IPHONE owners can now upgrade their device to iOS 14.
The brand new software will let you put widgets on your home screen, just like on Android.
Widgets allow you to see key information quickly.
For example, you may want widgets from your weather and calendar apps on your iPhone home screen.
This way you could easily see the current temperature and any events you have planned without having to physically open those apps.
Apple explains on its support page: "With widgets, you can get timely information from your favourite apps at a glance.
"With iOS 14, you can use widgets on your Home Screen to ensure your favourite information is at your fingertips.
"Or you can use widgets from Today View by swiping right from the Home Screen or Lock Screen."
How to add widgets to your iPhone Home Screen
Go to your Home Screen and hold down a blank spot until all the apps jiggle.
When this happens a "+" icon should appear in the top left hand corner.
Click the plus icon and then search for the widget you want.
Once selected, you need to pick a widget size and then click "Add Widget".
Then click "Done".
You can also add widgets to Today View and drag them across to different screens.
Touch and hold the widget and tap "Remove" if you no longer want it.
iPhone tricks to try today
Here are some of the best…
- Typing cursor – When typing, hold down the space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad, letting you move around words and sentences more easily
- Close all Safari tabs – To do this in one go, simply hold the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner, and press close all tabs
- Delete lots of photos quickly – Hold down on a photo and then drag your finger diagonally in Photos to select lots of images at once, then hit delete
- Convert currency quickly – Swipe down from the top of your Home screen (or swipe left to right on an iPhone X or later model), then tap in the bar and type a currency (like $200) and it will automatically covert to your local currency
- Check if you're due a battery upgrade – Batteries inside smartphones degrade over time. Just go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health, and check out the Maximum Capacity reading. Generally a battery is considered worn when you're down to 80% capacity. If you're below, you can buy a battery swap from Apple
- Move apps around faster – Hold an app until it starts wiggling, then (while still holding) tap other apps, causing them to stack so you can move them around easier
In other news, the new Apple Watch Series 6 features a ‘blood oxygen scanner’ that could save your life.
Apple dropped a major hint that the next iPhone may be the first to come without a charger in the box.
And, the tech giant revealed two new iPads including an iPad Air.
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