Horizontal dock status bar coming to iOS 14 for Apple CarPlay

Share

Apple kicked off its WWDC keynote this year, albeit in an remote way this time around. In its pre-recorded keynote there were a number of highlights to take from its unveiling of its suite of new operating systems, one of which is iOS 14.

iOS 14 brings a long with it a number of improvements, mostly to its home screen and widgets, which has also ushered some new improvements for Apple CarPlay too. So what’s new? Let us fill you in on what’s coming to Apple CarPlay in iOS 14.

In iOS 14, people with portrait displays will see the side dock move to the bottom

Horizontal Dock for portrait Apple CarPlay displays

So before you all get excited that Apple has moved its status bar dock to the bottom of the screen for all users, this particular new iOS 14 feature is only available for vehicles with portrait displays, such as in some Volvos, some Android systems and other vehicles out there where the CarPlay screen is displayed in a more portrait orientation, than the common landscape view we are all mostly accustomed to.

Having a side dock on portrait screens can seem a waste of screen real-estate because the dock could have so easily been positioned at the top or bottom of the display and allow more icons to display horizontally across the screen. The dock would span the entire display from top to bottom and a stretch out the UI, leaving the three active icons floating in the middle of it.

In iOS 14, these screens will be looked after with the new horizontal dock support, which will leave the side on these kind of displays and span the whole width instead. Hopefully things will eventually look better for you guys with portrait displays.

Sadly, I can’t test this myself to show how well this looks. But look out for our other reports on what’s coming in iOS 14 and our full iOS 14 for Apple CarPlay impressions video very soon.

☕️ BUY ME A COFFEE ☕️

If my videos have helped you in any way, you can show your support and appreciation by making a one-time donation through Buy Me A Coffee. Thank you so much!

Share this article

Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Reddit

Related articles

CarPlay for any car stereo !

Have Apple CarPlay in any car!

A plug & play dashboard that works with any existing stereo
Wireless Apple CarPlay USB Dongle

Wireless USB dongle

"The CPlay2air USB dongle offers an attached wire connection, discrete status lights and regular compatibility updates."

Android OS on your CarPlay display

Use coupon code CARPLAYLIFE for free shipping with your order

YouTube on your CarPlay display

Use coupon code CARPLAYLIFE for free shipping with your order

Wireless USB Dongle 2.0

"The CarLinkit 2.0 USB dongle offers a detachable USB-C connection, clear status indicator and regular compatibility updates"

New wireless USB adapter

"The JoyeAuto USB adapter brings new connectivity, a unique menu screen and independent software and compatibility"

By clicking on the buttons above and buying an item from Amazon, you will help support us by giving us affiliate commission. It will not cost you extra, but it will go a long way in keep us doing what we do best here.

Learn how to support us
What's Trending
Latest CarPlay Reviews
CarlinKit 4.0 Wireless CarPlay & Android Auto Adapter Dongle CPC200-CP2A Review
ATOTO AD3WCP Wireless Apple CarPlay Adapter Dongle Review
Wireless CarPlay & Android Auto Adapter for Android Headunit Systems | CarlinKit CPC200-CCPA Dongle
Optimized Android 10 AI Box for Factory Apple CarPlay | KyeBriq Briq2-Pro Review