Dynamic Island can be regarded as one of the most interesting features of the iPhone 14 Pro. Therefore, with the emergence and use of the new iPhone, I think we should have a deep understanding of Dynamic Island, especially its functions, setting methods, and models that support this function.
What is Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro?
It’s a newly released feature only for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, it can display notifications for Apple Pay transactions, low battery warnings, AirDrop transfers, and privacy indicators. It can also reveal various background tasks, such as Apple Maps directions, incoming phone calls, music being played, SharePlay sessions, and screen recordings.
But why does Apple release Dynamic Island? According to rumors on the Internet, there’s a reliable saying that this is because there’s always a notch at the top of the iPhone, which has been noticed by thousands of iOS users. Except for placing the True Depth front camera, it’s wasted space. Therefore, in order to maximize the use of this part of the space on the screen that is not fully utilized, Apple turned the notch into an interactive feature, it’s called Dynamic Island.
Here are the features that Dynamic Island support to make the notch a more useful space, as well as improve the user feeling:
How do I Set up Dynamic Island on my iPhone 14 Pro?
Actually, you don’t have to worry too much about how to enable anything for setting up the Dynamic Island on your phone, because it automatically kicks in when your phone is unlocked and any supported activity is running.
In addition, how to turn off Dynamic Island if you don't want it? Unfortunately, for the time being, there's no way to completely disable Dynamic Island. However, you can temporarily hide it by swiping it horizontally without affecting any background activity if you are distracted by its animations. This will disable Dynamic Island for as long as the live activity session lasts. Next time a live activity is initiated, Dynamic Island will reappear. But if Apple has noticed the need from users, maybe it’s feasible after the release of iOS 17.
How many iPhone models are supported by Dynamic Island?
Dynamic Island is limited to the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max and is not available for iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Plus. The standard iPhone 14 models continue to offer the same notch as the iPhone 13 models, though the feature is reportedly coming to all iPhone 15 models. Let’s wait and see!