5 iOS8 features you may not know about
Apple’s new operating system, iOS 8, comes with Apple’s killswitch feature already activated, unlike all the models before it.
But there are some other cool additions with the arrival of iOS 8. Here are five you may not know about.
If you’ve spotted more, let us know in the comments.
1. Battery usage. On top of viewing how much space your apps consume, your iPhone will now show how much juice they suck up from your battery. It’s available in Settings > General > Usage. Users will also get a better view of how much storage is used and available on your device.
2. Recently deleted photos. Ever accidentally delete a photo while clearing space on your iPhone? There’s now a recently deleted folder that serves as your safety net. Users can hop into that folder and hit Recover to bring back that photo or video. The deleted photos or videos will stay in that folder for 30 days, then they’re gone for good. Users can also create a Favorites album, adding items by clicking the heart on each photo or video.
3. Photo timers. It seems crazy that we’ve gone this long without one, but the iPhone camera finally adds a timer, which goes up to 10 seconds. Users can also shoot their own time-lapse videos.
4. Go big — and bold. Having trouble reading on your iPhone? iOS 8 adds the option to enlarge text and make it bolder to Display & Brightness for quicker changes.
5. More fun with notifications. When swiping from the top of the screen down, users now see two sections: Today and Notifications. The Today section has expanded to include widgets from apps including Yahoo, Evernote, Wunderlist and more (cue every Android smartphone owner saying ‘we’ve had these for years!’) Notification options on each app are also more accessible, making it quicker to turn them on and off for specific apps.