display.
* For an iPhone 7, 7 Plus, or iPod Touch seventh creation, hold from the sleep/wake button and also the volume-up button at precisely the exact same time until you find the recovery-mode screen.
* For iPhone 8 later, quickly press the volume-up followed by volume-down buttons, and then hold in the side button until you see the recovery screen.
* iPad Pro users will immediately press on the volume-up, then the volume-down buttons, followed by holding in the top button until you find the recovery screen.
4. You should see a prompt in your computer, permitting you to know a device in retrieval mode has been detected. It’ll ask if you want to Restore or Update your device, select Restore. Your personal computer will download and install the latest official version of iOS 13 on your device.
If created a copy of your phone or tablet before joining the beta program, after iOS 13 is set up you will be asked if you would like to use that backup to restore your device. In case you did not back up, then you’ll have to start from a new install.
There is nothing wrong with moving back to iOS 13 — there are plenty of attributes worth your attention. There is even a bunch of hidden features we thoroughly enjoy. Of course, if you’re tempted by iOS 14, you always have the option to install the beta, closer to its entire launch.