iOS 14 – Features & Facts (Simple & Easy Explanation)

iOS 14 – Features & Facts (Simple & Easy Explanation)

iOS 14 preview is out that shows some new & extraordinary features, with a more interactive operating system (all new and modern) which also appears to be easily handleable on the go. We will simply focus on giving you clear and neat details for the new features of iOS14, and here they are as below.

iOS 14 Features & Facts:

 

1. Redesigned & Enhanced Widgets

With iOS 14 you will be able to add widgets on the home screen of your iPhone, these widgets will provide you essential information in short, and these will also be smartly manageable and arrangeable as per your own needs.

 

2. App Library

App Library is the new and very smart feature of iOS 14 which will enhance the way people locate their installed apps on an iPhone. So basically with App Library, you will be able to create and manage multiple clusters of similar-looking apps.

 

3. Compact Calls

Compact Calls is another new feature of iOS 14. This feature will simply make the call box to appear smaller and short when you receive or make a call (Either an Audio or a Video), and this way you will also be able to use another app while you are engaged on a call with someone. See the picture below to understand it better with a single glance:

 

4. Minimized Preview & Multi-App Use

It means you will be able to watch your videos or continue your Facetime call while you are using another app.

 

5. Better & Enhanced Messaging Experience

iOS 14 has an enhanced and better messaging management system, see features below:

  1. Pin Your Important Conversations: You can pin up to 9 conversations, these will stay at the top above all other unimportant or less important messages.
  2. Add an Avatar to Group Conversions: Add a picture or emoji or memoji to your group conversations.
  3. Highlight Names: Type a name to direct a message to someone. And when you are mentioned your name is highlighted. You can also set options to receive a notification only when you are mentioned in an active group conversation.
  4. New Memoji Styles & Stickers.

 

6. Enhanced Maps Experience

  1. Cycling Directions: You can now use Maps to get cycling directions using bike lanes, paths, and roads. You can also see elevation, busy streets, stairs, and steep passages when planning your trip. (Sources Apple)
  2. Electric Vehicle Routing: Plan your trip with charging stations along the way.
  3. Guides: Guides will recommend you the best places for Eat, Shop and Explore.

 

7. Translation

iOS 14 comes with an all-new translate app supporting conversation translations up to 11 different languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian & Spanish). Some basic features of Translation App include:

  1. No internet is required for language translation (only after you have downloaded the languages in the app) and this way you can keep your conversations’ translation safe & private.
  2. Save your translations in Favorites Tab for a later or frequent watch
  3. Enlarged Preview of Translations for an easy and effective read

 

8. More Advanced Siri

The new Siri in iOS 14 has the following additions:

  1. Compact Design: In iOS 14, Siri has been given a compact design that lets you quickly get the information or get things done while still focusing on what you’re doing.
  2. Greater Knowledge: Siri has over 20x more facts than just three years ago.
  3. Find Answers for Your Questions on the Web
  4. Send Audio Messages with Siri

 

9. Home App for Managing Your Digitally Smart Home

iOS 14’s Home App along with the broad selection of HomeKit categories can help you to intelligently manage your smart home (More Importantly from the Saftey Point of View). Some of the key features include:

  • Suggested Automations for a Quick Setup 
  • Adaptive Lighting: Set your lights to change color temperature throughout the day.
  • Set Activity Zones for Motion Alert (Key Areas in the Home)
  • Face Recognition: With this feature, Cameras can identify people you’ve tagged in the Photos app.

 

10. Safari Browser

In iOS 14 Safari Browser support website language translation in 7 different languages (Beta), does password monitoring for you (warns you if a password you are using is not secure), reports you about a website’s privacy standards (the ways websites treat your privacy), and perform more better than the previous versions.

 

11. Car Keys & CarPlay

With the arrival of iOS 14, the mutual relationship of CarPlay & iPhone has become much better, now you can unlock your car with iPhone, and additionally, you can also share and manage your car keys with your family and friends (With a much better control).

iOS 14 has brought much more than the explained above, it’s more intelligent, powerful and easier to operate, it has a better user-friendly interface, it saves time and overall its totally new in design & features. If you want to learn in-dept about iOS 14 then you can visit here on the iOS 14 official page of Apple’s site.

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