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Five hidden iOS 14 features you might not know about

Here are some secret features in iOS 14 to help you get even more out of your iPhone.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 24, 2020 9:49:13 am
Apple ios 14, ios 14, ios 14 features, ios 14 hidden features, ios 14 top features, ios 14 devices, apple ios 14 update Apple iOS 14: There are a bunch of secret features in Apple’s latest iOS 14 update.

Apple’s 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) focused a lot on iOS 14, the new version of the mobile operating system that powers the iPhone. iOS 14 includes a major redesign of the iPhone home screen, picture-in-picture video, widgets, a new Siri interface, a new Translation app, and much more. But there are many more interesting features that Apple didn’t discuss during its WWDC keynote event.

Here’s a list of some of our favorite features hidden in iOS 14.

Back Tap

iOS 14 has a secret feature called ‘Back Tap’ that lets you perform a variety of functions just by tapping the back of your iPhone. Hidden inside the accessibility settings of iOS 14, you can add double or triple taps on the back of the iPhone to generate actions. Just by tapping the back of the iPhone, you can take screenshots, open the control center, open the app switcher, and much more.

Recording Indicator

With iOS 14, Apple is introducing a camera and microphone recording indicator in the status bar. It will appear as an orange dot above the signal bar. The idea of a recording indicator is to alert users whenever the mic or camera are being used. The feature will give users more control over data and privacy.

Apple ios 14, ios 14, ios 14 features, ios 14 hidden features, ios 14 top features, ios 14 devices, apple ios 14 update Now there’s an indicator in the status bar when an app is recording you using your microphone or camera.

Headphone accommodations

Designed for those hard at hearing, this new accessibility feature amplifies soft sounds and adjusts the frequency response. The feature works with AirPods Pro, AirPods, EarPods, Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Solo Pro.

SMS Filtering

It’s true! Apple has added an SMS filtering feature in the Messages app. Now the app can automatically filter incoming SMS into categories such as transactions, promotions, or junk. This is a useful feature for iPhone users in India, who previously relied on third-party apps such as TrueCaller.

Apple ios 14, ios 14, ios 14 features, ios 14 hidden features, ios 14 top features, ios 14 devices, apple ios 14 update Emoji search is coming to iOS 14.

Emoji search field

Apple has added an emoji search field to iOS 14. The feature has been available on macOS for quite some time now, but Apple is finally bringing the emoji search bar to the iPhone. So, what’s the use of the emoji search bar? Well, users will be able to quickly search for an emoji at the top of the emoji keyboard that they are looking for.

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