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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

iOS 14 Released Features and Compatible iPhones

Apple iOS 14 brings a fresh look to the things you do most often, making them easier than ever. New features help you get what you need in the moment. And the apps you use all the time become even more intelligent, more personal, and more private .Apple’s iOS 14 update is finally bringing widgets and picture-in-picture features to the iPhone.
What is iOS 14?    When is iOS 14 out? 

You’re able to do more with your iPhone than ever before. So iOS 14 reimagines the most iconic parts of the experience to be even more helpful and personal.Apple iOS 14 features include widgets finally coming to the home screen to break up that stagnant app tile look, picture-in-picture so you can watch videos in the screen corner while doing other tasks, and digital keys to unlock your car with an iPhone.

Should Your iPhone Get iOS 14?

If your iPhone is running iOS 13, congrats you’ll be able to upgrade to the next big software update. If your phone is the iPhone 6S (from 2015) or later, you’ll get the update.

devices listed below will be able to download iOS 14 :

  • iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus.
  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X
  • iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE 

iOS 14 Update List-

  1. home screen widgets
  2. App Library
  3. App Clips
  4. Siri
  5. Messages
  6. Maps
  7. picture-in-picture
  8. CarPlay
  9. privacy
  10. smart home controls

Apple iOS 14 Widgets on the Home Screen:

Apple even referred to these more data-rich, and that makes sense when you see them above.The company says it has learned from the way widgets work on Apple Watch, and it wanted to bring that functionality across to iPhone.
You can pick different sizes although those have yet to be confirmed  and widgets can now be used on your home screens, as well as in the Today view on your phone.

Widgets have been totally redesigned to give you more information at a glance and now you can add them to your Home Screen. Choose from different sizes and arrange however you like.

Apple iOS 14 Messages:

Keeping in touch has never been more essential. So iOS 14 gives you new ways to stay connected to the conversations that matter most, keep track of group conversations, and express yourself however you like.
The Messages app is getting a variety of updates, including the facility to pin conversations. Want to always have one particular person at the top of your messaging app? Now, you can.

Other improvements include 20 new hair and headwear styles for Memoji that allows you to better customize your character. There are also face coverings for those who want the 2020 look.

Apple iOS 14 App Clips:

Apple is calling these light and fast, and you access them via a card that pops up at the bottom of your screen. You’ll then be able to use specific features of certain apps without having to download them from the App Store.You’re able to do more with your iPhone than ever before. So iOS 14 reimagines the most iconic parts of the experience to be even more helpful and personal.
This would be useful, for example, if you’re looking to use a electric scooter that unlocks with an app, but you don’t want to spend time downloading the service when you’re out and about.
App Clips can appear in a variety of ways. For example, they could appear after someone refers to an app within your Messages. Plus Apple is also issuing NFC tags that you may see in your day-to-day life.If you’re loving a particular service, you’ll then be able to download the full app directly from the App Clip without having to go to the App Store.

Apple iOS 14 App Library:

The new App Library automatically organizes all of your apps into one simple, easy‑to‑navigate view. Apps are sorted by category and your most used apps are always just one tap away.
This is a way of better organizing your apps, and it essentially files different services away without you manually having to do it. All your social apps, for example, would appear in one folder. One of the options shown on the WWDC live stream included all your Apple Arcade games.
This should all work automatically, and it’ll only appear at the end of your home screens.

Plus, you can now hide specific apps that you don’t want on your home screens, and they’ll appear in the App Library instead. Don’t want people to know you’ve got fast food apps on your phone? Hide them and you’ll still be able to find them in the App Library later.

Apple iOS 14 Siri:

Apple Siri is a vital way to get information and get things done. And thanks to a new compact design, you can take advantage of everything Siri can do without losing your context.
This looks like it’ll make Siri far easier to use on your iPhone. We’ve never really understood why Siri’s functionality had to take up the entirety of your screen, and it may mean you’re more likely to use the voice assistant.
There are also a variety of upgrades going on behind the scenes, which Apple believes will make Siri a far more useful voice assistant than it has been previously.

Apple iOS 14 Picture-in-Picture:

Now you can keep watching videos or continue your FaceTime call while you use another app.
Another new update included better picture-in-picture functionality. It should allow you to keep watching video at the same time as using other apps. Got a message on your phone while you’re in the middle of a TV show? Now you can reply without it stopping.

Apple iOS 14 Privacy:

Apple has always been big on privacy, and with iOS 14 it’s taking that a step further, by requiring all apps to obtain permission from you before tracking you.

Additionally, you’ll now be able to choose to share your approximate location with apps rather than your exact location, and get more transparency on an app’s use of your phone’s microphone and camera.
Privacy is a fundamental human right and at the core of everything we do. That’s why with iOS 14, we’re giving you more control over the data you share and more transparency into how it’s used.

Apple iOS 14 CarPlay:

Choose from a set of wallpapers that look great. CarPlay also supports new app types — parking, electric vehicle charging, and quick food ordering.
Ever wanted to leave your car keys at home? Unlock and start your car with iPhone. Well, if you have a compatible car you’ll now be able to get digital keys that enable you to unlock and turn on your car through your iPhone.

Apple iOS 14 Smart Home Controls:

Apple iOS 14 will also give you more control over your smart home, with expanded smart home controls available in Control Center.
The Home app will also offer more automation suggestions, so you won’t have to manually control devices as much anyway.
Everything we know about iPadOS 14
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Apple iOS 14 AirPods:

AirPods deliver a magical listening experience. With iOS 14, that magic has a few new tricks, whether you’re listening to music, catching up on a podcast, or taking in a movie.

Apple iOS 14 Health:

An all-new Sleep experience in the Health app helps you meet your sleep goals. New hearing features help you understand how loud you’re listening to media through headphones and how that could impact your hearing over time. You can manage your health and safety all in one place with the Health Checklist. And the Health app has new data types for mobility, health records, symptoms, and ECG.

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