iOS 14 Beta 3: New Features & Changes

We all know and are waiting for the final version of iOS 14 to be released this fall. This new iOS is believed to be one of Apple’s biggest iOS updates ever, introducing Home screen design changes, major new features, and many other tweaks that streamline the iOS interface. Recently, the third developer beta of iOS and iPadOS 14 for testing purposes, tweaking and refining some of the features and design changes that are coming in the update. As the beta testing period goes on a few changes get less notable. However, there are some noteworthy new features and changes in the beta 3. So, let’s take a look at the new features and changes in iOS 14 beta 3.

New Music Icon 

One of the most noticeable changes is the new music icon. In iOS 14 beta 3, instead of white and multicolored, the music icon has the solid magenta, which reminds you of the old iOS 7. Also, there’s a new Apple music widget look to go with the new icon.

Music Library 

The iOS 14 beta is on the right

The Music app’s Library section was overhauled in the iOS 14 beta 3. With the library tabs, you’ll notice that the text is no longer highlighted in magenta and there are new icons to the left of all the categories. Also, the buttons have been tweaked to be gray instead of red.

Clock Widget

Finally, the ‌iOS 14‌ beta 3 adds a clock widget to iPhones and iPads. Apple showed this one originally when announcing iOS 14 and now you can add your own. Also, it can show a single city or time from four places around the world. There are three different types to choose from. Or, you can just use a horizontal world clock, which is slightly more information. On top of that, the great thing about this clock widget is that it will actually change the coloring inside depending on the time of day.

New Instruction Popups

When you swipe over into Widgets for the first time after updating to ‌iOS 14‌ beta 3, there’s a popup that provides instructions on reorganizing widgets. Also, there’s a new popup about the App Library that shows up when you swipe over to open it up for the first time too.

Screen Time Widget 

In the new iOS 14 beta 3, the Screen Time widget has a new update. Now, it shows usage details for the top apps that you’ve used during the day.

Home Screen Popup

When you long-press on the home screen to edit apps, ‌iOS 14‌ will now let you know that you can hide ‌your home screen pages by tapping on page dots.

Display Zoom now Available on 5.8-in iPhones 

iOS 14 beta 3

The iOS 14‌ brings a new Display Zoom option for 5.8-inch iPhones like the ‌iPhone‌ X, which is designed to make the icons, text, and other elements larger. This is presumably in order to prepare iOS for the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone‌. With this new display, the system menus look slightly bigger and it’s more condensed shaped to fit a 5.8-inch display.

Screenshot Editing 

iOS 14 beta 3

The old interface for deleting a screenshot in iOS 14‌ is located in the middle of the screen, which can be quite difficult to do. So, with this version, Apple brings it down to your finger height right to make it easier to click.

Snapchat Stories

iOS 14 beta 3

Now, you can share Apple music to Snapchat stories through the Share Sheet in ‌iOS 14‌ beta 3. Also, you’ll get a very similar pop up that you’d see on Instagram. On top of that, there’s a splash screen for music and friends, locating your friend’s profile for sharing music and more.

3D Touch Disabled

For older devices, 3D touch is temporarily disabled in this beta. So, it’s now replaced by haptic touch. We believe Apple will bring it back in the next version. Let’s wait and see!

Emoji Masks

We can’t mention the emoji mask in this pandemic. Apple has introduced a new mask look emoji in this version. This one has a smooth look with a split seam previously it was ridged a couple.

Although there are still some features that may need to be improved in some way prior to the final version of iOS 14. We expect a few hightlight features like the Snapchat stories will become permanent pieces of the official iOS 14. Have we missed any new updates or changes and what feature do you like best? Let us know in the comments!

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