iOS 14
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iOS 14


The iOS 14 is an operating system that was designed, developed especially for iPhone by Apple since 2020. The system has been released on September 16, 2020, and was preinstalled on the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. This software gets the latest update (14.8.1) on October 26, 2021.

All-New iOS version contains loads of new system features such as new Home Screen, from now the user has the ability to hide single apps or whole pages from the Home Screen. The next feature is Widgets on the Home Screen – User can place preinstalled widgets or from third-party apps on the Home Screen in up to three different sizes. Another novelty is on the last page of Home Screen, its App Library witch allows to search Apps in a new way. Apps are categorized in folders such as Suggestions, Recently Added and others by default categories from the App Store.

Apple finally decided to bring a few features known from Android such as Picture-in-picture witch allows users to continue watching videos or taking voice calls in a thumbnail-sized view after leaving the app. Now user can answer the phone directly from a small notification on the top of the screen without any interruption on current tasks on the screen. Now Siri gets refined UI, quick and compact without using whole space on the screen.

The biggest change in iOS 14 is Privacy. From now users will get notifications for the microphone, camera, or clipboard usage. A recording indicator appears at the top of the screen whenever an app uses the microphone or camera. Likewise, a notification appears when the clipboard is accessed by an app. App Store now displays the permissions required for each application (so users can see and understand permissions required by the application before downloading it). Users may change location permissions to inform the app of an approximate location, preserving privacy when the exact location is unnecessary.

New iOS gets loads of other features such as App Clips, this new feature expanding on the functionality of the App Store. Intended as a dynamic feature rather than a permanently installed app, App Clips are extremely pared-back with very few OS permissions. At the time of the announcement, only the use of Apple Pay and Sign in with Apple were shown. Car keys allow an iPhone to act as a virtual car key using NFC technology with compatible cars. Keys are accessible from the Wallet app. Keys may be shared; sharing may be temporary or given restrictions. In the event the iPhone is out of battery, car keys can still be accessed via the power reserve of the iPhone for about five hours. ARKit 4 introduced Depth API for new access to depth information from the LiDAR sensors on the iPad Pro and iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Group chats using iMessage may be given a custom image, a Memoji, or an emoji. Users may now mention other users, and change notification settings to only are notified when explicitly mentioned. Messages may be replied to with inline replies, allowing for simultaneous conversation threads and see the replies in the general conversation or as a separate thread. Safari gained the ability to monitor passwords for data breaches and generate privacy reports for trackers on websites. The new Translate app allows users to translate voice and text between 11 languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, German, French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Arabic.

iOS 14.5 update has introduced an option to unlock iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing face masks, has been added support for AirTag, and includes App Tracking Transparency to control which apps are allowed to track user activity across other apps and websites. The user can decide if he wants to shed this data or not.

Today iOS 14 is 1 years old!

iOS 14 – General information

Overview

ReleasedSeptember 16, 2020
PriceFree
System RequirementsiPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone X
iPhone Xs
iPhone Xs Max
iPhone Xr
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone SE
iPhone SE 2nd Generation
iPod touch 7th Generation
DistributionFinder
Over-the-Air

Versions

VersionsBuildRelease Date
iOS 14.018A373September 16, 2020
iOS 14.0.118A393September 24, 2020
iOS 14.118A8395October 20, 2020
iOS 14.218B92
18B111
November 5, 2020
iOS 14.2.118B121November 19, 2020
iOS 14.318C66December 14, 2020
iOS 14.418D52January 26, 2021
iOS 14.4.118D16March 8, 2021
iOS 14.4.218D70March 26, 2021
iOS 14.518E199April 26, 2021
iOS 14.5.118E212May 3, 2021
iOS 14.618F72May 24, 2021
iOS 14.718G69July 19, 2021
iOS 14.7.118G82July 26, 2021
iOS 14.818H17September 13, 2021
iOS 14.8.118H107October 26, 2021

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