Okay, so you’ve recently upgraded to the new iOS8. Aside from the brand new Continuity feature, HealthKit, HomeKit, Apple fixing all the bug, and allowing you to finally use Apple Pay, here are some of iOS8’s cool, pretty nifty hidden features that you should definitely know about.
Bring back deleted photos
Check out iOS8’s new album called Recently Deleted, allowing you to bring back photos you may have accidentally deleted in the past 30 days. And since we’re talking about photos, you should also definitely check your camera’s new timer feature!
Find my iPhone
Let’s say you lost your iPhone somewhere and can’t contact it because your battery has died. With this new feature, you can now determine your phone’s last location; activating this feature automatically makes your phone send its last known location to Apple before your battery levels run dangerously low. This also locks and erases your iPhone and prevents anyone else from reactivating and erasing it without your password.
New & improved Siri
No need for third party apps like Shazam or Soundhound. Simply ask Siri what song is playing and that song will be found for you. This means you can now get rid of those music recognition apps and save more space on your phone. Activating Siri has now become hands-free. By just stating “Hey, Siri” you can prompt to activate, which is great for when you’re driving or in a hurry.
Easier access to notifications
Upon receiving an e-mail or a message, which pops up on the upper portion of your home screen, you can instantly reply without having to leave the active interface that’s currently open.
A smarter keyboard
Apple has finally give users an option to have a more customizable keyboard. You can download options which give you more control. You can check out apps like Swype, which allow you to choose characters easily by doing a swiping option on your screen or SwiftKey, which give you advanced autocorrect and next word prediction features.