iOS 14 has a new home screen with widgets, a redesigned Siri view

Apple, iOS, Mac

Apple announced iOS 14 on stage at WWDC 2020, giving the first look. The latest version of its software for the iPhone, and it’s bringing the biggest change to the iOS home screen.

Widgets come in a variety of sizes and can still be viewed in the Today view. But in iOS 14, Apple allows widgets to be added to the main Home screen, to live right alongside your apps.

To add them, there’s a new “widget gallery” where users can easily add and customize widgets. There’s also a new “Smart Stack” widget that automatically shows relevant apps based on the time of day. Apple also announced the new “App Library” that automatically organizes apps into groups and lists.

Apple also allows its users to hide their apps on the home screen, it looks pretty like Android mobiles. In another new feature, Apple is adding system-wide picture-in-picture to iOS videos.

Like on macOS, videos will hover over apps, can be adjusted in size, and collapsed into the side of the display to continue playing in the background.