Phone Calls Will Finally Stop Taking Up the Entire Screen in iOS 14

Apple today announced a small but long-awaited change being made in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14: incoming phone and FaceTime calls will no longer take up the entire screen, providing for a much less disruptive experience.


iOS 14 is available in beta for registered Apple developers today, with a public beta to follow next month. The software update will be released to all users with an iPhone 6s or newer in the fall.

Read our iOS 14 roundup for a look at other new features coming to the iPhone and iPad.

Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14

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13 weeks ago
I've been waiting years for this.
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13 weeks ago
iOS 14 has got me excited like when iOS 7 came about. Looks great.
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13 weeks ago
Why are accept and decline switched?
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13 weeks ago
Finally! Hopefully a call will not stop taking a video.
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13 weeks ago
Hopefully we can just swipe up to get rid of it like the current banner notifications. Keep it ringing on the caller's end / don't send them straight to voicemail but get rid of the notification for me.
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13 weeks ago


One thing I'm wondering is that with this being a notification at the top is whether or not this will be as easy to use especially one handed and especially on larger phones.


Kinda wish it was at the bottom of the screen though. Easier to reach.

If only the phones weren’t all monstrosities.
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