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iPhone 14 Pro: What Dynamic Island Does and How to Use It

Monday September 19, 2022 3:28 pm PDT by
When the iPhone 14 Pro models were announced, Apple surprised many with its innovative integration of software functions with the pill-shaped cutout at the top of the screen, which it calls the "Dynamic Island." This article explains what it does, how it works, and how you can interact with it to perform actions. What Is Dynamic Island and How Does It Work? Early in the rumor cycle before...

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iPhone 14 Pro Features Live Sports Scores in Dynamic Island on iOS 16.1

Monday September 26, 2022 7:52 am PDT by
Earlier this month, Apple announced that iOS 16.1 will enable a new Live Activities feature that allows iPhone users to stay on top of things that are happening in real time, such as a sports game or a food delivery order, right from the Lock Screen. On the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, Live Activities also integrate with the Dynamic Island. Premier League match in Dynamic Island via Paul Bradford ...
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iPhone 14 Pro: Using Custom App Icons Now Less Annoying Thanks to Dynamic Island

Monday September 26, 2022 2:35 am PDT by
As a means to customize their iPhones, many users want to use custom app icons on their Home Screen. iOS itself doesn't offer a native option to easily change and use custom app icons, but thankfully, the new iPhone 14 Pro and Dynamic Island make it easier to use a workaround to do just that. One of the most popular ways users have used custom app icons on iOS is with Shortcuts. Using the...
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Android App Copying iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island Released on Play Store

Thursday September 22, 2022 7:57 am PDT by
A copycat version of the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island has arrived on Android's Google Play Store in the form of an app called "dynamicSpot." The app, still in beta, offers customers several different experiences at the top of their smartphones. In its current form, dynamicSpot offers playback control for songs, timers, battery status, and more features coming soon, according to the app's...
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Realme Crowdsourcing Ideas for Copying Apple's Dynamic Island

Tuesday September 20, 2022 7:52 am PDT by
Chinese smartphone maker realme is asking its "loyal fans" for ideas on how to copy Apple's Dynamic Island from the iPhone 14 Pro and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max. In a challenge, realme says, "the UI around the camera hole could morph into different shapes and sizes to display incoming phone calls, alerts, notifications, and more," precisely like Apple's Dynamic Island. The company finds this idea...
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Dynamic Island Expected to Expand to All iPhone 15 Models

Sunday September 18, 2022 7:06 am PDT by
Apple plans to expand the Dynamic Island to all four iPhone 15 models released next year, according to oft-accurate display industry analyst Ross Young. The feature is currently exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. In a tweet, Young said he expects the Dynamic Island to be available on the standard iPhone 15 models next year. However, he still does not expect the standard...
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Apollo App Adds 'Pixel Pals' to the iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island

Friday September 16, 2022 1:49 pm PDT by
Popular Reddit app Apollo was today updated with support for the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, and Apollo developer Christian Selig decided to implement a fun little feature -- a "tamagotchi" for the Dynamic Island. The app update adds a small little creature into the area above the Dynamic Island on the new iPhone models. It can be customized into a cat, dog, hedgehog, fox, or axolotl, and the ...
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iOS 16.1 Beta Makes Dynamic Island Easier to Access With Reachability Support

Friday September 16, 2022 9:08 am PDT by
The first beta of iOS 16.1 seeded to developers and public testers earlier this week enables Reachability support for the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, making the new pill-shaped area easier to access with one hand. Twitter account Tech-Up shared a first look at how Dynamic Island works with Reachability on the iOS 16.1 beta, as spotted by 9to5Mac....
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Apple Repeatedly Showing iPhone 14 Pro Design With No Dynamic Island

Friday September 16, 2022 8:52 am PDT by
Apple is repeatedly depicting the iPhone 14 Pro's rumored "pill and hole-punch" display cutout design with no Dynamic Island, despite this not being an option on the device. Apple Support document showing the rumored "pill and hole-punch" cutout design. In a new support document titled "Use Always-On display with your iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max" that was published yesterday, Apple...
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iPhone 14 Pro Moves Annoying Low Battery Alerts to the Dynamic Island

Wednesday September 14, 2022 11:04 am PDT by
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...
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Dynamic Island Only Visible in iPhone 14 Pro Screenshots When Being Used

Wednesday September 14, 2022 8:44 am PDT by
A key new feature of iPhone 14 Pro models is the Dynamic Island, a pill-shaped area that replaces the notch on previous models. Aided by software, the Dynamic Island morphs into different shapes and sizes for things such as incoming phone calls, alerts, notifications, Face ID authentication, timers, and more. Dynamic Island will also integrate with Live Activities in third-party apps starting...
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A Walk Down Memory Lane: Evolution of the iPhone Display Bezels and Notch

Tuesday September 13, 2022 8:08 am PDT by
This week marks the fifth anniversary of Apple revealing the iPhone X, one of the biggest redesigns in the ‌iPhone‌'s history. Among other innovations, the ‌iPhone‌ X introduced the notch to the ‌iPhone‌ with Face ID and a design language that has persisted through the last several years. In memory of the notch turning five years old this week, we thought we'd look back at the history of the ‌...
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Xiaomi Developer Attempts to Imitate iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island

Tuesday September 13, 2022 4:42 am PDT by
A developer has set out to recreate Apple's Dynamic Island experience from the iPhone 14 Pro on Xiaomi's flagship smartphones by integrating the hole-punch cutout into an interactive and dynamic area of the display. The new theme, called Grumpy UI, was shared on Twitter and shows the theme utilizing the hole-punch cutout at the top left of the display to show the currently playing song. The...
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iPhone 14 Pro's New Dynamic Island Features Camera and Microphone Indicators as Rumored

Thursday September 8, 2022 8:28 am PDT by
Since iOS 14, iPhones have displayed a green dot on the right side of the notch when the camera is actively being used by an app. On the iPhone 14 Pro models, this privacy indicator is now shown within the new pill-shaped Dynamic Island cutout. The relocated camera indicator can be seen in Apple's video introducing the iPhone 14 Pro, when the built-in Camera app is opened, and there is also...