Is your iPhone compatible with iOS 14? These iPhones are!

The new operating system for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch brings numerous changes and is intended to make the use of mobile devices even easier. But which iPhone models are compatible with iOS 14? From which year will it be possible to install the new system in autumn 2020? I clarify this question for you in this post. You will also find the most important features of iOS 14 for the iPhone from Apple as well as links to other sources - such as mine WWDC20 Keynote Summary ;)

Is my iPhone compatible with iOS 14? Which iPhones get the upgrade to the next operating system? Here is the Apple list of iOS 14 compatible smartphones!

Is my iPhone compatible with iOS 14? Which iPhones get the upgrade to the next operating system? Here is the Apple list of iOS 14 compatible smartphones!

Is your iPhone compatible with iOS 14?

In the run-up to Apple's June keynote, not only were numerous rumors and speculations about the functions and innovations in iOS 14 discussed. It was also rumored that the same devices could be used with the 2020 OS that already existed Compatible with iOS 13 are. That actually turned out to be true. So the list of iPhone models compatible with iOS 14 looks like this:

  • iPhone 6s (2015)
  • iPhone 6s Plus (2015)
  • iPhone SE (2016)
  • iPhone 7 (2016)
  • iPhone 7 Plus (2016)
  • iPhone 8 (2017)
  • iPhone 8 Plus (2017)
  • iPhone X (2017)
  • iPhone XR (2018)
  • iPhone XS (2018)
  • iPhone XS Max (2018)
  • 7th Generation iPod Touch (2019)
  • iPhone 11 (2019)
  • iPhone 11 Pro (2019)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max (2019)
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 12 (2020)
The official list of iPhones getting the iOS 14 upgrade. Anyone who could use iOS 13 beforehand will also be able to install the next generation of the OS from autumn 2020.

The official list of iPhones getting the iOS 14 upgrade. Anyone who could use iOS 13 beforehand will also be able to install the next generation of the OS from autumn 2020.

The most important new features for your iOS 14 compatible iPhone

In addition to the Apple WWDC 2020 keynote on June 22, 2020, which I summarized for you in the article linked at the beginning, there are also other overviews of the new iPhone and iPod touch features. For example, Apple reports at this point about the following innovations for the mobile operating system for smartphones and music players:

  • Widgets: Newly designed widgets for all kinds of content will soon no longer be available only on the Today page, but on the entire home screen - in three different sizes
  • App library: Ensures more order on the home screen, as apps can be further grouped and organized; individual home screen pages can also be hidden
  • Compact user interface: Incoming calls no longer take up the entire screen, but appear as a banner / notification, the same applies to FaceTime calls; Siri is also more compact and no longer takes up the entire display; With Picture in Picture you can stream films and series while using apps, the web or the home screen; and more
  • Messages: The messages app has a group function and the possibility of using “inline replies” for threads as well as “mentions”; In addition, individual chats can be pinned so that they do not get lost in the crowd; Etc.
  • Memoji: New ways to design Memojis - new age settings, new headgear, new hairstyles and more ways of expressing emotions
  • Maps: Now with guides for suggested destinations; Navigation for cyclists, routes for e-cars and other features designed to protect the environment
  • Translate: A translation app ensures that two languages ​​come together in a dialogue - the text and voice translation works completely offline, even with voice output
  • Safari: Web pages can be translated directly from Safari, privacy on the site is documented, JavaScript is even faster and saved passwords are checked for theft
  • App clips: Instead of having to load an entire app when things have to be done quickly, the most important functions can be loaded with app clips (max. 10 MB in size) - e.g. B. on vacation, when a new payment app or car sharing app is required
  • And much more: Just have a look at the linked Apple overview, my report on the WWDC 2020 keynote or the video of the June event - there you will find more great content that comes with the iOS 14 upgrade on the iPhone

Apple WWDC 2020 Keynote as video

Now you know which iPhone is compatible with iOS 14 and can install the update this fall. If you want to see the iOS update for Apple smartphones from 2015 to 2020 in action, then take a look at this year's June keynote as a video on YouTube or in the following embedded player;)

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