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Apple plans to introduce a new screen that allows users to view all of their installed apps in a list in iOS 14, with several sorting options available, according to code seen by 9to5Mac. A basic version of this feature already exists on the Apple Watch, as shown below.

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The list will presumably be in alphabetical order by default, with the report claiming that users will be able to set filters such as recently used apps or apps with unread notifications. This will provide users with a third way to view their installed apps beyond swiping through home screen pages or dragging down on the home screen and using the search function.

In a separate report, 9to5Mac claims that there is a possibility that third-party wallpaper packs will be supported in the Settings app on iOS 14, with Apple planning to introduce several new wallpaper categories to help sort through them. It is already possible to set any image as a wallpaper on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but this feature would provide users with countless wallpapers to choose from right in the Settings app.

iOS 14 is also expected to include new HomeKit features like face classification in HomeKit camera video streams, a new accessibility feature that can possibly provide haptic feedback for important sounds like fire alarms and doorbells, Alipay support for Apple Pay, and integration of Apple's "Shot on iPhone" challenges in the Photos app.

Last, 9to5Mac has uncovered evidence of a new version of the Apple TV remote in iOS 14, but no further details are known at this time.

Article Link: iOS 14 Leaks: List View for Apps, Settings App May Support Custom Wallpaper Packs, New Apple TV Remote, and More
 
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macduke

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Hopefully it allows for customizable animated wallpapers. We've been limited to some passing 3D Touch wallpapers over the years, along with some colored orbs. It's pretty weird that this isn't a thing already.
 
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TheSkywalker77

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Apple knew damn well what we wanted when we asked for a home screen redesign. And did they give it to us? No. Just this sad excuse for a "redesign"
 
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iGeneo

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Apple knew damn well what we wanted when we asked for a home screen redesign. And did they give it to us? No. Just this sad excuse for a "redesign"



Apple is taking it slow, measured steps and I appreciate that. iOS 14 sounds quite appealing to this point. Clean up the lingering 13.x issues and add in a few features, that would work for me
 

iGeneo

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Certainly not what you would think for home screen design.

Overall though iOS 14 sounds very promising

Agreed!

New home screen design, default app selection. Makes me wonder what else people will "demand". I could certainly think of some niche features. A little more granularity on the DND settings would be nice, for both individuals and apps
 
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Certainly not what you would think for home screen design.

Overall though iOS 14 sounds very promising
Agreed, although, this states a new screen but not necessarily the home screen. I’m guessing that if it is in fact the home screen maybe there will be a choice to set home screen as the current grid (getting tired) to the list view.
 

subjonas

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Seems like Apple changes the remote app every year. Wish they would change the actual remote.
 

Rogifan

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This is as bad as that firmware that leaked. Seems like everything for iOS 14 will be known before it’s announced by Apple. I thought the company was cracking down on leaks.
 
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Rogifan

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Here’s one thing I wish Apple would do: if you use folders, when you long press on an app (either inside or outside of a folder) it would give you an option to move to folder and then a list of folders. The current method of having to drag an app with your fingers into a folder is not a great experience. I also wish there was a place in settings where you could easily re-arrange apps in folders. Again, having to drag an app with your finger between pages within a folder is cumbersome. Half the time I end up dragging an app out of a folder because of my fat fingers. They could make this much better.
 

tgwaste

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Apple is taking it slow, measured steps and I appreciate that. iOS 14 sounds quite appealing to this point. Clean up the lingering 13.x issues and add in a few features, that would work for me

14 looks like more of the same mediocre garbage to me. I want a fully customizable homescreen.
 

BigMcGuire

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Excuse me but how can I see the list view like that on the Apple Watch? ?

asking for a friend ... on his 2nd Apple Watch

Click the crown once. Scroll out so you can see all the apps, then press and hold on the main screen with your finger and you'll get a request for Grid View vs List View.

Sometimes you have to press and hold in the upper right area of the screen to get it to toggle (as center doesn't always trigger it for me).

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motm95

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A little more granularity on the DND settings would be nice, for both individuals and apps

I've been sending feedback in to Apple for years on customizable DND settings (different schedules for weekdays vs weekend for example). That is one feature request that would make an immediate difference for me.

Nothing so far. :(
 

PostApple2016BrainWash

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Apple is taking it slow, measured steps and I appreciate that. iOS 14 sounds quite appealing to this point. Clean up the lingering 13.x issues and add in a few features, that would work for me

Apple is taking it slow, one of the reasons why it almost bankrupt in 1997.
 

rp2011

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List View! Thank You!
Wow, why so long for something so useful and basic. The first thing I do on the Apple Watch is change that stupid mess of icons that is the default and get list view. The iphone and iPad have needed this from day one.
 
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IIGS User

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Can we make it so the Watch displays the time all night in nightstand mode? I leave my watch in one of those cheap cradles that uses the charging puck that shipped with the watch, and would like to be able to use it as a clock.

I can't be the only person who would want a feature like this...
 

rp2011

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Click the crown once. Scroll out so you can see all the apps, then press and hold on the main screen with your finger and you'll get a request for Grid View vs List View.

Sometimes you have to press and hold in the upper right area of the screen to get it to toggle (as center doesn't always trigger it for me).

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This is the first thing i change on the Apple Watch. Grid view is nuts! Glad the option is there for whomever wants it, but wow, so glad this is hopefully coming to the iphone and iPad
 
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