Apple’s newest huge replace to iOS 14 has so much to be enthusiastic about. Whereas iOS 14.2 had some enjoyable new options, akin to new emoji and wallpapers, Individuals Detection in Magnifier, and a Shazam management, iOS 14.Three brings on the warmth. There are new Apple companies and merchandise which can be supported, ApplePro RAW is able to go, the TV app makes looking out higher, and customized residence display screen app icons work even higher now.
To see every part that iOS 14.Three has to supply in your iPhone, try the record under. After we discover new options and modifications, we’ll be certain that to replace this text so that you’ve essentially the most full image of what iOS 14.Three can do. Word that iOS 14.Three continues to be in beta proper now however is about to be launched on Dec. 14.
Apple has simply launched Apple Health+ as a part of iOS 14.3. The brand new health subscription service requires an Apple Watch Collection Three or later, and makes use of the brand new Health app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV to browse “studio-style” exercises, trainers, and personalised suggestions based mostly in your utilization.
Based on Apple, Health+ will add new video exercises each week in ten totally different areas: Excessive-Depth Interval Coaching, Indoor Biking, Yoga, Core, Power, Dance, Rowing, Treadmill Strolling, Treadmill Operating, and Conscious Cooldown. You will additionally discover curated music playlists to assist maintain you targeted throughout your exercise.
Apple Health+ does not formally come out till Dec. 14.
Whilst you may create customized residence display screen icons for apps utilizing Shortcuts since iOS 13, issues received so much higher when iOS 14 made it doable to cover the true app icons. However an enormous issued remained: everytime you tapped on a customized app icon, aka bookmark, aka alias, it might open up the Shortcuts app for a millisecond earlier than sending you to the true app.
That not occurs in iOS 14.Three since you may leap proper to the true app now. You will note a banner alert letting you realize it labored, nevertheless it occurs whereas the app opens, not earlier than.
The “Set Wallpaper” motion in Shortcuts disappeared as quick because it got here out, however iOS 14.Three marks its return. With it, you’ll be able to have shortcuts and automations change your wallpaper mechanically. For those who automate it, you’ll be able to select any set off, akin to opening an app, the time of day, and if you get a message from somebody, to call just some. We have lined just a few shortcuts that reap the benefits of the motion, so be certain that to test them out:
App Clips, that are on the spot apps that allow you to use an app’s fundamentals options like ordering takeout, paying a parking meter, or enjoying a easy recreation, got here out with iOS 14.0. Whereas they have been undoubtedly some App Clips floating round on the market, it remained laborious to seek out and entry them — even in Safari.
What’s new in iOS 14.Three are Apple-designed App Clip Codes, that are much like QR codes. You possibly can scan them with the Digicam app or by way of the Code Scanner management, which can set off a floating App Clip window. Right here, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of no matter app options the builders put of their App Clip, so you’ll be able to order meals, enter info, or accomplish some other doable activity.
Apple pushed out the RC (launch candidate) for iOS 14.Three to builders and beta testers the identical day it introduced its new AirPods Max. The costly over-the-ear headphones present a premium sound expertise for listeners, together with an adaptive EQ based mostly on how the cushions match in your ears, Energetic Noise Cancellation, Transparency mode to hearken to the world round you, and spatial audio with dynamic head monitoring for a simulated however convincing surround-sound expertise.
AirPods Max begins delivery on Dec. 15.
Whenever you replace your iPhone 12 Professional and 12 Professional Max to iOS 14.3, you may lastly be capable to shoot in Apple ProRAW. This file format is basically Apple’s model of RAW, which supplies you a lot larger flexibility when enhancing your photographs than taking pictures in common photograph mode.
To activate it, go to Settings –> Digicam –> Codecs, then toggle the “Apple ProRAW” change on. Then, within the Digicam app, you may see a brand new crossed-out “RAW” button within the obtainable instruments. Faucet that to shoot in RAW. For those who had Reside Pictures energetic, it’d disable it since it might’t shoot RAW with it on. You may as well allow/disable RAW by way of the hidden menu.
Simply because you’ll be able to solely shoot in Apple ProRAW on the 12 Professional fashions does not imply you’ll be able to’t edit ProRAW on different iPhones. All iPhone fashions that may run iOS 14.Three can edit Apple ProRAW. So, if you happen to shoot one thing in your iPhone 12 Professional, you could possibly nonetheless edit it on an iPhone 6S.
In iOS 14.3, you’ve got received one other body fee in your arsenal of taking pictures speeds. Particularly, it is 25 frames per second for both 1080p HD or 4K decision. The 25 fps recording pace is for PAL, which stands for Section Alternating Line, a video format used for tv in lots of international locations, akin to Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.
Within the U.S., everytime you would shoot video footage in your iPhone, it would be in 30 or 60 fps, for essentially the most half. That is as a result of the AC energy grid right here has a frequency of 60 Hz. When taking pictures video beneath fluorescent or mercury-vapor lighting, every part will look regular.
However if you happen to journey to a rustic that makes use of a 50 Hz grid, taking pictures in 30 or 60 Hz beneath these lighting sorts will make the footage flicker because it’s out of sync with the native grid’s frequency. So a few of your trip movies might look bizarre — however not if you happen to select a brand new 25 fps taking pictures format.
9. Animated Playlist Headers in Apple Music
For those who subscribe to Apple Music, some curated playlists may have animated headers as an alternative of the everyday sq. playlist cowl artwork. Even if you happen to do not subscribe to Apple Music, you’ll be able to nonetheless browse and discover them on Apple Music. Examples embody “Beatstrumentals,” “International Hits,” “Blissful Hits,” “At this time’s Chill,” “All the time Sunday,” and “Mellow Days.”
For those who add one in all these playlists to your library, then view it from the “Library” tab, you may see the small sq. cowl artwork, nevertheless it’ll nonetheless be animated.
Everytime you would play a music video on iOS 14.2.1 and earlier, it might use the old-style video interface in Apple Music or your library. However the participant in iOS 14.Three is extra in sync with the video participant in different areas of iOS 14.
Straight away, you may discover within the default view that the video hugs the edges of the iPhone in iOS 14.3, whereas older variations had black bars on the edges. Whenever you faucet to develop the video in portrait orientation, iOS 14.Three does not drive you to enter panorama mode, and it hides the participant controls immediately.
Within the panorama view, you’ll be able to see that the brand new UI seems to be a lot sleeker.
In iOS 14.3, Apple has laid the groundwork for you to have the ability to replace third-party HomeKit equipment immediately within the Residence app. You might even see a message saying that you’ve updates obtainable, and you may replace them all of sudden or one after the other. Earlier than, you could possibly solely achieve this for Apple merchandise like HomePod and HomePod mini. Nonetheless, producers want to leap on board, so it might be a while earlier than that is of any use to you.
Followers of the tree-planting search engine can have fun since Ecosia has entered into the coveted default search engine membership in Safari. You may beforehand set the Ecosia app as your default net browser, however in Safari (with an English language set), solely Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo would present up as search engine choices. Now there is a extra eco-friendly one to select from.
On iPhone XS and newer, iOS 14 introduced the flexibility to reflect selfies. With iOS 14.3, homeowners of an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE (1st gen), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone Eight Plus, and iPhone X now get to flip their selfies whichever manner they like.
Whenever you try an app within the App Retailer with iOS 14.3, it’s possible you’ll discover a brand new privateness part within the app’s particulars. This part provides you a rundown of the app’s privateness practices immediately from the developer, so you can also make a greater choice about whether or not or to not really obtain the app. Info you would possibly see is information used to trace you, information linked to you, and information sorts collected.
For those who do not see something but, do not be shocked. Apple gave builders till Dec. 8 (which simply occurs to be the date that iOS 14.Three RC was launched) earlier than they needed to begin submitting their privateness “diet labels” of their App Retailer updates.
So if the app’s final issued replace was earlier than Dec. 8, you will not see something. You’ll find apps with privateness info by tapping in your profile image within the App Retailer, then wanting on the record of updates obtainable. In the event that they have been issued after Dec. 8, they need to present the brand new privateness labels.
There’s an up to date “Search” tab within the TV app that offers you fast entry to Apple TV+ content material in addition to classes and genres akin to Motion, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Horror, Unbiased, Youngsters & Household, Actuality, Romance, Sci-Fi, and Thriller. Beforehand, you’ll simply see trending motion pictures and TV reveals, however now it is extra like Apple Music’s search interface.
Additionally within the “Search” tab, everytime you faucet the Search bar to attempt to discover one thing, you may see a few of your lately looked for motion pictures, TV reveals, solid, and many others. earlier than you even sort something. For those who do not need to see that, faucet “Clear” to wipe the slate clear.
Persevering with with the “Search” tab replace within the TV app, you may see prompt searches and Prime Outcomes for motion pictures, TV reveals, solid, and extra everytime you do begin typing within the search bar. Earlier than, nothing would occur.
There is a new Apple TV+ tab within the TV app that makes discovering Apple TV+ content material a lot simpler. Whereas Apple calls it a “tab,” all we may discover proper now could be a “card” within the “Search” tab. Tapping that offers you fast entry to all the content material on Apple TV+. If Apple meant a tab within the navigation bar, it is likely to be a server-side replace we’ve not seen but.
For those who use the Cycle Monitoring function within the Well being app, it simply received higher. Now, you’ll be able to “point out being pregnant, lactation, or contraceptive use … to raised handle interval and fertile window predictions,” in response to Apple.
Whenever you look within the Climate app on the air high quality, you would possibly see some well being suggestions if the degrees are at a worrying stage. These suggestions will present up if you happen to’re in america, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Mexico. And so they’ll additionally seem in Siri, not simply Climate.
For those who journey to mainland China so much, you will notice air high quality information in Climate, Maps, and Siri. In Germany and Mexico, air high quality information in Climate, Maps, and Siri displays the up to date nationwide scales.
Within the Climate app’s air high quality part, there’s now a hyperlink to see “Extra information from BreezoMeter.” Earlier than, you’ll see information from The Climate Channel, however now it is all from BreezoMeter.
You will additionally see this when asking Siri in regards to the present air high quality.
You probably have a DualSense Wi-fi Controller for the PlayStation 5, now you can use it to play Apple Arcade or App Retailer video games in your iPhone. The identical goes for Amazon’s personal Luna Controller. Apple can also be engaged on assist for the Xbox Core Controller for the Xbox Collection X, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection S, nevertheless it’s not identified but if it is supported in iOS 14.Three or coming in a later replace.
So, in iOS 14.3, all the controllers you could possibly use now contains:
- Xbox Wi-fi Controller with Bluetooth (Mannequin 1708) in Black, Blue, White, Grey/Blue, Grey/Inexperienced, Pink, Cyberpunk 2077, Fortnite, Gears 5 Kait Diaz, Evening Ops Camo, Phantom Magenta, Phantom White, Sport Blue, Sport Pink, or Sport White
- Xbox Elite Wi-fi Controller Collection 2 in Black
- Xbox Adaptive Controller in White
- PlayStation DualShock Four Wi-fi Controller in Jet Black, Glacier White, White, Camo, Gold, Inexperienced Camouflage, Pink Camouflage, Blue Camouflage, Magma Pink, Midnight Blue, Berry Blue, Wave Blue, Alpine Inexperienced, Sundown Orange, Crystal, Pink Crystal, Electrical Purple, Blue Crystal, Silver GT Sport, Copper, Silver, Titanium Blue, Rose Gold, Metal Black, Comfortable Contact Blue, Comfortable Contact Inexperienced, Comfortable Contact Orange, Comfortable Contact Purple, Comfortable Contact White, Comfortable Contact Shade Altering Chameleon, Ultimate Fantasy XV, Name of Responsibility, Fortnite Jet Black, 20th Anniversary, or 500 Million
- PlayStation 5 DualSense Wi-fi Controller in White
- Amazon Luna Controller in Black
- Different MFi (Made for iOS) Bluetooth controllers is likely to be supported, akin to GameSir T4 Professional, Rotor Riot Gamepad, Razer Kishi, SteelSeries Nimbus+, PXN 6603, and extra
And assist is coming quickly for:
Whenever you’re shopping Apple Arcade by “All Video games,” now you can kind the outcomes by launch date, final up to date, title, and class. You may as well filter by controller supporter (to utilize these controllers within the earlier part above), multiplayer video games, and age scores. You may as well select to exclude video games coming quickly, so you do not have to waste your time with ones that are not out but.
When shopping Apple Information+ Audio in iOS 14.2.1 and beneath, you would need to long-press an audio clip to deliver up the “Learn Story” hyperlink within the fast actions. Now, in iOS 14.3, there is a “Learn Story” hyperlink proper on the audio clip’s preview, so you do not have to long-press anymore — simply faucet it.
For those who scroll right down to the underside of the Apple Information+ Audio web page, you may see a brand new hyperlink for “See all Audio Tales.” That’ll take you to an entire part of tales which have audio, and you may browse by classes and even add the channel to your record of adopted subjects.
Whereas not essentially “options,” any bug repair is far welcomed. Listed here are the large issues that Apple lists fixes for in iOS 14.3:
- Some MMS messages is probably not obtained
- Contact teams did not show members when composing a message
- Some movies wouldn’t seem appropriately when shared from the Pictures app
- App folders might fail to open
- Highlight search outcomes, and opening apps from Highlight might not work
- Bluetooth may very well be unavailable in Settings
- MagSafe Duo Charger may wirelessly cost your iPhone at lower than the utmost energy
- Wi-fi equipment and peripherals utilizing the WAC protocol may fail to finish setup
- The keyboard would dismiss when including a listing in Reminders whereas utilizing VoiceOver