Jul 24, 2020

Apple iOS 14 Features

Apple iOS 14 Features

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 at the moment. And the apps you use all the time become even more intelligent, more personal and more private.
  • 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 organises 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 thrid-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.
  • Messages: 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: Pinup 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 customise 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 headwear styles to reflect your hobby, profession and personality.
  • Maps: Maps are 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 cycle lanes, paths and roads.1 You can also see elevation, busy streets, stairs and steep passages when planning your trip.
    • 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.
  • Translate: 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.
    • Favourites: Save translations in the Favourites 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: 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.
    • 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.
  • Home: The Home app helps you manage your smart home more intelligently — and most importantly, more securely. And now it’s even easier to take advantage of the broad selection of HomeKit accessories.
    • Suggested automation: When you add a new HomeKit accessory, the Home app suggests useful automation so you can put it right to work.
    • Home status: A new visual status in the Home app prioritises the accessories that most need your attention and allows you to easily control them.
    • 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.
    • 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.


No comments: