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|Apple Users: Here's The Ios 14 by Emmaway(m): 12:23pm On Jun 30, 2020|
Every year, developers and tech enthusiasts from around the world, gather for Apple’s WWDC, which is an event that tends to showcase the company’s latest software products and updates to its existing products. This year was quite different as the event was streamed-live due to obvious reasons.
Notwithstanding, Apple revealed another set of software products for some of its devices, and a little bit of hardware (Apple Silicon) announcement was made.
Of the many products introduced, iOS 14 had the major talking points as we see a new breath of life that would change the way we use the novel iPhones . The latest iOS should make it easier to get certain things done on our phones than before.
Although it is still in the beta stages, we should be getting a stable release when the iPhone 12 launches later this year.
But for now, let’s see what’s in the all-new iOS 14.
1. Homescreen Widgets
Widgets, which has been a feature on Apple’s watchOS, has now been brought over to the iOS 14. The tech giants are looking to improve on the widget present on watchOS with more functionalities flexibility.
On your home screen, you get to customize widgets for different sizes, this should make the home screen look more interesting and give room for easier navigation between apps.
We are still left in the dark about two things: firstly, the size of the grids — minimum and maximum, and also, apps that could get widgets. However, it’s more likely that first-party apps like Weather, Apple New, iTunes, and similar apps, should be getting widgets.
2. App Library
Another change we get to see on the home screen is the new App Library — which can be found by swiping to the right of the home screen. iOS 14 App Library will now let you organize all apps on your home screen, instead of swiping through numerous screens to get to an app.
The App Library gives you a clutter-free home screen — as your apps are grouped accordingly, this is done automatically, though. Social apps like
Facebook and Twitter get to be in the same folder, while browsers like Safari and Chrome are grouped into a separate folder.
Additionally, you can search for any app by swiping down anywhere on the home screen, or by using the search bar. Opening the search bar gives you a list of all your apps, and you can choose how you want them to be sorted. You also have the ability to hide home screens, add or delete home screen pages, on the App Library.
3. App Clips
Want to quickly use a service but don’t have the required app to do so? Well, you don’t need to download a full app as the App Clip feature lets you use certain parts of an app without having the full-fledged app.
This tiny part of an app could come in handy when paying for a service, purchasing coffee, or performing an action on an app. This feature can be accessed by cards that pop up at the bottom of your screen. Also, scanning on a QR Code, or NFC tag could initiate the service as well.
4. iOS 14: Compact UI - Incoming Call Notification
Before this time, getting a call on your iPhone or iPad will automatically draw over your current working screen. That is about to change now, as the latest update from Apple now shows you the caller ID at the top of your screen.
This should work perfectly fine, right now, on the native Phone and FaceTime apps. Other messaging apps like WhatsApp and Messenger should also be able to do this or provide an update to enable it.
With this, you won’t get disrupted in the middle of replying quickly to a conversation, you can choose to answer the call, reject it, or swipe it away to keep it ringing in the background.
iOS 14 Compact UI: Picture-in-Picture
Still, on Compact UI, we now have a system-wide Picture-in-Picture for better multitasking.
This update lets you watch videos while reading an article on your browser, replying to a chat, or doing other things on your iPhone.
It’s flexible: you can play with the size. You can toggle the width, move the video around; up or down, left or right, to any corner of your screen.
It works for now with the native video player. Hopefully, apps like YouTube will release an update to enable this on the iOS as it does on Android.
See the remaining features here >> https://applespek.com/phones/ios-14-all-features-in-apple-compatible-devices/
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