iOS 14 Could Bring New iPad-Styled Multitasking UI In iPhones


You must have come across several iPhone 12 rumors by now. There are several new features in the pipeline, including the A14 Bionic chip and 5G connectivity that will arrive on Apple’s new smartphone lineup.

Today, we have tidbits on the new iOS update that will accompany the new iPhones. A report from 91mobiles shows what is claimed to be a video of iOS 14 running a new iPad-styled multitasking UI on an iPhone.

The video was shared by the popular leakster, Ben Geskin, as well, who later calls it, “Grid Switcher.” In the video, one can see tiles of all the recent apps, instead of iOS 13’s one-app-at-a-time slideshow.

iOS 14 Multitasking View

In the video, an iPhone 11 Pro Max can be seen displaying up to four tiles of recent apps on the screen.

From the looks of it, iOS 14 could introduce a new multitasking switcher on iPhones. It is worth noting that iOS 13 already has the multitasking switcher built-in, but the feature is disabled by default. However, there are jailbreak tweaks available that can enable the switcher on iOS 13 devices.

Meanwhile, Geskin posted another screenshot detailing more on the new feature. Apparently, users will get to choose between Deck Switcher, Grid Switcher, Automatic, and Minimum Viable Switcher multitasking layouts.

The only difference between the multitasking feature on the alleged iOS 14 video and the one found on iPad is that the right bit has been flipped to enable this multitasking view. This brings us to the next question: Is this the final version? There are high chances that this feature may not even look like this after developers get to try their hands on it post the WWDC event in June.

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Nevertheless, this layout is quite similar to the multitasking view we have seen previously on the iPad. A lot of users will be comfortable with this transition, but just like any other leak, we will have to wait longer to find out whether this feature will be included in iOS 14.

Manisha Priyadarshini

Manisha Priyadarshini

An Editor and a Tech Journalist with a software development background. I am a big fan of technology and memes. At Fossbytes, I cover all aspects of tech but my specific area of interest is Programming and Development.
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