iOS 15 To Include Redesigned Notification Banner, New iPad Home Screen, And Better Multitasking On iPadOS 15! Here’s More

Apple is all set to provide the world the first look of its upcoming iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 in just a few hour’s time at WWDC 2021. Traditionally, Apple lifts the curtains on the operating system for its smartphone and tablet devices at the annual developer conference event in June. Under the hood, each yearly update promises to add new features with enhancements to the existing capabilities of various system apps and services. In terms of aesthetics and layout, various elements of the user interface also receive attention with tweaks to icons and the ways people interact with their devices through the firmware.

This year, based on a Bloomberg report, expect some big changes to both the operating systems for supported iPhone and iPad. Here is what you should know about what’s coming your way in the next major firmware release.

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Apple iOS 15 Redesigned Notifications Center With New Home Screen On iPad And Improved iPadOS 15 Multitasking:

Mark Gurman from Bloomberg has shared a report highlighting several key additions that Apple intends to bring to its existing lineup of iOS devices via mobile firmware. Citing unnamed sources, Gurman believes Apple is revamping the way notifications work in this year’s update. For example, users get the option to block notifications while performing a certain task, similar to how Apple automatically enables the DND mode on your iPhone when driving.

The company is planning a new feature that will allow users to set different notification preferences, such as if the phone makes a sound or not, depending on their current status. The enhancement will come in the form of a new menu that lets users select if they are driving, working, sleeping or custom categories of their choosing. The menu will be shown on the updated Lock Screen and in Control Center, the iPhone and iPad’s menu for quickly accessing settings.

Whereas, iPadOS 15 includes underlying improvement to the multitasking system intended to deliver a smoother user experience when hopping between multiple apps.

For the iPad, Apple plans to revamp the home screen and support the placement of ‌widgets‌ — snippets of dynamic information like calendar, weather, and stocks — anywhere on the screen. This is a commonly requested feature that will bring the ‌iPad‌ in line with Android rivals. The company also plans an improved multitasking system to make it easier to operate multiple apps at the same time.

Without going into details, Gurman says that iPhone and the iPad Home screens will look a lot different from the present layout. Apple took big strides when it comes to the way widgets operate with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. It will be interesting to see how the concept evolves this time around.

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Reports are also rife with hints that iMessage to get a makeover with features usually seen in social networks such as a new way to set user status. The aim is to elevate the iOS stock messaging app as a competitor to third-party services like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, and others. However, these additional capabilities are still under development which raises doubt about their inclusion into the iOS 15, according to a source in the report. Additionally, Apple is working on finalizing a newly designed notification banner on iOS 15.

On the iPhone and ‌iPad‌ software updates, users will now be able to set a status — such as whether you are driving, sleeping, working or don’t want to be disturbed — and have that dictate how incoming notifications are handled. The update will also include a larger focus on auto-replying to messages and a new design for incoming notification banners at the top of the screen.

Finally, the report insists that minor updates are part of the upcoming macOS 12, tvOS 14, and watchOS 8 so don’t expect too many new features on that front.

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