iOS 14 Beta 5 reveals that users can run apps while interacting with Siri

Apple seeded iOS 14 Beta 5 to developers, last week. Since then developers are discovering new features in the iPhone’s software. Recently, a Reddit user AidenAlderson found that in the newly redesigned Siri, users can run apps in the background while talking to Siri. Previously, the voice assist UI took up the whole Home screen when activated.

The latest iOS 14 operating system was launched on June 9, at the World Wide Developers Conference 2020 online event. Apple has redesigned many of the existing features along with introducing new ones in the latest software. A more interactive, intuitive, and redesigned Siri is among the new changes on the iPhone’s coming to users in Fall.

iOS 14

Redesigned Siri on iOS 14

In the uploaded video, the user is navigating through the Settings app and interact with Siri, simultaneously. This shows that users will be able to multi-task on their iPad while using Siri.

[iPadOS14 Beta 5] Now you can interactive with apps in the background while talking to Siri. from iOSBeta

The new Siri appears as a small animated visual on the bottom on the screen when activated. Now Siri can also send audio messages to users’ contacts at times when texting is not possible or not adequate.

A day ago, Apple seeded the iOS 14 beta 6 to developers with bug fixes and performance improvements. The latest beta version was released only a week after the release of beta 5, which means that the company is resolving issues for the public release of the software next month. Read all the new changes in iOS 14 beta 4.

iOS 14

We have summarized everything coming to iPhone’s software in September:

  • New widgets
  • App Library
  • Picture in picture
  • Messages
  • Maps
  • New App: Translate
  • CarPlay
  • Car keys
  • App Clips

iOS 14

The following smartphone will be compatible with the new software:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

Developers registered with the Apple Developer Program get the latest beta software update for $99 per year.

About the Author

Snapchatter and Apple fangirl, covers everything about social media, app reviews and Apple news.