Apple iOS 14 download, features and supported iPhones

Apple iOS 14 download, features and supported iPhones

Apple iOS 14 download, features and supported iPhones

AlbertflexAlbertflex in June 23, 2020

World tech giants Apple just concluded its WWDC (World Developer Conference) event couple of hours ago. At this year's event, Apple launched its iOS 14, which happens to be one of the most substantial iOS updates in quite a while. The home screen is more beautifully redesigned with App Library than ever before, widgets and app drawer are now things.

Also, Apple is introducing features from iPadOS to the iPhone like Picture-in-Picture (PIP), and Siri is now getting smarter and has been a given completely new visual design.

There are lots of new features coming with the new Apple iOS 14. This article is set to give you an insight into what you'll experience soon with the iOS 14.

 

Apple iOS 14 Release Date, Beta download & schedule

At the just concluded event, Apple did not disclose the official release date for the iOS 14, however if previous years are anything to go by, we should expect to download and install the software towards September this year.

But, for those that are eager to use it, you can download a beta version today (you'll require a developer account). There's no need to worry, if you do not have a developer account, you'll still have an opportunity to use the beta iOS next month when the public beta version will be launched.

You should however understand that while using a beta version of a software you are bound to experience potential software issues and errors. With that in mind, it is advisable to wait for the official version launching somewhat around September this year.

The iOS 14 Beta version is available for download here

 

Is your iPhone compatible with the new iOS 14?

Compatibility is one of the biggest edge iOS software has over Android. The best news about the new feel-at-home iOS 14 is its ability to run seemlessly in older iPhones. If your iPhone falls between iPhone 6S (from 2015) and later, you'll recieve the update.

Below is the list of iPhone devices that will be able to download the iOS 14 when it finally launches:

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

 

The Home Screen Widget on iOS 14

The new iOS debuts a beautifully designed "data-rich" home screen widgets meant to present timely information at a glance and can be pinned in different sizes. Users can create a Smart Stack of widgets, which uses on-device intelligence to surface the right widget based on time, location, and activity.

According to Apple, the iOS 14 home screen can display widgets that are customized for work, travel, sports, entertainment, and other areas of interest.

At the end of the home screen is the all new app drawer which is referred to as "App Library". The App Library helps to automatically organize all of your apps into one simple, easy-to-navigate view, and intelligently surfaces apps that may be helpful in the moment. 

For instance, it places all of your social apps like facebook, twitter, instagram etc, in one folder. Looking at the exampled display at the just concluded WWDC live stream included all your Apple Arcade games.

 

App Clip activated on iOS 14

Consider a scenario where you need to use an app but have no intention of downloading it. App Clips is a new feature that allows users on the new iOS 14 to use the services of an app without downloading the app itself from the App Store.

The App Clip is a light and fast card-like feature that pops up in a matter of second that grants you access to complete a specific task, such as renting a scooter, purchasing a coffee, or filling a parking meter. 

App Clips will pop up when you scan a QR code, hold your iPhone to an NFC tag, or tap a web link. They could appear also if another user refers you to an app within your Messages.

 

The New Siri on iOS 14

Before now, activating Siri resulted in a situation where you get to stop whatever you were doing as the artificial helper will take over your entire home screen.

That’s history now as the new Siri is designed to popup as a small glowing notification at the top of your phone, while your current screen is still displaying.

The iOS 14 Siri has also been upgraded with more facts and can now assist in finding answers to a broader set of questions by using information from the world wide web. You can also send audio messages using the iOS 14 Siri.

 

iOS 14, the Picture-in-Picture feature

Another remarkable features of the Apple iOS 14 is the much anticipated picture-in-picture functionality. It should allow you to keep watching video at the same time as using other apps. Got a message on your phone while you're in the middle of a TV show? Now you can reply without it stopping.

 

iOS 14 Translate App

Apple is debuting its Translate App as a new feature in the iOS 14. The new Translate App on iOS 14 comes with 11 languages. You can choose the language you want to speak and then select the language you need translated to, and start talking. At the end, the Translate App will read out your message and also display the translated text on your screen.

These and many more are some of the features that come with the new app iOS 14. For full list and details of the features of the iOS 14 visit this link 

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61 Comments

Isaacdemiladeobaremi1Isaacdemiladeobaremi1 in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

Wow, I prefer these new version to the previous versions. Lovely features.

MarveliiiMarveliii in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

I will really love the translating app on the new iOS 14. These features is really good. The durability and the fastness will be nice also. Cant wait for the release date

GabbyGabby in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

Okay iOS has officially won me over. The addition of Widgets and the app drawer just shifted the iOS from "Very good" to "absolute perfection". I also love the fact that they made it compatible with previously launched iPhone devices. And Siri is much smarter now, how about that! I love this new masterpiece.

ScavybrytScavybryt in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

Really??? I'm so in love be with this new version of App. The translating app and durability will be much welcomed

AyomidexAyomidex in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

The siri is really inteligent

OtthinOtthin in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

Keeping in touch has never been more essential. So iOS 14 gives you new ways to stay connected to the conversations that matter most, keep track of group conversations, and express yourself however you like. Wow

Ekenbai92Ekenbai92 in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

It's wonderful You can choose the language you want to speak and then select the language you need translated to

OnukwuforvalentineOnukwuforvalentine in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

I will love the translating app on the new iOS 14. These features is fabulous. The durability and the fastness will be wonderful also. I can't wait for the release date

Frans123Frans123 in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

Now thats what we call an update, I really love this

Steve2049Steve2049 in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

Wow this translating privilege will make communication easy

Nordum001Nordum001 in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

the translating app is wow!! With it's new featuree (iOS 14). These features is really good. The durability and the fastness will be nice also. Cant wait for the release date oh....can't wait to let my friends know too.

EdirinsuccessEdirinsuccess in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

This new veerion is so engaging,the interface is unique.

MftsodiqMftsodiq in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

Okay iOS has officially won me over. The addition of Widgets and the app drawer just shifted the iOS from "Very good" to "absolute perfection". I also love the fact that they made it compatible with previously launched iPhone devices. And Siri is much smarter now, how about that! I love this new masterpiece. Technology will keep improving time to time

JoshyJoshy in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

Wow.. i really love this app that translates on iOS 14... can't wait to use it

Pea22aPea22a in Jun 24, 2020 Reply

This is so fascinating, and for the fact that it can run in older phones makes it more unique.this will makes one to enjoy his phones because it will make it easier for one to access its phones

Khaybest2018Khaybest2018 in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

I also love the fact that they made it compatible with previously launched iPhone Gadgets. And Siri is much smarter now, how about that! I love this new masterpiece.

Morebise23Morebise23 in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

I really love that translating app on the new iOS 14. it's a lovely feature

Bankole31Bankole31 in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

This is a nice update from Apple with nice and great features to beautify the device with more security. I can't wait to download the new IOS14 on my device.

DemiladeDemilade in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

This upgrade is really nice, I love the picture on picture effects, it gives room to multitasking and the fact that you can choose between multiple languages you want and languages you want your text to be translated to is really cool.

LadyomaLadyoma in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

Omg! IOS 14 is super amazing, so i can watch a video and at the same time reply messages, i really need to get it, its features are wonderful and well upgraded.

LipsonLipson in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

Magnificent 👌🏾. This is so dope, aside from the fact that iPhone is intimidating, the iOS 14 is a new age

PammyPammy in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

Wow I'm in love with this new version especially the anticipated picture in picture functionality

Mathew748Mathew748 in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

It's amazing features and has surpassed the previous one launch, the ios14 is the best of the best, everyone would love to use it and have to be recommend to everyone. I love ios14

VitusVitus in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

Wow so lovely to hear this feature app I'm so in love with it and i can't wait to download it so fabulous app

VitusVitus in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

Wow so lovely to hear this i will also love to download this translation app so that i will translate any language that i want so fabulous app can't wait to download this app

Fixpaw94Fixpaw94 in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

I'm so in love be with this new version of App. The translating app and durability will be much welcomed.

AwesomejaceAwesomejace in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

This is a great and a welcomed update from apple to implement this awesome features of using an app without downloading it. I really love it

Bright8778Bright8778 in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

It's really nice and I would have love to get it but I don't have an iPhone so I Don't think it will be mindful to me.

ToochukwuToochukwu in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

Wow that's awesome... The development of this apple iOS is undoubtedly outstanding and the usefulness cannot be overemphasized.

OlabamideleOlabamidele in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

This is purely for iPhone users. I will surely download it (Apple ios14) when I get one.

Omowunmi01Omowunmi01 in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

This is great I prefer the new versions to the old versions Nice features

KizzokenxKizzokenx in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

Love the part where it allows me keep watching video at the same time using the app and can also reply to message on your while in the middle of a TV show without uttering it Really cool

YhuteejhayYhuteejhay in Jun 25, 2020 Reply

display widgets that are customized for work, travel, sports, entertainment, and other areas of interest.

JoshyJoshy in Jun 26, 2020 Reply

Wow...... I'm so in love with this new version of App. The translating app and durability will be much welcomed... Great!!

JexuxbabiJexuxbabi in Jun 26, 2020 Reply

This App really got me thrilled... 5 star guys .. Weldone

JustifiedjhayJustifiedjhay in Jun 26, 2020 Reply

There is something about apple that always amuse, they are just like shuri in black panther who believes that there is always need to updgrade something even if its working

Peter202Peter202 in Jun 26, 2020 Reply

I love the nice app on the new iOS 14 it is a wonderful and comfortable app where u can choose the languages u like I love it I can't wait to have it

WillyekpangWillyekpang in Jun 26, 2020 Reply

Not a really a fan of the apple iPhone but I really commence the launch of the ios14 app things made easy for the iphone users

Emmanuelbolu01Emmanuelbolu01 in Jun 26, 2020 Reply

Wow dis will be amazing and great Imagine how fast it gonna be the amazing and new features oh cant wait for the release date

Kenny4097Kenny4097 in Jun 27, 2020 Reply

These features are of excellent The qualities of these gadget are good.I'm eager to know when it will be release. The translator makes me to like it

Sammy4lifeSammy4life in Jun 27, 2020 Reply

One of It feature caught me off balance, where I can translate my language to any language of my choice, I tell u ; that awesome

AnthonyAnthony in Jun 28, 2020 Reply

I will be able to speak with any one in the world using this app....that is really wonderful....I will love you have it

DharmyDharmy in Jun 28, 2020 Reply

Okay iOS has officially won me over. The addition of Widgets and the app drawer just shifted the iOS from "Very good" to "absolute perfection". I also love the fact that they made it compatible with previously launched iPhone devices. And Siri is much smarter now, how about that! I love this new masterpiece.

JohnafricaJohnafrica in Jun 28, 2020 Reply

Really??? I'm so in love be with this new version of App. The translating app and durability will be much welcomed

InyeneInyene in Jun 28, 2020 Reply

Really??? The IOS is far smarter than the iPhone 11 pro I really like the language translation in it

Jerrygee98Jerrygee98 in Jun 28, 2020 Reply

I prefer these new version to the old version I'm so in love with the new version of the app

JoseJose in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

Anticipating the lunch date of this app.... Can't wait to download it. There features will b outstanding compared to the old version Woooow! What a great news

Pea22aPea22a in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

This is great and appealing , choosing the language you prefers makes it more enticing and its durability is also great can't wait for the release of this

Adebayo011Adebayo011 in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

I will really love the translating app on the new iOS 14. These features is really good. The durability and the fastness will be nice also. Cant wait for the release date

HomogeniusHomogenius in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

Apple never cease to amaze, one innovation over the other, love the fact that Siri will no longer take the whole screen as before, good work Apple.

DoctorsadvocateDoctorsadvocate in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

Apple are amazing and with great apps

Busu001Busu001 in Jun 29, 2020 Reply

From word apple take a look at even it fruit how does it taste? Sweet and attractive. Without much Ado I love any product of an apple.

WhitehallWhitehall in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

I love that part where you get to choose the languages and translate ...making life easier

Unique2014Unique2014 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

After adding the new features, they should not make the phone to be hot when using it.

Jayden31Jayden31 in Jun 30, 2020 Reply

Apple is always top, well known, few people make use of it because it's quite expensive but it's so amazing because it has so many features which other phones do not

Chukwuemeka22Chukwuemeka22 in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

Waw What draws me to dis app is d translator It can translate the word you to know Nd u can change the language u want

StcricchStcricch in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

IOS has out done themselves with the translations with the durability and fastness

KwenaKwena in Jul 01, 2020 Reply

I think Apple are beginning to steal features from android

DonaldDonald in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

I will really love the translating app on the new iOS 14. These features is really good. The durability and the fastness will be nice also. Cant wait for the release date

Segun3000Segun3000 in Jul 02, 2020 Reply

Apple never cease to amaze, one innovation over the other, love the fact that Siri will no longer take the whole screen as before, good work Apple.is great and appealing , choosing the language you prefers makes it more enticing and its durability is also great.

Adebayo011Adebayo011 in Jul 06, 2020 Reply

This is great and appealing , choosing the language you prefers makes it more enticing and its durability is also great can't wait for the release of this

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