This is how you prepare your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch for iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7

iOS 14 can be downloaded tonight at 7 p.m. and iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7 will also be released. Prepare your Apple devices now, so that you can start installing immediately.

1. Check if your iPhone or iPad supports iOS 14 and iPadOS

Apple releases a major update for iOS, iPadOS and watchOS 7 every year. Tonight at 7 p.m. (September 16) The time has come again and we can get started with iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7. That is why we give a number of useful tips in this article, so that you can download the updates quickly and safely. We start with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

iOS 14 tracking

First of all, it is of course good to check whether your iPhone or iPad will get an update to version 14. Fortunately, we have good news, because iOS 14 runs on all devices that now have iOS 13. As a result, the vast majority of all users will soon be able to get started with the new features.

These iPhones have iOS 14 support:

  • 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
  • iPhone SE (2020)

Do you have an iPad? Then you will see a list below with all tablets that are being updated to iPadOS 14.

  • iPad‌ Pro (all versions)
  • iPad‌ (2019, 2018 and 2017 version)
  • iPad‌ mini 5
  • ‌IPad‌ mini 4
  • iPad Air 2019 (third generation)
  • iPad‌ Air 2

2. Free up enough space

You also need enough free space on your iPhone to update iOS 14. Of course, this also applies to your iPad. While it’s unclear how big the updates are, it’s at least good to keep a few GBs free. Then you can be sure that you will not run into problems and can download iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 without any hassle.

If you have that space, you don’t have to do anything, although it is always good to take a critical look at all the apps, photos and other files that are on your iPhone and iPad. With our handy tip and video, freeing up space on your iPhone and iPad is done in no time.

3. Back up your iPhone or iPad

Did you tidy up your iPhone and iPad? Doing well! Now it is time for the most important step: making a backup. It is very important not to forget this, because this ensures that no important data can be lost during the update. By making a digital copy of your iPhone and iPad, you always have something to fall back on if the update goes wrong.

Major updates to iOS and iPadOS occasionally cause crashes, with restoring and restoring from a backup being the only solution. So take it safe and back up your iPhone and iPad.

4. Download our iPhone app and receive a notification when the update is available

As soon as iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 become available tonight, we will send a notification to all users of our iPhone app. So download our free app and you will be the first to know when you can download and install the update.

Prepare for watchOS 7

Apple Watch users will also receive a major update with a ton of new features tonight with watchOS 7. Even if you have the smart watch, it is smart to do a few things before updating. Below we give a number of useful tips.

1. Does your Apple Watch support watchOS 7 update?

As with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, not all versions of the Apple Watch are updated to the latest update. However, if you have a reasonably recent smartwatch, you can soon get started with watchOS 7. These Watch models are supported:

  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE
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2. Back up and update iOS

Even with major Apple Watch updates, it is very important to make a backup in advance. If you want to know how, check out our tips on how to make and restore an Apple Watch backup.

You also need the latest version of iOS to install watchOS 7 later. So make sure to update your iPhone to iOS 14 tonight and then start installing watchOS 7.

3. Charging, cleaning up and installing

Also very important: make sure your Apple Watch is sufficiently charged. Your watch must be at least fifty percent full before you can install watchOS 7. So put the smartwatch on the charger in advance.

Also take some time to clean up your apps on your Apple Watch, so that you can get started fresh with watchOS 7. And to install watchOS 7 as soon as the update is available, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and tap the ‘My Watch’ tab. Then choose ‘General’> ‘Software update’.

Stay informed

As soon as the major iOS, iPadOS and watchOS updates are available, you will of course read that iPhone. Keep an eye on our website or take a look at the iPhoned app tonight. Until then, check out our video about iOS 14, in which we update you on the latest update in a few minutes.

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