Monday, 13 October 2014

What's new in iOS 8 for user (Part - 2)

In our last post  What's new in iOS 8 for user, we discussed about some new features, introduce in apple recent release of iOS (iOS 8). As, This is the biggest  release in apple history that have a lots of new features. Here we are describing some more feature's which were not included in our last post.

Share Last Location before battery dies:

Apple Find my iPhone is most popular app and useful to track your device, But if your battery goes to dies, you can not track it.
In iOS 8 apple added a new feature for this. Now in iOS 8, Find my iPhone can send the last known location of your device to iCloud before battery dies.

To enable this feature, perform these steps:
 1) Open Settings -- > Tap iCloud ( You must be logged in with iCloud ID)
 2) Tap iCloud  ---> Find my iPhone ---> Turn on the option for Send Last Location

Upgraded iMessage app:

iOS 8 iMessaging is enhanced up-to a high level. Apple added the group messaging feature like in the What’sApp. You can now name the group chat, add new Contacts to the chat, use Do Not Disturb on a per-conversation basis to keep yourself from having to deal with tons of notifications, even share your location with the group for an hour, all day or indefinitely.

Here are the some of new features of iMessage app:

1) Group messaging - You can create a group, add/ remove people into group, leave the group, do not disturb option also available when you have no time or not want to message from that group. You can turn on by switching the do not disturb button.
2) Send a voice message( Recorded/Audio messaging) - Touch and hold with your thumb to record your message, then swipe up to send it.
3) Send a video message -Tap the camera button and select video mode in camera & send it.
4) Share your location -Tap to choose how long you’d like to share your location.
5) Send multiple photo or video

To use these feature's , You need to enable iMessage with apple id or associated phone number in message setting.

Make the Photo's invisible:

Sometimes, you may not want to display all of your photos in the Photos app. Before iOS 8 you need to download some application to secure the private photo from other. For those photos, iOS 8 can now hide them from view, allowing you to still keep them around.

How to do that:
 1) Open the photo app.
 2) Navigate to the photo that you'd like to have hidden,
 3) Tap and hold on it until a menu appears.
 4) Tap the Hide button in the menu that appears above the photo.

You hidden photos still visible to other user in the Albums tab. You can unhide them by:
 1) Navigating to one of the Albums containing it,
 2) Tapping and holding on the photo
 3) Select unhide.

Improved Spotlight Search:

Apple has also improved its Spotlight tool, Spotlight no longer restricts results just to stuff on your device, such as contacts or apps. It searches for files and information on the device, the web. The tool now considers the answer, uses context to provide the most relevant choices. 

When searching for a person, item or term, a Wikipedia snippet will appear. The new Spotlight identifies hot topics and knows what’s trending.

Predictive Keyboard's:

In iOS 8, Apple has added support for more third-party keyboards and improved its own keyboard to add predictive text using quick type feature in keyboard. Now, keyboard try to predict what word you are trying to type based on your past conversations and writing style. It also adjusts based on the person you’re communicating with.

Now with quick type keyboard distinguish between informal languages uses in the Messages app, for example and more formal language when using the Mail app.

It can do this in lots of different languages. Supported languages include English optimised for the US, UK, Canada and Australia; French; German; Italian; Portuguese optimised for Brazil; Spanish; and Thai. And Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Japanese Kanji input continue to feature predictive input.


Apple wants you to be able to seamlessly switch between multiple Apple devices. With iOS 7 you can already pick up iMessages on multiple devices -- such as an iPad, iPhone and Mac With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, you’ll be able to do more wonderful things than ever before.

Now you can start writing an email, during free time like traveling and start the same mail when you reach in office or home on your mac, It's not only with mail, it with all most common app Mail, Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Messages, Reminders, Calendar and Contacts. This happens automatically when your devices are signed in to the same iCloud account.

Now you can do the same with SMS and phone calls on different devices as long as they running iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite on the same Wi‑Fi network. Incoming calls show the caller’s name, number and profile picture. Just click or swipe the notification to answer, ignore or respond with a quick message.

Family Sharing:

In iOS 8, Apple introduce a new concept family sharing to bring harmony in user family’s digital life.

With Family Sharing:
-Up to six people in a family can share purchases from iTunes, iBooks and the App Store without sharing accounts. 
-Up to six people can join a shared family stream to automatically share photos, calendars and reminders.

Family purchases can be paid with the same credit card and Children in the family will have to ask their parents’ permission if they want to buy apps or media with the shared credit card.

Health App:

The new Health app on iOS 8 features a dashboard showing all the user’s health and fitness data. Health app is designed to let you take control of your personal health and fitness data in a central hub. 
It can pull in stats from third-party fitness apps so you can monitor your activity, calorie intake, sleep and vitals in one place and blood type and allergy information can be accessed from the Lock Screen, in case of an emergency.

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