iOS 14 Tips & Tricks

Posted by Gretchen Thomas on September 29, 2020
Hardware & Software Support

iOS 14 is out! For those of you with an iPhone, have you updated? Released on September 16, 2020, it has more exciting changes than Apple has made in a long time. Here are some of the new features:

Spatially arrange and group your apps however you want. You are now given the choice to delete or just remove an app from your Home screen because there Apple has added an App Library. Press and hold the screen until the icons jiggle, then select the “x” to remove.

In the App Library, the apps are automatically organized by categories into folders. Tap the largest icon to open the app directly. Tap the smaller icons to open the folder.

You can put widgets on your Home screen now next to your apps. You can see Maps and Photos without having to open these applications. If you have a fitness ring, you can see info from your fitness ring. Choose between small, medium, and large widget sizes.

Apple introduces a widget called Smart Stack with on-device intelligence that provides you with Siri app suggestions based on your habits.

Some fun and handy changes are:

  • New look to the icons.
  • Call screen is smaller.
  • Gifs are now on the keyboard for texting.
  • Split screen enables opening two apps at a time.
  • Multiple accounts if you have more than one Apple ID
  • Default app setup for maps, messaging, music, and browser (instead of always having to use Safari).

In FaceTime, there is a new eye contact feature that adjusts the position of your eyes and face even when you’re looking at the screen instead of the camera.

Voice Memos now has folders enabling you to organize your recordings. Enhanced recording reduces background noise and room reverberation.

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Check out the following videos for a quick look:

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