The 5 Best New Productivity Features in iOS 14

Nintendo and other iPhone app developers warn users not to update to iOS 14 or they could experience glitches

The beta versions of iOS 14 had far fewer problems than the previous version, but it's worth mentioning that since developers had only 24 hours notice that the final version was ready to be pushed to phones, it's possible that some of your favorite apps won't be updated yet. Apps that use standard text fields will get this new feature without requiring any work from their developers, so with other apps where I've tried Scribble, the implementation has always been the same: write in a text field, and iPadOS converts your text.

Presumably, this will be patched in a coming update to iOS 14, as with any other quirks that Apple users should dig up in the coming weeks.

The wait is finally over - iOS 14 is rolling out globally.

There are now a number of different widgets you can select to view on the home screen so you can view information without opening the app. In fact, I use Android smartphones from time-to-time, and I've used iOS 14 widgets more than I've ever used Android widgets, despite iOS widgets being read-only right now.

As of September 16, Apple's new iOS brings its users a new home screen, new Translate app, and new ways to text your group chats. You will also be able to resize the photo by pinching on the video and dragging it.


You will then be able to check the app's permissions in Settings and can deny apps access to your microphone or camera - or you can just delete the app altogether. App Clips load only the parts of an app that are needed, while Messages now lets you pin conversations to the top of the list for easy access.

At the end of the event, CEO Tim Cook briefly mentioned that iOS 14 would be available the following day, along with iPad and Watch OS updates.

You can now customize your Home screen. Some of them also showed their frustration on Twitter. You can choose to only share approximate location with apps and not precise location, and you get more transparency regarding an app's use of your mic and camera.

The new version of Apple's operating system, released this week, acts as a prompt for users that at least one of their apps is now listening or watching in.

Up until now, you've had to leave the Camera app, head to the Settings menu and tweak your video capture settings there, but in iOS 14, it's as simple as tapping the resolution and framerate icons in the top-right of the camera app to browse all available options.

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