How to Prepare Your iPhone/iPad for iOS 14

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2021-08-10 / Update for  iOS 11

Apple introduced iOS 15 to the world at its WWDC 2021. Following the event Apple has released several betas and public beta versions. Before you go ahead to download and install iOS 14 on your iPhone or iPad, there are a few things you should consider before you start the installation process.

Note: If you are iOS 15 users or interested in iOS 15, check out this page to get everything about iOS 15 and new iPhone in 2021.

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1. Backup Everything to Get Ready for iOS 15 Upgrade

As you are going to install a major update on your iDevice, it could be unstable and you may lose some data. Therefore, it is very important to back up everything beforehand in order to restore back to an earlier stable version when needed. You can either use iTunes or iCloud to do this. Or you can selectively back up important files using third-party software - Tenorshare iCareFone.

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2. Free Up Enough Space for iOS 15

If you’d like to install over-the-air (OTV), you’ll need to make sure there is enough available space on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. We suggest that you free up at least 2GB space for the new iOS so that everything goes smoothly.

Learn More: How to Clean Up and Free Up Storage on iPhone, iPad

3. Download The Most Recent Stable iOS 10 IPSW If You Wish to Downgrade

This will not be a mandatory step, but it is worth doing anyway. Quite a number of bugs have already been discovered according to those who installed iOS beta (also public beta), including battery drain, Bluetooth toggle in Control Center incorrectly shows being off even if Bluetooth is on, some apps crash in iOS 14, auto brightness is broken, etc.

Having a recent stable iOS firmware file saved on your computer enables you to downgrade to the latest signed version of iOS 14.1/11.0.3. Click here to download iOS 14.0.3 IPSW firmware file for your device.

Related Read: Downgrade iOS 15 Beta to iOS 14 on iPhone/iPad Without Data Losing

4. Update iTunes to Latest Version

Whether you are using a Mac or Windows, having the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer is essential for running iOS 15 beta smoothly. To do so, you can click on the iTunes > Check for Updates from the menu bar.

You are all set. iOS 15 beta 1 has been released! Right now you do not even need an Apple developer account in order to install iOS 15 beta. All you need is to install the iOS beta configuration profile on your iPhone or iPad. Learn how to install iOS 15 beta without a developer account.