Take your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the next level!

Take Control of
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

Josh Centers

iOS 14 brings new features to your iPhone or iPod touch, while iPadOS 14 updates your iPad with the latest goodies. In Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 by TidBITS Managing Editor Josh Centers, you’ll discover all the new features in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and how to make the best use of them.

All Take Control books are delivered in three ebook formats—PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle)—and can be read on nearly any device.


Every summer, Apple releases public beta versions of its mobile operating systems, with the final releases in the fall preceding new iPhone models. This year, we’re up to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, both of which include tremendous new convenience features and significant revisions to your favorite apps.

As usual, Josh Centers is back with a book on the new operating systems, but this time around, we’re taking a different approach. Instead of recycling and updating loads of old content, we’re starting from scratch with a slimmer guide that focuses primarily on what’s new in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. Build on everything you already know about using your iPhone or iPad and explore what Apple has changed and added this year.

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Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 covers a wide range of topics:

  • Refresh your memory about how to perform common tasks such as navigating the lock screen, accessing Control Center, and managing your apps.
  • Take a quick spin through the major design changes and new features.
  • Clean up your Home screen with App Library.
  • Add widgets to your Home screen.
  • Use the new tools in Messages to improve group discussions.
  • Find cycling routes, local guides, and more in the updated Maps app.
  • Use new and improved features in the Camera and Photos apps.
  • Get more (and better) Z’s with sleep-tracking features in Health.
  • Organize your notes and voice memos more effectively.
  • Translate conversations in real time.
  • Protect your privacy when using a mobile device.
  • Find out what special new tricks are exclusive to iPads.
  • Use new accessibility features to make your device easier to use.
  • And much more!

Anyone with a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will benefit from Josh’s in-depth explanations.

Josh Centers

About Josh Centers

Josh Centers is the managing editor of TidBITS and a freelance writer who has written for Macworld, the Magazine, Boing Boing, and the Sweethome. He has been featured on Daring Fireball, the Loop, TUAW, and Scientific American, and is a frequent guest on MacVoices. He lives in Tennessee with his wife, Hannah, and their two children.

What’s New in Version 1.1

iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 have officially been released. This update reflects that fact and addresses reader concerns from version 1.0:

  • The App Clips feature is now available to try.
  • You can now change default web browsers and email clients.
  • You can set up Apple Cash for kids.
  • There are now instructions for enabling Spatial Audio on the AirPods Pro.
  • “Use Widgets, App Library, and More” has been revised to ease reader concerns about App Library modifying Home screens.
  • Read Me First
    • Updates and More
    • Basics
    • Touch and Hold
    • What's New in Version 1.1
  • Introduction
  • iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Quick Start
  • An iOS Crash Course
    • Navigate the Lock Screen
    • Access Control Center
    • Manage Apps on the Home Screen
    • Switch Apps and Multitask
    • Share from Apps
    • Use Siri
    • Search
  • Miscellaneous New Features
    • Compact UI
    • iPad Design Changes
    • Search Improvements
    • Memoji Customization
    • Assign Tasks in Reminders
    • Smarter Siri
    • Default Web Browsers and Email Clients
    • Car Keys
    • AirPods
    • HomeKit in Control Center
    • Access AFPS Encrypted Drives in Files
  • Use Widgets, App Library, and More
    • Clean Up Your Home Screen with App Library
    • Add Widgets to Your Home Screen
    • Use Picture in Picture Mode on the iPhone
  • Master New Group Message Tools
    • Messages Basics
    • Pin Conversations
    • Handle Group Messages with New Tools
  • New Routes and Guides in Maps
    • Getting Around in Maps
    • Find Cycling Routes
    • Find Fun Places with Guides
  • What’s New in Camera
    • Adjust Exposure
    • QuickTake Video
    • Change Video Settings on the Fly
    • New Camera Settings in iOS 14
  • Filter and Sort Photos
    • Photos Basics
    • New Tools to Filter and Sort Photos
    • Add Captions to Photos
  • Manage Sleep with Health
    • Manage Your Sleep
    • Track Symptoms
    • Monitor Your Headphone Level
  • New in Notes
    • Use Top Hits to Quickly Find Notes
    • Use the New Action Menus
    • Take Advantage of Quick Styles
    • Draw Neat Shapes
  • Organize Your Voice Memos
    • Voice Memos Basics
    • Enhance Recordings
    • Organize with Favorites and Folders
  • Translate Conversations
    • Use Conversation Mode
    • Translate Text
    • Define a Word
    • View Recents and Make Favorites
    • Download Languages for Offline Translation
  • Unique Features of iPadOS 14
    • Write with Scribble
    • New iPad Features in Notes
  • Take Charge of Your Privacy
    • Privacy Basics
    • Know When You’re Being Watched or Listened To
    • Limit Photo Library Access
    • Share Approximate Location
    • See How Websites Track You
  • Accessibility in iOS 14
    • Tap Your iPhone to Do Stuff
    • Turn on Sound Recognition
    • Tune Your AirPods
  • About This Book
    • Ebook Extras
    • About the Author
    • About the Publisher
  • Copyright and Fine Print

Josh Centers talks iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 on MacVoices

Posted by Joe Kissell on September 3, 2020

Josh Centers joined Chuck Joiner on MacVoices in a two-part interview to discuss his new book Take Control of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

In Part 1, Josh covers App Library in iOS 14, working with widgets, and new ways of thinking about your Home screen.

In Part 2, Josh discusses security and privacy feature in iOS 14, as well as sleep tracking, Notes and Voice Memos, translations, and unique features of iPadOS 14.


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