iOS 14 Compatible With iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and Later

Apple's new iOS 14 operating system is compatible with many older iPhones, including the original iPhone SE, the iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 6s Plus, meaning the new update works with iPhones that are five years old and newer.


Apple's list of compatible devices confirms that ‌iOS 14‌ is compatible with all of these iPhones:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
    ‌- iPhone XS‌ Max
  • iPhone XR
  • ‌iPhone‌ X
  • ‌iPhone‌ 8 and ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus
  • ‌iPhone‌ 7 and 7 Plus
  • ‌iPhone SE‌
  • ‌iPhone‌ 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPod touch (7th-generation)

The new version of iPadOS is also compatible with a wide range of older devices:

  • All ‌iPad‌ Pros
  • iPad‌ (7th generation)
  • iPad‌ (6th generation)
    ‌- iPad‌ (5th generation)
    ‌- ‌iPad‌ mini 5
    ‌- ‌iPad‌ mini 4
    ‌- iPad Air (3rd generation)
    ‌- ‌iPad‌ Air 2

iOS and iPadOS 14 will be limited to registered developers at launch, but Apple plans to make a public beta available later this summer. iOS and iPadOS 14 will launch to the public in the fall.

Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
14 weeks ago
So happy that my iPad Air 2 lives to see another year of updates!
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
14 weeks ago
iPad Air 2 takes the crown as the longest supported iOS/iPadOS ever (previously tied with the iPhone 5s). Kind of makes me wish I'd held onto mine!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
14 weeks ago
Well done Apple!

So if there's anyone out there who uses "planned obsolescence" and "Apple" in the same sentence one more time: iOS 14 is your answer!

When iOS 14 will launch, the 6S will be a 5 year old phone, it was launched in the same year as the Samsung Galaxy S6, that phone is stuck on Android 7.1.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
14 weeks ago
Being serious are any Android devices from the 6S time still getting updates? I havent stayed completly up to speed with them. This is amazing for people who hold phones for the long term.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
14 weeks ago
This is the #1 factor in me not really considering android. Planning on grabbing an iPhone 12 anyway this fall, but my launch 6S has been a beast.

we also have a mini 4 and SE in the house, cheers for apple's support
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
14 weeks ago


When iOS 14 will launch, the 6S will be a 5 year old phone, it was launched in the same year as the Samsung Galaxy S6, that phone is stuck on Android 7.1.

aaaaand iOS14 will last until Sept/Oct 2021 for that iPhone 6S, which gives it a 6 year latest iOS support track .. and who knows, could be getting iOS15.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Top Stories: iOS 14 Feature Tour, 'iPhone 12 mini' Rumors, Apple Watch Band Controversy

Saturday September 26, 2020 6:00 am PDT by
Things started to calm down a bit this week following last week's rush of media event, Apple Watch and iPad launches, and the release of iOS 14 and other operating updates. But that doesn't mean there wasn't still a lot of news, from digging deeper into iOS 14 to more iPhone 12 rumors to the uproar over trying to exchange band sizes on the new Apple Watch. On top of all of that, we heard...

'iPhone 12 mini' Name Reappears in Leaked Apple iPhone 12 Case Stickers

Friday September 25, 2020 1:58 am PDT by
Earlier this week a proven leaker claimed that the iPhone 12 lineup would be named "iPhone 12 mini," "iPhone 12," "iPhone 12 Pro," and "iPhone 12 Pro Max," and today the same nomenclature has appeared again in a photo depicting alleged stickers from unreleased Silicone iPhone cases originating from Apple's international distribution center in Ireland. The photo shows three stickers with the...

iOS 14: 'Phoenix 2' Space Shooter Delivers Playable Demo via App Clips

Saturday September 26, 2020 2:08 pm PDT by
One of the new features that arrived in iOS 14 is called App Clips. App Clips is described by Apple to be a "small part of your app" that can be available to users at just the right moment.App Clips focus on finishing one task quickly. An ideal App Clip experience allows users to open and complete a task in seconds. Instead of requiring an App Store download, they can be loaded and run via...

Apple Releases iOS 14.0.1 With Fix for Bug That Resets Default Apps After Rebooting

Thursday September 24, 2020 10:12 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 14.0.1, the first update to the iOS 14 operating system that was released on September 16. Today's update is a bug fix update addressing issues that weren't able to be fixed in the initial iOS 14 launch. The iOS 14.0.1 update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update. ...

Upcoming Xbox App Update Will Let Xbox Users Stream Games to iPhone and iPad

Friday September 25, 2020 11:58 am PDT by
Microsoft is testing a new version of its Xbox app that will let Xbox users play games remotely on their iPhones and iPads using streaming functionality. The new feature was rolled out to TestFlight users this morning. The Xbox streaming option is distinct from Microsoft's xCloud service, which it has been clashing with Apple over. xCloud is designed to stream games from Microsoft's servers, ...

Microsoft Internally Worked on a Mac OS X Aqua Inspired Windows XP Theme

Saturday September 26, 2020 10:51 am PDT by
Microsoft tested a Windows XP theme that closely resembled Mac OS X's Aqua GUI, reports The Verge. A recent Windows XP source code leak has revealed various unreleased themes that Microsoft developed in 2000, at a time when Microsoft was in heated competition with Apple regarding desktop operating systems. One of the themes, codenamed "Candy," mirrors the design of Apple's Aqua...

Video Offers Closer Look at Apple Face Mask

Friday September 25, 2020 5:25 am PDT by
YouTube channel Unbox Therapy has today shared a new video giving a closer look at Apple's reusable face masks for corporate and retail employees. Apple's own face mask was designed by the company's Engineering and Industrial Design teams amid the global health crisis for corporate and retail employees, and the boxes include Apple's famous "Designed by Apple in California" text. The...

iPhone 12 May Launch Earlier Than Usual in South Korea

Monday September 28, 2020 5:24 am PDT by
The upcoming iPhone 12 lineup may launch earlier than usual in South Korea, reports The Korea Herald. South Korean telecoms firms speaking to The Korea Herald have said that the iPhone 12 lineup will launch ahead of its usual schedule. Normally, the release of new iPhones in South Korea comes about one month after launch in the United States. Last year, the iPhone 11 arrived in South Korea ...

New Version of Microsoft Office Coming Next Year That Won't Require a Subscription

Thursday September 24, 2020 1:53 am PDT by
Microsoft will next year offer a new perpetual release of Microsoft Office for Mac and Windows that doesn't require a subscription to use, according to the software giant (via Windows Central). "Microsoft Office will also see a new perpetual release for both Windows and Mac, in the second half of 2021," said Microsoft in a blog post announcing the next version of its Exchange server,...

iOS 14 Widgets Offer iPhone Users Creative Home Screen Ideas

Sunday September 20, 2020 8:43 pm PDT by
Updated on September 22nd with hands on video. In iOS 14, Apple introduced ‌the concept of Home Screen‌ widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. Widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. Despite the relative lack of...