Apple is going to roll out iOS 14 updates to iPhone 6s and above later today, September 16. Alongside it, Apple will seed the next version of its other operating systems.
Here are the Key Features You Should Expect
- New compact designs for incoming FaceTime and phone calls, Siri interactions, and Search to help users stay focused on the task at hand.
- Universal Search to quickly find practically anything, from locating and launching apps, to accessing contacts, files, and information, to getting answers to common questions about people or places.
- New sidebars for many apps including Photos and Files, and streamlined toolbars that consolidate controls into a single place, making them more useful than ever.
- Redesigned widgets that present timely information at a glance right on the Home Screen.
Other key improvements include a new compact interface for Siri and incoming calls (which up until now took up the entire screen) as well as picture-in-picture mode, which lets you watch videos while doing other things.
The App Library acts as an app repository where installed apps are automatically organized into app categories and can be found using a search bar at the top of the screen. Navigate to the right-most screen to see your App Library.
Users can remove any or all apps on their Home screen, or hide entire pages. Hiding pages allows users to have purpose built Home screens that can be revealed at different times, like for work or a project.
Along with iOS 14, Apple will also release the final versions of iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14.