Everything you need to know about iOS 14
22 June 2020 at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Apple announced a major update to the iOS software which runs on all iPhones. The update brings a variety of new features and changes to iOS. Millions of devices get major new features, along with patches for security bugs and interface tweaks. The newest version is iOS 14 became available to download on Wednesday 16 September.
With iOS 14 iPhone users can do more than ever before. They can make their iPhone more personalized and easy, with iOS 14. New features will help the user get what they want at the moment.
What’s new on iOS 14?
One of the best addition in iOS 14 is Widgets. With widgets, the home screen became much more. You can customize your home screen with many features. Widgets make your home screen data-rich and beautiful. Whatever you need it’s there like Weather, Clock, Calendar, News, Maps, Fitness, Photos, Reminders, Stocks, Music, TV, Tips, Notes, Shortcuts, Battery, Screen Time, Files, Podcasts, Siri Suggestions. It’s like a full phone on the home screen. You can inform your self with one peek on the display.
iOS 14 takes app categorization one stapes further. You just have to touch the download button for the app, iOS will take care of the rest. All apps on your iPhone will be automatically sorted into categories such as Social, Productivity, Entertainment, and more. iOS 14 gives you app suggestions base on usages such as time, location, or activity. The most used app will show on top of the app search option.
Picture in Picture
Apple finally adds a picture in the picture option. In this way, you can use one display for multiple purposes. You can do video chat and search the web or check your Facebook or watch videos at the same time. But you have to keep in mind Picture in the picture only works if the app developer allows it. Meanwhile, Siri has a new interface that does not overtake the entire screen.
iOS 14 brings some batter ways to make messaging more fun and useful. It opens new ways for group messaging. You can pin up to the nine most important conversations on top. If someone mentions your or other people it will highlight your or their name. Also, you can customize a group with whom you will get a notification if you were mentioned. New features for group messages as well in-line replies. In this way, you can reply directly to a specific message in a group conversation.
Memoji styles and stickers
New Memoji adds customized Memoji with 11 new hairstyles (man bun, top knot, and simple side part). For this new feature, you can describe your profession, hobby, and personality with Memoji. Based on COVID 19 situation iOS 14 Memoji brings a new face-covering Memoji, including the color, to match your look.
With Old iOS, we faced some problems, like losing track of our work when a call came. The call took over the entire screen make it hard to reach the work we were doing. But with iOS 14 apple solved this problem. instead of taking over the entire screen call appears as a banner. If you wish to dismiss the call you just have to swipe up or swipe down to access extended phone features and tap to answer. Face time also adapted to this method now, you can receive or dismiss Face time the same way as to call.
iOS 14 also made some adjustment so that third-party apps like Skype can support compact incoming calls
Apple iOS 14 translate is more than we thought. With 11 supporting language (English (US & UK), Spanish (Spain), Chinese (Mandarin, Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Russian, German (Germany), French (France), Italian (Italy), Portuguese (Brazil), and Arabic) it made the conversation much easier. You just have to turn the phone to landscape and speak, the phone will automatically detection transcribes the original and translated text. Every language has its keyboards included with translating text so that you don’t have to download any more keyboards.
Communicating with locals became much easier coz translator can translate one language to another. You can also use download language when you are offline.
iOS 14 compatible Devices
Apple says that iOS 14 can run on the iPhone 6s and later, which is the same compatibility as iOS 13. Here’s the full list :
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
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