iOS 14 was among the biggest updates and with iOS 15 updates in 2021, apple can make it much better. Here are the five things that can make iOS more amazing.
Apple can make announcements regarding iOS 15 later this year. When the company will announce iOS 15 updates, there are some features that the tech giant should consider to make its upcoming software release memorable. iOS 14 updates made the year 2020 a significant one for the people. A large number of people were complaining that iOS has become stale and boring for years. Apple paid heed to these complaints and brought many updates with iOS 14 including introducing better home screen customization, the addition of widgets, a proper and convenient app list, and many more.
The major changes in the iOS 14 design come up perfectly with the iPhone 12 smartphone series. It debuted with its own wonderful updates regarding aesthetics. Apple took the decision to bring the flat and sharp edges which was a great change of pace seeing rounded and smooth aesthetics for years. However, the 12 and 12 Pro very much look like iPhones, still, it was a great decision. From both hardware and software perspectives, the year 2020 managed to make the iPhone amazing and exciting.
Now, it’s the year 2021, there are rumors in the market that the iPhone 13 will get the ultra-fine refinement this year. These refinements may include upgrades to display, processor, and camera among many other things. However, the overall look and feel of the iPhone 13 smartphone series may remain similar to its predecessor. The software that the tech giant is going to ship with iOS 15 is equally important as its hardware. Apple may play here smartly following a similar strategy.
Last year witnessed a lot of major changes. This year, it is sure that the tech giant is focusing on refining some of those changes with this year’s iOS release. As the iOS 15 release is inching closer and closer, here are five features that can help iOS 15 stands out in the market.
Extended Home Screen customization
Users can see customizations in a huge number in iOS than ever before. These customizations give them the options to hide undesirable home screens, add widgets, and use the App Library to view all applications you have installed. Plus, you can find a few more workarounds to get more options for customization. For example, you can use Siri Shortcuts for creating icons for various apps in a customized way. With the introduction of iOS 15, the tech giant has enough room and opportunity to expand things more smartly and greatly.
For the beginners, it would be really amazing if the tech giant allows them to place widgets and apps anywhere they wish on their home screens. However, widgets and apps still need to abide by the restrictive rules of placement. It means if you want to have apps icons of two rows at the bottom screen and widgets at the top, without having anything in the middle, then it is simply impossible. However, it’s a request for a very simple feature, still, the tech giant has not yet implemented it. The reasons are yet not known behind this.
When it comes to custom app icons, Apple should consider integrating them as a full-fledged feature rather than leaving them dependent on workarounds. It is fine to use custom icons with Siri Shortcuts. But, the tech giant should go further with supporting an icon pack of third-party officially as Android has been doing for years.
It will be supportive for developers who are willing to create third-party icons and help iPhone users in personalizing their home screen. Additionally, this particular step will help in driving more and more traffic to the App Store as people will start looking to download new packs of icons.
More Interactive and Useful Widgets
Apple can use iOS 15 updates as the perfect opportunity to make widgets much more interactive and useful than they are currently. Undoubtedly, iOS widgets have always been fantastic in their looks with strong adoption over the years. Still, their potentialities are left to be exploited completely. Till now, you can use widgets to showcase information and to link to sections using simple buttons within the app.
While it would require and take a major rethinking to make widgets much more functional in iOS, still the tech giant can do many things. For example, how it will make you feel if you can control your favorite music from the Spotify widget, scroll through the variety of information on the Fitness app or use Reminders wizard to get the record of completed tasks. These are only a few examples, there is much left to do.
New Layout of App Library
App Library has gone through a massive improvement when added to iOS 14. It allows users to view all their installed applications in a more organized way. Plus, it grouped everything like files, folders, etc automatically into predetermined sections. Also, there is a search bar for searching any specific app. Still, there is much to improve with the App Library. Apple should think to allow users to reorganize their folders position making the app more usable and practical.
Apple has always offered some upgrades associated with Siri with every iOS release. But, it lags behind Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa giving Apple enough room for further enhancements. However, it is difficult for Apple to right all the wrongs with Siri in only its single iOS update. Siri has turned more natural-sounding, smarter, and faster over the years. In 2021, the tech giant needs to keep working on all its features.
Default App Features
With iOS 14, users got the ability to replace a few first-party applications with third parties. For example, when you want to click on a particular website link, you can choose to open it in Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or in some other web browser instead of using Safari. Currently, this choice to open default apps exists for only email apps and web browsers. With iOS 15, its expansion is expected.
Apple Maps has also witnessed a huge improvement since its debut, still, it would be better if clicking on any address link would open Waze or Google Maps automatically instead. Also, it would be amazing if the tech giant introduced third party apps like Readdle’s Calendar apps, or Google Calendar, or anything other such apps as the default application seeing the limitations of Apple Calendar apps in comparison to third-party apps.
Apart from these, there is also plenty of room to improve the functionality of third-party defaults. When you shut off your iPhone, it resets the selections of these default apps reverting back them to the ones for Apple. It can be expected that these choices should remain in place even if you turn off your iPhone.
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