Notch No More: How to use Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

Notch No More: How to use Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max

The notch at the top of the iPhone has been a common sight for the past several generations. But other than containing the True Depth front camera, it’s wasted space that eats up your screen. To make this space more useful, Apple has turned the notch into an interactive feature called Dynamic Island for Android iPhone 14 Pro And the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Dynamic Island is not available on the iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus, though the feature has been reported Coming to all iPhone 15 models. Those with the Pro model don’t need to enable or configure anything for the dynamic island to do its job; It launches automatically when you unlock your phone and run any supported activity. Here’s how to use Dynamic Island and what it can do to improve your iPhone experience.


Apple iPhone 14 Pro


What can a dynamic island do?

Dynamic Island can display Apple Pay transaction notifications, low battery warnings, AirDrop transfers, and privacy indicators. It can also reveal various background tasks, such as Apple Maps directions, incoming phone calls, and music playing, SharePlay Sessions and screen recordings. The feature also works with several third-party apps to display relevant information.

In many cases, you can press the Dynamic Island to open the activity in a larger window. In other cases, you can click the Dynamic Island to launch the activity in a full screen application. You can also hover over it to expand or shrink the window. Here are several examples of how this works.


Apple Pay transaction

Apple Pay transaction

Buy with Apple Pay. After you double-click the side button to confirm the transaction, the dynamic island displays a swirling green image to indicate Face ID authentication. After your face is authenticated and the purchase is completed, the image turns into a green smiley face.


AirDrop transfer

AirDrop transfer

When you use airdrop, the dynamic island acts as a visual status indicator. When items are shared with you, there will be an AirDrop status indicator on the dynamic island while the files are being transferred. When the transfer is complete, a checkmark will be displayed.


privacy indicators

privacy indicators

iPhone displays a visual privacy indicator when an app or service is accessing your camera or microphone. On iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, these indicators appear in Dynamic Island. Open an app that can access the camera, and a green dot will appear on the screen. Open an app that can access your microphone, and an orange dot will appear. (On other iPhones, these indicators show up(opens in a new window) on the right side of the screen.)


Set the timer

timer

You can use a counter through Dynamic Island. First, open the Clock app and set a timer; Dynamic Island displays the countdown in minutes. Press down on the screen to expand the information so you can see the timer and also pause or stop it. Tap Dynamic Island to open the Clock and Timer app in full screen.


phone calls

phone calls

When you’re on a call open on the main screen, Dynamic Island displays the ongoing duration of the call and a gauge showing the volume level. Press down on the screen to see the caller’s duration and name or number, change the audio source, and end the call. Tap the screen to open the phone app in full screen.

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Apple Maps directions

Apple Maps directions

When navigating with Apple Maps, you can return to the home screen to see turn-by-turn directions on Dynamic Island. Press down on the screen to bring up the next turn with the option to finish the track. Tap on Dynamic Island, and the Maps app will open full screen.


Play music or sound

Play music or any other sound

Launch a song, podcast, audiobook, or other audio clip. On the main screen, Dynamic Island shows you a small album art image and a size scale. Press down on the Dynamic Island to see a larger view with album art, song name, and artist, as well as control for pausing, playing, going back, going forward, and changing audio output.


screen recording

screen recording

if you want Record your screen activity, the dynamic island displays a record button indicating that the screen is being captured. Tap or tap down on the Dynamic Island to bring up a timer and a button to stop recording. Press the Stop button, and the screen will show that the recording has been saved to your photo library.


What third party apps support Dynamic Island?

Many third-party apps can display information and updates on the lock screen and dynamic island. they include as dressy(opens in a new window)And the Islands weather(opens in a new window)And the reckless(opens in a new window)And the Google Maps(opens in a new window)And the pestle(opens in a new window)And the Attitude pal(opens in a new window)And the Smart Gym(opens in a new window)And the steps(opens in a new window)And the Timers and countdowns installers(opens in a new window)And the TV remote control(opens in a new window). Most of these apps and many other supported programs work similarly to Apple’s built-in offerings.

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