Apple has now officially revealed when its new iOS 14 operating system will be released to iPhones across the world and there's not too long to wait. In a nutshell, if your smartphone is now running iOS 13, you'll be able to use iOS 14. A Picture in Picture mode allows users to watch videos or use FaceTime while using other apps.
Another change is a feature called App Clips.
In Messages, you'll be able to pin your most important conversations to the top for easier access and group chats will have in-line replies.
A new translate app provides text and voice translations to and from 11 languages, and there are tons of new privacy protections.
"iPadOS 14, on the other hand, brings some useful features to iPad like the Scribble feature that lets you write by hand in any text field across iPadOS, and your words automatically convert to text".
There are tons more features in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, so make sure to check out our iOS 14 roundup and our iPadOS 14 roundup for a full list of everything new. It also comes with new Maps features, including adding cycling as a transportation option, and routing for electric vehicle owners so they can find charging points along the way.
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iOS 14, Apple's latest version of its iPhone software, was premiered during the company's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June 2020. Among the additions to iOS are home screen widgets, an app library, and less intrusive call notifications. iPadOS gets similar upgrades, in addition to some Apple Pencil-specific features.