iOS 14

Looks brand new.
Feels like home.

iOS 14 brings a fresh look to the things you do most often, making them easier than ever. New features help you get what you need in the moment. And the apps you use all the time become even more intelligent, more personal and more private.

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Experience

You’re able to do more with your iPhone than ever before. So iOS 14 reimagines the most iconic parts of the experience to be even more helpful and personal.

Widgets on the
Home screen

Widgets have been totally redesigned to give you more information at a glance — and now you can add them to your Home screen. Choose from different sizes and arrange however you like.

You can also add a Smart Stack of widgets intelligently curated based on the apps you use most, and the right widget will show up automatically at the right time in your day.

App Library

The new App Library automatically organises all your apps into one simple, easy‑to‑navigate view. Apps are sorted by category and your most used apps are always just one tap away.

Compact calls

Calls to and from your iPhone, FaceTime and third‑party apps display in an all‑new compact design that doesn’t take up the whole screen.

Picture in Picture

Now you can keep watching videos or continue your FaceTime call while you use another app.

Messages

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.

Pinned conversations

Pin up to nine of your most important conversations to the top of your conversation list, so you can easily get to them.

Group photos

Give your group conversation a visual identity by adding a photo or Memoji, or choose an emoji.

Mentions

Type a name to direct a message to someone. When you are mentioned, your name is highlighted. You can even customise an active group so you only receive notifications when you’re mentioned.

Inline replies

Now you can reply directly to a specific message in a group conversation. You can view replies in the full conversation or in their own thread for a more focused view.

New Memoji styles and stickers

Along with new age options and face coverings, choose from over 20 new hair and headgear styles to reflect your hobby, profession and personality.

Maps

Maps is the best way to navigate and explore the world, all while protecting your privacy. With Maps in iOS 14, it’s easier than ever to discover new places to go and environmentally friendly ways to get there.

Electric vehicle routing

Plan your trip with charging stations along the way.

Guides

Apple Maps editors have worked with trusted brands and partners to offer Guides for great places around the world to eat, shop and explore.2 You can save Guides, and they automatically update when new places are added, so you always have the latest recommendations.

Translate

Conversations across languages should feel natural and easy, and should have the ability to remain private. Introducing the all-new Translate app, designed for conversations across 11 different languages.

Conversation mode

With Translate, conversations are easy by design. Just turn your phone to landscape and tap the single microphone button to say something.

On‑device mode

Enable a fully offline experience for Translate. Use all the app features for downloaded languages and keep your translations private without needing to turn off your phone’s internet connection.

Favourites

Save translations in the Favourites tab for easy access later. You can also view your recent history and save phrases you just translated.

Attention mode

Enlarge translated text in landscape view, making it easier to read and more effective at getting someone’s attention.

Siri

Siri is a vital way to get information and get things done. And thanks to a new compact design, you can take advantage of everything Siri can do without losing your context.

Compact design

Siri has a completely new look that lets you quickly get information or get things done while still focusing on what you’re doing.

Greater knowledge

Siri has over 20x more facts than just three years ago.

Send audio messages

When you want to be more expressive in your messages, you can now easily send audio messages with Siri.

Home

The Home app helps you manage your smart home more intelligently — and most important, more securely. And now it’s even easier to take advantage of the broad selection of HomeKit accessories.

Suggested automations

When you add a new HomeKit accessory, the Home app suggests useful automations so you can put it straight to work.

Home status

A new visual status in the Home app prioritises the accessories that most need your attention and allows you to easily control them.

Adaptive Lighting

Set your lights to change colour temperature throughout the day.

Activity Zones

Define Activity Zones that focus on the most important areas of what your camera sees, so you can be alerted only when there’s motion in the zone you set.3

Face Recognition

Video cameras and doorbells can now identify people you’ve tagged in the Photos app.3 Easily tag people, and choose to be notified based on the person.

Safari

Browsing the web should feel fast, powerful and private. So with iOS 14, Safari is more responsive and capable than ever, while giving you new ways to help protect your privacy.

Performance

The world’s fastest mobile browser.4

Password monitoring

Safari warns you if a password you’re using is not secure.

Privacy Report

Now you can tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites treat your privacy.

Car keys and CarPlay

CarPlay has transformed the relationship between your iPhone and your car. Now that relationship gets even more powerful with the ability to unlock and start your car with iPhone.5

Car keys in Wallet

Unlock and start your car with iPhone.

Unlock and start your car with iPhone.

Share and manage keys

Sharing keys with friends or family is easy. You can customise controls and create restricted profiles — perfect for new drivers. You can revoke and share keys temporarily too.

Power reserve

Works for up to five hours even after your iPhone battery runs out.

CarPlay wallpaper and new app types

Choose from a set of wallpapers that look great. CarPlay also supports new app types — parking, electric vehicle charging and quick food ordering.

AirPods

AirPods deliver a magical listening experience. With iOS 14, that magic has a few new tricks, whether you’re listening to music, catching up on a podcast or watching a film.

Spatial audio

Take surround sound wherever you go.

Battery notifications

New battery notifications conveniently let you know when you need to charge your AirPods.

Automatic switching

Seamlessly move between devices without manually switching your AirPods.7 If you finish a phone call on your iPhone and pick up your iPad to watch a film, AirPods automatically switch over.

Headphone Accommodations

Adjust your AirPods audio to account for hearing differences. Headphone Accommodations amplifies soft sounds and can tune to your individual hearing, to help music, phone calls and more sound crisp and clear.8

App Clips

Apps from the App Store have changed the way we do just about everything. Now there’s an even faster way to take advantage of them with App Clips. A small part of an app, an App Clip is discoverable the moment you need it and is focused on a specific task.

Discover App Clips

App Clips are easy to discover and use just at the moments you need them. Like renting a bike, paying for parking, ordering food and so much more.

Fast loading

Small size.
Loads in seconds.
Launches quickly.

Privacy

Privacy is a fundamental human right and at the core of everything we do. That’s why with iOS 14, we’re giving you more control over the data you share and more transparency into how it’s used.

Privacy information on the App Store

You can now get information on the App Store to help you understand the privacy practices of every app before you download it.12

Recording indicator

An indicator appears at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. And in Control Centre, you can see if an app has used them recently.

Approximate location

Share only your approximate location rather than your exact location — perfect for apps like local news or weather.

And so much more.

App Store.

Now app developers can make their subscriptions available for sharing between members of a Family Sharing group. Improved app product pages mean important app details are more glanceable. And search has improved, with spellcheck enhancements and editorial collections appearing in App Store search results.

Apple Arcade.

Discover and play your next game with new browsing features in Apple Arcade. Now you can see what games are popular with your Game Center friends. And easily take your games across iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV with the Continue Playing feature.

Augmented reality.

ARKit 4 introduces Location Anchors, allowing developers to place AR experiences, like life‑size art installations or navigational directions, at a specific point in the world.13 And even more users can delight in AR experiences accessible only via the front camera, with expanded support for face tracking on all devices with the A12 Bionic chip and later.

Camera.

Taking photos is even quicker, with faster time to first shot and faster shot-to-shot performance.14 And with a new exposure compensation control, you can lock an exposure value while separately locking camera focus for a specific shot.15

Game Center.

A beautifully redesigned Game Center makes it easy to discover and experience games with friends. Quickly access achievements, leaderboards and your Game Center profile direct from the App Store and within your Game Center–enabled games.

Health.

An all-new Sleep experience in the Health app helps you meet your sleep goals. New hearing features help you understand how loud you’re listening to media through headphones and how that could impact your hearing over time. You can manage your health and safety all in one place with the Health Checklist. And the Health app has new data types for mobility, health records, symptoms and ECG.16

Notes.

On-device intel­ligence helps you do everything from finding your notes faster to capturing sharper document scans. And design updates across the app help focus your attention on your content and on the most important actions you can take.

Photos.

Organise your photos and videos with new options to filter and sort, and easily navigate using pinch and zoom in more views throughout Photos.

Reminders.

Quick entry and smart suggestions can help you capture new reminders effortlessly. Members of a shared list can now assign reminders to each other, so splitting up tasks is easier than ever.

Set default email and browser apps.

With iOS 14, you can set a third‑party app as the default email or browser app systemwide.

Voice Memos.

The most popular audio recording app in the world gets new tools for organising recordings. An all‑new Enhance Recording feature lets you improve the sound quality of your recordings with a single tap.

Weather.

Stay informed about severe weather events17 and learn about upcoming shifts in weather, so you’ll know if it will be significantly warmer, colder or wetter the next day. In the US, you can see a chart that shows a minute‑by‑minute forecast of precipitation intensity over the next hour.

See the full list of what’s new in iOS 14.

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iOS 14 is compatible with these devices.

  • 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 generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

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