The functions of the Dynamic Island that we find useful

The functions of the Dynamic Island that we find useful

Yay you! You have landed your hands on the latest iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max! You must’ve realised the what-used-to-be a notch on top of the screen of your phone, is now a pill-like cutout; what Apple calls the "‌Dynamic Island‌”.

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We have summarised a few features that we find helpful with the Dynamic Island, and have broken it down into two sections.

The Dynamic Island works with many system apps, such as:

  • Payment confirmation when using Apple Pay 

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  • AirPods connection and battery status
  • iPhone charging percentage status and battery life
  • Low battery alerts
  • AirDrop file transfers
  • Switching between Silent and Ring mode
  • Shortcut actions
  • AirPlay connections
  • Accessories connections
  • Find My Alerts

Other than the alerts, the Dynamic Island can display ongoing background activities such as:

  • Incoming calls and duration of calls

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  • Active timers
  • Media playback for music and podcasts

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  • Voice Memo Recordings
  • Screen Recording
  • Personal Hotspot connections

An honourable mention, Apollo - it has brought in a new feature that lets users add a digital animal on top of the Dynamic Island which will accompany its owners while they read through threads on the app. Its a cute element to have the your pet move around, sit in one spot, and also do some basic actions.


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Would you like to see more features or functions to be incorporated in the Dynamic Island? Let us know!

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