iOS 14 comes with the biggest Home Screen update since folders arrived with iOS 4 - widgets. Formerly relegated to the Today View (accessed by swiping right on your Home Screen), you can now populate your Home Screen with a variety of widgets to quickly inform you of things like weather, stock prices, sports scores and more. If you are ready for a change of scenery from your boring grid of apps and folders, here's how to add widgets to your iPhone's Home Screen:
Apple's Files app is a great tool for organizing and managing your documents, photos, videos and other files from whatever device you are on. When you first start using it you will see that you can save your files locally (on your current device, e.g. your iPhone or iPad) or to iCloud Drive. Of course many of us use third party cloud storage apps like Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon Drive, OneDrive and so on. These are compatible with Files, but you'll have to link them before you can start using them with the Files app. Here's how to do it on iPhone or iPad:
The ability to synch your Messages (as well as numerous other services) across multiple Apple devices is undoubtably a huge convenience, but also one that could lead to a serious breach of privacy. Obviously nobody wants their private messages accessible to friends, family and co-workers. If you are the type to have your text messages arrive on every Mac that you use, you might want to check which ones you are logged into, as you wouldn't want your messages popping up on a Mac that you share with a roommate, or on an iPad that you left at a friend's house.
There's no better way to organize an inbox flooded with emails of all variety than to put the important ones into categorized folders and throw out the trash. Emails from friends should be in folders named for them, financial emails should be in an appropriate folder, emails about an upcoming vacation should all go to a folder and so on. The idea always sounds great but putting it into action can be tedious. If you want to get your email organized and you're up for it, here's how to create folders in Mail on iPhone and iPad:
You can have many credit and debit cards saved in your Wallet app to use with Apple Pay, but only one pops up as the default when you double tap your side button to make a payment. Of course you can then choose a different card, but why have that extra step? If you have one card you like to use in almost every case, you should have it as the default option. Here's how to switch your default payment card for Apple Pay on iPhone: