iOS 14 vs iOS 13: Will You Upgrade to iOS 14 from iOS 13

By Abby Poole to Apple Resources | Last Updated on June 18, 2020

After getting entangled with yearlong iOS 13 problems, Apple fans' expectation to iOS 14 changes from more features to less bugs. As the leading role in 2020 WWDC, iOS 14 focuses on enhancing the overall performance for the elder iPhones and iPads rather than brimming with a swathe of features that iOS 13 did last year. Will Apple have a rocky start with iOS 14 update and fix all iOS 13 bugs? Instead of sharing the latest news of the fresh iOS merely, detailed iOS 14 vs iOS 13 comparison is conducted in this page so that you will know how iOS 14 advantages over iOS 13 and make up your mind whether to update to the latest iOS version.

1. Does iOS 14 Perform Faster and More Stable than iOS 13?

Yes! Different from iOS 13 that doubled down on new features, iOS 14 has the most focus on speed and stability. According to Apple, App launch in iOS 14 gets 40% faster than iOS 13. Plus, there are 50% faster keyboard display and 70% faster camera access on older iPhone like iPhone 6S and iPad with iOS 14 over iOS 13. And even in newer devices you should see the share sheet appearing twice as fast and apps loading twice as fast too. Test on iOS 14 beta 1 and iOS 13 proved apps like Apple Music, Mail, Weather, Siri, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, etc load faster in iOS 14 beta 1 than iOS 13, with a few exceptions on Maps, Stocks and Safari.

On top of that, the achievement in speed boost doesn't make any compromise with battery life, since the new operating system jacks up CPU performance whenever you need it and drops it if you don't.

iOS 14 boosts speed that iOS 13 doesn't

2. How about the Device Compatibility with iOS 14 and iOS 13?

iOS 13 is the first version that runs exclusively on iOS devices with 64-bit processors while iOS 14 has the largest ever supported base. The latter covers all the same phones and tablets that iOS 13 worked with, all the way back to iPhone 6S and iPad Pro 12.9in first and second generation. Specifically, most Apple iPhone and iPad users will be reached in this 2020 iOS update and benefit most from the speed enhancements mentioned above.

3. Will iOS 14 Update Fix all iOS 13 Bugs?

iOS 13 has been regarded as the worst software update so far, beset by an extensive range of bugs, from battery drain issues, HomeKit vulnerability, abnormal amounts of lag, iPhone X's Face ID, overheating, to full-on app crash issues. It is the most updated version of iOS in the history of the software platform. The new iOS 14 seems to be a godsend if you've ever run into iOS 13 problems, including the ongoing issues with iOS 13. It enhances the overall stability, boosts speed to fix the lags and more. In our test, the iOS 14 beta 1 version gets quicker in app load, boots faster across the board, and more than iOS 13. However, we still notice the some glitches in the new operating system - cannot connect to App Store, App launches slowly. Apple has pulled iOS 14 update and ensured it will be fixed in iOS 14 official version.

4. What about New Features in iOS 14?

iOS 14 touts many new features but overall has the same design as iOS 13. Take a look below how iOS 14 edges over iOS 13 with these enhancements.

• Fitness app

A fitness app named Seymour is launched for iOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14.

iOS 14 updated to AR2 from iOS 13's AR

• New Messages features

A slew of new features are added to iMessage, including a new Slack-like mention system, retract iMessages, etc.

• PencilKit updates

PencilKit gets updated to allow handwriting, wide compatibility with other apps, etc.

• New AR app

A new augmented reality app is released for iOS 14.

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