As good news for iPhone users, Apple released iOS 14 as a free software update for the iPhone 6s and later on Wednesday and provided new ways to use apps with app clips with beautifully redesigned widgets and the app library an important boost to the home screen. and powerful news updates.
New widgets provide up-to-date information at a glance and can be added in different sizes to each home screen page.
“We love the incredible way developers use widgets and app clips to create new experiences that we think customers will love,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, in a statement.
In iOS 14, the Home app makes smart home control even easier with new automation suggestions and expanded controls in the Control Center for faster access to accessories and scenes.
“A new health checklist, which includes emergency SOS, medical ID, EKG, fall detection and more, gives users a single place to manage health and safety features in iOS 1
Users can choose a smart stack of widgets that uses the intelligence on the device to display the correct widget based on time, location and activity.
At the bottom of the home screen pages is the App Library, which makes it easy for users to access all of their apps with one simple, easy-to-navigate view.
With Picture-in-Picture support, iPhone users can now watch a video or answer a FaceTime call while using another app.
“Incoming FaceTime and phone calls, as well as Siri interactions, have a brand new, compact design that allows users to stay in context with their activities,” said Apple.
Users can now pin conversations to the top of their message list, easily keep up with lively group threads through mentions and inline replies, and more
Customize conversations by setting a group photo with a picture or emoji.
“Maps makes navigating and exploring easier than ever with new bike directions, EV routes and curated guides,” announced Apple.
Users can now share their approximate location with app developers instead of their exact location when granting access to an app location, and have even more transparency about an app’s use of the microphone and camera.
Developers can offer users the option to upgrade their existing accounts to sign in to Apple.
“Later this year, the App Store product pages will display summaries of the privacy practices reported by developers themselves in a simple, easy-to-read format. Beginning early next year, all apps will have to get user permission before tracking,” Apple said.
AirPods and AirPods Pro get powerful features with iOS 14.
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking gives AirPods Pro a theater-like experience. By applying directional audio filters and subtly adjusting the frequencies each ear receives, sounds can be placed practically anywhere in a room for an immersive listening experience.