Apple had its first-ever digital Worldwide Developers Conference, and they unveiled information about the iOS 14 software. According to CNET, many features will change or be added.
With iOS 14, phones will have a redesigned home screen, called App Library. This will group apps into folders and make the iPhone pages look cleaner.
The messaging app with have pinned contacts, mentions and in-line replies for Messages
Widgets will be slightly tweaked, and users will be able to determine the size and location of various boxes.
Memoji’s are getting a facelift. The stickers will have face-covering options and more age options.
Like iPads, phones will have picture-in-picture. This will allow users to do things like watch videos on a small screen while they are messaging on the main screen.
Other apps getting updates include Siri, Apple Maps, and CarPlay
Another change coming is with the Apple Watch. On the updated operating system, it will detect how long someone is washing their hands. Per the New York Post, “The system will automatically recognize when hands are being washed thanks to its built-in microphone and motion sensors, and will vibrate to prompt users to keep on scrubbing if it senses they stop before the CDC-recommended 20 seconds.”
As CNET adds, devices that will be compatible with iOS 14 include iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6s Plus, SE, and the iPod touch.
According to Tech Radar, iOS 14 is expected to arrive in September.