Apple will launch the first public beta of iOS 14 this month. Unless you’re employed by Apple or a paying member of the developer community, this likely marks the first time that you’ll be able to test out the new features coming to the new iPhone operating system. Apple unveiled a first look at iOS 14 during its annual developer conference, known as WWDC, which was broadcast entirely online due to the public health crisis.
But the public beta is when anyone can get their hands on the latest features, which includes the ability to drop widgets in amongst the grid of app icons on your homescreen and redesigns the incoming call interface so that it doesn’t take over the entire touchscreen.
Since this is a beta, there’s a distinct possibility that not everything will work quite as planned. Apps that you rely on each day might not work as expected when running on iOS 14. Reporting any issues which you stumble across while running the beta versions of iOS 14 should allow Apple enough time to get everything running smoothly ready for when the new version of iOS rolls out worldwide sometime “this fall”.
It’s not recommended to install a beta version of any operating system on your main device.