Apple surprised a lot of people last year by choosing to split iOS into two separate entities: one suitable for iPhones, another thought for iPads. Yesterday evening, the firm was not satisfied with unveiling iOS 14 and it also lifted the veil on iPadOS 14 .
Here again, there are many novelties. Widgets and the App Gallery are of course part of it, but we must also mention all the improvements relating to the use of Apple Pencil.
Quite a few new functions, then, but just like iOS 14, we'll have to wait until summer to be able to get our hands on the first public beta… or be a little smarter.
Indeed, it is quite possible to install iPadOS 14 Beta 1 now, without waiting and, above all, without having a developer account.
Step 1: the preparations
If you have read our article on installing iOS 14 Beta 1 on an iPhone, then you should already know that it is better to prepare the ground well beforehand to avoid unpleasant surprises.
The first thing to know is that iPadOS 14 Beta 1 is not a stable version, but a version under development. It also means that it can have a lot of bugs.
It will therefore be preferable not to install it on your tablet if you use it on a daily basis.
Another important point iPadOS 14 does not support all iPad and you will find here the list of compatible models with the platform. You will of course have to make sure that yours is one of them.
Once these checks have been made, you will still have to take the time to properly back up your data since it may be deleted in the process. There, you will have the choice between iCloud, iTunes or even direct backup to external hard drive.
To summarize, here are the preparations to put in place:
- Make sure your iPad is compatible with iPadOS 14.
- Back up your data.
Step 2: Download and Install the iPadOS 14 Profile
Once everything is ready, you just have to download the iPadOS 14 profile to your tablet. It is indeed he who will allow you to unlock the update and install it on your iPad.
Once again, the procedure is not very complicated and you will simply have to launch Safari on your iPad and access the betaprofiles.com site. Once there, you will simply have to look for the insert dedicated to iPadOS 14 with your eyes and then download the profile by clicking on the button simply titled “download”.
When this is done, all you have to do is go to the tablet settings and click on the “Install a profile” menu which suddenly appeared under your avatar. There, you will have to click on the installation button, type in your code and wait for the procedure to end.
In summary, here's how to install the iPadOS 14 profile on your tablet:
- Unlock your iPad.
- Start Safari.
- Go to betaprofiles.com .
- Look out for the iPadOS 14 insert.
- Click on the download button.
- Accept the download.
- Wait for the download to complete.
- Go to settings.
- Click on the “Install Profile” menu.
- Validate the installation of the profile you have just downloaded.
- Enter your code.
- Wait for the end of the procedure.
Step 3: Install iPadOS 14 on your iPad
The hard part is behind you. Now that the profile is installed, our iPad is automatically recognized as legitimate by Apple.
Concretely, this means that you will only have to go to the updates menu to install iPadOS 14. Your iPad will indeed offer to download it by itself. Be careful, however, because the procedure is a bit long and you will have to think again about connecting your tablet to a power source in order to avoid problems.
To sum up, here's how to install iPadOS 14 on your iPad:
- Unlock your iPad.
- Go to settings.
- Go to the updates menu.
- Start the download of iPadOS 14.
- Install iPadOS 14 when it prompts you.
- Hold on.