In this article, you will find the latest tips and tricks on iOS 14. Apple released iOS 14.1 shortly before the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were officially available. Troubleshooting Update iOS 14 brings all the new features and capabilities to its iPhone and iPad line.
We have used iOS 14 and iPad iOS 14 and have found plenty of tweaks, settings and tools that guarantee to change the way you currently use the current iPhone and iPad for your convenience. For example, you can completely personalize the front screen of your iPhone by creating custom app icons and placing new widgets wherever you want. A new scribble feature in the iPad update now allows you to use the Apple pencil to write in any text area, and the tablet converts it into the text instead of always pulling up the keyboard. It’s just the beginning.
Here are the best tips and tricks we found for iOS 14 and iPad OS 14
1. See the features of the new home screen
The iPhone has got an app drawer-like feature called the App Library, which acts as a repository to store all the apps you don’t use regularly. You can access the application library by scrolling through all of your current home screens and moving your screen from right to left. Another first thing for the iPhone is the ability to place widgets on the home screen. Apple has given developers the tools to create a new style widget that will make your Android friends jealous.
2. Create a custom smart stack widget
Speaking of widgets, you are not locked in to use Apple’s Healed Smart Stack Widget. You can create your own widget stock using the same technology you use to create an application folder. Seriously, it takes longer to decide which widget you can include than to create it.
3. Use apps without installing apps
Think of app clips as small apps, it only shows part of what you can do with the whole app. For example, the Yelp app clips show you the menu for business hours and special restaurants, and nothing more. Open the Apple Maps app on your iPhone, search for Panera bread, tap a place and then select Food to Order. You can re-access the application clip from the application library in the recently added folder.
4. Picture-in-picture comes to the iPhone
You will no longer be forced to decide whether you want to watch a Twitch stream or explore Reddit on your iPhone. With iOS 14, you can do both at once, with Apple adding picture-to-picture to the iPhone. This feature on the iPad has been around for a few years now, and when you start watching a video all you need to do is leave the app and go back to the home screen to trigger PiP. There are some apps like YouTube that do not support the feature. You can view a list of all the apps installed on your phone by going to Settings> General> Picture Image. Read more about the picture in the picture to get a better idea of when and where it works.
5. Remove Apple Mail and Safari
A few years ago Apple added the ability to delete your own apps from your iPhone, but you still can’t set apps like Gmail or Outlook as your default email app. But Apple has limited this new feature to email and web browsers. All it takes is a few taps to make a change, and then you never have to deal with Apple apps again.
6. Deleting apps can now be confusing
With the addition of the app library, there is now an extra step for deleting an app from your phone and for long-term iPhone users, it is by no means simple.
7. AirPods Pro has a new audio feature
The iPhone and iPad are not the only devices that have received major updates. Apple’s AirPods Pro has also been given a small firmware update that adds a new feature called Spatial Audio. You will need to use an iPhone or iPad running iOS 14 to use the feature. When both devices are updated, the sound will follow the movements of your head every time you watch a video.
8. The iPad is more like a Mac than ever
The iPadOS 14 includes a number of new features and enhancements that make its interface look and feel like a Mac. Or the Mac that is starting to look like an iPad with MacOS Big Sur? Somehow you will want to learn everything you can about the new iPad features in iPadOS 14.
9. New privacy features
Keeping your information private is one of Apple‘s main marketing points, and iOS 14 helps keep your information private. There are new location sharing settings that limit whether an app can see your specific location or the most common area. There is also a new notification dot that tells you when an app is using your phone’s camera or microphone, and there are subtle controls about the photos that an app can access. See all the new privacy features and how to use them.
10. Hidden features are the best features
Not to be missed, there are a few hidden features in iOS 14 that do truly amazing things. For example, a new back tap feature allows you to tap the back of your phone twice or thrice, taking a screenshot or launching an app.
11. New Camera tricks
The camera app has some subtle but important new features. For example, when taking a photo at night, there is a new guide to remind you to stay still. You will see crosshairs showing where the camera should be kept. There is also a new exposure adjustment dial so you can quickly capture a few photos.
12. Top up your selfie game
Another new feature of the camera app is the new background for the front camera which will help your selfie shine. The new mirror mode is better than the camera, forcing it to act as a mirror, making it easier to frame your shot and make sure it is aligned the way you want it.