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Apr 12, 2001

Marques Brownlee's review of the iPhone 14 Pro today provides a helpful overview of everything that the Dynamic Island can do so far.

Low Battery alert in Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro via MKBHD

There are currently around 30 things that the Dynamic Island can show, including system alerts for incoming phone calls, AirPods and other accessories being connected, Face ID authentication, Apple Pay, AirDrop, AirPlay, car keys in the Wallet app, unlocking the iPhone with an Apple Watch, charging and low battery indicators, ring/silent mode, various NFC interactions, Focus mode changes, Shortcuts, Airplane Mode, SIM card alerts, and Find My.

Notably, iPhone 14 Pro models no longer display an annoying low battery alert in the middle of the screen when the device drops to 20% battery life remaining, with or without a charger connected, as The Wall Street Journal's Joanna Stern confirmed to us. Instead, the low battery alert appears in the Dynamic Island and requires no action from the user.

Dynamic Island also allows users to interact with live activities, such as an ongoing phone call, a SharePlay session, music playback, a timer, turn-by-turn directions in Apple Maps, voice memos, screen recordings, and Personal Hotspot connections. Music playback is supported for Apple Music and for third-party apps using the Now Playing API, including Spotify, YouTube Music, SoundCloud, Overcast, Stitcher, and others.

Last, Dynamic Island also works with third-party apps using the CallKit API, such as WhatsApp, Instagram, Skype, and Google Voice.

Stern provided a closer look at the Dynamic Island in her iPhone 14 Pro review video, which was shot on an actual island in the New York City area.

Exclusive to iPhone 14 Pro models, the Dynamic Island is a pill-shaped area that replaces the notch found on previous models. Aided by software, the Dynamic Island morphs into different shapes and sizes for system alerts and other tasks. The feature will also work with Live Activities in third-party apps starting later this year.

Article Link: iPhone 14 Pro Moves Annoying Low Battery Alerts to the Dynamic Island
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macrumors 6502
Jul 9, 2020
So does this mean zoom video calls won't be interrupted by the low battery popup until you interact with it?


macrumors 6502
May 12, 2014
Hmm, that is the *only* alert that I actually liked to have in my face. Of course they had to hide it.

Incidentally, i upgraded mac os on my laptop and they turned back on all the stupid notifications i had off. Thank you Apple. Go copy Android more. All the worst parts if possible.


macrumors 68000
May 19, 2017
Less annoying low-battery alerts. All we want in exchange is at least $1000 plus tax.


macrumors regular
May 26, 2009
Great update that should have been made years ago. There's nothing more annoying than having an app / videocall / game / movie / etc. paused because of the low battery pop-up.


macrumors 6502
Feb 6, 2008
Well of course the alert would go there now. But we need more stories (clicks) I guess.


macrumors newbie
Aug 26, 2022
But when it shows, the „Island“ expands hugely. Nobody seems to mention this: every notification displaying in the „Island“ makes it even larger! The notch just stayed the same size, but when I constantly have things showing in a black bar at the top of the screen, the annoyance while watching videos etc will be even greater.
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