Many iPhone users may not have noticed a new feature that quietly arrived with iOS 14.2 - the Personal Update. It's a useful feature in the morning to get a picture of what you have going on that day. Just say, "Hey Siri, what's my update?" or something similar, and Siri will tell you:
While iPhone and iPad have had a system-wide dark mode since iOS 13 and many third party apps have their own dark or night mode settings, there are still instances where the screen remains bright. One such instance that you've probably noticed is the Google search results in Safari, which can suddenly seem blindingly bright if you're in a dark setting and using dark mode. Before Apple developed its true dark mode people would use the "Smart Invert" and "Classic Invert" to emulate a dark mode.
iOS 14's Back Tap is a new Accessibility feature that lets you accomplish a variety of tasks by simply tapping the back of your iPhone. It can not only change various settings, but, using Shortcuts, it can launch apps or even specific functions of apps as well, making it incredibly versatile. One such function, if it suits you, is checking sports scores of specific teams. For instance, you can set up Back Tap to go right to ESPN's Game Cast of your favorite team. Here's how to set it up on iPhone:
Autofill is an undeniably useful feature that lets you quickly fill out the normally tedious registration forms on the internet that ask for typical items like name, address, email address and so on. If you have autofill set up properly, when you pull up such a form on Safari on iPhone, it will suggest your info depending on the field you are in. However, it will only suggest one email even if you have more than one, which most people do these days.
iOS 14 introduced some major changes to iPhone's Home Screen appearance with the addition of Home Screen widgets and the App Library. You can now have widgets of various shapes and sizes displaying real-time information on your Home Screen rather than just a bunch of apps and folders, giving the Home Screen a completely new look. So where do all the apps go?