Apple’s second beta version of iOS 14, released to developers on Tuesday, is full of little user interface refinements and other notable features. This video covers them all.
Here’s everything we found in iOS 14 beta 2. Get a better look by watching our handy video.
New features and changes
- New calendar icon: the Calendar application icon now has the abbreviated day of the week instead of being specified.
- Clock icon: The clock app icon has also been updated with thicker hands.
New recent widget for the Files app in iOS 14 beta 2
New Files widget: Users can now add a Files widget to the Today view in small, medium, or large sizes.
- Reminders widget: The small Reminders widget now displays a task with the number.
The color of the widget button corresponds to the color of the application in iOS 14 Beta 2 (right)
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 from.
- Podcast exchange: The Library and Browse tabs have swapped locations in podcasts.
- Home screen removal text changed: Applications added to the application library – but not to the home screen – can now be deleted directly from the application library. The text has been updated to reflect this.
- Default audio apps on HomePod: Users can now select a third-party service as the default audio service for music, podcasts, or audiobooks on HomePod.
- Tracking report: Apple has renamed the tracking report to “Privacy Report”. Trackers now work in function.
- Location services banner: Apple has updated the disabled location services banner to “Location services are disabled”.
- Music app buttons now have haptic comments
Message mentions are now blue in iOS 14 beta 2
Messages in the Messages app now appear in blue
- IPadOS Home application: the automations now appear in the sidebar of the Home application on iPad.
- The hidden feature reveals that Apple Pay may soon support QR codes with code payments.
While we have done our best to keep up with the changes we found in this beta, this is by no means an exhaustive list of everything that Apple has changed this time around.