- Apple’s iOS 14 update is full of new iPhone features that touch almost every aspect of the operating system, from Apple’s apps to the home screen, privacy, and much more.
- After using the software for a full day, I’ve come across a few new features that have been immediately helpful and noticeable.
- Among the biggest are the updates Apple has made to the home screen, which make it easier to see information at a glance and parse through my giant library of apps.
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Apple’s next major iPhone update won’t officially launch until the fall, but the company made an early version of its iOS 14 software available for free through its beta program on Thursday.
When it launches, iOS 14 will bring a bunch of changes to the iPhone, from the way the home screen looks to upgraded privacy controls, new ways of using apps, and much more.
I’ve been using the iOS 14 beta for a full day, and although it will take quite some time to dig into all (or even most) of the new additions, there are a few immediate changes that stood out to me right after upgrading.
The biggest takeaway is that Apple is doing much more to help us manage the deluge of apps crowding the home screens of our iPhones. The company has done this by adding tools for managing the sheer amount of apps installed on our phones, and also by creating a new ways to access parts of apps when we need them.
Here’s a quick look at the immediate changes I’ve noticed in iOS 14 so far.