Last week Apple released a new update for iPad and iPhone: iOS8 . A version that brings many new features that at first glance do not look. Sure you’ve updated and everything seems the same. Any new application, yes, but apparently there are no big changes, does it?
Technology as equals we have been all week thoroughly testing this new version to explain a lot of tricks that you may become masters of your iPhone or iPad. Take note that not only serve to impress, they are really useful.
More Options In Your Messages iOS8
Now the application messages (SMS & iMessage) allows us to see more information. When we enter into a conversation with a person, we can give details to see what photos and videos have shared with that person. No matter how old you are, there you will have the whole history at your disposal.
Also added other options like blocking contacts to not receive your messages, see the location of these (if the other person has this option enabled), or even create group conversations Whatsapp style. Very useful and comprehensive , it is worth take a look.
Manual Controls On The Camera
The camera has been renovated and now we can have more control over it. For example, before a photo shoot we can adjust the brightness level . When is targeted, we see that in the focus frame leaves a vertical line, we just have to move your finger over it to have a brighter or darker image.
Have an iPhone 5S, 5C or iPhone 6 ? Then you can use the recording mode in slow motion. We just have to slide your finger to the right in the photo application and we will get the option to record video in this way. Try recording on a busy street or somewhere with little movement as a landscape.
More Options In Siri
Remember that to use Siri you had to press a button? Now our iPhone and iPad iOS8 always be listening and we only need to say “Hey, Siri” to call and use different voice commands . The option is not enabled by default and we have to put ourselves in the settings menu.
When the mobile is charging is activated automatically , which is useful when we go in the car and need to do something with your hands free. Siri has learned a few tricks and now we can ask what song is playing? to listen to the music and looking at internet tell us what issue is.
Recommendations On The Keyboard
As you know, the iPhone and iPad keyboard makes us recommendations of words as we write. This time will be greater integration as iOS8 “read” our conversations to become more personalized suggestions. Do we ask a question for Whatsapp? Then we recommend the keyboard type whether automatic replies .
What do you mean, “will read”? Nothing serious, not spy on us (not store or send information) automatically just read what they say and based on that give us a prediction type or another. It is very useful.
Battery Management Depth
We know that one of the things that worries the iPhone is the battery life. Want to know which applications consume more? Then go to Settings> General> Usage . There you will see all the neat applications for battery consumption in the last 24 hours.
Now you already know which applications use more battery of your iPhone and iPad. It is a good way to know why low so fast or what applications we can do without. Tons of little use battery? Then he is sentenced to we get rid of it no doubt.
Changing The iOS keyboard
Do not like the default keyboard that has iOS8? Do not worry, now you can change it and put a new one . There are few available such as Swype and Swiftkey. It’s worth giving it a try, some of them are really useful.
Extensions between applications
Like the option of sharing between Android applications? Then you will like to see this added in iOS 8 This means we can pass information from one application to another and not just a few options that gave us our first iPhone or iPad.
Scan Your Credit Card With Safari
Imagine that you are making an online purchase with your mobile phone. The time comes and ask you to pay your credit card to complete the operation. Yes, you can put all issue to issue but if you are using Safari as your browser will be much easier.
When we are in a secure form to pay by credit card, we will get an option to scan the credit card. We just have to put it on the table, put the camera in front of our iPhone and voila, recognize numbers automatically and safely.
Your Tabs In Safari Always Connected
If you are older Apple devices (MacBook, iPad, iPhone …) and do you use Safari at all, you can have your sync tabs. This means that if you are viewing a page on your computer, for example, and go to the street, we can continue reading it from your iPhone.
A very useful and identical function that was already available with Google Chrome. How about our tricks? Have you discovered something new? I hope in the comments for you to share with us all.
Your Favorite Contacts Always At Hand
Are there people that you usually talk a lot? If you want to always have on hand, you just have to press the home button twice. Now, in addition to background applications we will leave our favorite contacts. Very useful and simple.
Hide Pictures On The Reel
Want to take a picture of the view but do not want to remove it from your iPhone or iPad? in iOS8 you can do and it is as simple as letting down your finger on an image in the reel and we will hide option. You are no longer in sight and only visible in a special folder.