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How-to: force restart iPhone 12, enter recovery mode, DFU mode, and more [Video] - 9to5Mac
How to force restart iPhone 12, place your iPhone 12 into recovery mode, DFU mode, and more. This tutorial works for iPhone 12, mini, pro, and pro max.
Outside of the iPhone SE, every iPhone that Apple sells today features an “edge-to-edge” display devoid of a physical Home button. If you’re upgrading from a device with a Home button, this refresher course can help you learn how to force restart your iPhone 12, enter recovery mode, DFU mode, etc. Watch our hands-on video tutorial inside for the details. Getting started This tutorial will work for all new iPhone 12 releases, including the iPhone 12 Pro, and the forthcoming iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Henceforth, when using the term iPhone 12, I’m referring to all iPhone 12 models. Youll need to familiarize yourself with the buttons on your iPhone in order to perform any of the following functions. There are two Volume buttons on the left-hand side of the iPhone, along with a Side button on the opposite side. Since modern iPhone hardware lacks the Home button, the Side button, along with the volume buttons, play instrumental roles when it comes to force resetting, entering recovery mode, DFU mode, etc. iPhone 12 Volume buttons and Side button Video walkthrough Special thanks to TenorShare creator of ReiBoot for sponsoring 9to5Mac on YouTube. Get $10 off with coupon code 9to5mac. Subscribe to 9to5mac on YouTube for more videos How to turn off iPhone 12 Powering down the iPhone 12 can be accomplished via a couple of methods. The easiest way to power down the iPhone 12 is to hold the Side button along with one of the volume buttons until the slide to power off slider appears at the top of the screen. From there, just slide to power off your iPhone. You can also go to Settings General, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and tap the Shut Down button. This will cause the slide to power off slider to appear at the top of the screen. How to turn on iPhone 12 To power your iPhone 12 back up, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears on screen. If this doesn’t work, your iPhone may need to be charged. If your iPhone has a black screen and the Side button doesn’t function, it could be because your iPhone 12 is in DFU mode. See the tutorial for exiting DFU mode below. How to force restart iPhone 12 To force restart iPhone 12, perform the following in quick succession: Step 1: Press Volume up and release. Step 2: Press Volume down and release. Step 3: Press and hold the Side button until you see a black screen. Your iPhone 12 will restart and automatically boot back to the Lock screen. How to put iPhone 12 into recovery mode Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer with a Lightning to USB cable. If this is your first time connecting your iPhone to this computer, you’ll need to tap the Trust button that appears on the Trust This Computer dialogue that appears. You’ll then have to enter your passcode on your iPhone to confirm the pairing. Next, perform the following steps in quick succession: Step 2: Press Volume up and release. Step 3: Press Volume down and release. Step 4: Press and continue holding the Side button until you see the connect to computer dialogue on screen. If you’re connected to a Mac, you should see a Finder window acknowledging that your iPhone 12 has been placed into recovery mode. From there you have the option to Update or Restore iOS. How to exit recovery mode on iPhone 12 To exit recovery mode, press and hold the Side button until the connect to computer dialogue disappears. Your iPhone should automatically boot back to the Lock screen How to put iPhone 12 into DFU mode Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer with a Lightning to USB cable. If this is your first time connecting your iPhone to this computer, you’ll need to tap the Trust button that appears on the Trust This Computer dialogue that appears. You’ll then have to enter your passcode on your iPhone to confirm the pairing. Next, perform the following steps in quick succession: Step 2: Press Volume up and release. Step 3: Press Volume down and release. Step 4: Press and continue holding the Side button for 10 seconds. Step 5: While still holding the side button, press and hold the Volume down button for 5 seconds. Step 6: Release the Side button and continue holding the Volume down button for an additional 10 seconds. When you successfully enter DFU mode, your iPhone should remain on a black screen. If you see the Apple logo appear, then something went wrong and you’ll need to try again. If you’re connected to a Mac, the Finder should acknowledge that you’ve entered recovery mode. Instead of having the option to Update iOS, you should only see the Restore option, which is another indication that you’ve successfully entered DFU mode. How to exit DFU mode on iPhone 12 Exiting DFU mode is a little more involved than exiting regular recovery mode: Step 1: Press Volume up and release. Step 2: Press Volume down and release. Step 3: Press and continue holding the Side button until you see the Apple logo appear. Your iPhone should boot back to the Lock screen. How to disable Face ID temporarily on iPhone 12 To temporarily disable FaceID on iPhone 12, press and hold either of the Volume buttons along with the Side button until the slide to power off slider appears. Tap the ‘X’ button at the bottom of the screen to go back to the Lock screen, and you’ll see a message that says Your passcode is required to enable Face ID. Once your enter your device passcode, Face ID will be automatically reactivated. How to use Emergency SOS on iPhone 12 Warning: activating Emergency SOS will contact emergency authorities. Please only use this feature in case of a real emergency. There are three ways to invoke Emergency SOS on iPhone 12:
- Press and hold one of the Volume buttons along with the Side button and keep holding each button to trigger Emergency SOS.
- Press and hold one of the Volume buttons along with the Side button until the slide to power off slider appears. Use the Emergency SOS slider to activate Emergency SOS.
- Go to Settings Emergency SOS, and enable the Call with Side Button switch. This will allow you to invoke Emergency SOS by pressing the Side button 5 times in quick succession.
How long until Samsung copies Apple, stops including chargers, and deletes this ad? - 9to5Mac
Last year it appeared that Samsung was putting an end to its marketing approach of mocking Apple over the differences between iPhones and the Galaxy smartphones. Well, that didn’t last long, as Samsung has taken shots at Apple over the decision to stop includ…
Last year it appeared that Samsung was putting an end to its marketing approach of mocking Apple over the differences between iPhones and the Galaxy smartphones. Well, that didn’t last long, as Samsung has taken shots at Apple over the decision to stop including a charger with iPhone 12. Some of the most notable attack ads from Samsung when it comes to Apple was when Apple removed the headphone jack with the iPhone 7 and the notch that launched with the iPhone X (Samsung also brought up no headphone jack again). Of course, it was only a matter of time before Samsung followed Apple’s lead and started ditching the headphone jack in its own Galaxy devices and producing a headphone dongle it previously made fun of. But last year, it quietly removed its ads that used the attack approach. Well, Samsung apparently can’t help itself. Although they’re not full video ads, Samsung took to Twitter and Facebook to mock Apple over the iPhone 12 not including a power adapter in the box as well as 120Hz display and 5G (via MacRumors). The big irony here is Samsung is already reported to be in talks to do the same with its upcoming devices. In addition to the charger dig, Samsung claims to have the “best camera, battery, performance, memory” and also took a swipe at the iPhone not including a 120Hz display. Here’s the Facebook post: While some may be frustrated at Apple for ditching the power adapter, Apple’s perspective is most people have plenty of chargers and there are big environmental savings, the equivalent of removing 450,000 cars from the road each year by making the change (2 million metric tons of carbon). Plus USB-C chargers don’t cost much anyway if you do need one. When you think about it from that perspective, it’s like Samsung is bragging about polluting more than Apple. With Samsung already allegedly talking about when to copy Apple, how soon do you think it will happen as well as deleting this ad? Share your thoughts in the comments below! And what do you think? Is Samsung’s approach going back to mocking Apple funny or tired? Clever or just thirsty for attention? FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
iPhone 12 preorders sold out in 45 mins for Taiwanese carrier - 9to5Mac
iPhone 12 preorders haven't yet opened on apple.com, but Taiwanese carriers started accepting them yesterday, and have reported extremely strong demand ...
iPhone 12 preorders haven’t yet opened on apple.com, but Taiwanese carriers started accepting them yesterday, and have reported extremely strong demand … Digitimes reports that one sold its initial allocation in just 45 minutes. Pre-sales for Apple’s just released iPhone 12 lineup have gotten off to a good start in the Taiwan market with telecom operators receiving handsome pre-orders, according to market sources. Telecom operators, including Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Taiwan Mobile, all began taking pre-orders on October 14, with CHT saying it sold out its pre-sales quota within 45 minutes […] FET said the volumes it received in the first day of pre-orders were three-fold higher than it received for the previous lineup launched a year earlier. FET reported a 50/50 split in preorders between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, while CHT says that 65% of orders were for the cheaper non-Pro model. Commentators worldwide are saying that while 5G is still in its infancy, Apple’s adoption of the faster mobile data standard will accelerate the rollout of the necessary infrastructure by creating significant additional demand. One disappointment is that the faster mmWave 5G standard (what Apple calls Gigabit LTE) is only supported by American phones. Outside the US, 5G is limited to sub-6GHz 5G. This has far greater range, but isn’t dramatically faster than 4G/LTE. The primary benefits are far lower latency making it more suitable for mobile gaming and reduced contention, meaning more connections for each base station. In the US, Apple opens preorders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro the two 6.1-inch models tomorrow, while preorders for the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini don’t open until November 6. One surprise was that Apple didn’t show any leather cases for the new iPhones beyond the MagSafe wallet, but the small-print revealed that these will go on sale in November, likely on the same day that the remaining two iPhone 12 models go on sale. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Hands-on: iOS 14 beta 7 changes and features [Video] - 9to5Mac
Hands-on with new iOS 14 beta 7 changes and features. In this video walkthrough we explore the six new wallpapers and new App Library enhancements.
Yesterday Apple released the seventh iOS 14 beta, and it comes bundled with a couple of noteworthy updates. Watch our brief hands-on video walkthrough as we explore new iOS 14 beta 7 changes and features. What’s new in iOS 14 beta 7?
- Updated App Library categories
- New wallpaper
One-of-a-kind Marina Bay Apple Store prepares to open in Singapore - 9to5Mac
First, there was Apple Orchard Road. Then came Apple Jewel Changi Airport. Now, Apple is ready to open its third and most unique store in Singapore yet. ❍ Apple Marina Bay Sands opens soon on Singapore’s waterfront. An opening date and time will be announced …
First, there was Apple Orchard Road. Then came Apple Jewel Changi Airport. Now, Apple is ready to open its third and most unique store in Singapore yet. Apple Marina Bay Sands opens soon on Singapores waterfront. An opening date and time will be announced in the coming days. The new store continues Apples near 40-year history of recognizing Singapore as a significant technology and creativity hub. Its the third Apple Store to open in the region in just over 3 years and Apples 512th location worldwide. Apple Marina Bay Sands is adjacent to the world-renowned resort and architectural destination. Its the first Apple Store with a spherical design and the first perched on a body of water. If you attend the opening of Apple Marina Bay Sands, wed love to share your photos. Apple Marina Bay Sandsis a gleaming orb resting on the waters of Singapores bayfront. During the day, the stores glass panels reflect the towering skyline of the Downtown Core and motion of the rippling water.At night, the sphere glows with a gentle warmth, evoking the design of traditional lanterns carried during SingaporesMid-Autumn Festival. The pavilion dome narrows to an oculus, allowingunobstructed light to flood in. A birds-eye view of the store resembles a glass iris peering into the sky. Apple Marina Bay Sandsis a dramatic departurefrom the design of anyApple Store before it.An elevated boardwalk and underwater passage connect the pavilion to the shoreand The Shoppes atMarina Bay Sands.The structures shapeinforms an entirely newstore layout. While totally unique, Apple Marina Bay Sands will still offer the signature experience and familiar store features customers have come to expect from Apples other locations in Singapore. The soaring architecture and vibrant nightlife of Marina Bay Sands capture the energy of modern Singapore.Visitors from across the world come to experience the SkyPark Observation Deck, ArtScience Museum, and the Gardens by the Bay next door. Under normal circumstances, guests and Singapore residents gatherevery night on the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza to experience Spectra, a free light and water extravaganza over the bay. In the interest of health and safety,Apples opening at Marina Bay Sands will include the same measures found at Singapores other Apple Stores. Apple will limit store occupancy to ensure that opening day stays safe. 1981Apple opens manufacturing facility 1988Apple adds Operations Center 1999Apple online store launches 2008SingTel & Apple launch iPhone 3G 2012iTunes Store launches 2017Apple Orchard Road opens 2019Apple Jewel Changi Airport opens 2020Apple Marina Bay Sands opens Follow along on Twitter for daily Apple Store news. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Apple launches Security Research Device Program to help researchers find security vulnerabilities in its devices - 9to5Mac
There is now a way for security researchers to gain (legal) access to unlocked iPhone test devices which do not have the usual protections surrounding arbitrary code execution and other defences. Access to ‘rooted’ hardware enables security researchers to ins…
There is now a way for security researchers to gain (legal) access to unlocked iPhone test devices which do not have the usual protections surrounding arbitrary code execution and other defences. Access to ‘rooted’ hardware enables security researchers to inspect core parts of the operating system more easily, which helps to track down exploits in the kernel and other low-level areas of the iOS operating system. Apple announced its plans to do this almost a year ago. Researchers can apply to get this special hardware here. As you might expect, Apple will only let applicants who have a previous history of tracking down security bugs in its platforms apply. Naturally, the test devices remain the property of Apple and are leased on a rolling twelve-month basis. Apple suggests that there is a limited quantity of these devices available, so not everyone who applies this year will get one. But applications will automatically roll over for possible eligibility in 2021. The Security Research Device are specially programmed to provide open access to a shell, in addition to the ability to deploy tools without being held to the usual arbitrary code execution limits of iOS. This allows third-party researchers access to the same kind of hardware that Apple’s internal security teams examine. The ability to try and attack lower-security devices can help find exploits and vulnerabilities that would otherwise be obfuscated and difficult to track down. Apple hopes that opening up the program will ultimately result in more security bugs being fixed in its operating systems, for the benefit of all of its customers. Developers with SRD hardware have an obligation to report discovered vulnerabilities to Apple directly. Submissions of security issues will be eligible for the usual bounty rewards, as appropriate. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Apple releases iOS 14 beta 2, first update since WWDC keynote - 9to5Mac
Apple will release the second developer beta of iOS 14 today, coming two weeks after the official debut at WWDC 2020. iOS 14 brings new features such as widgets, the App Library, and more. iOS 14 beta 2 will bring further refinements to the new features, as w…
Apple will release the second developer beta of iOS 14 today, coming two weeks after the official debut at WWDC 2020. iOS 14 brings new features such as widgets, the App Library, and more. iOS 14 beta 2 will bring further refinements to the new features, as well as bug fixes and performance improvements. iOS 14 beta 2 is available to developers via an over-the-air update. To install the update, simply head to the Settings app, choose General, then choose Software Update. If you dont immediately see iOS 14 beta 2 available for download, keep checking as the update is still rolling out. Apples new software version wont be complete until the fall, at which point it will be released to the general public. Testers should still expect performance and stability issues when running the iOS 14 beta on primary devices for the time being. iOS 14 will be released to public beta users sometime this month, according to Apple. Todays iOS 14 beta 2 release, however, is only available to developers. Well be sure to let you know as soon as iOS 14 is released for public beta testing too. iOS 14 brings a variety of new features and capabilities to iPhone users, such as support for widgets on the home screen, picture-in-picture, App Library, and much more. Curious what Apples major software versions will do for your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac? Catch up on 9to5Macs coverage below: We also expect Apple to release iPadOS 14 beta 2, macOS 11 Big Sur beta 2, tvOS 14 beta 2, and watchOS 7 beta 2 today. If you spot any changes in iOS 14 beta 2, or the other new betas from Apple today, let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @9to5Mac. Stay tuned for our full hands-on coverage with todays releases right here at 9to5Mac today and through the rest of the week. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
iOS 14: What do the orange and green dots in the status bar mean? - 9to5Mac
iOS 14 includes several major new features and a lot of smaller changes and visual updates. You may have noticed new indicators in the status bar, in the right hand notch and are wondering what those are for. These new status symbols show up as orange and gre…
iOS 14 includes several major new features and a lot of smaller changes and visual updates. You may have noticed new indicators in the status bar, in the right hand notch and are wondering what those are for. These new status symbols show up as orange and green dots or circles. It turns out these dots are actually informational indicators that help reassure and protect your privacy. On MacBooks and iMacs, Apple has a physical green LED that sits next to the webcam. When the camera is accessed, the LED light turns on to let you know that an application on your system is watching the camera feed. iPhones and iPad do not have physical LEDs so Apple has simulated the experience through software. What does the orange dot on iPhone mean? The orange dot means that an application on your phone is using the microphone. The microphone is being listened to and could be recorded. This may show up when you are using Siri or Dictation, for example, and need the iPhone to transcribe your speech to text. Assuming all apps are acting in good faith, the orange dot should only appear when you are doing something that requires the microphone. If the orange dot shows in contexts where it doesn’t seem like it should be required, that may indicate an app is misusing your privacy. If you do spot it showing up when it shouldn’t, then you may want to contact the developer to enquire about why it is being used. It could just be a bug with the app, rather than intentional spying activity. In previous versions of iOS, users would not know when the microphone was being accessed unless the app was in the background. When apps record the microphone when backgrounded, iOS shows a red pill indicator in the left-hand side of the notch. This behavior hasn’t changed with iOS 14, but now the orange light will appear in the right-hand side of the notch at the same time. What does the green dot on iPhone mean? The green dot appears when an app is using the camera, like when taking a photo. Camera access implies access to the microphone too; in this case, you won’t see the orange dot separately. The green color matches the LEDs used in Apple’s MacBook and iMac products. If an application is accessing the camera when it doesn’t make sense to, it may mean the app is invading your privacy. iOS doesn’t know why an app needs access to the camera hardware at any moment, so your best path of action is to contact the support channels of the app you are suspicious about. They may be doing something nefarious, in which case you can delete the application, or it may just be a bug. The green light being on does not mean that the camera feed is being recorded and saved; all iOS knows is that the app can access the camera feed at that time. It doesn’t know what the app is doing with the data. Control Center “recently” If you pull down on the Control Center, within a few minutes of the camera or microphone being used, Control Center UI can tell you what happened. It will show the type of access (either microphone or camera) and the name of the app that used the sensor. This provides an extra layer of transparency, in case you happened to miss the small circular dot indicator. Again, the system does not know what the app is doing with the information it is collecting from the microphone or camera. The data could be being used on the fly, it could be staying entirely on device, or it could be being permanently recorded and sent over the network. The point is that if iOS brings attention to when these features are being used, apps that are accessing them unnecessarily will be named and shamed by the wider community. The awareness brings about change. Hopefully, most iOS apps behave nicely and these status indicators will never appear when you wouldn’t expect them to. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Unannounced iMac appears in Geekbench results with 10-core Intel i9 CPU, Radeon Pro 5300 GPU - 9to5Mac
Various rumors have suggested that Apple has a new family of iMac models on the way sooner rather than later. Ahead of the official release, new benchmarks have surfaced that allegedly show a new iMac powered by Intel’s Core i9-10910 CPU with the AMD Radeon P…
Various rumors have suggested that Apple has a new family of iMac models on the way sooner rather than later. Ahead of the official release, new benchmarks have surfaced that allegedly show a new iMac powered by Intels Core i9-10910 CPU with the AMD Radeon Pro 5300 GPU. The benchmark results were first shared by @rogame on Twitter and spotted by Toms Hardware as well. Toms Hardware explains that the 10-core Intel Core i9-10910 is likely a custom-tailored chip from Intel that will be exclusive to Apple. This follows the mainstream of the 10th Generation Comet Lake-S processors in April. Being a member of the Core i9 family, the CPU comes with the same base specifications as the other variants. In this case, the processor sports 10 CPU cores, 20 threads and 20MB of L3 cache. Ultimately, the listed clock speeds are what differentiates the Core i9-10910 from its siblings. The Geekbench results show that the Core i9-10910 runs with a 3.6 GHz base clock and 4.7 GHz boost clock. This suggests that its a higher clocked version of the Core i9-10900 with a 28.6% higher base clock. Toms Hardware speculates that the Apple-exclusive version of the chip is a 95W processor, putting it in between Intels other 65W and 125W options. Currently, Intel doesn’t have a true Core i9 95W processor in its Comet Lake-S portfolio and that would explain why the chipmaker could have cooked up a special part for Apple, the report explains. Why exactly would Apple would put in a custom order? It’s hard to say for sure. Cost could be a factor. The Core i9-10910 is probably using recycled silicon that doesn’t meet the requirements for the Core i9-10900K. That wouold make the unannounced CPU cheaper to produce. It would also be more profitable for Apple to use a Core i9-10910 instead of a downclocked Core i9-10900K in its upcoming iMac. Furthermore, slapping a locked processor into the iMac would prevent users from overclocking. The Geekbench test results also indicate that the forthcoming iMac will feature the yet-to-be-announced AMD Radeon Pro 5300 graphics card. This is likely to be a desktop variant of the Radeon Pro 5300M that AMD announced last year with a maximum clock speed of 1,650 MHz for the Radeon Pro 5300 and 4GB of onboard memory. Currently, Apples 27-inch iMac is available in several different configurations, including 8th and 9th generation Intel Core processors. The 10th generation Intel Core i9-10910 seen here will likely be saved for the higher-end models. Rumors had suggested Apple would debut its new iMac at WWDC, but that didnt ultimately happen. During the WWDC keynote, however, Apple did tease that it still has new Intel Macs in the pipeline, despite the looming transition to Apple Silicon. Its possible the new iMac lineup could be announced as soon as this month. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:
Here’s a first look at the new Control Center and widgets on macOS Big Sur - 9to5Mac
Apple has completely revamped the Mac operating system this year with macOS Big Sur, which also adds some interesting new features to the Mac. macOS Big Sur brings Control Center to the Mac for the first time, and just like on iOS 14, Mac users can have quick…
Apple has completely revamped the Mac operating system this year with macOS Big Sur, which also adds some interesting new features to the Mac. macOS Big Sur brings Control Center to the Mac for the first time, and just like on iOS 14, Mac users can have quick access to rich, dynamic widgets. Read on to learn more about Control Center and widgets on macOS Big Sur. Control Center Control Center on macOS Big Sur is visually similar to the Control Center on iOS but with controls adapted for the Mac. Instead of accessing it with a swipe, Control Center on the Mac can be opened by clicking on a new button in the Menu Bar. From there, users can access network settings, brightness adjustments, AirPlay, and more. Some of these options were already available in the macOS Bar Menu before, but there are new features in the Control Center as well. For instance, you can change the brightness of the backlit keyboard, Do Not Disturb, Dark Mode, Night Shift, AirDrop, and there’s even Now Playing controls. When you click on a specific area such as sound settings, Control Center shows more related options in this case, sound output devices available. The Bluetooth menu can now show the battery level of connected accessories, in addition to icons for Apple’s accessories like AirPods, Magic Mouse, and Magic Keyboard. And finally, with the new AirDrop menu, you no longer have to open Finder to change discovery preferences. What’s also great about Control Center on macOS is that users can drag controls to the Bar Menu, making them even easier to access. The opposite is also possible, with a new option to hide items from the Menu Bar, making them available only in Control Center. Widgets The new widgets experience on macOS Big Sur is similar to what iPadOS 14 offers. That’s because you can’t fix these widgets on your home screen or Desktop. With macOS Big Sur, widgets are accessible by clicking on the time in the Bar Menu where the Notification Center button was previously located. Notification Center has been integrated with the widget panel, but for some unknown reason you can’t access it with gestures on the trackpad I hope that’s just a bug. Widgets and notifications are shown over apps, and you can scroll vertically through them. It’s true that macOS already had widgets since OS X Yosemite, but this year, Apple is doing something better. These widgets that you have on macOS Big Sur are the same ones that are available on iOS 14. That means if you’re running a universal iOS app that contains a widget, you’ll also get it on Mac. Pressing the Edit Widgets button opens a new panel where you can select new widgets or reorder current ones. Right now, these are the widgets available with macOS Big Sur beta 1: Calendar, Clock, Notes, Podcast, Reminders, Screen Time, Stocks, and Weather. You can choose three different sizes of widgets, just like on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. Apple says widgets are focused on showing useful information quickly, so don’t expect deep interactions with them. Most widgets don’t even have buttons. Even so, they’re all well-designed, and I think they have the potential to get even better when developers release their own widgets later this year. Apple is undeniably making macOS more similar to iOS in many ways, and while there are many people who like that, others claim that the Mac is losing its own identity. What do you think about that? Do you like the changes made to macOS Big Sur, or do you think they’re not necessary? Let us know in the comments section below. FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links.More. Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news: