iOS 14 means big changes for the screen of your iPhone. Here’s how you use them

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Big changes arrive on the home screen of your iPhone in iOS 14. Apple

Your iPhone (699 $ Apple) The home screen still looks and works in much the same way as for the past 13 years, but everything is ready to change when iOS 14 – which made its debut Monday World conference annual Apple developer – is released to the public this fall. (However, developers can download a beta version now.)

Take cues from with basic functionality Android has had for yearsApple has focused a large part of the update iOS 14, to the ease of organization of the home screen with more customization options, suggestions, more intelligent, and experiments on the application lighter and faster. The end result is a mobile operating system that does more to deviate from your path, giving you access faster and more direct to information, products and services you need.

We’ll take a look at the biggest new layout of the home screen and the new organization features announced at WWDC 2020, as well as the way in which you will use when iOS 14 will arrive on your device.

The library application automatically sorts all your iPhone applications into categories, and place the most recent applications and the most used at the top. Apple

iOS-14 can help you eliminate the clutter from your home screen

Unless you stay current, after a certain time, the applications that you download to begin to accumulate and, eventually, your home screen starts to spread. Applications library cleans up this mess for you – in a roundabout way.

What it is: A page of home screen at a glance beyond your last page of home screen. The application library lists all of your apps into category folders, carefully organised, which show applications of the most recent or the most used at the top and all your other applications, by type.

How you are going to use: Applications library does reorganizing your home screens for you. But it organizes all your applications in a new view so that you can find and open them quickly without going from one page to the other. You can also search or scroll by name of application.


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You can count on the library application, as much or as little as you want. If you prefer to organize your own application folders, as you did, the application library will still be there as the final page of your home screen if you need it. If you want a few custom pages, but that you use the application library to quickly find all the rest, you can choose pages to hide and which to display. Or you can go all-in-one and to have nothing, unless a custom page application followed by the application library.

How to start: First of all, you will trigger the “mode jump” on your iPhone that you use to rearrange the applications. Once you are in this view, you can press the line of dots at the bottom of the screen, then check or uncheck the pages of the home screen to keep them or remove them from your typical view. The applications of the pages that you uncheck will not be accessible from inside the application library, you will get slippery just after the last page of your home screen.

The widgets can be resized and added to the home screen

Since their introduction in 2008, the widgets in iOS have been relegated to the notification Centre or the today view. iOS 14, you can finally make them appear on your home screen.

What it is: Widgets of the home screen are “large icons” the dynamic display of the application data live, such as the weather or the number of steps daily.

How will you use: Instead of open apps, like the weather, the calendar, or the applications of monitoring of the physical condition to see your current data, you will see a preview of their basic information displayed in a live feed on your home screen. A widget – Smart Stack – allows you to organize and browse a number of widgets. It will also allow you to display different widgets at different times of the day, from a single location on your home screen. Thus, for example, you can see the weather report in the morning, a widget for news in the afternoon, your number of steps in the early evening and mode of descent before bedtime.

How to start: You can press and hold on a widget in the today view and move it to your home screen, or, to do more, switch to jolt, and then press the + in the upper left corner and choose a widget. From there, you can browse through the three available sizes, and then drag the one you want on your home screen.

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The videos allow you to access some of the functions of the application without having to download and install the entire application.

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Clips application: mini-applications that you can launch without download

Sometimes, you need to use an application once or twice, but the last thing you need is another app on your iPhone – Videos you can access an application without having to download it. If you are the person who had held the line to download and subscribe to an application that you will use once to pay for a parking meter, this is for you.

What it is: Basic functionality of the application, executed from a pop-up window rather than a window full application.

How will you use: If you need to use an application, but be aware that you’ll be most needed – for example, to order take-away food in a restaurant during your vacation – the videos allow you to perform transactions and basic tasks without having to download the entire application. .


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How to start: The videos can be triggered in different ways: a Web link, a text message, from inside the Maps app, a QR code or an NFC tag. Once you have triggered, you will be able to log in using connect with Apple and paying for all of the transactions using Apple Pay, then go back to the application without congestion on the storage or the home screen of your iPhone at the beginning.

For a preview of more changes to come on the iPhones in the fall, here’s a dive more in-depth in all of the changes in iOS 14 announced at WWDC 2020. Once again, Apple double the privacy of users, detailed by Alfred Ng from CNET here. You are wondering if your existing iPhone will support iOS 14? Here is a list of compatible devices to see if yours is part of it.

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