IOS 14: Main News, Compatible Devices And How To Install It

iOS 14 main news, compatible devices and how to install it

Here we bring you all the news about iOS 14, the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system. With it, your iPhone receives some major cosmetic changes to its main screen, giving you more freedom when it comes to designing a look with more information and fewer applications that you don’t need.

The new iOS 14 has already been available for use in its beta phase and reached all users on September 16. In this article, we will tell you all the news that it will bring with it. We’ll also tell you which devices are getting the update, and how you can search for the update by hand.

Main news of iOS 14

Main news of iOS 14

We are now going to tell you what are the main novelties of iOS 14, the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system. The most notable has to do above all with the customization of the home screen, but other details change and that may interest you.

  • App drawer: From now on, iOS will allow you to make desktops invisible by hiding those apps, and activating an app drawer called App Library. This is not like Android with a list of apps, instead, they all come automatically sorted into folders with categories.
  • When you install an app it goes to the drawer: It’s over that all those new apps that you install automatically stay on a desktop. With iOS 14, if you have the application drawer activated, you can configure that the apps go to it directly without going through any desktop.
  • The widgets arrive: Another of the major changes of iOS is that a new system of widgets is implemented. These are currently very inflexible, with 2×2 sizes that take up one side and cannot be centered, or 4×2 that cannot be resized. But the important thing is that it is the first step to changing the main screen forever.
  • Smart Group: This is a very special widget since several different types of widgets are accumulated in it. The smart group will then display one or the other depending on what time of day you are and what kind of information it has learned that you prefer to see at that time.
  • Image within the image: Another interface change is the arrival of the Picture in picture mode or image within an image. This mode means that if you are watching a video in an app and you go to the desktop or another app, the video continues playing in a small window that will always be visible.

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  • Siri becomes compact: When you invoke Siri, it no longer takes up the entire screen. Instead, a sphere appears at the bottom, taking up very little space but listening to you and working the same.
  • Siri translates better: The interaction between Siri and the translation app has been improved, allowing the assistant to not only translate words but entire expressions. They want it to be used to hold conversations by pulling voice recognition and automatically detecting in which language we speak.
  • Siri records and sends audio messages: Another small but useful new feature for the assistant.
  • App Clips to avoid needing full apps: It is a function that makes it easier to find and obtain apps that the user may need depending on the location and context, such as the payment app for a parking lot or a cafeteria. It works with NFC, bringing the mobile closer to identifying a label with the indicative symbol, a card opens to be able to use the app without having to download it completely.
  • Changing default apps: More freedom for iOS and iPad users, who can now change the default apps for mail and browser.
  • Sleep management arrives: This is a new function for the native Health application, which will now be able to manage your sleep hours using the Apple Watch. Health Checklist is also added, a centralized place for the management of health and safety benefits, such as medical data, emergency contact, etc.
  • Improvements in the Messages app: Receive the ability to pin conversations to always have them accessible, mute notifications of the conversations you want, new animations, and Memojis with new gestures and accessories.
  • Improvements in the Maps app: Bicycle routes and data on electric car charging points have been added. Of course, these improvements for the maps at the moment are not available in all countries, and Spain is left out.
  • Improvements in the Home app: Home automation and the management of the Internet of Things are made easier, with new automation suggestions and an expansion of the controls in the Control Center. Compatible door openers and video cameras are also allowed to use facial recognition to identify contacts.
  • Your iPhone as a car key: CarKey is a new system that allows you to use your iPhone as a key to open your car using the U1 chip. It will be stored in the Wallet and will allow you to invite other users to use the key.
  • iPad Call Notification Resizing: This is new only for iPadOS, where the incoming call notification has been redesigned to be smaller and not take up the entire screen.
  • Improvements in iPad searches: The search tool allows you to search for what you want without having to leave the active app. Like the current one, it will allow you to find contacts, websites, documents, etc.
  • Apple Pencil improvements: The Scribble app will allow you to write freehand in any text field, or select handwritten text to copy and paste.

Compatible devices

Below we leave you the complete list of devices that will be compatible with iOS 14. If your iPhone is on the list, it means that you can update, and if you don’t see it, it will be because it is too old for Apple and will no longer receive updates. In essence, all devices after the iPhone 6s are supported. Here’s the list:

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6sPlus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

And now it’s time to mention the devices compatible with iPad OS 14. Again, if your iPad model is not on the list, it is because you will not receive the new version of the operating system.

  • iPad Pro 12.9″ (4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11″ (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9″ (3rd generation)
  • iPad Pro 11″ (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9″ (2nd generation)
  • iPad Pro 12.9″ (1st generation)
  • iPad Pro 10.5″
  • iPad Pro 9.7″
  • iPad (7th generation)
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

How to install iOS 14

Installing the new version of iOS is still as easy as ever. You just have to enter the settings and click on the General section. There, click on the Software Update option and your device will start looking for new versions of iOS or iPadOS.

But you don’t have to worry too much either, because the updates will also be notified to you automatically, since iOS checks for new versions every day. Looking for them is only for when you can’t wait any longer and you want to keep looking.