It’s time to figure out what has changed in iOS 14. Apple has greatly improved the operating system by adding various features, including widgets on the desktop.
But that is far from all. A lot of small details were added too.
We understand all the main innovations.
Widgets on the desktop. And they are not bad
The biggest change in iOS 14. Now widgets are available not only in the side menu, but also on the desktop.
There are three sizes available: 4, 8 or 16 cells. Almost everyone is constantly active and always updated. Of course, we are talking about system applications, third-party ones do not yet have their own widgets.
Can be placed anywhere in the operating system. The main thing is that the structured grid is preserved. That is, you can leave, say, 4 empty cells on the side by placing two widgets under each other.
Some of them load after a few seconds (up to 30), but this is a beta issue.
New Spotlight Search Opening Animation
Spotlight search now opens even faster, and the animation is much smoother. There are no sudden movements.
IOS 14 introduces a new built-in Translation app. It allows you to translate words and sentences from various foreign languages.
11 languages are available: English, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Korean, German, Portuguese, Russian, French and Japanese.
You can preload the language library and translate texts offline. There is a function for automatically detecting the language.
The Smart Stack function has appeared, analyzing your pastime in a smartphone.
Depending on the daily routine and your preferences, a special widget on the desktop changes. He changes and offers to run or view a particular program.
The new App Library feature sorts applications on the desktop into its smart folders. The most actively used programs are highlighted with large icons, and the rest remain inside the folders.
To go to this section, scroll the desktop to the right to the very end.
List of applications
There is an additional general list of installed applications available to you.
To open it, go to the App Library and swipe down.
Overall iOS performance improvement
In this update, the operating system felt to be 1.5 times faster than iOS 13.5.5. Animations and opening programs work much smoother.
Now you will always know when a camera and a microphone are active on your iPhone. In the upper right corner of the screen, a special indicator lights up: green for the camera or orange for the microphone.
The regular application was also slightly modified. Now, while taking photos and video, the iPhone camera has received additional exposure settings. It works in real time and can be adjusted manually.
Now the incoming call will not be displayed in full screen. The interface was changed for him: a small pop-up window at the top edge of the screen.
To cancel the call, you can press the red button or just swipe up.