Apple is one of the most popular brands in the 21st century. From their amazing mobile phones to their sleek computers, Apple always makes upgrades to ensure that their clients get the best. Every upgrade introduces helpful, exciting, and user-friendly features that keep their users striving for an upgrade.
Apple introduced the iOS 14 on September 16th, 2020 during Apple’s WWDC virtual developer conference which was conducted virtually because of the pandemic. iOS 14 has lots of changes and new features that are quite different from the regular patterns we are used to. In this guide, you will learn the basic things you need to know about iOS14.
iOS 14 is available only to iPhones and iPad touch. iPhone 12 and its versions come with iOS 14 already preloaded.
Devices That Can Work With iOS
If you can’t afford to get the latest iPhone, you can upgrade your current one to iOS 14 if it is compatible. iOS 14 can run on all of these devices.
- 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 and 2nd generation)
- iPod Touch (7th generation)
Features iOS 14 Comes With
Apple took its users aback with the introduction of iOS 14 because of its uniqueness and creativity. Below are the major new features in iOS 14:
Normally, widgets are not added to the home screens of iPhones and iPads, but for the first time, this feature was added. It came as an intriguing shocker to Apple users and it was highly welcomed by virtually everyone. These widgets can be accessed via Widget Gallery. The sweet thing about this addition is that it is sizable. iOS 14 is so user-friendly that other applications automatically shift to make room for the widgets.
Headphone Audio Alert (Real-Time)
When you upgrade to iOS 14, you realize that when you go to your control center, you can measure the audio levels of your headphones in real-time! This is an awesome new feature. This new feature works by measuring the audio levels of the surroundings, not the actual headphones.
Application (App) Library
This is perhaps one of the most prominent features of Apple’s iOS 14. With this feature, your apps automatically store in the App Library in an orderly fashion.
App Library is great for organizing all your applications. It has handy features like making a new list, sorting apps based on the frequency of their usage, and various more customizable features.
Picture-in-Picture (in iPhones)
iPhone users specifically went crazy for this feature because it seemed like a dream come true. This feature was only available on the iPad and users wouldn’t have seen this major addition coming.
The difference is that Siri’s interface doesn’t cover the screen(which is somewhat better.)
With the release of iOS 14, came the birth of an awesome translation app that works offline. There are languages available for you to select from, all you do is say your words into the microphone (tap the mic icon) and voila.
Updated User Privacy
iOS 14 comes with top-notch security that will make users feel safe and assured that their private information is well protected.
Every application requires permission to track users and the users can upgrade all their existing accounts amongst other things.
We feel safer when we know that people cannot have access to our original information even if they are with the cellphone.
There are so many more features that come with its 14 and you can click here to check them out and be doubly wowed.
How to Upgrade Your Device to iOS 14
Sometimes, your iPhone automatically alerts you that you have a new iOS available. But asides from that, here is how you can upgrade your device to iOS 14:
Go to your settings.
Select “Software Update”
Download the software and when it is done, install it.
You can turn on your “automatic update” so that your phone will update when it’s plugged in during the night with a strong wifi connection.
iOS 14 is a fantastic upgrade and we must agree that Apple didn’t disappoint. Shortly after iOS 14 was released, Apple released the even better iOS 14.6 Learn more about iOS 14.6.
– by Michael Kordvani