What Apple has to say about it’s latest operating system is that it “Looks brand new. Feels like home.” From Apple.com: “[The] iOS 14 brings a fresh look to the things you do most often, making them easier than ever. New features help you get what you need in the moment. And the apps you use all the time become even more intelligent, more personal, and more private.”
Watch the Keynote presentation here
You’re able to do more with your iPhone than ever before. So iOS 14 re-imagines the most iconic parts of the experience to be even more helpful and personal.
Widgets on the Home Screen: Widgets have been totally redesigned to give you more information at a glance — and now you can add them to your Home Screen. Choose from different sizes and arrange however you like.
You can also add a Smart Stack of widgets intelligently curated based on the apps you use most, and the right widget will show up automatically at the right time in your day.
App Library: The new App Library automatically organizes all of your apps into one simple, easy‑to‑navigate view. Apps are sorted by category and your most used apps are always just one tap away.
Compact calls: Calls from your iPhone, FaceTime, and third‑party apps display in an all‑new compact design that doesn’t take up the full screen.
Picture in Picture: Now you can keep watching videos or continue your FaceTime call while you use another app.
Keeping in touch has never been more essential. So iOS 14 gives you new ways to stay connected to the conversations that matter most, keep track of group conversations, and express yourself however you like.
Pinned conversations: Pin up to nine of your most important conversations to the top of your conversation list so you can easily get to them.
Group photos: Give your group conversation a visual identity by adding a photo or Memoji, or choose an emoji.
Mentions: Type a name to direct a message to someone. When you are mentioned, your name is highlighted. You can even customize an active group so you only receive notifications when you are mentioned.
Inline replies: Now you can reply directly to a specific message in a group conversation. You can view replies in the full conversation or as their own thread for a more focused view.
New Memoji styles and stickers: Along with new age options and face coverings, choose from over 20 new hair and head-wear styles to reflect your hobby, profession, and personality.
Maps is the best way to navigate and explore the world, all while protecting your privacy. With Maps in iOS 14, it’s easier than ever to discover new places to go and environmentally friendly ways to get there.
Cycling directions: You can now use Maps to get cycling directions using bike lanes, paths, and roads.1 You can also see elevation, busy streets, stairs, and steep passages when planning your trip.
Electric vehicle routing: Plan your trip with charging stations along the way.
Guides: Apple Maps editors have worked with trusted brands and partners to offer Guides for great places around the world to eat, shop, and explore.3 You can save Guides, and they automatically update when new places are added, so you always have the latest recommendations.
Conversations across languages should feel natural and easy, and should have the ability to remain private. Introducing the all-new Translate app, designed for conversations across 11 different languages.
Conversation mode: With Translate, conversations are easy by design. Just turn your phone to landscape and tap the single microphone button to say something.
On‑device mode: Enable a fully offline experience for Translate. Use all the app features for downloaded languages and keep your translations private without needing to turn off your phone’s internet connection.
Favorites: Save translations in the Favorites tab for easy access later. You can also view your recent history and save phrases you just translated.
Attention mode: Enlarge translated text in landscape view, making it easier to read and more effective at getting someone’s attention.
Siri is a vital way to get information and get things done. And thanks to a new compact design, you can take advantage of everything Siri can do without losing your context.
Compact design: Siri has a completely new look that lets you quickly get information or get things done while still focusing on what you’re doing.
Greater knowledge: Siri has over 20x more facts than just three years ago.
Web answers: Siri can now help you find answers to a broader set of questions by using information from across the web.
Send audio messages: When you want to be more expressive in your messages, you can now easily send audio messages with Siri.
The Home app helps you manage your smart home more intelligently — and most important, more securely. And now it’s even easier to take advantage of the broad selection of HomeKit accessories.
Suggested automations: When you add a new HomeKit accessory, the Home app suggests useful automations so you can put it right to work.
Home status: A new visual status in the Home app prioritizes the accessories that most need your attention and allows you to easily control them.
Adaptive Lighting: Set your lights to change color temperature throughout the day.
Activity Zones: Define Activity Zones that focus on the most important areas of what your camera sees, so you can be alerted only when there’s motion in the zone you set.5
Face Recognition: Video cameras and doorbells can now identify people you’ve tagged in the Photos app.5 Easily tag people, and choose to be notified based on the person.
Browsing the web should feel fast, powerful, and private. So with iOS 14, Safari is more responsive and capable than ever, while giving you new ways to help protect your privacy.
Beta Translation: Safari can now translate websites in seven different languages.6 When you come to a website that Safari can translate, an icon appears. Just tap and read.
Performance: The world’s fastest mobile browser.
Password monitoring: Safari warns you if a password you’re using is not secure.
Privacy Report: Now you can tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites treat your privacy.
CarPlay has transformed the relationship between your iPhone and your car. Now that relationship gets even more powerful with the ability to unlock and start your car with iPhone.
Car keys in Wallet: Unlock and start your car with iPhone.
Share and manage keys: Sharing keys with friends or family is easy. You can customize controls and create restricted profiles, perfect for new drivers. You can revoke and share keys temporarily, too.
Power reserve: Works for up to five hours even after your iPhone battery runs out.
CarPlay wallpaper and new app types: Choose from a set of wallpapers that look great. CarPlay also supports new app types — parking, electric vehicle charging, and quick food ordering.
AirPods deliver a magical listening experience. With iOS 14, that magic has a few new tricks, whether you’re listening to music, catching up on a podcast, or taking in a movie.
Spatial audio: Bring surround sound wherever you go.
Battery notifications: New battery notifications conveniently let you know when you need to charge your AirPods.
Automatic switching: Seamlessly move between devices without manually switching your AirPods. If you finish a phone call on your iPhone and pick up your iPad to watch a movie, AirPods automatically switch over.
Headphone Accommodations: Adjust your AirPods audio to account for hearing differences. Headphone Accommodations amplify soft sounds and can tune for your individual hearing, to help music, phone calls, and more sound crisp and clear.
Audio Sharing for Apple TV: Connect two sets of AirPods to your Apple TV 4K so you can enjoy movies and shows with someone else without disturbing others.
Apps from the App Store have changed the way we do just about everything. Now there’s an even faster way to take advantage of them with App Clips. A small part of an app, an App Clip is discoverable the moment you need it and is focused on a specific task.
Discover App Clips: App Clips are easy to discover and use right in the moments you need them. Like renting a bike, paying for parking, ordering food, and so much more. Fast loading. Small size. Loads in seconds. Launches quickly.
Easy and private: Log in quickly with apps that use Sign in with Apple, then make transactions safely and instantly with apps that use Apple Pay.
Privacy is a fundamental human right and at the core of everything we do. That’s why with iOS 14, we’re giving you more control over the data you share and more transparency into how it’s used.
Privacy information on the App Store: You can now get information on the App Store to help you understand the privacy practices of every app before you download it.
Recording indicator: An indicator appears at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. And in Control Center, you can see if an app has used them recently.
Upgrade to Sign in with Apple: Easily switch to Sign in with Apple when logging in to participating apps. You’ll keep the account you already use, but have one less password to keep track of.
Approximate location: Share only your approximate location rather than your exact location — perfect for apps like local news or weather.
See the full list of what’s new in iOS 14.
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