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iOS 14: The Customization And Picture In Picture Shortcuts And Bug Issues You Missed

Ryan Anand

| 2 months ago


The iOS 14 update is now available since September 16, 2020, a day after Apple's Time Flies event.

The short-noticed iPhone operating system launch left developers and beta testers blind-sided. Nevertheless, the iOS 14 update features various upgrades from previous versions.

Note: Apple is preventing users can downgrading their operating systems back to iOS 13 to encourage them to update their devices to the current iOS.

The significant issues resolved in the official iOS 14 include the following:

  • Notification issues for recurring events
  • Synchronization errors for Google and Zoom accounts
  • Deletion problems for events on the Apple Watch that could not update to the iPhone

Apple also changed the user interface for the date and time pickers to make it easier for users to view and adjust accordingly.

Most importantly, Apple added customizable widgets, Picture in Picture feature, and a new organization layout for the Home Screen and App Library.

Here is what you need to know to personalize your iPhone pages and use Picture in Picture the right way with iOS 14.

Get Customization Inspiration from Pinterest

Personalizing your device is the fun part of receiving a new update. Apple gives users more control over how they want their Home Screens and App Library to look.

With the addition of widgets and adjustable app icons, iOS 14 users have several options to customize their iPhone. This is why Pinterest received a spike in daily downloads on Monday, September 21.

Only five days following the iOS 14 launch, Pinterest received more attention as it ranked higher in the iOS App Store charts. The Pinterest rank climbed 36 spots on the App Store starting from #43 on September 17, #29 on September 18, and #7 on September 19.

The Twitter hashtag #ios14homescreen is another perfect source for personalization ideas.

The customization feature for iOS 14 users' Home Screens and App Library pages is trending more now that they have more creative control over their iPhone.

YouTube Picture in Picture Hack

Until Apple adds another update to the Picture in Picture feature, it won't function when you're using the YouTube application.


The Picture in Picture feature seen in the iOS 14 update gives users the option to continue watching a video while completing another task on the same device.

The benefits of Picture in Picture are the multitasking option and prevention of further interruptions to an important video you may need to watch for class, work, or a vlog you want to continue watching.


The current setup for the Picture in Picture feature does not let users use it when watching videos on the YouTube app. This issue could partly be due to the operating system error such that YouTube didn't give permissions to perform this multitasking feature.

The hack to try to use Picture in Picture while watching YouTube videos is to create a shortcut on your iOS 14 Safari.


The shortcut should most likely let you use the Picture in Picture feature while watching YouTube videos on Safari.

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System Covered

iOS 14
Release Date:
September 2020


The iOS 14 released with a variety of new features, including new widget design, a new built-in translate app, sleep tracking in Health App and more. These are designed to make your iOS experience cleaner yet cooler with its upgrades. iOS 14 truly separates the old-generation of iPhones from the new.

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