What’s new in iOS 14

What’s new in iOS 14

Widgets on the Home Screen Widgets have been 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 them however you like. You can also add a Smart Stack that displays widgets based on factors like your location, an activity, or the time. See Add widgets on iPod touch.

The iPod touch Home Screen. In the top half of the screen are the Maps, Clock, and Music widgets. To the right of the Music widget and along the bottom half of the screen are apps.

App Library The new App Library on the Home Screen automatically organizes all your apps into one simple, easy‑to‑navigate view. Apps are sorted by category, and the apps you use most are always just one tap away. See Find your apps in the App Library.

The App Library screen.

App Clips An App Clip is a small part of an app that focuses on a specific task, like renting a bike, paying for parking, or ordering food. You can discover App Clips in Safari, Maps, and Messages, or in the real world through App Clip Codes (iOS 14.3) and QR codes. See Use App Clips.

Find My (iOS 14.3) Keep track of everyday items in the new Items tab. See Locate an item in Find My.

Search Search is now a single destination where you can start all your searches. A new design and as-you-type experience delivers faster, more relevant results across apps, contacts, and web searches. See Use iPod touch to search.

A screen showing a search query on iPod touch. At the top is the search field that contains the search text “apple,” and below it are search results found for the search text.

Picture in Picture Now you can keep watching videos or continue your FaceTime call while you use another app. See Multitask with Picture in Picture.

A screen showing a FaceTime conversation in the top-right corner while the Notes app fills the rest of the screen.

Messages Pin your most important conversations to the top of your conversation list, so you can easily get to them. Mention someone in a conversation to direct a message right to them, and use inline replies to reply directly to a specific message in a group conversation. See Pin a conversation, Mention people in a conversation, and Reply to a specific message in a conversation.

Memoji Along with more age options and face coverings, you can choose from over 20 new hair and headwear styles to reflect a hobby, your profession, and your personality. See Create your own Memoji.

Maps Use Maps to get cycling directions using bike lanes, paths, and roads. You can also see elevation changes, busy streets, and steep hills when planning your trip. Discover great places around you to eat, shop, and explore with Guides. See Get cycling directions from your current location and Explore new destinations with Guides in Maps.

A map showing a cycling route. The route information on the bottom provides details for the route, including estimated time, elevation changes, and the types of roads. A Go button appears next to the route card.

Camera Use quick toggles to easily change video resolution in Video mode. See Record a video.

Mirrored selfies (iOS 14.3) You can take a mirrored photo that captures the shot as you see it in the front camera frame. See Take a selfie with your iPod touch camera.

Photos Filter your photos in collections and albums and sort photos by oldest or newest first. Add captions to your photos and videos so you can easily find them in Search. See Filter photos in albums, Sort photos in albums, and Add captions and view photo and video details.

Reminders Reminders automatically suggests dates, times, and locations for a reminder based on similar reminders you’ve created in the past. Members of a shared list can assign reminders to each other so splitting up tasks is easier than ever. In iOS 14.5, you can also sort and print your lists. See Share and assign reminders, Sort or reorder reminders, and Print reminders.

A screen showing several lists in Reminders. Smart lists appear at the top for reminders due today, scheduled reminders, all reminders, and flagged reminders. The Add List button is at the bottom right.

Siri Siri has a new compact design that lets you quickly get information while still focusing on what you’re doing. Siri now provides information from across the web to help you find answers and can send audio messages from the Messages app. See Find out what Siri can do.

Safari Safari is more secure and helpful than ever. You can view the Privacy Report to understand how websites treat your privacy, and Safari may warn you if a password you’re using isn’t secure. If you come across a website in a different language, Safari now provides translations for seven different languages (beta). See View the Privacy Report and Translate a webpage.

Health An all-new sleep experience helps you meet sleep goals and wind down before bed. See Set up sleep schedules in Health.

The setup screen for Sleep in the Health app for Next Wake Up Only. There’s a clock in the middle of the screen; Bedtime is set for 10:00 p.m. and wake up is set for 6:00 a.m.

Manage cycle factors (iOS 14.3) Help manage cycle tracking predictions in Health by recording factors such as pregnancy, lactation, and contraceptive use. See Manage cycle factors.

Lossless and Dolby Atmos audio (iOS 14.6) If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can listen to lossless and Dolby Atmos audio tracks in the Music app. See Listen to lossless music on iPod touch and Listen to Dolby Atmos music on iPod touch.

Headphone sound level (iOS 14.2) Receive a notification and have the headphone volume turned down automatically if the audio you’re listening to is loud enough that it could affect your hearing. You can also check the precise audio level while it plays through your iPod touch headphones and set maximum volume limits. See Track headphone audio level exposure in Health, Check headphone and environmental sound levels in Control Center, and Limit the headphone volume.

FaceTime FaceTime can now detect when a participant is using sign language and make the person prominent in a Group FaceTime call. Video calling is more natural by helping you establish eye contact even when you’re looking at the screen instead of the camera. See Make a Group FaceTime call.

Home Adaptive Lighting lets you change lighting temperature throughout the day. Video cameras and doorbells can identify people you’ve tagged in the Photos app, and you can be alerted when there’s motion in activity zones that you set. See Turn on Adaptive Lighting, Set up Face Recognition, and Organize rooms into zones.

Privacy A new setting allows you to share only your approximate location with an app, and an indicator appears at the top of your iPod touch screen whenever an app is using your camera or microphone. All apps are required to ask your permission before tracking you across apps and websites owned by other companies (iOS 14.5). See Control the location information you share on iPod touch, Review or change access to the camera, microphone, and other hardware features, and Control app tracking permissions.

App Store (iOS 14.3) You can now see the privacy practices of apps before you download them. Every app’s product page shows a developer-reported summary of its privacy protections, including what data is collected.

Learn tricks for iOS 14 The Tips app adds new suggestions frequently, so you can get the most from your iPod touch. See Get tips.

Note: New features and apps may vary depending on your iPod touch model, region, and language.

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