8 Hidden Features of iOS 8

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At WWDC earlier this month Apple boasted of some great new features of iOS 8. Here are some you may not have heard of.

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8 Hidden Features of iOS 8

  1. 8 Hidden Features of iOS 8
  2. Safari features • Safari on iOS 8 uses the camera to scan credit card numbers into websites • Will make entering online payment information much faster Safari Credit Card Scanning
  3. Battery usage • Users will be able to view which apps are using the most power, for better battery management • Feature is similar to OSX Mavericks’ battery app usage meter Battery usage stats by app
  4. Photos features • Users can hide new images and videos from the Moments, Collections and Years sections in the Photos app • New sections for recently added/deleted photos Hide new images, find old ones
  5. New camera settings • Time lapse feature composes multiple images into one series • New exposure settings can be changed before a picture is taken • iPad gets panoramic feature • 3 and 10 second timer for camera Same camera, new options
  6. Siri updates • Say “Hey Siri" while an iOS device is plugged in to activate the virtual assistant • Siri can now access the App Store and download apps for users • Real-time display of user questions Siri gets smarter
  7. Lock screen apps • iOS 8 will bring location-based apps to the lock screen, even ones that aren’t downloaded yet • Example: When arriving at Starbucks, the company’s app will appear at the bottom left hand corner Location based apps on lock screen
  8. • iPhone calls can be placed over a Wi-Fi network, saving both minutes and data • T-Mobile’s already announced it will support iPhone Wi-Fi calling for iOS 8 Wi-Fi Calling
  9. Auto-delete messages • Users can schedule texts to be auto-deleted after 30 days or one year No more deleting old messages
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