The iOS 14 beta comes without a lack of high profile changes and features, but there are also a few hidden features that help form our list of the best iOS 14 sleep features.
Needless to say, iOS 14 is packed with a host of great standout features such as a compact call interface, application library and widgets, but there are many hidden iOS 14 features that also deserve recognition. In this handy video tutorial, we’ll explore 10 of our favorite sleep features for iOS 14.
A more powerful tool for working with brands
The iOS 14 tagging tool gets several enhancements that make it feel more like the color set of tools available in MacOS. Most importantly, the tagging tool gets a new dropper tool to sample the colors of everything that appears on the screen.
The eyedropper tool combined with the new ability to save favorite colors are a great new addition to the iOS 14 labeling tool. Both can help speed up workflows and improve creative skills in a variety of applications.
However, it’s not just the new additions to iOS 14 tagging. There are also new color and slider selection tabs that add even better color options to iOS tagging.
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The new double-tap back feature located deep in the accessibility settings for iOS 14 was a huge anger for all developers on the first day. The back-tap feature works just as it sounds, allowing you to perform actions on your iPhone simply by double-tapping or triple-tapping on the back of your iPhone.
The back-click accessibility shortcut connects to a number of other shortcuts available on iOS that can perform a variety of functions. And with the availability of more powerful shortcuts and automation found in the Shortcuts app in stock, you can do impressive things like turn on the light or lock the door by double-tapping the back of iPhone.
With a double rear tap, I assigned a link that turns off my office lights
The betting has not yet been improved in bets, as it remains too sensitive, leading to actions when you didn’t want to. But this is a beta period, and hopefully Apple will be able to mitigate the tapping sensitivity in future beta releases.
If you go to the settings for the Camera app in iOS 14, you’ll find a new option that allows you to mirror selfie photos taken with the camera from the front. This option, which does exactly what it states, reflects a preview of the front camera for the “what you see-is-what-you get” end result.
Quick styles in notes
Notes is a reliable word processing and note-taking tool that I use regularly. Over the years, this application has acquired more formatting features that make it easier to lay out and read notes, and this latest beta is no exception to this trend. In iOS 14, you can now press and hold the Format button to display a new drop-down menu of quick styles for quickly applying formats to your text.
Carrier Castle Information
Want an alternative way to prove to a potential buyer that your iPhone is unlocked? The new Carrier Lock dashboard in Settings → General → About makes it easy to see the status of your carrier’s relationship with iPhone.
Private Wi-Fi address
IOS 14 includes a number of new privacy and security enhancements, such as the ability to provide applications with an approximate location instead of an exact location. One of the smaller features below the radar is the new ability to allow private Wi-Fi connections that don’t broadcast your device’s true MAC address. This can help reduce your iPhone’s tracking and related activity when it’s connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Spotlight fast launcher
Spotlight gives your Mac the ability to quickly launch websites and applications on iOS 14. Simply launch Spotlight, type a few characters of your favorite app or website, and use the software keyboard to use the Go button on the search result.
Improved back button
If you find yourself deep in the Settings app, the new improved Back to iOS 14 button may be useful. Simply long press the Back button in the upper left corner to see the full hierarchy of the Settings app for your specific location.
Restrict access to the photo library
While this could bring some improvements, the ability to select photos shared with third-party applications is a necessary privacy enhancement included with iOS 14 instead of providing complete inadequate access to your entire photo library. I just wanted it to allow you to select entire folders instead of having to select individual photos. Hopefully, such an enhancement will be added in upcoming beta releases.
Website translation is a feature that Safari has been lacking on all major Apple platforms this year. As with the iPadOS 14 and MacOS Big Sur, Safari now includes the ability to natively translate web pages with a foreign language on iOS 14. In previous versions of iOS, you’ll need to use the Safari extension or a third-party browser to translate web pages.
As we noticed at the beginning, iOS 14 is filled with the edge of all the great new features and changes. However, sometimes the lower key functions under the radar also have a big impact.
What is your favorite sleep feature on iOS 14? Is there a feature that didn’t appear on this list that you think should be included? Sound in the comments below with your thoughts.
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