23 June 2020
Apple talked about a number of iOS 14 features during its unveiling at this year's online-only WWDC event. But as it is the case with any major OS upgrade, there are also various features that are specifically talked about. These features become public as more and more users start trying out the software. Two such changes that have been spotted by iOS 14 beta testers are Back Tap gestures and the ability to override liquid detection alert.
Starting with Back Tap, it is essentially a new accessibility feature introduced with iOS 14. It works as the name suggests which is to perform certain tasks after the back panel is tapped twice or thrice. These double and triple tap gestures are customizable depending on what action a user wants to perform. These actions can either be system-level tasks (volume adjustment and capturing a screenshot) or app launches including Google Assistant.
iOS 14 has a new Back Tap feature in Accessibility and it's wild. You can perform quick actions by double- or triple-tapping the *back of your iPhone*. Literally quick taps on the back; works with a case on.— Federico Viticci (@viticci) June 23, 2020
These include system actions as well as custom shortcuts. pic.twitter.com/87uJU9qAtu
The good thing is that these gestures are said to be functional even though the phone case. If you are someone who has iOS 14 beta installed, you can try them out by visiting Settings->Accessiblity->Back Tap. Once enabled, you will get subsequent options to customize the gestures as per your need or preference.
The next change that has been spotted in iOS 14 beta is the ability to override liquid detection alert. The alert itself is an old feature that prevents users from charging their iOS device until the ports are dry enough. It is meant to reduce the probability of liquid damage that may happen. The newly added option is called Emergency Override which means Apple is ready to allow users to bypass the alert in case of an emergency.