Today we explain how to use the Dynamic Island on iPhone 14. When Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 Pro models, it astonished many with its creative software function integration with the pill-shaped cutout at the top of the screen, which it refers to as the “Dynamic Island.”
This article describes what it does, how it functions, and how you can use it to carry out tasks.
How to use the Dynamic Island on iPhone 14?
Before the iPhone 14 Pro was officially unveiled, there were early rumors that Apple was developing a notch replacement that included a pill-shaped cutout and a hole punch cutout to house the TrueDepth camera technology.
We didn’t exclusively report that these cutouts would appear as one continuous, longer pill shape when the iPhone 14 Pro was in use until late August, a week after Apple’s iPhone event invitations were sent out. We also didn’t report that Apple intended to integrate software functions around the pill.
As of right now, display pixels surrounding what Apple refers to as the “Dynamic Island” on the iPhone 14 Pro models combine into a single pill-shaped area that alters in size and shape to accommodate different types of alerts, notifications, and interactions, transforming it into a sort of front-and-center information hub.
Which iPhone models feature Dynamic Island?
The Dynamic Island is limited to the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The standard iPhone 14 models continue to offer the same notch as the iPhone 13 models.
What can Dynamic Island do?
Here is a list of all the tasks that Dynamic Island can perform.
Dynamic Island: Display outputs and alerts
- Apple Pay transaction confirmations
- Privacy indicators when microphone or camera is in use
- AirDrop file transfers
- AirPods connection status and battery life
- iPhone charging status and battery life
- Low battery alerts
- Silent mode turned on or off
- Face ID unlocking
- Carkey locking/unlocking
- Apple Watch unlocking
- NFC interactions
- AirPlay connections
- Focus mode changes
- Shortcut actions
- Airplane mode/no data alerts
- SIM card alerts
- Accessories connect
- Find My alerts
Dynamic Island: Background activities
- Upcoming and turn-by-turn Maps directions
- Incoming phone call and duration of call
- Time remaining of playing song
- Active timers
- Live Activity sports scores
- SharePlay sessions
- Screen Recording
- Voice memo recordings
- Personal Hotspot connection
Can I interact with Dynamic Island?
Some of the stuff that is shown on the Dynamic Island can be interacted with. If it’s displaying information on an app’s background activity, for instance, you can press the Dynamic Island to jump right into the relevant app.
You may also long-press the Dynamic Island to display a widget with playback controls when the media is playing, for example.
The Dynamic Island can also show several background events simultaneously, such as when a timer is running out while music is playing. As a result, you can view and engage with both activities as the island divides into a bigger pill-shaped region and a smaller circular area.
Can I disable Dynamic Island animations?
Dynamic Island content cannot presently be completely disabled, however if its movements are causing you to lose focus, you can dismiss them by swiping left or right across the Dynamic Island without interrupting any connected background activity. The pill-shape will revert to its earlier inert state as a result.
Overall, the Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro models is a stunning example of the software and hardware integration for which Apple is renowned, and since third-party developers can take advantage of its potential, we can anticipate the release of new and surprising features.