iOS 14 was one of the most awaited software upgrades. This article explains some of the best iOS 14 tips and tricks you should check out right now:
Best iOS 14 Tips and Tricks
Here are some useful tips and tricks for iOS 14:
1. Use of widgets on the home screen
Finally, Widgets are available for the iPhone home screen. There are an array of widgets you can use to make your experience in iOS 14 faster. Some of the widgets that are worth mentioning include Battery life, Weather, maps, and more. These widgets can be placed amidst the application and are super handy. At the time of writing, only Apple native apps have their own widgets, but hopefully, third party apps will be coming up with their widgets soon.
2. Removal of Applications from the home screen
With iOS 14, you can remove applications from the home screen without having to delete them. These applications can still be accessed through the search bar and widgets. Removing these applications will help you reduce clutter in your home screen.
3. Removal of Pages from the Home Screen
With iOS 14, you can actually remove a whole page. These pages can be removed or added in just a single tap. This feature can help you to keep your distractions hidden or to just keep the apps you need at the present time in focus.
4. Application Gallery
This is a new feature introduced in iOS 14 that allows you to remove the applications and pages without the need of deleting any content. The application Gallery will show you all the applications in the device either in smart folders or as a list. These folders can then be segregated into categories according to your tastes and preferences. This feature helps to all easy accessibility.
5. Siri gets a much-required update
Apple has given Siri a complete design rehaul. Siri just takes up a small portion of the screen now compared to taking the whole screen real estate in the previous iOS versions. The Cupertino based brand has also made Siri a lot more smarter and can now fetch answers from the web directly. Siri response ‘here’s what I found on the web’ is now a thing of the past.
6. Back tapping for actions
This is one of the features that hasn’t been highlighted for the iOS 14. This gives you the ability to perform tasks by tapping the back of your iPhone. You can use triple taps or double taps to trigger a specific action on your iPhone.
Open Settings > Accessibility > Touch and scroll all the way down to find the Back Tap menu.
With the back tap, you can launch Control Center, capture a screenshot, return to the Home screen, adjust volume, ETC. You can even set them to one of your Shortcuts, making it very flexible. This feature is supported by latest iPhone models, and some of the previous ones too.
7. No more full-screen calls
This is one of the most appreciated feature in iOS 14. Previously, if you received a call, the whole screen would be taken up by that and you would have to either answer or hang up the call to move ahead. If they were playing a game or watching a movie, they would be moved away completely from that screen. This proved to be quite annoying amongst the users. The good news is that, with iOS 14, you can make incoming calls to appear as banners that will be visible on top of the display and you can continue with your work and the call would ring in the background.
This is one of the most anticipated features in iOS 14. This feature had been made available in iPadOS long ago, but never made its way to iPhones. This feature gives you the ability to multi-task on your iOS device. With this feature, you don’t have to stop watching the video while switching applications, the video will just take a smaller portion of the screen and run in the background while you are performing other tasks. This feature will also extend to facetime calls, therefore you are not going to need to pause facetime calls again.
9. Translate Application
The Cupertino based brand has designed its own translator application in iOS 14. This application translates texts and voices from other languages. The application supports English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese (mainland), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Russian, with offline translation available for all languages.
10. Pinning Conversation in Messages
You can now pin your most interactive chats on the top so that you don’t have to keep finding these conversations on the list. You can pin a number of conversations making these chats extremely easy to access.
11. Memoji Tweaks
In iOS 14, Apple has added a lot more customization to Memojis. You can now add accessories and also age your Memojis.
Bonus iOS 14 Tips and Tricks:
- You can now change your car-play wallpaper
- You can plan cycling trips on the maps application
- You can create a hidden folder in the photos application
We hope these iOS 14 tips and tricks work for you and make your life easier. Have we missed some amazing iOS 14 tips and tricks here? We’d love to know in the comments section below.