Originally published at: https://j3jam.com/2020/09/18/whats-new-in-ios-14/
IOS 14 gives a new look to the tasks you do most often, making them better than ever before. Fresh updates help you with what you need right now. And the applications you use all the time will get much more smarter, more personal and more private.
Whether you’ve already downloaded the update or you’re debating whether you should take the plunge, here’s how to get the most out of iOS 14.
- The App Library
The two most noticeable updates to iOS 14 are the latest App Library and home screen Widgets. These two changes are the first major improvements to the regular iPhone home screen in a long time.
- New Messages features
The blue bubble is getting stronger in the iOS 14! There are improvements, such as pinned conversations and inline answers, as well as references and community customization.
- Privacy features
Every year, Apple pushes iOS to better protect your privacy and personal info. There are some significant new privacy enhancements to hear about with iOS 14. Most don’t need you to change any parameters, but you should know how to modify items like estimated location and minimal access to images.
- Accessibility features for everyone
There are several features in iOS 14 meant to help those with disabilities but can be useful for everyone.
- Siri changes
The first time you use Siri on iOS 14, it’s going to feel a bit strange. Instead of the entire screen going black, you’re only going to see the tiny Siri orb on the bottom. And a lot of responses would only show up like alerts instead of filling the whole window.
- New Maps features
The new Maps app offers you instructions for walking, curated technical tips, exclusive driving modes for EV vehicles, and more.
Apple added picture-in-picture to the iPad years ago, and it will be available to iPhone.
- New features for AirPods
If you’ve got AirPods, you’re going to love the way iOS 14 makes them cooler. With AirPods Pro, you get spatial audio, and all AirPods can move between Apple devices easily and automatically.
iOS 14 compatible Devices
- 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)
iOS 14 Release Date
iOS was released on September 16th, 2020