Apple’s latest iPhone operating system is here! In the beta since WWDC in June, iOS 14 is available for every iPhone that can run iOS 13.
When you update your iPhone to iOS 14, there will be many new things to learn. This is a major update packed with new features. We have written guides, tips and guidance articles that describe the most important things, and to make your life easier, we have gathered them all here. Use this article as a roadmap to learn all the new features and changes.
OSS for iOS 14
For a quick summary of all the new features in iOS 1
The app library
The two most noticeable changes in iOS 14 are the new app library and widgets for the home screen. These two changes are the first major updates to the iPhone home screen in a long time. Learn how the app library works to make organizing your iPhone easier.
Without a doubt, the new widget system is even more important than the App library. The iPhone gets brand new widgets that can go on the home screen and can access more data from apps than ever before. Learn how to add or remove widgets and configure Smart Stack.
Make the home screen ‘aesthetic’
The latest mature uses shortcuts with custom icons and customizable widgets to customize the look of the iPhone Home screen with iOS 14. If you do not know where to start, we’ll tell you how to make the iPhone Home screen aesthetic in iOS 14.
New messaging features
The blue bubble gets stronger in iOS 14! There are improvements such as fixed calls and built-in answers, along with reviews and adaptations for groups. Learn all about messaging in iOS 14.
Apple added picture-in-picture to iPad many years ago, and it’s finally coming to iPhone. Learn all about how PIP works on iPhone with iOS 14.
New Maps features
The new Maps app gives you cycling directions, curated professional guides, special driving features for EVs and more. Learn about all the changes in Maps in iOS 14.
Siri is changing
The first time you use Siri on iOS 14, it will feel a little strange. Instead of the whole screen being blank, you only see the little Siri orb at the bottom. And many responses will only appear as alerts instead of consuming the entire screen! We summarize all the Siri changes in our guide.
Accessibility features for everyone
There are several features in iOS 14 meant to help those with disabilities, but can be useful for everyone. Learn how to configure back press, headphone accommodation, and sound recognition in our guide.
Every year, Apple makes iOS go further towards protecting your privacy and personal information. With iOS 14, there are several important new privacy features to know about. Most people do not require you to change any settings, but you should know how to adjust things like approximate location and limited access to photos. Our guide guides you through the most important new privacy features.
iOS 14 is full of small features you may not notice right away, unless you know where to look. From mirrored selfies to Safari’s privacy report, we’ve made a list of some of the best iOS 14 hidden features.
New features for AirPods
If you have AirPods, you will love the way iOS 14 makes them better. You get spatial sound with AirPods Pro, and all AirPods can seamlessly and automatically switch between Apple devices. Check out all the ways iOS 14 makes AirPods better.
Add Home Items to Control Center
You can quickly access your favorite HomeKit-enabled devices in the Control Center, without having to leave what you do to open the Home app. You just need to turn a switch in Settings.