Many iPhone users have been begging for Apple to get rid of the notch for years. It’s been around since the iPhone X and despite a few minor changes, it still takes up too much space. Leading up to the iPhone 14 Pro announcement, rumors pointed to Apple getting rid of the notch for good, but we didn’t expect to see what Apple actually introduced.
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The Dynamic Island might just be the company’s most unique change since the iPhone X, as the notch has been replaced by a pill shape at the top of the iPhone screen. This area of the screen houses both the front-facing selfie camera, along with the myriad of sensors needed for Face ID and other features.
Apps That Are Compatible With Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro
However, one question you might have when it comes to Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro is what apps will be compatible with? At the time of this writing, many of the larger publications and YouTube channels have published their iPhone 14 Pro reviews. And thanks to the iPhone 14 Pro review from The Verge, we now have a better idea of what to expect in terms of compatibility. Here’s the full list of apps and notifications that are compatible with Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro at launch:
System alerts and notifications:
- Incoming call
- AirPods connected
- Face ID
- Apple Pay
- Watch unlock
- Low battery
- Silent switch ON/OFF
- NFC interactions
- Focus changes
- Airplane mode/no data alert
- SIM card alerts
- Accessories connect
- Find My Hotspot
- Ongoing call
- Music/Now playing apps
- Maps directions
- Voice memos
- Screen Recording
- Personal Hotspot
- Amazon Music
- NPR One
- YouTube Music
- Google Voice
It looks as though as long as an app supports the appropriate APIs, then it will also be compatible with Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. This is why the list is comprised of third-party apps such as Marco Arment’s Overcast, along with others such as Skype and even Spotify. The inclusion of Apple’s own first-party apps comes as little surprise, as it would make no sense for Apple to release a feature such as Dynamic Island and not provide proper compatibility.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be released on Friday, September 16, and Apple has already released iOS 16.1 Beta 1. This will give developers all of the tools they need to ensure that their apps are compatible with Dynamic Island. It wouldn’t come as much of a surprise if this list of apps grows exponentially before the end of the year.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.