Apple has started rolling out its latest iOS 14 update for iPhones. While developers need to encrypt to get their apps ready for the operating system, users can now download them and take advantage of the new features.
We’re going to talk about some of these features, but first you should go to Settings> General and tap Software update Downloading and installing the update may take a few minutes. So make sure your phone is either plugged in or has a sufficient charge.
The most important change that iOS 14 brought with it was the introduction of Widgets and the App Library. The app library is the same as the app drawer in Android, so you don̵
I’ve found widgets useful: I go to the Widgets page a lot to check the weather or my meetings for the day on Google Calendar. With third-party app developers rolling out their widgets soon, I’d probably move some to my home screen as well.
One small but significant change Apple made with iOS 14 is the notification of pending calls. Now the call is no longer displayed in full screen mode. Instead, a floating banner will appear at the top so you can receive, reject, or mute the call while using any app.
There’s also a great feature called “Tap Back” that lets you define actions when you double and triple tap the phone on the back. You can read more about it here.
There is also SMS spam filtering that sends messages from unknown senders to a different folder so you can keep your personal messages separate. In addition, transaction and advertising messages are automatically sorted.
For more information on other iOS 14 features, see here. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out our guide to the hidden but useful features of this latest update.
Did you know we have one? Online event about the upcoming product design? Take part in the sprint course at TNW2020 Exploring the latest trends and emerging best practices in product development.
For more news and reviews on gear, gadgets and hardware, visit Plugged on Twitter and Flipboard.
Published on September 17, 2020 – 10:48 UTC