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6 iOS 14 features to try once you install Apple’s update on your iOS

We have already discovered the iOS 14 features that we absolutely love.

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Then Installing iOS 14 On your iPhone (99 699 on Amazon), You may ask yourself, where do I start? Well, you have come to the party. Apple’s update includes new features that will change the way you use your phone – for the better. In many ways, this is Apple’s most relevant visual face lift over the years.

IMessage upgrades from utility drawers like Android and Widgets for your home screen, There is a lot to start using right now.

If you have not yet updated, Take some time to get your iPhone ready In front of you Install the iOS update. Below are six of my favorite features and how to get started with them iOS 14.

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1. Mark someone in the text conversation

Apple is primarily focused on updates to its News app Group iMessage Conversations.

What: You can now mark a person when they want to get their attention (useful for large groups) and respond directly to a message, creating a thread within your conversation. That should get you a timely response.

How: Referring to someone in a group should be as simple as typing the @ icon while chatting. A line is answered by long pressing and selecting a message Answer.

2. Pin a conversation at the top of the message

What: Following a conversation above the use of your messages means you do not have to scroll through a long list of contacts and group conversations to find your favorite contacts. This can be very useful if you have a group like family chat or friend chat that you talk to every day or if you are planning a long event like group monitoring party.

How: You can pin a contact or conversation to the top of your conversation list by swiping right into any thread.

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Match your favorite contacts or conversations at the top of your news app.

Screenshot by Jason Cyprian / CNET

3. Apple now has its own translation app

What: Instead of using Google’s translation app on your iPhone, iOS 14 has a built-in translation app that allows you to change the text and have conversations with someone who speaks only another language. You can translate English, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese and Russian.

How: Once you open the app you have two options. You can type the word or phrase you want to translate, or tap the microphone icon at the bottom of the screen to use voice-to-text. When you are done, the application will translate what you have said into your preferred language. This can be very useful if you are asking someone a quick question or want to ask the pronunciation.

To hold a continuous conversation, turn the phone into natural mode and tap the same mic icon – you do not have to press and hold.

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Forget Google Translate, Apple now has its own app.

Screenshot by Jason Cyprian / CNET

4. Highly organized home screen with application library

Always wanted it Your iPhone had an app drawer like Android? Well, now it does. This is called the utility library.

What: Application library is the new screen that lives to the right of your last home screen. It automatically sorts all the applications on your phone into folders based on the type of application. The purpose of this feature is to make it easy to find all the apps installed on your iPhone. This goes hand in hand with another new home screen feature that helps you hide pages of frequently used apps.

How: Use the application library if you want to open an app that is not displayed on one of your home screens. To get it, swipe from right to left across the final home screen. Use the auto-organized folders to find the app icon you want, or use the search bar at the top of the screen with the name if you do not know where the app is located. Alternatively, at the top of the Application Library screen you will find two folders: Suggestions and Recently Added. Both will automatically update and adjust how often you use an app and what apps are in the folder based on what you recently installed.

More information on how is here Hide home screen pages for easy access to the application library.

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Apple’s utility library is similar to the utility drawer, but with folders.

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5. Widgets have a new look and a new home

You no longer have to be jealous of your Android friends – the iPhone may now have widgets on the home screen. That’s right.

What: Instead of limiting widgets to today’s view living on the left side of your home screen, you can now add widgets directly to your display, with multiple sizes being an option. There is also a smart stack widget that will display information from multiple applications when you think you need it. For example, when you wake up in the morning your calendar widget will show up next to the weather widget.

How: You can view your widgets today, find the way you always have, to the left of your main home screen, or drag a widget to your home screen from today’s view. Alternatively, when editing your application layout, you can tap Plus Log in to the top left corner of the screen, bring up the widget gallery and see which widgets you can add to your device.

You can adjust the windows on your home screen and resize to your liking.

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6. The picture in the picture is the convenient tool you want

IPod (4 284 in the back market) Has been able to play video in image-in-picture mode for a few years now, and The picture in the picture is finally coming to the iPhone.

What: The image in the image creates a thumbnail of a video, which runs continuously even when you are on another application or screen. It will appear if you want to change gears to use a different part of the phone, but do not want to stop the video.

How: Whenever you watch a video in a support app like Twitch, swipe to go to the home screen, the video will continue to run in the small window. You can drag PiP around the screen, adjust its size by pinching and zooming in and temporarily hide it from the edge of the screen. When you are done, tap X. Close the video. Oh, and don’t forget – the picture in the picture works with FaceTime video calls These other applications. Hussein!

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You can continue the FaceTime dialog in iOS 14 while viewing your table or any other iPhone screen.

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