Slowly but surely, Apple is turning its Dynamic Island, a pill-shaped space on top of iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max that hides the selfie camera, into a full-fledged feature.

The Dynamic Island supports a gesture that allows you to turn it off with a flick of the wrist.

You can adjust what you see or don't see from the Dynamic Island with a couple more gestures with the new version of the software.

What can you do with these?

  • When one activity is active, hide it.

  • The other activity is the "primary" activity if you hide it from the other activity.

  • When two activities are active but one is not, wipe out.

  • When two activities are active, one is hidden.

  • When two activities are active, but both are hidden, you should switch in.

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It takes some practice to get it right, but I have tried it all out and it works.

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You might wonder why you need such controls over the Dynamic Island, as it mostly shows notifications and activities from a few Apple apps. This is also changing. Some third-party apps have already taken advantage of the Dynamic Island with the new version of the software. Meal planning app crouton, fitness app Liftin', and flight tracking app Flighty are included.