The second beta version of Apple’s iOS 14, released for developers on Tuesday, includes minor refinements to the user interface and other notable features. This video covers them all.
Here is everything we discovered in iOS 14 beta 2. Check out our practical video to see it better.
New features and changes
New calendar icon: The calendar application icon shortens the day of the week instead of being recorded.
Clock icon: The clock app icon has been updated in the same way with thicker hands.
New file widget: Users can now add a file widget to the Today view in small, medium or large sizes.
Reminder widget: The little reminder widget now shows a task along with the count.
The Add widget button corresponds to the color of the widget you are adding (Thanks to iHactuPro!
Clipboard notification: Clipboard notifications now show which iCloud device you’ve pasted.
Switch podcasts: The Library and Browse tabs have moved places in Podcasts.
Changed text to remove the home screen: Applications added to the application library, but not to the home screen, can now be removed directly from the application library. The text has been updated to reflect this.
Standard audio applications on HomePod: Users can now select a third-party service as the standard audio service for music, podcasts or audiobooks on HomePod.
Tracking report: Apple changed the name of the Tracking report to “Privacy report”. Trackers now work in position.
Location Services banner: Apple has disabled the Location Services banner that says “Location Services disabled”.
Buttons in the Music app now have tactile feedback
Entries in the Messages application are now shown in blue
IPadOS Home app: Automations now appear in the sidebar of the Home app on the iPad.
The hidden feature reveals that Apple Pay will soon support QR codes with code payments.
Family Sharing: Apple has introduced a new Family Sharing icon in the Settings app.
Changes in navigation: navigation has been slightly modified in Settings. For example, the Notifications panel now shows “Back” instead of the name on the previous page.
Sounds and Haptics: the audio from the headphones increased above the ringtone and alerts.
Reminders: The Reminders panel in the settings has a new time display in Reminders throughout the day
Notifications: the attribution notification option receives reminders, with a new option to dismiss notifications
Map settings: the “problem report” option has disappeared in the
Apple Music: The “Show Apple Music” button has been removed from the music window.
Apple Music animations: The Apple Music app now has an option to limit the animated album art to WiFi only.
Apple Music and Privacy: There is a new Apple Music and Privacy button in the Music Settings menu.
Podcast: The notification settings have been removed from the Podcasts panel.
Telephone: There are new icons for incoming and announced calls in the Telephone menu.
While we have done our best to track all changes found in this beta, it is by no means an exhaustive list of everything that Apple has changed this time around.
Let me know if you see other changes Twitter @Andrew_OSU.