Jul 012014
 

Top 8 Hidden Features for iOS 8 That You May Want to Know

In last article, we referred to 10 new features of iOS 8 that have been released in WWDC. But there are still some other important features being hidden. Here I list 8 hidden features of iOS 8 that you may be interested.

 

Receive/Make Phone Calls on iPad and Mac

Imagine that you leave your iPhone in the drawing room charging while you are enjoying iPad or Mac on your bed. And at this moment, your iPhone receives a call but you may miss it because of the long distance. iOS can solve this dilemma by enabling you to receive calls on iPhone from the Mac or iPad as long as your iPhone and your Mac, iPad are on the same Wi-Fi network. Similarly, you can of course make calls as well.

Check Battery Usage of Each app

Older iOS allows users to check the storage space of their iDevice, but the newest iOS 8 is said to calculate and check battery usage of each App. This feature enables you to check which App consumes battery most and decide which App to be closed.

Wi-Fi Calling

Actually, Wi-Fi calling is a feature supported by major carriers like T-Mobile. This feature allows you to access voice and messaging features over Wi-Fi. Apple adds this feature to iOS and paves the way improved calls.

Separate Focus and Exposure for the Camera

Many years ago, third-party camera app has supported to control focus and exposure separately. And now iOS also provides this built-in app. Good luck, iOS users! This function helps photographers take high-quality photos.

Braile Keyboards

The emergence of Braile keyboards is a piece of good news for blind people to use Smartphone, which will definitely influence life of many people.

Add DuckDuckGo Option in Safari

Google adds some search options in Safari of iOS 8, which include DuckDuckGo at this moment. But the principle that DuckDuckGo follows is sort of different from that of Google. It won’t chase after the location of users’ in order to release ads, which will be a feature that most users of iOS 8 applaude.

Tips App

I’m sure that many Apple fans have seen the leaked screenshots and found that there is a Tips App icon on the home screen of iOS 8. It turns out to be true although the detailed operation of this function hasn’t been released. But it seems that Tips App will offer some tips about iOS usage to users.

Travel Time Notice

If you are an Android user, you must be very familiar to this function. Now iOS 8 also adds the function of travel time notice to its list. Although the detailed arrangement of this function is unknown right now, it is said that Apple may integrate it into the Notifications Center or Siri. Whatever, it will still bring convenience for iOS users.

Top 8 features of iOS 8 that hasn’t been announced have been listed here. Do you find anything interesting among these 8 hidden iOS 8 features?

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