I’m not sure what to make of the iOS 14 update. I’m still trying to unpack it all. There’s some good and some bad in the little I’ve explored.
I love that I can pin my favorite six people in Messages so they always appear at the top and I don’t have to hunt them down if I go a little while without sending them a message. I love that it doesn’t matter if they’re an individual vs a group or an iPhone user vs an Android user.
What stinks is that it’s limited to six. Would’ve been easy to reduce the icon size to allow for, say, four across. Oh well.
I’m torn on the widgets on my Home Screen. They’re... okay.
A huge negative that only seems to be affecting Katie so far is that iOS 14 is truly vampiric with her battery life. It won’t stay charged anymore. Sure, her phone is old and doesn’t hold battery power like it used to, but it got insanely worse with this update. Magnitudes worse.
An odd thing I noticed is that the Eero app, which controls my home WiFi network, has registered each of our phones a second time. It’s almost like the update to iOS 14 created a new MAC address for the devices. I had to build new profiles for each.
I also don’t like that Apple TV Plus seemed to forget who I am. I’m logged in everywhere else on my phone without issue but Apple TV Plus treated me like a newcomer who no longer has a free trial of the service. It was annoying to have to resolve that issue.
I know there’s a lot more new stuff to unpack but this is what I’ve noticed so far. And it hasn’t truly impressed me.