TOP iOS 14 features that will make you upgrade now!

Here you can find a TOP iOS 14 features that will make you want to upgrade to the latest Apple firmware version now. In fact, you can update now by choosing the Beta iOS 14.

Apple’s virtual WWDC 2020 didn’t come with hardware news, as the iPhone 12 will be launched very soon. However, Apple comes with a new version of the iOS which lands this autumn. To point some of the features, there will be widgets (similar to Android), new privacy controls, new features, etc.

Widgets on the Home Screen

iOS 14 Widgets on the Home Screen
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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.

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Although Android gives you the possibility to use widgets on the home screen, like live tiles, and various apps, the iPhone users couldn’t add widgets until the iOS 14. The widgets come in different sizes: small, medium, and large sizes.

You can soon pin various widgets from live weather to events, sports, news to your home screen. Weather, Clock, Calendar, News, Notes, Maps, Fitness, Photos, Reminders, Stocks, Music, Podcasts, Tips, Batteries, Screen Time, Files, Siri Suggestions, Shortcuts, and App Suggestions have widgets too.

Change your default browser and default email

Apple finally allows us to switch the default email client and the default browser to third parties apps. Although you were able to use third party apps, you couldn’t set them as default. Being set as default, any link you click will open the configured app.

App library

iOS 14 App Library
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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.

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If you like the app drawer from Android then you will love the new App library on iOS 14.

App Drawer is a new screen that shows you all the apps you have installed on your iPhone. This will make you find faster the app you are looking for.

Picture in picture on iPhone

iOS 14 Picture in Picture
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Now you can keep watching videos or continue your FaceTime call while you use another app.

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The Picture in picture function was back introduced on iPad. Thanks to the iOS 14 you will. beable to use this feature on your iPhone.

With ‌iOS 14‌, if you swipe out of a ‌FaceTime‌ call it automatically minimizes into a Picture in Picture window that continues to be visible even while you access other apps. This way you can continue your conversation while using your iPhone. To change the size of the window you can double-tap on it to change from large to medium then to small. If you click a single tap on the Picture in picture window, it will expand back to full screen.

Translate app

iOS 14 Translate app
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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.

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There is a new Translate app in iOS 14 that is well optimized for conversations. You don’t have to be online for the app to work, as it works smoothly while being offline. Apple announced that there will be 11 languages at the launch.

New Siri interface

iOS 14 Siri interface
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Initially the Siri interface was full screen. Starting with iOS 14 there will be only a “bubble” at the bottom of your display, providing results as notifications at the top of your screen.
The design isn’t the only thing updated to Siri, the assistant is able to send voice messages now.

The major Siri update is however the translate function. Siri is capable to do translation in foreign languages in real time. The translations are done by Apple’s Neural Engine and may be done while being offline. You don’t have to be afraid of privacy concerns as Apple mentioned that no data is transferred to the company.

Compact calls display

iOS 14 Compact call screen
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Calls from your iPhone or third party apps are displayed in a redesigned way so they will not take up the whole screen. Former Android users will be happy with this change.

CONCLUSION

Overall the new interface looks amazing, Apple tried to bring to iOS users some of the most appreciated features that already exist on Android devices. With this move, Apple is looking to convert as many Android users as possible, to make the transition easier.

Do you wait for the new iPhone 12 that will be launched soon or you are looking for a more affordable device? The iPhone 8 could be a good acquisition having a low price, or you may look for the new iPhone SE 2020? Or you may try with a refurbished iPhone XR at only $499?

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