IOS 14 Launched With New Features


Tech World

July 1, 2020, 4:49 p.m.

Apple launched IOS 14, their latest operating system at the Apple WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC).

The update comes with a new feature called the “Back Tap”. The feature allows users to double and triple tap at the back of their phone to perform custom tasks.

The feature allows users to link the double and triple tap options to a range of system tasks like taking a screenshot, locking and muting a phone.

The feature also enables users to change the volume and even launch apps like Google Assistant.

It can also be used to activate Shortcuts, which opens up a whole new range of possible automation options.

The app shortcuts can also be used to open up other apps, such as sending a message through WhatsApp and Twitter.

According to some users who have installed the iOS 14 beta already, Back Tap works surprisingly well, even with a phone case on.

However, users will need to experience exactly how reliable it is in real-world tests.

This is not the first time a feature like this has been executed by a mobile phone company. The HTC allows users tap and even squeeze the sides of the U12+ to execute certain actions.

The Pixel also allows users tap their screen when locked to check notifications. Google also seems to be testing a similar customized double tap feature in Android 11. Though in the latter case, it is not clear if the feature will become official, or which devices it might work with.

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