During the WWDC 2020 of keynote, Apple announced iOS 14 for iPhone and iPod touch. The update brings a variety of new features and changes in the devices.
iOS 14 New Features
iOS 14 adds up a new App Library view for organizing all of your apps. Apps are automatically organized in the App Library, and you don’t have to keep all of the icons on your actual home screen to view any apps. There is also a new list view as well as features for sorting applications based on usage and more which is completely a new change in iOS14.
A newly translate app in iOS 14 which is dedicatedly designed for conversations and works completely offline. All you have to do, that is tap on the microphone icon and the app will translate to language whih you chosen. There will be 11 languages supported at launch.
iOS 14 adds widgets to the home screen of the iPhone and iPad for the first time. Widgets are now more data-rich than ever and come in a variety of sizes. All the apps move out of the way automatically to make room for the widgets.Also you can access these widgets through the “Widget Gallery,” with multiple different sizing options.
Picture in Picture on iPhone
iOS 14 also provides support for picture in picture, which works very similar to the iPad experience. Meanwhile, Siri has a new interface that does not overtake the entire screen.
iOS 14 also adds a complete new App Clip feature to easily access the applications quickly without downloading the full version from the App Store and this is considered one of the best feature in iOS 14.
Here you can easily launch an app with a single tap and pay and log in with Apple Pay and Sign in with Apple.
A new way mapping system has been introduced in ios 14 from which You can now use Maps to get cycling directions using bike lanes, paths, and roads. You can even also see the elevation, busy streets, stairs, and steep passages when planning your trip.
New iMessage Features
For iMessage, Apple is adding completely new Memoji accessories (including a new face mask Memoji) as well as pinned messages. New features for the group iMessages as well: in-line replies, mentions.
Real-Time Headphone Audio Alerts
In iOS 14 you can measure headphone audio levels in real-time with a new option in the Control Center. This new feature has a similar interface to the Apple Watch Noise app, which measures the audio levels of the environment instead of headphones.
QR code payments
Apple is also working on QR code payments for iOS 14 which may update later.
References are found in the iOS 14 code reveal that Apple is working on a new method for letting the users make payments with Apple Pay by scanning a QR Code or traditional barcode with the iPhone camera.
This information wasn’t announced at the WWDC, so it is possible it won’t launch with the first version of iOS 14 and that could come later in the year.
New Memoji styles and stickers
As per the initial overview and mentioned details in the apple official website, there was a new age options and face coverings, choose from over 20 new hair and headwear styles to reflect your hobby, profession, and personality , which includes all the kind of peoples and you can personalized it as well.
Leaked passwords are when you use all the same password across multiple websites and one of them gets hacked. iCloud keychain is going to build a new feature to alert you about leaked passwords.
With iOS 14, Apple offers a new “Security Recommendations” menu that shows only your passwords that could put your accounts at risk for some reason. This includes passwords that are easy to guess and even those that may have leaked on the web all this now easily trackable.
In iOS 14 Apple is updating the Voice Memos app with iPhone and macOS Big Sur. One of the most exciting feature this year is the new Enhance Recording functionality. The Enhance Recording feature reduces background noise and room reverberation with a single tap. Once you start a recording, you’ll see a small icon similar to the Auto adjustment feature in the Photos app. Details on exactly how this feature works are unclear, but Apple is heavily promoting the simplicity of process.
In ios 14 users ill get completely new Siri , which is a vital way to get information and get things done in very quickly. Its all due to a new compact design, from which you can take advantages of everything Siri can do without losing your context.
OS 14 compatible Devices
Apple says that the iOS 14 can run on the iPhone 6s and later all the devices, which is the exact same compatibility as iOS 13. Below are the full list:
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
iOS 14 Release Date
When does this iOS 14 come out to the general public? While Apple hasn’t officially released a specific release date yet , iOS 13 was released on September 13th, 2019. It’s likely that iOS 14 will come around the same time in the month of September 2020.