IOS 14: what’s new?
Apple has just released its latest version of its operating system, iOS 14, with a host of new features for our devices. Before updating it, check out what you are in for, with a sneak peek at the new features.
New Features of iOS 14
IOS has redesigned the widgets and the size can be customized as per the choice. Widgets can be placed anywhere on the Home Screen for information at a glance.
It is perfect for tracking users’ commutation, activity, calendar events, or news stories. Stacks can be created up to 10 widgets to make the most of the space on users’ Home Screen. Drag one widget on top of another and swipe through them.
The new Home app of iOS 14 gives the user a summary of accessories that requires the users’ attention, has important status changes to share or can be quickly controlled.
The new Home controls in the control centre now dynamically suggest the most relevant accessories and scenes users will likely want to control based on the time of day and how often the users normally use them.
The App Library of iOS is a new space at the end of the users’ Home Screen pages that automatically organizes all of your apps into one simple, easy-to-navigate view. App Library can hide pages to streamline your Home Screen, making it easy to get to the App Library.
Automatic categorization of apps such as Social, Productivity, and Entertainment can be done in the latest version. The categorization of apps is done according to the usage.
iOs has a developer API which is made available so that apps like Skype can support compact incoming calls. Users can now continue watching a video or making a FaceTime call while using another app.
This is perfect for having a video call with a friend while the user finds a time to meet or catch up on a TV show while checking email. The ongoing video can be kept at the corner by dragging it.
Maps with IOS 14 now route cyclists along bike lanes, bike paths, and bike-friendly roads. It previews the elevation for your ride, checks how busy a street is, and sets routes to avoid steep inclines or stairs. Maps also offer custom cycling voice guidance and a rich experience on Apple Watch which makes it easy to navigate with a glance.
It recommends the best places to visit in a city with Guides created by a selection of trusted brands. The guides help the users discover great places to eat, shop, meet friends, or explore in cities around the world. The map lets the user know when they are approaching speed cameras and red-light cameras along their route.
Conversation and translation
iOS helps the user pin-up to nine of their most important conversations to the top of their conversation list so they can easily get to them. iOS helps the user mention names in chat which gets highlighted. Users can even customize an active group so they only receive notifications when you are mentioned.
Users can now reply directly to a specific message in a group conversation. They can view replies in the full conversation or as their thread for a more focused view. New emojis are also added to the list with face coverings Choose from over 20 new hair and headwear styles to reflect a particular hobby, profession, and personality.
The latest version of iOS enables a fully offline experience for translation. Users can use all the app features for downloaded languages and keep your translations private without needing to turn off the phone’s Internet connection. It introduces the all-new Translate app, designed for conversations across 11 different languages.
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Siri has a completely new look that lets the user quickly get information or get things done while still focusing on what the user is doing.