2020 OS upgrades: iOS 14, iPadOS 14, WatchOS 7, Big Sur

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Has anyone installed iOS 14 on their current device yet?
 

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Has anyone installed iOS 14 on their current device yet?
Not yet. I’m waiting a little bit for iPhone, iPad, watch. Let developers get apps updated, bugs fixed. Maybe until 14.0.1 is out. The lousy iOS 13 experience plus #2020 makes me more cautious.
 

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Has anyone installed iOS 14 on their current device yet?
Yeah, I let my 7 plus update overnight and I updated my series 4 watch today and all four TVs to the current OS’s today. iOS14 works fine. The App Library is as useless as I thought it looked in reviews and I had to disable “Private Address” in my WiFi settings because it causes more problems than it fixes. Overall, a solid update so far.
 

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Updating as we speak, both my iPad and iPhone. AppleTV successfully updated. (Posting from the old iPad that has been running the betas all long )
 

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I know there’s going to be and there is a lot of video reviews of the Apple Watch Series 6 and SE.


I happen to catch this review from CNET and while it’s a very early review, as the reviewer only just got one each the Series 6 and an SE, I found a few of things tested very interesting. She compared the accuracy of the pulse oximeter with a real pulse oximeter she uses. I was very interested in that comparison.
 

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14.0.1 is out. So I’ve updated my iPad. Minimal changes, which I recall from WWDC that the iPad got little improvements in 14.

will do iPhone this evening.
 

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iPhone upgraded.

I guess this is what 13 years of iOS looks like: a mature operating system with minimal changes year after year. Theres the App Library. The mini-notification for phone calls and Siri are nice. And...that’s about it that I see after an hour of fiddling and launching apps.

Not bad. But not seeing anything that really matters or changes the experience.

I need to go find the articles on iOS 14 from the past few months and see what I’m missing.
 

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One of the new privacy features is WiFi private addressing that changes your device’s MAC address for every WiFi network you join to prevent cross-network tracking. It sounds good in theory but in reality, it just causes a headache because the WiFi networks at my work don’t allow private MAC addressing and will block my iPhone and Watch from joining. My eero network at home also kept misbehaving so I just keep the feature turned off and everything works as it should now.
 

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To me, the App Library is a mess. On the surface, it looks cool but whoever decided which apps should go into which category is a loon. Folders are much better and more customizable. App stacks requires too much scrolling for my taste. I set up a few custom widgets for my Home Screen, put my most used apps below them, and reorganized everything else into properly named folders on the 2nd page.

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One more thing then I’ll be quiet and go watch the newest episode of The Boys... the 20-second hand washing timer for WatchOS 7 is nice. You have to turn it on in the watch app first, since it’s disabled by default.
 

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One more thing then I’ll be quiet and go watch the newest episode of The Boys... the 20-second hand washing timer for WatchOS 7 is nice. You have to turn it on in the watch app first, since it’s disabled by default.
It is nice, but it doesn't kick in right away. From my experience, I lose a good couple of seconds before the watch recognizes the water and hand rubbing.

I'll comment on THE BOYS in another thread if it exists on HTF
 

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Seems like its time for a new-os thread. I'm trying to figure out these new widgets stomping around my home screen. I've broken a year or two of muscle memory tapping app icons, and it's really confusing. But, I'll give it a go and see if these work for me. I'm not sure they make life easier for me, for my particular patterns of life. But I want to play with new tech things, so here goes.

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Those screens look good, Dave.

One day, perhaps, we'll have more flexibility with widgets.

I am floored that you can't do this on iPad OS. What's the difference?
 
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