iPhone and iPad customers will now be capable to change the default e-mail and browser apps with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. This improvement was revealed throughout Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 on-line occasion the place plenty of bulletins had been made and particulars had been shared concerning the upcoming subsequent iteration of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and extra. While this specific characteristic was not detailed through the occasion, it was a part of the slides displaying off all the brand new options within the new working system.
During the keynote, Apple detailed plenty of the brand new options coming to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, in addition to shared details about the upcoming macOS 11 Big Sur. One announcement that form of went underneath the radar was the flexibility to set a default browser and e-mail app on iPhones and iPads. With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, customers will be capable to set a default app for their browser and e-mail that won’t must be Safari or Apple Mail app.
This means customers will now be capable to click on on a hyperlink and have it open in Chrome, Firefox or another browser app that they like, as an alternative of getting to make use of Safari by default. Similarly, with emails, customers will now be capable to use Gmail or Outlook to open e-mail hyperlinks by default.
Apple’s iOS 14 Preview page mentions within the Settings part, “Set a default web browser and email app that launch when you click a link or want to compose a new mail message.” Additionally, as per a report by The Verge, underlying shopping engine for third-party browsers will nonetheless must be Apple’s WebKit. So, whereas the core functioning would be the similar as Safari (primarily based on WebKit), consumer interface and syncing choices of third celebration browsers shall be distinctive.
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public beta is coming quickly, as per Apple’s website. Not simply that, the corporate can even be releasing public betas for macOS Big Sur, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7.
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