Don't download iOS 14 just yet: 4 reasons why you should wait
It's called a beta for a reason and you should probably stay away for now.
Besides, it has introduced a lot of incompatible issue with VR mode to the most VR apps like YouTube.
Apple recently released the iOS 14 public beta. Now, anyone with a compatible iPhone can get an early preview of the features that everyone else will get this fall. If you're willing to put up with occasional bugs and issues, you can install and help test it right now. But should you? My sage advice: Wait until next year.
Even though the shiny new features in iOS 14 are tempting, it's probably best that you hold off on installing the beta right now.
Why? Glad you asked. Here are four reasons you should wait.
- Some apps are going to break
In order to add new features and capabilities to iOS 14 , Apple has to make changes to the code that app developers use to build against. It's because of those changes that during the beta process, before developers can publicly release updates to fix any issues, that some apps will undoubtedly break.
NOTE: In case you have updated your iPhone, and already have the issue of the calibration of gyroscope video is continuously moving all over the place in the VR mode with your newly updated iPhone.
We highly recommend you update the VR app or you could try turning your phone off and on to see if the issue resolved.
- Battery life is always the last thing that gets better
I have one of Apple's Smart Battery cases, but I rarely use it. At least, until I start testing the next version of iOS when it becomes metaphorically glued to my iPhone.
I can't say for certain, but it always feels as if during the beta program Apple focuses on implementing and improving features for the majority of the time. Then as September gets closer, with it the official release, the focus switches to improving battery and getting it back to where it was pre-beta.
- There will be random restarts and bugs
It's a given. Apple isn't done working on iOS 14 and there are going to be issues that slip through (use the Feedback feature to report them!) or that Apple knows about, but plans to fix in a future build.
For example, just this morning I tried to change songs in Apple Music while AirPlaying to a nearby speaker. The moment I touched the next button, my screen went black and I saw the Apple logo.
- Going back to iOS 13 isn't ideal
It is possible to uninstall iOS 14 and roll back to a more stable operating system, but even that comes with a big downside -- you'll have to factory restore your iPhone or iPad. That means you'll either have to start again, as if your device is brand-new, or if you created a backup before installing the beta, use that as a restore point.
Either way, you'll probably lose some data -- maybe even a lot of data -- and that's not something any of us want to deal with.