iOS 14 brings a fresh look to the things you do most often, making them easier than ever. New features help you get what you need in the moment. And the apps you use all the time become even more intelligent, more personal, and more private.
What's New:

  • This update includes bug fixes for your iPhone.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause default browser and mail settings to reset after restarting your iPhone
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent camera previews from displaying on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent your iPhone from connecting to Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent sending email with some mail providers
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent images from appearing in the News widget

Experience
You’re able to do more with your iPhone than ever before. So iOS 14 reimagines the most iconic parts of the experience to be even more helpful and personal.

Widgets on the Home Screen
Widgets have been totally redesigned to give you more information at a glance — and now you can add them to your Home Screen. Choose from different sizes and arrange however you like. You can also add a Smart Stack of widgets intelligently curated based on the apps you use most, and the right widget will show up automatically at the right time in your day

App Library
The new App Library automatically organizes all of your apps into one simple, easy-to-navigate view. Apps are sorted by category and your most used apps are always just one tap away.

Compact Calls
Calls from your iPhone, FaceTime, and third-party apps display in an all-new compact design that doesn’t take up the full screen.

Picture in Picture
Now you can keep watching videos or continue your FaceTime call while you use another app.

Messages
Keeping in touch has never been more essential. So iOS 14 gives you new ways to stay connected to the conversations that matter most, keep track of group conversations, and express yourself however you like.

Pinned conversations
Pin up to nine of your most important conversations to the top of your conversation list so you can easily get to them. With pinned conversations, you can see messages as they come in. In a pinned group conversation, you’ll see the recent participants animate around the pin when they send a message, so you know who is chatting and what they’re saying.

Group photos
Give your group conversation a visual identity by adding a photo or Memoji, or choose an emoji.

Mentions
Type a name to direct a message to someone. When you are mentioned, your name is highlighted. You can even customize an active group so you only receive notifications when you are mentioned.

Inline replies
Now you can reply directly to a specific message in a group conversation. You can view replies in the full conversation or as their own thread for a more focused view.

New Memoji styles and stickers
Along with new age options and face coverings, choose from over 20 new hair and headwear styles to reflect your hobby, profession, and personality.

Maps
Maps is the best way to navigate and explore the world, all while protecting your privacy. With Maps in iOS 14, it’s easier than ever to discover new places to go and environmentally friendly ways to get there.

Electric vehicle routing
Plan your trip with charging stations along the way. Maps can track your current vehicle charge and factor in things like elevation to automatically add charging stops along the way. Maps knows which type of charger works for your car, making sure to route you to compatible stations. (Electric vehicle routing requires iPhone with iOS 14 and a compatible vehicle.)

Translate
Conversations across languages should feel natural and easy, and should have the ability to remain private. Introducing the all-new Translate app, designed for conversations across 11 different languages.

Conversation mode
With Translate, conversations are easy by design. Just turn your phone to landscape and tap the single microphone button to say something. Automatic language detection transcribes the original and translated text on the correct sides of the screen, followed by translated audio. Translate uses advanced on-device machine learning and the powerful Apple Neural Engine to enable natural-sounding conversations.

On-device mode
Enable a fully offline experience for Translate. Use all the app features for downloaded languages and keep your translations private without needing to turn off your phone’s internet connection.

Favorites
Save translations in the Favorites tab for easy access later. You can also view your recent history and save phrases you just translated.

Attention mode
Enlarge translated text in landscape view, making it easier to read and more effective at getting someone’s attention.

Siri
Siri is a vital way to get information and get things done. And thanks to a new compact design, you can take advantage of everything Siri can do without losing your context.

Compact design
Siri has a completely new look that lets you quickly get information or get things done while still focusing on what you’re doing.

Greater knowledge
Siri has over 20x more facts than just three years ago.

Web answers
Siri can now help you find answers to a broader set of questions by using information from across the web. (Available in English (U.S., UK, Canada, India, and Australia).)

Send audio messages
When you want to be more expressive in your messages, you can now easily send audio messages with Siri.

Home
The Home app helps you manage your smart home more intelligently — and most important, more securely. And now it’s even easier to take advantage of the broad selection of HomeKit accessories.

Suggested automations
When you add a new HomeKit accessory, the Home app suggests useful automations so you can put it right to work.

Home status
A new visual status in the Home app prioritizes the accessories that most need your attention and allows you to easily control them.

Adaptive Lighting
Set your lights to change color temperature throughout the day. Supported lighting accessories can now automatically adjust color temperature throughout the day to maximize comfort and productivity. (Adaptive Lighting, Face Recognition, and Activity Zones in the Home app will require an Apple TV, HomePod, or iPad set up as a home hub and compatible HomeKit accessory.) Ease into the morning with warmer tones and remove blue light in the evening as you wind down for the night.

Activity Zones
Define Activity Zones that focus on the most important areas of what your camera sees, so you can be alerted only when there’s motion in the zone you set. Adaptive Lighting, Face Recognition, and Activity Zones in the Home app will require an Apple TV, HomePod, or iPad set up as a home hub and compatible HomeKit accessory.

Face Recognition
Video cameras and doorbells can now identify people you’ve tagged in the Photos app.5 Easily tag people, and choose to be notified based on the person.

Safari
Browsing the web should feel fast, powerful, and private. So with iOS 14, Safari is more responsive and capable than ever, while giving you new ways to help protect your privacy.

Beta Translation
Safari can now translate websites in seven different languages. (Available in the U.S. and Canada. Support for English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.) When you come to a website that Safari can translate, an icon appears. Just tap and read.

Performance
The world’s fastest mobile browser. With a blazing-fast JavaScript engine, Safari delivers up to 2x faster JavaScript performance than Chrome on Android. (Testing conducted by Apple in August 2020 using MotionMark 1.1 and Speedometer 2.0 performance benchmarks. Safari tested on production iPhone 11 Pro Max with iOS 13.6.1 and prerelease iOS 14, with WPA2 Wi-Fi network connection. Performance will vary based on system configuration, network connection, and other factors.)

Password monitoring
Safari warns you if a password you’re using is not secure. Safari securely monitors your saved passwords to ensure that they have not been compromised in a data breach. To do this, Safari uses strong cryptographic techniques to regularly check derivations of your passwords against a list of breached passwords in a secure and private way that doesn’t reveal your password information — even to Apple.

Privacy Report
Now you can tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites treat your privacy.

Car keys and CarPlay
CarPlay has transformed the relationship between your iPhone and your car. Now that relationship gets even more powerful with the ability to unlock and start your car with iPhone. (Supported on iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), and Apple Watch Series 5. Support for car keys may be available only on certain car models and only in certain configurations, and not all models are available in all areas.)

Car keys in Wallet
Unlock and start your car with iPhone. Keep a digital car key in your Wallet app so you can leave your physical car keys at home. Just bring your iPhone near your car door to unlock. Once inside, place your iPhone on a reader or wireless charger to start your car. This feature works with Apple Watch, too.

Share and manage keys
Sharing keys with friends or family is easy. You can customize controls and create restricted profiles, perfect for new drivers. You can revoke and share keys temporarily, too.

Power reserve
Works for up to five hours even after your iPhone battery runs out.

CarPlay wallpaper and new app types
Choose from a set of wallpapers that look great. CarPlay also supports new app types — parking, electric vehicle charging, and quick food ordering.

AirPods
AirPods deliver a magical listening experience. With iOS 14, that magic has a few new tricks, whether you’re listening to music, catching up on a podcast, or taking in a movie.

Spatial audio
Bring surround sound wherever you go. With AirPods Pro, you can enjoy a theater-like experience wherever you are. Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking puts surround sound channels in exactly the right place, even as you turn your head or move your device. (Works with AirPods Pro. Requires iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, or iPhone SE (2nd generation).)

Battery notifications
New battery notifications conveniently let you know when you need to charge your AirPods.

Automatic switching
Seamlessly move between devices without manually switching your AirPods. (Works with AirPods Pro, AirPods (2nd generation), Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Solo Pro. Requires an iCloud account, and iPhone or iPod with the latest version of iOS; iPad with the latest version of iPadOS; or Mac with the latest version of macOS.) If you finish a phone call on your iPhone and pick up your iPad to watch a movie, AirPods automatically switch over.

Headphone Accommodations
Adjust your AirPods audio to account for hearing differences. Headphone Accommodations amplifies soft sounds and can tune for your individual hearing, to help music, phone calls, and more sound crisp and clear. (Works with AirPods Pro, AirPods (2nd generation), EarPods, Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Solo Pro.)

Audio Sharing for Apple TV
Connect two sets of AirPods to your Apple TV 4K so you can enjoy movies and shows with someone else without disturbing others. (Works with AirPods Pro, AirPods (1st generation) or later, Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo Pro, Powerbeats3 Wireless, Beats Solo3 Wireless, Beats Studio3 Wireless, and BeatsX. Requires tvOS 14.)

App Clips
Apps from the App Store have changed the way we do just about everything. Now there’s an even faster way to take advantage of them with App Clips. A small part of an app, an App Clip is discoverable the moment you need it and is focused on a specific task.

Discover App Clips
App Clips are easy to discover and use right in the moments you need them. Like renting a bike, paying for parking, ordering food, and so much more. You can find App Clips from places in the real world through NFC tags13 and QR codes, and you can also launch them from Safari, Maps, and Messages. The places where you can launch App Clips are immediately recognizable thanks to Apple-designed App Clip codes. App Clip codes are uniquely paired to an App Clip. You can scan them with your camera or tap one using NFC. (Camera support for scanning an App Clip code will be made available in an iOS 14 software update later in 2020.)

Fast loading
Small size. Loads in seconds. Launches quickly. App Clips are small in file size, so they’re lightning fast to get. After you access an App Clip, a card appears. Tapping Open immediately launches the App Clip, providing a powerful, focused app experience that’s privacy friendly.

Easy and private
Log in quickly with apps that use Sign in with Apple, then make transactions safely and instantly with apps that use Apple Pay.

Privacy
Privacy is a fundamental human right and at the core of everything we do. That’s why with iOS 14, we’re giving you more control over the data you share and more transparency into how it’s used.

Privacy information on the App Store
You can now get information on the App Store to help you understand the privacy practices of every app before you download it. (Privacy information on the App Store will be coming in an iOS 14 update later in 2020).

Recording indicator
An indicator appears at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. And in Control Center, you can see if an app has used them recently.

Upgrade to Sign in with Apple
Easily switch to Sign in with Apple when logging in to participating apps. You’ll keep the account you already use, but have one less password to keep track of.

Approximate location
Share only your approximate location rather than your exact location — perfect for apps like local news or weather.

Apple Arcade
Discover and play your next game with new browsing features in Apple Arcade. Now you can see what games are popular with your Game Center friends. And easily take your games across iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV with the Continue Playing feature.

Apple Cash Family
Now you can enable Apple Cash for family members under 18. You, your family, and your friends can send money to them for allowances, birthdays, or just because. They can spend the money anywhere Apple Pay is accepted with their Apple Watch, iPhone, or iPad. It's easy to manage with parental controls.

Augmented reality
ARKit 4 introduces Location Anchors, allowing developers to place AR experiences, like life-size art installations or navigational directions, at a specific point in the world. (Requires iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, or later. Available in select cities.) And even more users can delight in AR experiences accessible only via the front camera, with expanded support for face tracking on all devices with the A12 Bionic chip and later.

Camera
Taking photos is even quicker, with faster time to first shot and faster shot-to-shot performance. (All testing conducted by Apple in August 2020 using iPhone 11 Pro Max supporting normal peak performance with iOS 13.6.1 and prerelease iOS 14 using the built-in Camera app with Live Photo enabled.) And with a new exposure compensation control, you can lock an exposure value while separately locking camera focus for a specific shot. (Supported on iPhone 11 and later.)

Game Center
A beautifully redesigned Game Center makes it easy to discover and experience games with friends. Quickly access achievements, leaderboards, and your Game Center profile right from the App Store and within your Game Center–enabled games.

Health
An all-new Sleep experience in the Health app helps you meet your sleep goals. New hearing features help you understand how loud you’re listening to media through headphones and how that could impact your hearing over time. You can manage your health and safety all in one place with the Health Checklist. And the Health app has new data types for mobility, health records, symptoms, and ECG. (The ECG app is available with the latest versions of iOS and watchOS on Apple Watch Series 4 or later. See apple.com/watch for compatibility details. The ECG app is not intended for use by people under 22 years old.)

Notes
On-device intelligence helps you do everything from finding your notes faster to capturing sharper document scans. And design updates across the app help focus your attention on your content and on the most important actions you can take.

Photos
Organize your photos and videos with new options to filter and sort, and easily navigate using pinch and zoom in more views throughout Photos.

Reminders
Quick entry and smart suggestions can help you capture new reminders effortlessly. Members of a shared list can now assign reminders to each other so splitting up tasks is easier than ever.

Set default email and browser apps
With iOS 14, you can set a third-party app as the default email or browser app systemwide.

Reminders
Quick entry and smart suggestions can help you capture new reminders effortlessly. Members of a shared list can now assign reminders to each other so splitting up tasks is easier than ever.

Set default email and browser apps
With iOS 14, you can set a third-party app as the default email or browser app systemwide.

Voice Memos
The most popular audio recording app in the world gets new tools for organizing recordings. An all-new Enhance Recording feature lets you improve the sound quality of your recordings with a single tap.

Weather
Stay informed about severe weather events (available for the U.S., Europe, Japan, Canada, and Australia) and learn about upcoming shifts in weather, so you know if it will be significantly warmer, colder, or wetter the next day. In the U.S. you can see a chart that shows a minute-by-minute forecast of precipitation intensity over the next hour.

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices, for more information visit:

https://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability and https://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new