With iOS 14 becoming the talk of the town, everyone is excited to know how, when, and which devices will upgrade. Apple made iOS 14 update beta version available for the developers at its World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) just a few days ago. The purpose behind this is that developers can make there apps ready according to the New Update in fall.
Like you we are equally excited about this update that will give our devices a new boost. So far we have gathered all the information for you regarding Apple iOS 14.
Supporting Devices for Apple iOS 14:
Surprisingly iOS 14 updates will be free of cost for all iPhones and touch iPods that are already using iOS 13. Want to know if your device will get this exciting update? Look at the list below:
- iPod touch (7th gen)
- iPhone SE (1st gen)
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7s Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8s Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
We can clearly see that this update will be available for iPhone 6s and later versions.
New Features that Apple iOS 14 is bringing for iPhones:
We can’t wait until our phones get upgraded to the latest version but for that, we need to wait for this fall. Until then, let’s get a dive in to look at the most exciting new features we all are waiting for.
iOS 14: Widgets Moved to Home Screen:
In previous versions of iOS, widgets were accessible only on the Today Screen. With the new update, you will be able to adjust widgets on any of your home screens as you like. Not only this, but these widgets are also getting amazing updates. They are Data Rich and provide a variety of information. They also got a design update and look very eye-pleasing.
Another exciting feature is “Smart Stack”. Smart stack lets you group up the widgets that will automatically be available to you based on time and activity. You can swipe through the group of widgets to choose the right one.
App Library, Better Organized Apps:
Apple iOS 14 plans to make your phone more organized with its new feature App Library. The App library will be available at the end of your home screen. App Library will automatically organize your apps based on usage or type of apps, i.e. all social media apps will be grouped together. Yes, we know this feature is already available in Android.
Not only this, but App Library will also save you from swiping between screens until you find the app. You just need to open the right group and app will be right in front of you.
Apple iOS 14: Updated Messages
The long waited messages update is finally here in iOS 14. New Update allows you to pin your most wanted conversations at top. Yes like we have in WhatsApp. Not only this, now you can send inline replies and mention people in group conversations.
The most exciting thing is that you will be able to mute the group conversations, as we all know they get hectic sometimes. But don’t worry you’ll receive a notification whenever you’ll get mentioned. Yes, our exciting emojis are also getting a pack of 20 brand new emojis that will make us more expressive.
Siri is Getting More Efficient:
Who doesn’t like talking to Siri? Well, it is going to get more compelling for you with the new iOS 14 updates for Siri. Now Siri can popup on any page, without the hassle of another page. Siri is getting improvement in terms of knowledge and translation. Now it’ll easily translate 11 languages for you within no time. Thus making it a much better voice assistant for you. Tired of typing? Now you can simply send voice messages with Siri. We believe there are many other things not yet known to us until we have updated Siri in our phones.
Maps get better:
We’re expecting a variety of new features in the Apple iOS 14 that will make maps even better for us. New maps will tell you about any place like a travellers diary without searching for the place in any other app.
It has the most exciting feature for cycles, as now maps will give special routes for cycling lanes. This update will let cyclists choose the best possible route for cycling. Still, want more? Next is for electric cars. iOS 14 maps will let you find nearest charging stations and make routes based on that.
Apple iOS 14: Safari Gets Secure:
With Apple iOS 14, Safari will let you know about which sites tried breaching your saved passwords and which trackers were blocked by Apple. It will also allow the translation of whole web pages.
Apple iOS 14: How Various Apple Devices Will Update?
iOS 14: AirPods:
Love your wireless earbuds? Time to get them out again. As with Apple iOS 14, you’ll be able to switch between Apple devices without any hassle making it more convenient for you.
Apple iOS 14: Apple Watch:
With iOS 14 available, you’ll be notified on your phone when your watch is fully charged. Thus Apple is aiming at seamless connection and communication between its devices making users free of small tasks. Apple watch will have improved fitness app and it will show current trends on the iPhone. Apple Watch will detect and improve your sleep by reducing the distractions from the iPhone.
Apple iOS 14: iPads:
iPads are getting exciting updates in iOS 14 making it look much similar to a laptop. Customized default apps are one of them. iPads will also have sidebars for the first-party apps and a toolbar for apps much like dropdown menu actions. We have a universal search like that in MacBook that can be used over any other app, thus making it more userfriendly.
Not only this, but you’ll also get to move your handwritten notes into text, edit and select them. Written using Apple Pencil stylus of course.