20+ Features in iOS 14.3 That’ll Make Your iPhone Experience Way Better « iOS & iPhone :: Gadget Hacks


Apple’s newest massive replace to iOS 14 has lots to be enthusiastic about. While iOS 14.2 had some enjoyable new options, reminiscent of new emoji and wallpapers, iOS 14.3 brings on the warmth. There are new Apple providers and merchandise which might be supported, ApplePro RAW is able to go, the TV app makes looking out higher, and customized house display screen app icons work even higher now.

To see every part that iOS 14.3 has to supply in your iPhone, take a look at the listing under. When we discover new options and adjustments, we’ll be certain to replace this text so that you’ve probably the most full image of what iOS 14.3 can do. Note that iOS 14.3 remains to be in beta proper now however is ready to be launched on Dec. 14.

1. Apple Fitness+

Apple has simply launched Apple Fitness+ as a part of iOS 14.3. The new health subscription service requires an Apple Watch Series 3 or later, and makes use of the brand new Fitness app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV to browse “studio-style” exercises, trainers, and personalised suggestions based mostly in your utilization.

According to Apple, Fitness+ will add new video exercises each week in ten completely different areas: High-Intensity Interval Training, Indoor Cycling, Yoga, Core, Strength, Dance, Rowing, Treadmill Walking, Treadmill Running, and Mindful Cooldown. You’ll additionally discover curated music playlists to assist hold you centered throughout your exercise.

Apple Fitness+ would not formally come out till Dec. 14.

2. Improved Custom Home Screen App Icons

While you might create customized house display screen icons for apps utilizing Shortcuts since iOS 13, issues received lots higher when iOS 14 made it attainable to cover the actual app icons. But a giant issued remained: everytime you tapped on a customized app icon, aka bookmark, aka alias, it will open up the Shortcuts app for a millisecond earlier than sending you to the actual app.

That not occurs in iOS 14.3 since you may bounce proper to the actual app now. You will see a banner alert letting you already know it labored, nevertheless it occurs whereas the app opens, not earlier than.

The sooner transition in iOS 14.3 (left) vs. iOS 14.2.1 (proper).

3. Scannable App Clip Codes

App Clips, that are immediate apps that allow you to use an app’s fundamentals options like ordering takeout, paying a parking meter, or taking part in a easy recreation, got here out with iOS 14.0. While they had been positively some App Clips floating round on the market, it remained onerous to search out and entry them — even in Safari.

What’s new in iOS 14.3 are Apple-designed App Clip Codes, that are much like QR codes. You can scan them with the Camera app or through the Code Scanner management, which can set off a floating App Clip window. Here, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of no matter app options the builders put in their App Clip, so you’ll be able to order meals, enter info, or accomplish every other attainable job.

4. AirPods Max Support

Apple pushed out the RC (launch candidate) for iOS 14.3 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, Active 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 transport on Dec. 15.

5. Apple ProRAW for 12 Pro & 12 Pro Max

When you replace your iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max to iOS 14.3, you may lastly have the ability to shoot in Apple ProRAW. This file format is basically Apple’s model of RAW, which provides you a lot larger flexibility when enhancing your photographs than capturing in common picture mode.

To activate it, go to Settings –> Camera –> Formats, then toggle the “Apple ProRAW” swap on. Then, in the Camera app, you may see a brand new crossed-out “RAW” button in the accessible instruments. Tap that to shoot in RAW. If you had Live Photos energetic, it’d disable it since it might’t shoot RAW with it on. You also can allow/disable RAW through the hidden menu.

6. Apple ProRAW Editing Support for All iPhones

Just as a result of you’ll be able to solely shoot in Apple ProRAW on the 12 Pro fashions does not imply you’ll be able to’t edit ProRAW on different iPhones. All iPhone fashions that may run iOS 14.3 can edit Apple ProRAW. So, for those who shoot one thing in your iPhone 12 Pro, you might nonetheless edit it on an iPhone 6S.

7. Record Video at 25 Fps

In iOS 14.3, you’ve got received one other body fee in your arsenal of capturing speeds. Specifically, it is 25 frames per second for both 1080p HD or 4K decision. The 25 fps recording pace is for PAL, which stands for Phase Alternating Line, a video format used for tv in many international locations, reminiscent of Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.

In the U.S., everytime you would shoot video footage in your iPhone, it might be in 30 or 60 fps, for probably the most half. That’s as a result of the AC energy grid right here has a frequency of 60 Hz. When capturing video beneath fluorescent or mercury-vapor lighting, every part will look regular.

But for those who journey to a rustic that makes use of a 50 Hz grid, capturing 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 for those who select a brand new 25 fps capturing format.

8. Easier Updates for Third-Party Home Accessories

In iOS 14.3, Apple has laid the groundwork for you to have the ability to replace third-party HomePackage equipment straight in the Home app. You might even see a message saying that you’ve updates accessible, and you’ll replace them unexpectedly or one after the other. Before, you might solely achieve this for Apple merchandise like HomePod and HomePod mini. However, producers want to leap on board, so it might be a while earlier than that is of any use to you.

9. Ecosia’s a Default Search Engine in Safari

Fans of the tree-planting search engine can rejoice since Ecosia has entered into the coveted default search engine membership in Safari. You might beforehand set the Ecosia app as your default internet 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.

10. Mirrored Selfies on Older iPhones

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 8 Plus, and iPhone X now get to flip their selfies whichever method they like.

11. Privacy Labels for Apps in App Store

When you take a look at an app in the App Store with iOS 14.3, it’s possible you’ll discover a brand new privateness part in the app’s particulars. This part offers you a rundown of the app’s privateness practices straight from the developer, so you may make a greater determination about whether or not or to not truly obtain the app. Information you may see is information used to trace you, information linked to you, and information sorts collected.

If you do not see something but, do not be stunned. Apple gave builders till Dec. 8 (which simply occurs to be the date that iOS 14.3 RC was launched) earlier than they needed to begin submitting their privateness “nutrition labels” in their App Store updates.

So if the app’s final issued replace was earlier than Dec. 8, you will not see something. You can discover apps with privateness info by tapping in your profile image in the App Store, then trying on the listing of updates accessible. If they had been issued after Dec. 8, they need to present the brand new privateness labels.

12. Enhanced Search in the TV App

There’s an up to date “Search” tab in the TV app that offers you fast entry to Apple TV+ content material in addition to classes and genres reminiscent of Action, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Horror, Independent, Kids & Family, Reality, Romance, Sci-Fi, and Thriller. Previously, you’ll simply see trending films and TV reveals.

Search on iOS 14.2.1 (left) vs. iOS 14.3 (proper).

13. Recent Searches in Apple TV Search

Also in the “Search” tab, everytime you faucet the Search bar to try to discover one thing, you may see a few of your not too long ago looked for films, TV reveals, forged, and so on. earlier than you even kind something. If you do not need to see that, faucet “Clear” to wipe the slate clear.

14. Top Results in Apple TV Search

Continuing with the “Search” tab replace in the TV app, you may see prompt searches and Top Results for films, TV reveals, forged, and extra everytime you do begin typing in the search bar. Before, nothing would occur.

15. Apple TV+ Tab in the TV App

There’s a brand new Apple TV+ tab in the TV app that makes discovering Apple TV+ content material a lot simpler. While Apple calls it a “tab,” all we might discover proper now’s a “card” in the “Search” tab. Tapping that offers you fast entry to the entire content material on Apple TV+. If Apple meant a tab in the navigation bar, it is likely to be a server-side replace we’ve not seen but.

16. Updated Cycle Tracking in Health

If you utilize the Cycle Tracking characteristic in the Health app, it simply received higher. Now, you’ll be able to “indicate pregnancy, lactation, or contraceptive use … to better manage period and fertile window predictions,” in keeping with Apple.

17. Health Recommendations for Poor Air Quality

When you look in the Weather app on the air high quality, you may see some well being suggestions if the degrees are at a worrying stage. These suggestions will present up for those who’re in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Mexico. And they will additionally seem in Siri, not simply Weather.

18. More Air Quality Data in Other Countries

If you journey to mainland China lots, you will note air high quality information in Weather, Maps, and Siri. In Germany and Mexico, air high quality information in Weather, Maps, and Siri displays the up to date nationwide scales.

19. Air Quality Data with BreezoMeter

In the Weather app’s air high quality part, there’s now a hyperlink to see “More data from BreezoMeter.” Before, you’ll see information from The Weather Channel, however now it is all from BreezoMeter.

You’ll additionally see this when asking Siri concerning the present air high quality.

Air high quality outcomes in Siri on iOS 14.2.1 (left) vs. iOS 14.3 (proper).

20. More Controller Support for Games

If you’ve got a PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller, now you can use it to recreation in your iPhone. The similar goes for Amazon’s personal Luna Controller.

21. Bug Fixes!

While not essentially “features,” any bug repair is way welcomed. Here are the large issues that Apple lists fixes for in iOS 14.3:

  • Some MMS messages is probably not acquired
  • Contact teams did not show members when composing a message
  • Some movies wouldn’t seem appropriately when shared from the Photos app
  • App folders might fail to open
  • Spotlight search outcomes, and opening apps from Spotlight might not work
  • Bluetooth might be unavailable in Settings
  • MagSafe Duo Charger might wirelessly cost your iPhone at lower than the utmost energy
  • Wireless equipment and peripherals utilizing the WAC protocol might fail to finish setup
  • The keyboard would dismiss when including a listing in Reminders whereas utilizing VoiceOver

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