iPhone’s new update iOS 14, is expected to be out in the middle of September 2020. Users are curious and enthusiastic about the new features and functions rolling with the new update because it is supposed that it will be bringing some significant updates and changes in the interface. Apple has already made beta versions available for the public which is being tested by eager Apple fans and reports say that they are enjoying the new updates. In this article, we are going to tell you all the significant new features and changes that are coming to your iPhone with the latest update. Let’s go through all of them.
The very first thing you need to know about the new iOS 14 before reading this article is if it is going to be compatible with your iPhone or not. The answer is a clear yes. If you are using an iPhone 6s or the later versions. You will be able to use all the features of iOS 14, supported by your device if you are using an iPhone 6s or above. Let’s look at the features and changes you will be experiencing with the new update on iOS.
App Library and Widgets
iOS 14 will organize your apps more efficiently and you will not need to scroll through different pages to find your desired app. Apple is going to offer a changed home screen in iOS 14 which is a new App Library as well. You will be able to add or remove apps to this library. Your iPhone will organize these apps into different categories which look like a folder like Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Social, and many more. You will be able to find all the apps on a single screen and the frequently used apps will be shown in more prominent icons while other icons will look smaller. You can always edit your library by choosing the apps to display and hide. It also provides you a search option at the top of your home screen to find the apps faster from your library.
Apple is also going to offer you a new experience with the widgets on your screen. “Smart Stack” will automatically show the widgets you might need in your day along with your favorite ones on the home screen. You will be able to add, remove, and resize the widgets on your home screen.
Siri is undoubtedly one of the most important things when we talk about the iPhone. The good news is that Apple has promised a lot of significant positive changes in the design and capabilities of this voice assistant in the upcoming update. Siri is expected to be coming with 20 times more capabilities and cleverness than it used to be 3 years ago which will improve its ability to tackle more complex questions. There are also going to be enhanced graphics and a new interface for Siri. It is not going to take over your full screen now, and a Siri blob at the bottom of your screen will do the work.
Siri is also going to come loaded with more functions like you can tell it to send an audio message to your friend or run dictation without any internet connection. Siri is also enabled to translate more languages now.
The Picture-in-Picture option which was earlier available on the iPad only is now going to be a thing on the iPhone also with iOS 14. While watching a video or making a video call, you will be able to exit to your home screen and the video or audio will continue to play in a little box that can be resized or moved around while you can keep using your iPhone for other functions.
It is going to be a useful unique feature rolling in with the new update. You will be able to access some heavy apps without even downloading them.
It sounds strange, doesn’t it?
Let us simplify it for you. While an app is created, developers also develop some app clips, which are usually under 10 MB, and essential features of the app can be accessed with these clips. Apple is going to allow you to access these little micro-parts of the apps. You can use these apps to pay your bills, scan a code, and many more things without downloading the full apps. These clips will be available in your App Library.
Apple is also going to improve messaging features with the new update. You will be able to pin up to 9 conversations on the top, and you will also be able to see the photos of the people messaging in group conversations. Memoji is also updated with 20 new hair-styles. There are also going to be face coverings and more stickers.
Maps are certainly going to be improved with the new update. More extensive information is going to roll out for the UK, Ireland, and Canada also along with the USA. There will be guides of different cities around the world which will keep getting updated with new information. If you are using electric vehicles then the news for you is that updated maps are also going to guide you to charging points in your city.
Besides these significant features, the new iOS 14 is also going to improve the functioning of your camera, where you are going to experience faster capturing. There will be a slight change in the “incoming call” interface. Instead of taking the full screen, it will show up in a small box on top of the screen.
iOS 14 will also let you choose a 3rd party email or browser app to select as default apps.
If we talk about the browser Safari, there are also going to be some changes, and a handy translation tool is one of them. It can also be said that iOS 14 is going to offer an overall improved translation service.
There is a lot of excitement among users with the new update on iOS. Hopefully, your wait is not going to extend, and this new iOS with amazing features is on your phone soon.