Apple’s next-generation iOS operating system, previewed at WWDC and set to be released.
iOS 14 – FEATURES
- Compatibility with all devices able to run iOS 13
- Home screen redesign with widgets
- New App Library
- App Clips
- No full screen calls
- Privacy enhancements
- Translate app
- Cycling and EV routes
iOs 14 – Overview
Apple unveiled the latest version of its iOS operating system in June 2020, iOS 14, which is expected to be released on September 16. IOS 14 is one of the biggest iOS updates to date by Apple, adding changes to the home screen design, major new features, existing app updates, enhancements to Siri, and several other modifications that streamline the iOS interface.
Home Screen support for widgets
Widgets have been completely updated to provide you with more details at a glance — and you can now add it to your home screen. Choose from various sizes and make arrangements as you wish.You can also add an intelligently curated Smart Stack of widgets based on the apps you use most, and the correct widget will automatically pop up at the right time in your day.
In an all-new lightweight interface that does not take up the entire screen, calls from your iPone, FaceTime, and third-party apps show.
Picture in Picture
You can now continue to watch videos or continue with your FaceTime call by using another program.
Offer a visual identity to your community discussion by adding a picture or Memoji, or select an emoji.
Pin up to nine of your most important conversations to the top of your chat list so you can get to them quickly.
In a group chat, you can now respond directly to a particular post. For a more centered view, you can view answers in the full conversation or as their own thread.
styles and stickers/New Memoji
You can also use Maps to get cycling directions using bike paths, trails and roads.1 When planning your journey, you can now see height, busy streets, stairs and steep passages.
The new App Library organizes all of your apps automatically into one simple, easy-to – navigate view. Apps are categorized by category and your most commonly used apps are only one tap away.
Maintaining communication has never been more important. So iOS 14 offers you new ways of staying linked to the most relevant discussions, keeping track of group interactions, and expressing yourself as you want.
To direct a message to someone, type a name. Your name is stressed when you’re listed. Also an active community can be configured so that you only receive updates when you are listed.
Maps are the easiest way to discover and navigate the globe, all while preserving your privacy. With Maps in iOS 14, the exploration of new places to go and environmentally friendly ways to get there is simpler than ever.
Electric vehicle routing
Apple Maps editors have partnered with trusted brands and partners to provide guidelines for great places around the world to eat, shop, and explore.3 You can save guides and refresh them automatically as new places are added, so you always have the latest guidance.
Cross-language conversations should feel normal and simple, and should be able to remain private. Introducing the all-new Translate app, designed for 11 different language conversations.
With Translate, the design makes conversations simple. To say something, just turn your phone to the landscape and tap the single microphone button
Enable Translate to have a totally offline experience. For downloaded languages, use all the software features and keep your translations private without turning off the internet connection of your computer.
Save the translations for quick access later in the Favorites tab. You can also access your recent history and save sentences that have just been translated.
Enlarge translated landscape text, making it easier to read and more effective in attracting the attention of someone.
Siri is an important way to get data and get things done. And you can take advantage of everything Siri can do without losing your sense, thanks to a new compact design.
Siri has a whole new look that helps you to get data or get stuff done easily while still concentrating on what you’re doing.
The Home app lets you more intelligently navigate your smart home, and most importantly, more safely. And now, the large range of HomeKit accessories is even easier to take advantage of.
When you install a new HomeKit accessory, helpful automations are recommended by the Home app so you can put it to work.
In the Home app, a new visual status prioritises the accessories that need your attention most and allows you to monitor them quickly.
Set your lights during the day to adjust the color temperature.
Defines zones of operation that concentrate on the most critical areas that your camera sees, so that you can only be notified when there is motion in the zone that you set.
In the Images app, video cameras and doorbells will now recognise people you’ve tagged. Easily tag individuals, and choose to be notified based on the individual.
It should feel fast, strong, and private to browse the web. So, Safari is more sensitive and capable than ever with iOS 14, while providing you with new ways to protect your privacy.
- world fastest mobile browser
- If the password you are using is not safe, Safari alerts you
Car keys & CarPlay
- Unlock an iPhone and start your car
- Car keys in Wallet
- Share and manage – keys
- CarPlay wallpaper and new app types – Choose from a selection of fantastic looking wallpapers. CarPlay also supports new types of apps: parking, charging electric cars, and ordering fast food.
AirPods offer a magical experience of listening. With iOS 14, there are a few new tricks to the magic, whether you’re listening to music, catching up on a podcast, or recording.
New alerts about the battery conveniently let you know when your AirPods need to be charged.
Moving between devices smoothly without manually swapping your AirPods.10 When you finish a phone call on your iPhone and pick up your iPad to watch a movie, the AirPods turn automatically.
To account for hearing variations, change your AirPods audio. Headphone accommodations amplify subtle sounds and can be tuned to support music, phone calls, and more crisp and precise sound for your individual hearing.
Audio Sharing for Apple TV
Link two sets of AirPods to your Apple TV 4 K to let someone else enjoy movies and shows without upsetting anyone.
The way we do just about everything has changed with applications from the App Store. With App Clips, there’s now an even easier way to take advantage of them. An App Clip, a small part of an app, can be found the moment you need it and is based on a particular mission.
Discover App Clips
In the moments that you need them, software clips are easy to find and use. Like renting a bicycle, ordering food, paying for parking, and so much more.
Easy and private
Log in easily with apps that use Apple Sign-In, then make purchases with apps that use Apple Pay securely and instantly.
Privacy is a basic human right and is at the heart of everything we do. That’s why iOS 14 gives you more control about the details you post and more clarity about how it is used.
Privacy information on the App Store
Now, before you download it, you can get details from the App Store to help you understand the privacy policies of any app.
Upgrade to Sign in with Apple
Switch to Apple Sign-in easily when signing in to participating applications. You will retain the account that you are currently using, so you will have one less password to keep track of.
Wherever an app uses your microphone or camera, an indicator appears at the top of your screen. And you can see if an app has been using them lately in the Control Center.
Great for applications such as local news or weather, share just your approximate location rather than your exact location.
Discover and enjoy your next game with the latest Apple Arcade browsing features. You can now see what games are popular with your friends from the Game Center. And with the Continue Playing feature, you can easily bring your games to your iPhone , iPad , Mac, or Apple TV.
ARKit 4 introduces Position Anchors, enabling developers to place AR experiences at a particular point in the world, such as life-size art installations or navigational directions. And even more users can rejoice in AR experiences accessible only through the front camera, with extended support for face tracking on all A12 Bionic chip devices and later.
Game Center- A beautifully updated Game Center makes games with friends easy to discover and play. Right from the App Store and inside your Game Center-enabled games, access achievements, leaderboards, and your Game Center profile easily
Intelligence on-device allows you to do everything from quicker locating your notes to capturing sharper document scans. And in the app, design changes help to concentrate your attention on your content and the most critical steps you can take.
Fast feedback and smart recommendations will help you quickly capture fresh reminders. Members of a shared list will now delegate notes to each other, making it easier than ever to break up tasks.
e Memos-New resources for organizing recordings are provided by the world’s most common audio recording app. With a single tap, an all-new Enhance Recording feature lets you enhance the sound quality of your recordings.
Apple Cash Family
You can now allow family members under the age of 18 to use Apple Cash. For allowances, birthdays, or just because, you, your relatives, and your friends can send money to them. They can spend the money anywhere with their Apple Watch, iPhone, or iPad where Apple Pay is approved. Parental controls make it easy to handle
Camera-Taking photos is also easier, with easier first shot time and faster shot to
shot efficiency. And you can lock an exposure value with a new exposure compensation control while separately locking camera focus for a particular shot.
In the Fitness app, an all-new sleep experience helps you achieve your sleep goals. New hearing features help you understand how loud you listen to the media through headphones and how your hearing can be changed over time. The Health Checklist helps you monitor your health and safety all in one place. And for mobility, health records, symptoms, and ECG, the Health app has new data types.
Organize your images and videos with new filtering and sorting options and quickly navigate more views through images using pinch and zoom.
Set default email and browser apps
With iOS 14, you can set up a third-party app as the default system-wide email or browser app
Weather-Keep aware about extreme weather events,20 and read about predicted weather changes, so you know whether the next day will be substantially warmer, cooler, or wetter. A graph showing a minute-by – minute estimate of the strength of precipitation for the next hour can be seen in the U.S.