Dynamic Island keeps blocking or covers content in apps & games on your iPhone 14 Pro device? Here's what you should know

Apple recently debuted its much-anticipated iPhone 14 series in the ‘Far Out’ event on September 7. The company has introduced four new iPhones namely iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max.

The company hasn’t made any drastic changes in the vanilla iPhone 14 as compared to the previous year’s iPhone 13 base model, although they’ve eliminated the iPhone 14 Mini in favor of ‘iPhone 14 Plus’ with a big 6.7-inch display.

Moreover, the Cupertino-based tech giant has blessed the Pro models with some staggering upgrades such as the new Dynamic Island, 48-MP camera, 120Hz super smooth display, and more.


Among them, the most noticeable and a surprising change is the new Dynamic Island that replaces the long-standing notch, at least on the ‘Pro’ models.

Dynamic Island can do much more than just unlocking the iPhone or taking selfies. Apple has combined its innovative software functions with the pill-shaped cutout to provide the smartphone industry with a unique front look.

iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island is blocking content

Nevertheless, some early adopters of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max aren’t liking the new Dynamic Island feature as they find it blocking important information while using apps or playing games.

Here are some reports for reference (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6):


Is anyone else getting the glitch after leaving an app where the “dynamic island” is covering the App Library info? (Source)

Not a fan of the new iPhone 14 Pro… or maybe I’m just too used to my iPhone 8… I don’t like dynamic island 😭it blocks things….Took me long to set-up cause it failed on me five times (Source)

The feature has become a hindrance for streaming apps as it isn’t allowing them to play video in full-screen mode.

Also, it is covering most parts of the Spotlight search bar making it hard for users to access it, as can be seen in the image attached below.

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However, this is a significant and unique modification made by Apple and a change like this might often break some functionalities on the third-party applications.

And as it has only been a few days since Apple launched these iPhones, third-party app developers might need some time to adjust their apps to align with the new design.

Moreover, we would advise iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max owners to be patient and wait until every third-party app and the OS itself adapt to the new Dynamic Island.

Rest assured, we will keep an eye out on the latest developments regarding this issue and inform you as and when we come across anything noteworthy by updating this story.

In the meantime, you can also check out our dedicated tracker to keep an eye on all the latest software updates or bugs and issues pertaining to iPhone 14 series.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Apple section, so be sure to follow them as well.

Feature image source – Apple

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Aashish Singh

I developed a keen interest in technology ever since my school days. And writing about it keeps me closer to this fascinating world. When I’m not working you can catch me playing video games.