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There is no summer iPhone 5S release, but that doesn’t mean its too soon to start waiting for the iPhone 5S — in fact this is the time to start waiting for a new iPhone.

Apple just announced iOS 7, which delivers a completely new look for the operating system and a plethora of great new features and  it gives us a possible timeline for the iPhone 5S release.

iPhone 5S rumors are in full swing, and while we don’t expect the big upgrades like LTE and a bigger screen that the iPhone 5 brought to the table, we do expect Apple is planning iPhone 5S and iOS 7 features that will make it worth the wait.

Apple remains secretive about plans for a new iPhone in 2013, but companies that make the parts inside the iPhone aren’t aas tight lipped about the device, and are the source of leaks and photos that help us figure out what Apple is planning for the iPhone 5S this fall.

Read: 50 iOS 7 Features You’ll Actually Care About

The fact there there are so many unknowns about the iPhone 5S, and the likely hood of an iPhone 5S that looks like the iPhone 5 makes the decision to wait for the iPhone 5S tough.

Gotta Be Mobile is ready to help with a list of reasons iPhone buyers should wait for the iPhone 5S instead of buying the iPhone 5 right now. These reasons also apply to users thinking of buying an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S before September 2013 as well.

Multiple sources agree that the iPhone 5S release date will land in September or October. In addition to the supply chain leaks and analyst commentary, iPhone 4S upgrades are already coming due on many carriers for users who bought the iPhone 4S at launch.

iPhone 4S users are up for a new iPhone this month.

iPhone 4S users are up for a new iPhone this month.

Multiple Verizon Wireless accounts that purchased an iPhone 4S on contract are eligible for an upgrade in late June. Users who purchased an iPhone 4S on release date can get a new iPhone as early as June 14th.

Even if your account offers a cheap upgrade to the iPhone 5, it’s worth waiting for the iPhone 5S. Here’s why.

Expect New Exclusive Features

The new iPhone always arrives with new features. With an iPhone 5S, it’s possible that more of these features will arrive as software items, similar to Siri launching as an iPhone 4S exclusive, but there is a chance for new hardware features as well. Here are some things the iPhone

Read: What iOS 7 Tells Us About the iPhone 5S

Better Cameras

If one iPhone 5S feature is guaranteed it’s a better camera. Apple is focused on making the iPhone the go to camera for users and is offering a new camera app with iOS 7 in addition to launching a nationwide iPhone camera ad.

The iPhone 5S could feature a new camera.

The iPhone 5S could feature a new camera.

The iPhone 5S could see a 12MP or 13MP sensor that delivers better low light photos on the rear of the device. This new sensor could also come with a dual-LED flash that would offer more light when needed for a better flash experience. Apple could also boost the front facing camera to deliver sharper photos and 1080P FaceTime HD video calls.

Fingerprint Reader

The biggest rumor for the iPhone 5S is a fingerprint reader that will let users sign in with the swipe of a finger. This could also tie into a mobile payment system that secures credit cards with a fingerprint.

iCloud keeps credit cards on the iPhone

The new iCloud Keychain will bring your credit card to the iPhone this fall.

Apple announced iCloud Keychain as part of IOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. This service stores your payment information in iCloud, and keeps it on your devices. Right now this is aimed at making online payments, but if the iPhone 5S comes with a fingerprint reader maybe we will see a mobile payment portion built-in as an exclusive feature.

Secret iOS 7 Feature

Speaking of exclusive features. Apple is likely holding back a secret iOS 7 feature to show off at the iPhone 5S launch event. Apple did this with Siri on the iPhone 4S and we expect something similar to arrive on the iPhone 5S. This could be a new camera feature, something to do with mobile payments or something completely unexpected.

Possible New iPhone 5S Colors

The iPhone 5S will very likely look the same as the iPhone 5 with a 4-inch display and a aluminum back with a chamfered edge, but we could see new colors.

iPhone 5S colors like iPod Touch 2013

The iPhone 5S may come in color options.

Rumors point to Apple offering iPhone 5S color options similar to the iPod touch 5th generation. This could be tough to keep in stock at launch, but consumer demand for third party iPhone color services and cases as well as informal polling of iPhone owners indicates there is demand for a pink iPhone 5S or a gold iPhone 5S.

Faster Processor and Longer Battery Life

In addition to offering a better camera, Apple will very likely deliver a new processor on the iPhone 5S. This could be the Apple A6X processor from the iPad 4, which boasts better graphics abilities — to pair up with an iOS 7 iPhone controller.

Apple could also jump up to an Apple A7 processor which is rumored to be in the works by multiple Apple partners.

A new processor could offer better battery life for the iPhone 5S. Even adding a larger screen and 4G LTE, Apple increased iPhone battery life from the iPhone 4S to the iPhone 5, and it’s likely we’ll see similar small boosts again.

Longevity

Buying an iPhone 5 today means locking in for two years on most carriers, and on Verizon and AT&T it means locking in for a full two years with no early upgrade options. There’s no sense in buying an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S at this point as the phones are inching closer to the end of software updates. We are already seeing Apple drop features from the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S with the new iOS 7 release.

Read: iOS 7 Features Skipping iPhone 4S, iPad 3 & More

Even though the iPhone 5 will likely get iOS updates for the duration of the contract, when Apple announces new software in 2014 we will likely see features drop from the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 Price Drop

If you are dead set on getting the iPhone 5, you’ve had it with the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S or whatever mid-range Android phone you are stuck with, would $100 convince you to wait for the iPhone 5S?

 

Expect a $100 iPhone 5 price drop when the iPhone 5S arrives.

Expect a $100 iPhone 5 price drop when the iPhone 5S arrives.

Apple drops the price of each previous iPhone by $100 when rolling out a new model, which means the iPhone 5 should drop to $99 when the iPhone 5S release arrives. That’s enough to buy a great iPhone 5 case, a spare lightning cable and cover tax.

It’s still worth saving up the extra $100 for the iPhone 5S, but if you are only planning on the iPhone 5, it’s a much better deal at $99.

It’s Only 3 or 4 Months

Apple is preparing to launch an iPhone 5S in 2013, and many sources agree that the iPhone 5S release is likely to come in the next three to four months.

Read: iPhone 5S Release & Rumor Roundup

Even with a rumored setback in production, sources claim the iPhone 5S launch is set for September, and Apple will likely offer up a release within 2 weeks of the launch.

At worst, users are likely looking at a wait until October for the iPhone 5S. Even though it seems like a long time, it makes sense to wait in order to get the new features especially if you lock into a two-year-contract.

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27 Comments

  1. Phil

    06/12/2013 at 1:08 pm

    It seems to be much of the same with Apple… I don’t think the hardware upgrades will have folks flocking to purchase, but the prospect of iOS7 does carry some promise. I’ll stick to my $99 upgrade to the iPhone 5 when the 5S is released (with bugs), and be content using many if not all of the same features that will be available on the new hardware platform.

  2. Hidden Farce

    06/12/2013 at 2:14 pm

    The reason I always like waiting until the S series iPhone are released is because they usually have the fixes to a lot of bugs the non-S series iPhones tend to have.

  3. Tony

    06/12/2013 at 2:16 pm

    Sorry, but nothing mentioned is enough to make me want to leave my Android phone and run back to Apple for a warmed-over iPhone 5S. While iOS 7 has some interesting features, I see nothing I want that I don’t already have with my current phone and I hate the new color scheme. It looks like a eight year old developed it in art class. If you really want an iPhone, wait for iPhone 6 when the phone is at least expected to have a decent sized screen. All the S in iPhone 5S stands for is Sucker because you know something better is coming the next year and you will regret not waiting.

    • mike

      06/12/2013 at 2:35 pm

      take your droid and stick it up your you know what!the droid is lacking in so many ways relative to the iphone. the iphone is no question light years ahead of the droid. the droid may give you more freedom with the OS, but really, what does it give you that the iPhone doesnt? NFC?! Big Deal! who uses that?! google maps? iphone has that. google voice? iphone has that as well now working. gigantic screen? i have an ipad mini.app store is by far the largest. device to device sync is seamless. i still use my gmail account via exchange and sync everything with googles servers…i cant seem to find a reason to go BACK to the Droid…even when i had the HTC One X…was a good phone, but def not an iPhone…

      • Tony

        06/12/2013 at 2:53 pm

        Ha,ha typical iPhone fanboy whiner. BTW, it’s not a “Droid”, but you undoubtedly wouldn’t understand what I mean, so just leave it at that. As for “being light years ahead”, surely you jest. I left iPhone because it was over a year late to the LTE party, not customizable, and a kiddie sized 4″ display. Good luck with your Apple version maps, hope you don’t get lost, even Apple apologized for it. Good luck carrying your iPad mini in your jeans, genius. What whiner….

        • Viktor Escarate

          06/17/2013 at 8:25 pm

          Why are you even here if you’re just going to hate? Go to your Android-fan website and we’ll be here in our Apple-fan website if you need us.

  4. mike

    06/12/2013 at 2:30 pm

    suck it!

  5. Mike G

    06/12/2013 at 2:41 pm

    And android has a new phone out every week, who’s the sucker? With useless features!!!!!!

    • Tony

      06/12/2013 at 2:55 pm

      Choice is a wonderful thing…oh, right, Apple doesn’t give you a choice, you have to have it their way or no way….

      • Viktor Escarate

        06/17/2013 at 8:26 pm

        Shit Tony, Get it Together!

  6. Harry

    06/12/2013 at 3:27 pm

    its your choise to buy apple’s iphone if u dont like it there is android,they dont force u to buy there iphones…stupid -.-‘

  7. Joel

    06/12/2013 at 3:56 pm

    I have been an iPhone guy since 2008 and even though I love the product, it seems like I am always waiting and baking on new and exciting hardware and always hear promises but Apple does not deliver. I am converting to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, as it has the best hardware, great software at a reasonable price (Same retail price as the Iphone 5. Everyone uses thier device differently. I am more web based and video streaming. Maybe one day apple will catchup to the marketplace and stop resting on what the use to be and I’ll be back

  8. SuwanneeJoe

    06/12/2013 at 3:57 pm

    With iOS7 Apple will give us the choice between light and dark themes. So there will be choice. ;)

    Another reason to wait for the 5s if you stick with iPhone may be 128GB.

    I’m waiting to see what Samsung and Nokia phablets will be available in late 2013/early 2014.

  9. Berly

    06/12/2013 at 5:15 pm

    I currently have an iphone 4S and will wait for the 5S. However, if Apple ever succumbs to the pressure of matching the astronomical screen size of some of these phones that are out now, I will never buy again. Not everyone wants to carry around an IMAX movie theater screen in their purse or pocket.

    • Viktor Escarate

      06/17/2013 at 8:29 pm

      You. You, sir, are awesome. I completely agree with you.

  10. Team Android

    06/12/2013 at 5:58 pm

    @Mike Hahaha you are so retarded! You got pwned! You know nothing!! Hahaha

  11. Striley

    06/12/2013 at 6:08 pm

    LOL at the IMAX joke… I love iOS and the quality of apple products. It’s different strokes for different folks :-)

  12. Les

    06/12/2013 at 6:21 pm

    Lets be honest, you guys thought it was going to come out in June, you guys have NO IDEA when it will come out and you have been just guessing for a half a year. With a 2 year contract there is no reason to wait 3-4 months when you don’t know what your getting or if its only that long.

  13. Adam B. Wehrend

    06/12/2013 at 8:10 pm

    I have had several Android phones, and everytime a software upgrade came about my phone completely went haywire and messed up… At least with my iPhone, when I upgrade the software I never have issues, not to mention that the battery life is 10x better than any android on the market… Apples products always promise greatness in my eyes even if their software is a year or so behind android…. I will never switch back to android at this point and still get android users to switch to iPhone and they’re always happy that they did ;)

    • Adam B. Wehrend

      06/12/2013 at 8:12 pm

      …and the iPhone 5s may not have any of those colors and just to let you know, the android color schemes are dull and boring… At least I know I’ll get a shiny apple on the back of my new phone ;)

    • Frankie Barrios

      08/06/2013 at 8:33 am

      I have the Lumia 920 but started out with the Samsung Infuse back in 2009 I believe. My girlfriend bought an iPhone 4 yesterday and I am already in love with it and it’s only a 4! Will definitely be switching to the iPhone shortly! Apps look so much better and have so many more awesome features that I can actually use!

    • Brandon Weber

      08/21/2013 at 12:24 am

      Apple iPhone has a better battery life? lol you are wrong, for an example, Galaxy note 2, packing a 3100mah battery, or the droid RAZR maxx HD, with a 3300 man battery. Apple loses.

  14. 24bjc

    06/13/2013 at 2:14 am

    @Mike.
    You’re an idiot. “Light years ahead” however two years late to the 4GLTE network.

  15. Osei Fortune

    06/19/2013 at 2:54 pm

    The finger print feature seems to be the best so far and i don’t think i’ll be upgrading probably not till the 6 because the s versions of the iphones usually don’t have alot of new features

  16. maaz

    07/17/2013 at 12:17 pm

    the smoothness and simplicity of apple is is nice. apple did it first, apple did it best

  17. Valerie Boyer

    08/24/2013 at 6:32 am

    Love Apple! Been with them from the get go. Waiting for 5S and new colors.

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6 Reasons to Wait for the iPad Mini 6 & 5 Reasons Not To

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According to reliable sources, Apple is working on a new sixth-generation iPad mini. With a release reportedly on tap 2021, we want to take you through the best reasons to wait for the iPad mini 6 and the best reasons to skip it and go with something else.

If you’re on the hunt for a new iPad in 2020, you’ve got a lot of options.

Earlier this year Apple released new iPad Pro models and they come with an assortment of enticing upgrades. The company’s 2018 iPad Pro models are also excellent and they’re also much cheaper than they once were.

You should also check out the new iPad Air 4, new eighth-gen iPad, 10.2-inch iPad, 2019 iPad Air, and the iPad mini 5. We’ve seen some significant price cuts on the latter three and they’re worth a look if you’re interested in buying a new tablet this fall.

You might’ve heard that Apple might be cooking up additional iPads for release in 2020 and beyond. The list reportedly includes a high-end iPad Pro and a iPad mini 6.

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iPad mini 6 Rumors

Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is planning to launch a brand new iPad mini. He initially thought the device would arrive before the end of the year, but that’s changed.

Kuo’s backtracked a bit and now says that Apple hardware with mini-LED technology, the same tech that’s supposedly on board the iPad mini 6, has been pushed into 2021.

A newer research note from Kuo backs this up. The analyst claims a new version of the iPad mini should launch sometime in the first half of 2021. An even newer note suggests the same.

Digitimes, a hit-or-miss publication, believes Apple will launch a brand new iPad mini in the second half of 2020, but that should be taken with an immense grain of salt now that the company’s put two new iPads on shelves.

Other than the potential launch date, and a few other details, we don’t know a whole lot about the iPad mini 5‘s successor. It’s unclear if it will be another modest upgrade or if Apple will make significant changes to the budget iPad line.

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With new iPads on the way, that puts those of you in the market for one in a tough position. Should you buy a new iPad now or wait and see what Apple’s got up its sleeve?

In this guide we want to help you answer that question. We’ll take you through the best reasons to think about waiting for the rumored iPad mini 6 and the best reasons to go with another model.

Wait for Performance Improvements

Wait for Performance Improvements

If Apple is developing a new version of the iPad mini, you can expect it to come with numerous performance improvements. In fact, we've already heard about a few of them. 

According to Kuo, the iPad mini 6 will come with mini-LED backlighting. The company is reportedly bringing the technology to the iPad Pro line, a new 10.2-inch iPad, the MacBook Pro line, and the Mac Pro. 

According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple is planning to use super-thin rigid PCB boards from manufacturer Tripod Technology. Volume production will reportedly start in early 2021.

In a more recent note, Kuo says Apple will accelerate its adoption of mini-LED displays in its iPad and Mac lineups. 

The analyst believes mini-LED technology will be used on board 30–40% of ‌iPad‌ shipments and 20–30% of the company's MacBook shipments next year. 

So what does this all mean for you? Well, mini-LED has some advantages over the LCD and OLED displays you find on most devices.

For one, they offer higher contrast. They're also less prone to some of the burn-in issues that often plague OLED displays. 

They also provide deeper blacks, higher brightness, and they're also more power-efficient which could help with battery life. 

In addition to this you can expect the iPad mini 6 to include a new processor which could also help with battery life, overall speed/multitasking, and experiences like gaming. 

Again, Kuo claims the next-gen iPad mini will follow the iPhone SE 2’s product strategy which would call for an up-to-date processor. The budget iPhone SE 2 utilizes the same chip inside the company's flagship iPhone 11.

Kuo also believes the iPad mini 6 will come with a 20W fast charging power adapter.

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4 Reasons to Wait for the 2021 iPad Pro & 4 Reasons Not To

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Apple is reportedly working on a new version of the iPad Pro. And while it initially looked like a souped up model would launch in late 2020, it now looks like the release will probably take place in 2021.

If you’re in the market for a new iPad you’ve got a lot of options.

Apple’s iPad mini 5, iPad Air 3, and 10.2-inch iPad are worth a look if you want solid performance, but don’t want to break the bank. Same goes for the new iPad Air 4 and eighth-gen iPad.

You’ll also want to investigate the 2018 iPad Pros which can still hold their own in 2020. They’re also much cheaper than they once were thanks to the 2020 iPad Pro launch.

Earlier this year, Apple released new iPad Pro models with an assortment of upgrades including new processors, a LiDAR Scanner for enhanced AR (Augmented Reality), and better microphones.

Despite these upgrades, the new iPad Pros are more of a refresh than an overhaul and some of you might want to hang around and wait for Apple to make additional changes to the iPad Pro line.

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2021 iPad Pro Rumors

Earlier this year it looked like Apple would launch a new flagship iPad Pro model in the fall of 2020. Rumors repeatedly hinted at an arrival in 2020. However, rumors are now telling a different story.

In April, multiple reports stated that the new iPad Pro’s release had been pushed to 2021 due to the strain the coronavirus outbreak’s put on Apple’s supply chain.

Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has thrown his weight behind the rumored delay. Kuo, who initially said that we might see multiple iPads launch in the fall, now says these products have probably been pushed into next year. Kuo is a reliable source who has accurately predicted many Apple launches ahead of time.

According to Jeff Pu, an analyst at Chinese research firm GF Securities, Apple will launch a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with mini-LED tech in the first quarter of next year. This lines up with Kuo’s timing.

Another a batch of rumors that come from Twitter accounts L0vetodream and choco_dream suggest that Apple is working on multiple iPad Pro models for 2021.

The devices are reportedly codenamed J517 (small model) and J522 (big model) and are set for release sometime in Q1 or Q2 of next year.

According to Korean publication The Elec, the new iPad Pro has entered trial production ahead of a release in Q4 2020 or 2021 with 2021 more likely.

TrendForce also believes Apple will launch a new iPad Pro in 2021 and that the release will come sometime in the first quarter of the year.

Hit-or-miss source Digitimes says Apple’s new 5-nanometer-based A14X processor, which is reportedly on board the new iPad Pro, will enter mass production in the fourth quarter of this year. That points to a launch next year.

We don’t know everything about Apple’s rumored 2021 iPad Pro, but rumors have outed several potential features including faster data speeds, new display technology, and a better processor.

This information puts those of you in the hunt for a new iPad in a tough position: Upgrade now or wait. While there are some great reasons to buy a new tablet right now, there are also some great reasons to hang around and wait for Apple’s announcements.

In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to consider waiting for the rumored 2021 iPad Pro and the best reasons to go with something else.

Wait for 5G

Wait for 5G

Here's one of the best reasons to skip the 2020 iPad Pros and wait for the new flagship.

Later this year, Apple will release its first 5G-powered devices. The iPhone 12 will likely be the first device with the feature on board, but you can expect Apple to extend 5G connectivity to the iPad down the road. 

In fact, the new high-end iPad Pro is rumored to have 5G on board. Multiple rumors have hinted at 5G connectivity and there's a good chance the new iPad Pro is one of the first 5G-capable iPads.

So if you tend to take your iPad out of the house for work or fun, and you can't or don't want to rely on Wi-Fi connectivity, you might want to hang back and wait for the 5G iPad Pro.

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iPhone 11 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

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We continue to see complaints about iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max problems as we push deeper into 2020.

Last September Apple confirmed, and released, its 2019 iPhone models. The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max replace the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR as the company’s flagship models and they do so with some big time upgrades on board.

As we move further away from their release date, we’re getting a lot of feedback from those who now own one of Apple’s flagship iPhone models.

A lot of the feedback is good. These are powerful devices with outstanding cameras and they’re worth a look if you’re in the market for a new smartphone.

They’re solid devices, but they aren’t perfect. We’re also getting a list of the hardware and software problems plaguing the devices.

We haven’t heard about any widespread “gate” issues, but we have heard about various bugs, performance issues, and issues with the design. We expect the list of iPhone 11 problems to grow as more people adopt these devices throughout 2020.

With all of that in mind, we want to take you through the most important things to know, right now, about iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max issues.

This guide we’ll take you through the current state of these issues, potential fixes for problems, places to find feedback about problems, and what’s next for the devices.

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iPhone 11 Problems

If you’re having issues activating your new iPhone 11, check Apple’s System Status page. If it’s not showing green, you’ll want to wait until it’s green and then try activating the phone again.

If it’s green and it’s still not working, make sure you have a SIM card inserted in your iPhone. If you’re receiving a “No Sim” or “Invalid SIM” error, you’ll want to head to this guide for assistance.

Some iPhone 11 users are complaining about iCloud Restore issues. This is another common problem with new iPhones. If you run into issues restoring from iCloud, head here for some potential fixes.

We’re also hearing about Face ID problems, issues with first and third-party applications, RAM management problems, Exchange problems, iCloud issues, visual voicemail problems, Bluetooth issues, Wi-Fi issues, and sound problems.

On top of that, some iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max users are seeing a weird green tint seconds after unlocking the phone.

As of right now it doesn’t look like a widespread issue, we haven’t seen the problem on the iPhone 11 models in our possession, but it’s something to keep an eye if you own an iPhone 11 or if you’re thinking about buying one.

A number of iPhone 11 users are also complaining about scratched displays and you can read more about those complaints in our report.

Where to Find Feedback

If you’re thinking about buying an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone Pro Max, or if you already own one, you’ll want to monitor feedback from early adopters. This feedback will alert you to potential issues with the hardware and software.

We recommend keeping an eye on YouTube, Apple’s discussion forums, social media sites like Twitter, and the MacRumors forums for ongoing feedback about the flagship phones.

We’ve also released our impressions of the iPhone 11’s iOS 13.7 update. Check out this roundup for additional feedback if you need it.

We’ll release our impressions of the iPhone 11’s iOS 14 update in the near future so be on the lookout for that.

How to Fix iPhone 11 Problems

If you run into a problem on your new iPhone, there’s no need to panic. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to avoid taking it into an Apple Store or your local carrier store for help.

First, take a look at our list of fixes for the most common iOS problems. It will take you through fixes for common issues like broken Bluetooth and busted Wi-Fi.

We’ve also released some tips to help you improve performance and a guide that could help you improve battery life if you’re noticing abnormal drain.

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If you can’t find a fix for your issue in our guides, you’ll want to check Apple’s discussion forums for potential fixes for your problem(s).

If you can’t find anything there, it’s time to get in touch with Apple and you can do so via the company’s support account on Twitter. You can also get in contact with Apple Support via the company’s website.

If you’d rather explain your issue in person, you should take your new phone into your local Apple Store and see if they can diagnose your problem. If you’ve got an Apple Store in your area, and it’s open, you’ll want to schedule a Genius Bar appointment.

Your iPhone is currently under warranty so they might offer you a replacement if the problem is serious enough.

How to Downgrade the iPhone 11

If you’re having issues on your iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, and you’re running iOS 14, you can’t move your iPhone back to an older version of iOS.

Apple is signing on iOS 13.7 which means iPhone 11 users dealing with performance issues and bugs on iOS 14 can move back top the previous operating system in an effort to improve performance.

If you’re unfamiliar with the downgrade process our guide will walk you through everything you need to know.

What’s Next

If you’re dealing with iOS 14 issues, help is almost certainly on the way.

Apple is working on a new iOS 14.2 update. The software is currently in beta testing and it should carry new features and bug fixes for initial iOS 14 problems.

We don’t have an official iOS 14.2 release date yet, but if you can’t wait for the official release you can download the beta via one of Apple’s programs.

There’s a good chance we see another version of iOS 14 (iOS 14.0.1 or iOS 14.1) roll out before iOS 14.2 so keep an eye out as we push toward the end of the month.

For more on iOS 14.2, take a look at our guide.

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Install iOS 14 for Better Security

Install iOS 14 for Better Security

If security is important to you, think about installing the iOS 14 update right away.

iOS 14 brings 11 new security patches to your iPhone. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's website.

If you skipped iOS 13.7 or any older versions of iOS 13, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 14 update. 

In addition to those patches, iOS 14 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Home/HomeKit and Safari. 

For instance in Safari, you can now tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites handle your privacy.

With iOS 14 on board you can now get information on the App Store that will help you understand the privacy practices of apps before you download them. 

There is also a new recording indicator that will appear at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. You can see if an app has used them recently in Control Center.

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5 Things to Know About the iOS 14.0 Update

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Apple’s released its long-awaited iOS 14 update and the software a long list of features and under-the-hood improvements to the iPhone.

After several months of testing, iOS 14 is out of beta and ready to download. As expected it’s a huge upgrade for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and the iPhone SE 2.

If your phone is currently running iOS 13.7, you get the smallest list of changes. If you’re moving up from an older version of iOS, your iOS 14 update will be more substantial because you’ll get the features and fixes from the updates you skipped in your upgrade.

Now that iOS 14 is out of beta, we want to take you through everything there is to know about Apple’s latest operating system for iPhone.

In this guide to the first version of iOS 14 we’ll take you through the update’s performance, the current list of iOS 14 problems, the best places to find feedback about bugs and performance issues, the iOS 14 jailbreak status, and more.

We’ll start with our impressions of iOS 14 update’s performance on iPhone.

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iOS 14 Review

If your iPhone is currently running iOS 13.7, you’ll see a large download.

For iOS 13.7 users, the iOS 14.0 update requires a 2GB+ download. The exact download size will vary based on your device and the version of iOS 13 your iPhone is currently running.

If your iPhone is running an older version of iOS 13 you’ll likely see a larger download size because, again, your iOS 14 update includes the changes from any iOS updates you skipped.

If your phone is on iOS 13.7, the iOS 14 installation will probably take at least 10 minutes to complete. It took about 15 minutes to install on an iPhone X.

For more on the iOS 14 download and installation, take a look at our guide.

We’ve been using the final version of iOS 14 for a few days now and here’s what we’ve learned about its performance thus far:

Connectivity

  • Battery life is currently stable.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity is fast and reliable.
  • Bluetooth is working normally.
  • GPS and cellular data are stable.

Apps

  • Third-party apps including Netflix, Dark Sky, Twitter, Slack, Asana, Gmail, Chrome, and Spotify are running fine at the moment.
  • First party apps like Safari, Podcasts, and Calendar are also stable right now.

Speed

  • iOS 14 feels faster than iOS 13.7 did.

If your iPhone is struggling with bugs or performance issues on iOS 13.7 or an older version of iOS 13, you should think about installing iOS 14 right now.

If you need help making a decision, please check out our reasons to, and not to, install the iOS 14 update. It will help you decide if upgrading is worth it.

We’re in the process of publishing our mini iOS 14 reviews for the iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE so make sure you check those for additional feedback.

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iOS 14 Problems

The iOS 14 update is causing problems for some iPhone users. Some of these issues are brand new, others have carried over from iOS 13.

The current list of iOS 14 issues includes installation problems, lag, Exchange issues, problems with first and third-party apps, hotspot problems, weird battery drain, issues with Touch ID and Face ID, and various other bugs.

The company recently told CNET that it is “aware of an issue that can impact default email and browser settings in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and that a “fix will be available to users in a software update.”

If you run into an issue on iOS 14, take a look at our list of fixes for the most common iOS 14 problems. We’ve also released tips that could help you improve your phone’s performance and tips to help fix bad iOS 14 battery life.

If you can’t handle the iOS 14 update’s performance, you can try moving back to iOS 13. Apple is signing on the previous version of iOS 13 (iOS 13.7).

The company isn’t signing on iOS 13.6.1, or any older versions of iOS 13, so there’s no way back to those updates.

iOS 14 Update: What’s New

iOS 14 is a massive upgrade and brings a long list of new features, improvements, and security patches to the iPhone.

Here are Apple’s release notes:

All-new widgets

  • Redesigned widgets can be placed right on the Home Screen
  • Small, medium and large widget sizes allow you to pick the amount of information to display
  • Widget stacks make the most of your Home Screen space and the Smart Stack uses on-device intelligence to surface the right widget at the right time
  • Widget gallery includes all available widgets to browse and choose from
  • Redesigned Apple widgets for Weather, Clock, Calendar, News, Maps, Fitness, Photos, Reminders, Stocks, Music, TV, Tips, Notes, Shortcuts, Battery, Screen Time, Files, Podcasts, and Siri Suggestions

App Library

  • The App Library automatically organizes all of your apps into categories
  • The Suggestions category uses on-device intelligence to show apps you’re likely to be looking for based on factors like time of day or location
  • The Recently Added category shows apps that were recently downloaded from the App Store, as well as App Clips that were recently launched
  • Ability to hide Home Screen pages to get to the App Library even faster by tapping on the dots at the bottom of the screen while in jiggle mode

Compact design

  • Incoming Phone and FaceTime calls appear as a banner at the top of the screen
  • Siri has a compact design that allows you to refer to information onscreen and seamlessly launch into your next task
  • Picture in Picture enables watching a video or taking a FaceTime call while you use another app

Messages

  • Pinned conversations keep up to nine of your favorite message threads at the top of the list
  • Mentions let you direct a message to an individual in a group conversation
  • Inline replies let you reply to a specific message and see all related messages in their own view
  • Group photos can be customized for a shared group look

Memoji

  • 11 new hairstyles and 19 new headwear styles to customize your Memoji
  • New Memoji stickers to send a fist bump, hug or blush
  • Six added age options
  • Face covering options

Maps

  • Cycling directions provide routes along bike lanes, bike paths, and bike-friendly roads, taking into consideration elevation or how busy a street is
  • Guides offer recommendations for places to eat, meet friends, or explore, curated by a selection of trusted brands
  • Electric vehicle routing helps you plan trips with supported electric vehicles and automatically adds charging stops along your route
  • Congestion zones help you route around or through active zones in cities like London or Paris
  • Speed cameras let you know when you’re approaching speed and red-light cameras along your route
  • Refine Location enables a highly accurate location and orientation when in urban areas with a poor GPS signal

App Clips

  • An App Clip is a small part of an app that developers can create and that is discoverable at the moment you need it, and focused on a specific task
  • Small by design, App Clips are usable in a few seconds
  • Discover App Clips through tapping NFC tags or scanning QR codes, from Messages, Maps, and Safari
  • Recently used App Clips show up in App Library’s Recently Added category, and you can download the full version of the app if you want to keep it around

Translate

  • The new Translate app is designed for conversations and can work completely offline so your conversations stay private
  • A split-screen design in conversation mode has a single microphone button that automatically detects which of the selected languages is being spoken and transcribes the original and translated text on the correct sides of the screen
  • Attention mode shows translations in larger text so you can capture someone’s attention
  • Voice and text translations are supported for any combination of 11 languages

Siri

  • A new compact design allows you to refer to information onscreen and seamlessly launch into your next task
  • Expanded knowledge brings 20x more facts than three years ago
  • Web answers help find answers to a broader set of questions using information from across the internet
  • Audio messages can be sent with Siri on iOS and CarPlay
  • Expanded language support for the new Siri voice and Siri translation

Search

  • One place where you can find everything: search for apps, contacts, files, quick information like weather and stocks, common knowledge questions about people or places, or even quickly start a web search
  • Top Hit results show the most relevant information including apps, contacts, knowledge, points of interest and websites
  • Quick Launcher allows you to launch an app or website by typing a few characters
  • As-you-type search suggestions show more relevant results as soon as you start typing
  • Web search suggestions to launch Safari and get the most relevant web results
  • Start a search in apps like Mail, Messages and Files

Home

  • Suggested automations help you set up automations with just a tap
  • A visual status at the top of the Home app gives you a summary of accessories that require your attention
  • Dynamic suggestions of the most relevant accessories and scenes appear in Home controls in Control Center
  • Adaptive Lighting automatically adjusts the color of your smart light bulbs throughout the day to maximize comfort and productivity
  • Face Recognition for video cameras and doorbells uses on-device intelligence to let you know who is there based on the people you’ve tagged in your Photos app and recent visitors you identify in the Home app
  • Activity Zones for video cameras and doorbells captures video or sends you a notification only when motion is detected in areas you define

Safari

  • Improved performance with an even faster JavaScript engine
  • A Privacy Report shows cross-site trackers that are being blocked by Intelligent Tracking Prevention
  • Password monitoring securely screens your saved passwords for any that may have been involved in a data breach
  • Web page translation (beta) translates entire web pages in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian or Brazilian Portuguese

Weather

  • Next-hour precipitation chart shows a minute-by-minute forecast of the intensity of rain or snow over the coming hour for the U.S.
  • Severe weather information displays government-issued alerts about certain severe weather events including tornados, winter storms, flash floods and more, for the U.S., Europe, Japan, Canada, and Australia

AirPods

  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking on AirPods Pro places sounds anywhere in space, creating an immersive surround sound experience
  • Automatic device switching transfers audio from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac
  • Battery notifications let you know if you need to charge your AirPods

Privacy

  • A recording indicator is displayed whenever an app has access to the microphone or camera
  • Approximate location can now be shared with an app, rather than sharing your precise location
  • Limited Photos library access gives you the option to share only selected photos with an app whenever an app asks for access
  • App and web developers can now offer the option for you to upgrade your existing accounts to Sign in with Apple

Accessibility

  • Back Tap is a quick way to trigger accessibility features by tapping on the back of your iPhone
  • Headphone accommodations amplify soft sounds and adjust certain frequencies, customized for an individual’s hearing
  • Sign language prominence in FaceTime detects when a participant is using sign language and makes the person prominent in a Group FaceTime call
  • Sound Recognition uses on-device intelligence to detect and identify important sounds such as alarms, and alerts you to them using notifications
  • VoiceOver Recognition uses on-device intelligence to recognize elements on your screen to improve VoiceOver support for app and web experiences
  • Image descriptions read complete-sentence descriptions of images and photos within apps and on the web
  • Text recognition speaks the text identified within images and photos
  • Screen Recognition automatically detects interface controls to aid in navigating apps

This release also includes other features and improvements.

App Store

  • Important details about each app are displayed in a glanceable, scrollable view, including a way to see the games your friends are playing

Apple Arcade

  • Coming Soon gives you a sneak peek at upcoming Apple Arcade games and you can automatically download them as soon as they’re released
  • See All Games is improved with sorting and filtering by release date, updates, category, controller support and more
  • Achievements are browsable right from within the Apple Arcade tab
  • Continue Playing makes it easy to resume recently played games across devices
  • Game Center dashboard showcases your profile, friends, achievements, leaderboards and more, all from within your game

Apple Cash Family

  • Apple Cash can be enabled for up to five family members under 18
  • Send money to your child through Messages or by asking Siri
  • Notifications for purchases or person to person payments as they occur
  • Parental controls to limit who your children can send money to
  • Option to turn off Apple Cash for family members under 18
  • Shared oversight with another adult in your Family Sharing group

Augmented Reality

  • Location Anchors in ARKit 4 enables apps to place AR experiences at a specific geographic coordinate
  • Extended face tracking support is extended to the new iPhone SE
  • Video textures in RealityKit enable apps to apply video to any part of a scene or virtual object

Camera

  • Improved shot-to-shot performance speeds up the time to first shot and makes shooting photos even faster
  • QuickTake video can now also be captured on iPhone XS and iPhone XR when in Photo mode
  • Quick toggles in Video mode to change video resolution and frame rate from the Camera app
  • Updated Night mode capture experience on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro provides guidance to help you stay steady throughout the capture, as well as an option to cancel the shot mid-capture
  • Exposure compensation control lets you lock an exposure value for an entire camera session
  • Mirror front camera lets you capture selfies that match the front camera preview
  • Improved QR code reading to scan codes, even if they are small or wrapped around objects

CarPlay

  • New categories of supported apps for parking, EV charging, and quick food-ordering
  • Wallpaper options
  • Share ETA and send audio messages with Siri
  • Horizontal status bar support for cars with portrait screens
  • Chinese and Japanese keyboard support gives users an additional option to search for points of interest

FaceTime

  • Improved video quality with up to 1080p resolution on iPhone X and later
  • New eye contact feature uses machine learning to subtly adjust the position of your eyes and face to make video calling more natural even when you’re looking at the screen instead of the camera

Files

  • APFS encryption support for external drives

Health

  • Wind Down helps you create a pre-bedtime routine with apps and shortcuts, like listening to a relaxing playlist
  • Custom sleep schedules help you meet your sleep goals with bedtime reminders and wakeup alarms
  • Sleep mode minimizes distractions during Wind Down and Bedtime by turning on Do Not Disturb and simplifying your Lock screen
  • Health Checklist helps you track and manage health and safety features in one place
  • New Mobility category in the Health app, including metrics like walking speed, double support time, step length, and walking asymmetry

Keyboard and International

  • On-device dictation helps protect your privacy by performing all processing completely offline. Dictation in search uses server-based dictation in order to recognize terms you may be searching for from across the Internet.
  • Search within the Emoji keyboard using a word or phrase
  • Keyboard displays AutoFill suggestions from Contacts for email addresses, phone numbers, and more in apps
  • New dictionaries for French-German, Indonesian-English, Japanese-Simplified Chinese, and Polish‑English
  • Wubi input method for Simplified Chinese
  • Autocorrection support for Irish Gaelic and Norwegian Nynorsk
  • Redesigned Japanese Kana keyboard with easier input for numbers
  • Mail supports email addresses using non‑Latin languages

Music

  • A new Listen Now tab for playing and discovering your favorite music, artists, playlists and mixes
  • Autoplay keeps music playing when you reach the end of a song or playlist by finding similar songs to play
  • Search now showcases music for your favorite genres and activities, and shows helpful suggestions as you type
  • Library filtering helps you find artists, albums, playlists and other items in your library even faster

Notes

  • Enhanced actions menu provides easy access to locking, scanning, pinning and deleting
  • Top Hits in search surfaces your most relevant search results
  • Pinned Notes list can be collapsed or expanded
  • Shape recognition enables drawing perfect lines, arcs and other shapes
  • Enhanced scanning captures sharper scans and more precise auto-cropping

Photos

  • Filter and sort your collection to more easily locate and organize your photos and videos
  • Pinch and zoom to quickly find your photos and videos in more places, like Favorites and Shared Albums
  • Photos and videos caption support
  • Live Photos taken using iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 will autoplay with improved stabilization in Years, Months and Days View
  • Memories enhancements provide a more relevant selection of photos and videos and a larger music selection for Memory movies
  • Redesigned image picker in apps uses the same smart search from the Photos app to help you easily find content to share

Podcasts

  • Listen Now is smarter and includes your personal episode queue and new episodes picked for you

Reminders

  • Assign reminders to people you share lists with
  • New reminders can be created from the lists screen without having to enter a specific list
  • Smart suggestions let you add dates, times and locations with a tap
  • Personalized lists with emoji and newly added symbols
  • Rearrange or hide smart lists

Settings

  • Option to set your default email and web browser

Shortcuts

  • Starter Shortcuts let you get started with a built-in folder of shortcuts, tailored for you
  • Shortcuts automations are suggested based on your usage patterns
  • Folders let you organize your shortcuts and can be added as widgets to the Home Screen
  • New compact design for running shortcuts keeps you in context while you use another app
  • New Automation triggers can run shortcuts based on receiving an email or message, your battery level, closing an app and more
  • Wind Down Shortcuts provide a collection of relaxing shortcuts to help you get ready for a good night’s sleep

Voice Memos

  • Folders help organize your Voice Memos recordings
  • Favorites lets you mark your best recordings and quickly access them later
  • Smart Folders automatically group together Apple Watch recordings, recently deleted recordings and recordings you marked as Favorites
  • Enhance Recording reduces background noise and room reverberation

iOS 14 also has 11 security patches on board and you can read more about those over on Apple’s website.

iOS 14 Jailbreak

If you jailbreak your iPhone, you’ll have to skip iOS 14 for now.

Earlier this year, the developers behind the “unc0ver” jailbreak tool for iOS released a new version that’s compatible with iOS 13.5 and most versions of iOS going all the way down to iOS 11.0. iOS 12.3-12.3.2 and iOS 12.4.2-12.4.5 are excluded. So are iOS 13.5.1, iOS 13.6, iOS 13.6.1, and iOS 13.7.

The jailbreak tool is compatible with all iOS 13-powered devices including newer iPhone models.

Unfortunately, we haven’t heard anything about a public iOS 14 jailbreak and it could be weeks before we see a tool released to the public.

What’s Next

If your device is struggling on iOS 14, know that help is on the way.

Apple is currently working on iOS 14.2. iOS 14.2 is currently in beta and the milestone upgrade should carry new features and bug fixes for initial iOS 14 problems.

We don’t have an iOS 14.2 release date to look forward to just yet. If you can’t wait for the official release you can download the beta.

For more on iOS 14.2, take a look at our guide.

There’s a good chance we see another version of iOS 14 (iOS 14.0.1 or iOS 14.1) roll out sooner than iOS 14.2 so keep an eye out as we push deeper into the month.

Bottom line, if you’re feeling leery about the move to iOS 14.0, you might want to wait for the next version of iOS 14, and its batch of bug fixes, to arrive.

4 Reasons Not to Install iOS 14 & 11 Reasons You Should

Install iOS 14 for Better Security

Install iOS 14 for Better Security

If security is important to you, think about installing the iOS 14 update right away.

iOS 14 brings 11 new security patches to your iPhone. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's website.

If you skipped iOS 13.7 or any older versions of iOS 13, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 14 update. 

In addition to those patches, iOS 14 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Home/HomeKit and Safari. 

For instance in Safari, you can now tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites handle your privacy.

With iOS 14 on board you can now get information on the App Store that will help you understand the privacy practices of apps before you download them. 

There is also a new recording indicator that will appear at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. You can see if an app has used them recently in Control Center.

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5 Things to Know About the iPadOS 14.2 Update

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Apple’s confirmed a new iPadOS 14.2 update and the firmware is currently in beta ahead of a release for iPadiPad ProiPad Air, and iPad mini.

iPadOS 14.2 is a milestone upgrade (x.x) for iPadOS which means it should bring a mix of new features and under-the-hood improvements to Apple’s new operating system.

iPadOS 14.2’s arrival came as a bit of a surprise because Apple hasn’t confirmed iPadOS 14.1 yet. There’s a chance iPadOS 14.2 serves as iPadOS 14.0’s successor, but we should see another version of iPadOS 14 arrive before it.

iPad users who don’t want to wait for the official iPadOS 14.2 release don’t have to. The iPadOS 14.2 update is available to try right now via Apple’s beta program.

With iPadOS 14.2 confirmed, we want to take you through everything there is to know about the firmware.

In this guide to iPadOS 14.2 we’ll take you through the update’s known changes, what you can expect from the iPadOS 14.2 release date and release time, key information about the iPadOS 14.2 beta, and more.

iPadOS 14.2 Beta

If you can’t wait for the official release you can download an early version of the iPadOS 14.2 update right now.

Apple’s pushed an iPadOS 14.2 beta to developers and those enrolled in the Beta Software Program. The company’s Beta Software Program is free to anyone with a working Apple ID. Most people should install the public iOS 14.2 beta.

Before you download the iPadOS 14.2 beta on your tablet remember that pre-release software is almost always plagued with bugs and performance issues.

These issues could impact the performance of your core apps, your device’s battery life, and its overall speed which makes the software less than ideal for a daily driver.

You should be able to fix some of these problems on your own, but some bugs and performance problems will probably require a fix from Apple in a future beta or in the official release.

If you can’t stand the beta’s performance you can downgrade back to older software though Apple is only signing on iPadOS 14.0 and iPadOS 13.7. The downgrade path to other updates is closed.

iPadOS 14.2 Release Date

Apple hasn’t confirmed a iPadOS 14.2 release date.

Nothing is confirmed, but the company is reportedly planning to launch iOS 14.1 alongside the new iPhone 12 series in October.  The iPhone 12 launch is expected to take place sometime during the first half of the month.

If that pans out, Apple could release iOS 14.1/iPadOS 14.1 shortly before they arrive on shelves with the iPadOS 14.2 release coming sometime later.

We could also see the iPadOS 14.1 update drop first followed by an iPadOS 14.2 release alongside the new iPhones in late October.

Apple recently told CNET that it is “aware of an issue that can impact default email and browser settings in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and that a “fix will be available to users in a software update.”

Given the nature of the bug, we could see a new version of iPadOS 14 (perhaps iPadOS 14.0.1 or iPadOS 14.1) roll out before iPadOS 14.2 arrives.

We’ll let you know when we learn more.

iPadOS 14.2 Release Time

The iPadOS 14.2 release date isn’t known, but we know exactly when Apple will roll the software out on release day.

The official version of iPadOS 14.2 will probably arrive in and around 10AM Pacific. It sometimes takes a few minutes for software updates to show up so don’t be surprised if your update appears after the clock strikes 10AM.

Apple will also release iPadOS 14.2 beta updates in and around 10AM Pacific. The company typically releases new beta updates every 1-2 weeks.

Here’s what you can expect from the iPadOS 14.2 release time in other U.S. timezones:

  • Eastern – 1 PM
  • Central – 12 PM
  • Mountain – 11AM

Keep these times in mind if you plan to install new iPadOS 14.2 betas, or the official version of iPadOS 14.2, right away.

iPadOS 14.2 Update: What’s New

Apple’s x.x updates always bring a mix of features, security patches, and under-the-hood improvements and that’s what you can expect from iPadOS 14.2.

Developers digging through the first iPadOS 14.2 beta have discovered a new Music Recognition control for Control Center. The feature will let users discover music around them.

Apple could add, or subtract, from the iPadOS 14.2 change log as the beta progresses so keep an eye out for changes as the software makes progress behind the scenes.

iPadOS 14.2 Jailbreak

If you still jailbreak, make sure you avoid the iPadOS 14.2 beta. The only way you can jailbreak a device right now is if it’s running an older version of iPadOS 13 or iOS 12.

We don’t expect them to release a tool that’s compatible with the iPadOS 14.2 beta.

4 Reasons Not to Install iPadOS 14 & 11 Reasons You Should

Install iPadOS 14 for Better Security

Install iPadOS 14 for Better Security

If security is important to you, and it should be, think about installing iPadOS 14 right now. 

iPadOS 14 has 11 new security patches on board. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's website

If you skipped iPadOS 13.7 or any older versions of iPadOS 13, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your upgrade. They're baked in.

In addition to those patches, iPadOS 14 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Home/HomeKit and Safari. 

For instance in Safari, you can now tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites handle your privacy.

With iPadOS 14 on board you can now get information on the App Store that will help you understand the privacy practices of apps before you download them. 

There is also a new recording indicator that will appear at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. You can see if an app has used them recently in Control Center.

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