With the release of the iPhone 12 in 2020, Apple is rolling out iOS 14, the latest version of the iOS. Usually, the biggest new surrounding the release of a new iOS version is related to what new features this iOS is going to present the iPhone users.
This year, however, there was a huge controversy regarding which iPhones will be getting this new software. You see, not every iPhone has the opportunity to get an update with the latest software available from Apple. The reason for this is related, of course, to the iOS requirements when it comes to hardware. So, if a certain release of the iPhone doesn’t have the necessary processing power or battery for the new iOS, it won’t get the update.
In this post, we’re going to provide detailed answers to the most asked questions about the iOS 14 like: what devices are getting the iOS 14 upgrade, and what are the most important features and functionalities that the iOS 14 is bringing to your iPhone. Most importantly, of course, we’re giving you the ultimate and most inclusive guide on how to get the iOS 14 update on your iPhone!
Which iPhones are getting the new iOS update?
The iOS 14 is already released by Apple earlier this month. In fact, it was just officially released a few days ago on September 16th. But, before getting into any details about the iOS 14, you should know first whether your iPhone is getting it.
This list of iPhones that will be getting iOS 14 is also super important for users who are still considering buying a new iPhone and want to determine which version of the iPhone to get. No one wants to spend a lot of money just to find that your new iPhone does not support the newest version of iOS with all of its cool features!
If you already have an iPhone, finding out whether it’s getting the upgrade is as easy as going into the settings app of your iPhone. Also, if your iPhone has the iOS 13, it has been confirmed by Apple that all iPhones that already have the iOS 13 are getting the iOS 14.
If you, however, looking for the list of iPhones getting iOS 14 to choose one to buy, here is the list:
– iPhone SE 1st generation (2016)
– iPhone SE 2nd generation (2020)
– iPhone 6s
– iPhone 6s Plus
– iPhone 7
– iPhone 7 Plus
– iPhone 8
– iPhone 8 Plus
– iPhone X
– iPhone XR
– iPhone XS
– iPhone XS Max
– iPhone 11
– iPhone 11 Pro
– iPhone 11 Pro Max
– iPhone 12 (as well as all the iPhone 12 variations of 2020)
Bonus: The iPod touch 7th generation is also among the Apple devices that are getting the iOS 14.
As you can see, there are a variety of iPhones that are getting the latest iOS which you can choose from depending on your budget and performance expectations.
The biggest changes the iOS 14 is bringing
Other than the “which iPhone is getting the iOS 14?” question, Apple users were nothing but happy to receive and start using this new software update. The iOS presented the Apple users with the biggest updates that any upgrade has ever offered before. From the home screen’s new design that supports widgets to the new features in existing apps as well as additional functionality such as adding and customizing new widgets, the iOS is both exciting and worth waiting for.
New home screen design and capabilities!
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Forget about the old stiff home screen of the iPhone. With the iOS 14, the home screen has the option to hide apps, display all the apps your iPhone’s apps in the apps library, and, when you swipe from the left of the screen to the right, the widget page is much more customizable and it provides more information than ever.
In addition to redesigning the widgets of the most essential default apps such as the Calendar and Weather, there are also new widgets for Apple News and Screen Time to help users keep track of the latest news as well as staying aware of how much time the user spent on the iPhone to protect your time and eyes!
Choose your widgets
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The widget page is customizable from the Widget Gallery. So, you can choose the most important widgets for you and display them on the home screen from the Edit Home Screen in the Widget Gallery page.
If you’re a third party app developer, you will also be able to create a home screen widget for your app to improve your users’ experience and satisfaction with your work!
Design your icons!
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The most exciting change about the home screen is that now users can customize how their icons look. With the new Shortcut app, you can choose a custom image to replace the icon of the app of your choice. So, any app that you don’t like its icon, you can create an entirely new design for it and assign this design to the icon. Imagine the possibilities of such a feature in the hands of some of the most innovative users, the iPhone users around the world!
Pop up calls (Compact calls)
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It’s about time that the iPhone users got this feature since it has been added to Android phones for years now! Your iPhone will no longer switch the screen of whatever app you’re using in order to display an incoming phone call. Instead, the incoming phone call will show on top of the screen in a popup or a small banner while your current app is still running uninterrupted. If this banner is annoying, all you need to do is swipe up to dismiss it. Super easy & smooth. Finally, thanks Apple for that!