IOS 14.0.1 – A Major Upgrade Recommended
IOS 14.0.1 is recommended for iPhones 6s and later. (Check Compatibility)
IOS 14 is a major update to the iPhone device. The initial release was available on September 16. On September 24, Apple released a bug fix as IOS 14.0.1. This version is recommended. Our Senior Tech recommendation comes early. The marketplace is loving this release.
Here is a partial list of some of the new capabilities found in IOS 14 that we like:
- Homescreen Widgets – Get app information like weather and new on your home screen.
- App Library – Allows you to unclutter your homescreen(s).
- Picture-in-Picture – a long time coming, but an audio-only option adds clever flexibility
- Compact UI – For calls and Siri. They no longer take up the whole screen.
- Messages – New capabilities to pin chats, @mentions and more
- App Clips – access an app’s core functionality without having to download it. Useful for one-off needs
- Maps – cycling directions, EV charging spots and curated sight and restaurant recommendations
- Translate – Access real time spoken translations in 11 languages. I hope we get to travel again soon.
- Magnify app – Using your iPhone to magnify an object is now available on an app.
See Apple’s IOS Announcement site for more details.
I found no issues with the update and the process took about 40 minutes. I also found no issues in the week following the release.
Learn about our upgrade principles and track our upgrade recommendations online at: IOS Version Recommendation.