Apple released iOS 9 and the rush to upgrade will be on. There is good reason for this. While Apple admits iOS 9 is more about evolution than revolution, the next generation of iOS still makes a compelling case for your attention.
Here I am going to discuss some hidden features of the Apple iOS 9, I hope you will enjoy to know all of them. Stay with me.
Apple iOS 9: Hidden Features And Changes You Should Know
Apple shocked fans by reducing the battery capacity of both the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, but it claims the greater efficiency of iOS 9 will more than make up for this.
Perhaps more interesting, however, is Apple says iOS 9 will also make existing iPhones, iPads (with its new feature “how to connect ipad to a tv“) and iPod touches last longer and it gives the example of an iPhone 6 getting an hour of extra use from a charge. How this also translates to other iOS devices remains to be seen.
Reduced Installation Size
Apple has been rightly criticised for continuing to offer just 16GB of storage in its base iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus models, but the good news is less space will be needed to upgrade all iOS devices with iOS 9.
Whereas previously iOS required approximately 4.58GB of free space to upgrade, iOS 9 will needs just 1.3GB. This will allow users of smaller capacity iOS devices in particular to use up more space without stopping future upgrades. iOS 9 can also temporarily remove then reinstall apps to make updates easy even for those with less than 1.3GB of free space. Clever stuff.
Camera and Videos
Hide Photos – You probably don’t want every photo you take to be easily viewable to anyone who picks up your phone and helpfully iOS 9 fixes this. In camera roll tap ‘Select’ and select all the photos you want to be hidden away then tap the bottom left corner button to open a Share Sheet and select ‘Hide’.
Fast Photo Selection – with iOS 9 you no longer need to tap individual photos for multiple selections. Just keep your finger on the screen after selecting the first photo and drag it to select as many as you want in a single action.
Easy Close Photo Shortcut – as iPhones get bigger it isn’t so easy to reach the top left ‘Back’ button, but iOS 9 eases this frustration by allowing you to swipe down on any open photo to return to the Camera Roll.
Detailed Battery Usage – ever wondered which apps are killing your battery? Now you can get a detailed breakdown in iOS 9 by going to Settings > Battery then ‘Battery Usage’. These can also be broken down by the time using the Clock button.
Manually Enable Low Power Mode – Sometimes you may want to conserve power long before your iPhone or iPad is about to die. Turn the new Low Power Mode on manually by going to Settings > General > Battery > Low Power Mode and toggle it to On.
Hidden Battery Widget – iOS 9 lets you add a new battery widget to the bottom of the ‘Today’ view in the Notification Center. Tap ‘edit’ at the bottom of the Today column to reveal the option to add it. You will notice it also shows a connected Apple Watch. Edit: this widget only works when a Bluetooth device is connected
New News App
Apple has created its own News app where, the company hopes, you’ll go to find your daily news updates. You can subscribe to a select group of publishers and blogs from within the app, or add websites via Safari. You can also share articles with friends and “heart” (like) stories, which Apple then uses to personalize your news feed. The News app is more than text and photos. Apple promises an enhanced experience with audio, video, galleries, and animation.
And there are many more features in the new version of iOS, I have discussed some of them here in this post.
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