Tutorial: Great 26 Hidden iOS 8 Features That You Need to Try Right Now

Apple’s iOS 8 is out into the untamed, and many of you will certainly have currently chosen up the upgrade, however while some of the brand-new functions are rather evident, you mightn’t have identified several of the nice quirks that are hidden underneath the area.


Therefore, we have actually put together a listing of a few fantastic concealed iOS 8 features, as well as if you intend to make one of the most due to your iOS device’s most current upgrade, make certain to join us after the leap.

1. By-App Battery Usage

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If you wish to see the amount of battery a certain app is consuming, visit Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage, you can find this details at a look.

2. Flyover Tours in Maps

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Although this feature simply assists a set variety of locations – – details which can be located on Apple’s website – – you can take flyover excursions of certain cities by navigating to a sustained location as well as striking the ‘Start’ button in the leading right-hand edge.

3. Quick Reply

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This long-awaited attribute permits you reply to notifications on the fly, without having to actually go in-app. When a notification turns up, merely swipe downwards on it, and also you’ll manage to react and also continue with just what you were doing.

It’s additionally worth mentioning that on the lock screen, you can communicate with notices by swiping laterally.

4. QuickType

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If you’re sticking with the stock iOS 8 keyboard, it will steadily learn the expressions you create and the order in which you kind them. But you could likewise deactivate this by tapping on the leftmost – – world like – icon near the bottom as well as toggling off ‘Predictive.’

5. Third-Party Keyboards

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If you do not wish to choose Apple’s native keyboard, you could always add one from the lots of currently readily available on iOS 8.

6. Notification Center Widgets

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This feature has been a very long time coming, as well as by pulling down Notification Center and also tapping on Edit, you could add widgets by applications that assist it.

7. Siri’s Shazam Integration


Shazam, the music identification solution, is now instilled in Siri’s cosmetics, and if you wish to recognize a tune utilizing the voice aide, merely utilize the command “What’s that song playing?”

8. Siri’s Speed Bump

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In iOS 8, Siri will show the message model of your utterances in real-time, which we think is quite cool!

9. ‘Hey Siri’

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You could evoke Siri by merely saying ‘Hey Siri’, and Apple’s voice assistant will certainly spring into activity without the demand to hold the Residence button. However bear in mind, your tool should be linked to a power electrical outlet for this to take place.

10. Desktop Site View In Safari

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Annoyingly, Mobile Safari has never ever provided an in-built feature for requesting a desktop computer website, instead depending on sites supplying a link. This has all transformed with iOS 8, as well as by tapping on the URL, pulling the subsequent menu down a little, you’ll see ‘Request Desktop Site.’

11. Credit Card Scanning in Safari

Whenever you’re triggered to enter your charge card information in Safari, you’ll have the choice to take an image of your bank card, reducing out the middleman and also making every little thing feel seamless.

12. Advanced Group Messaging

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A little like WhatsApp, groups are now a whole lot additional arranged. In team messages, attacked the ‘Details’  button in the great right-hand corner, and also you’ll manage to add calls to the group chat, share area, and even mute a convo using the Do Not Disturb feature.

13. Voice / Video in Messages

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Once again, one more fallen leave from WhatsApp’s publication, users can readily send voice and also video clip messages from straight within a Messages convo. For voice, tap the mic icon alongside the keying in area, as well as for video, hold the video camera icon left wing and also swipe throughout to the red button to record.

14. Self-Destructing Audio / Video Messages

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Not specifically Snapchat-like, yet still acquires the job done. Navigate to Settings > Messages and scroll down to Audio Messages / Video Messages. Select the time after which the message will expire and make it opted for excellent once it has been seen by the recipient.

15. Message Attachments Viewfinder

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Rounding up the functions that Apple has actually not-so-subtly pulled from WhatsApp, touching the ‘Details’  button will certainly also show a collage of media that has actually been sent out with that discussion. So if your buddy sent you a funny video a number of weeks back as well as you don’t would like to be scrolling up for ages, struck ‘Details’ within a message, scroll down, and also voilà!

16. App Bundles And Previews


In the App Store application, you’ll now manage to download application bundles as curated by the developers of claimed applications. This means you’ll manage to pick up a lot at a reduced price.

Also, if the designer has published one, you can have a look at the preview of the app right in the App Store in video kind, so you acquire a peek of the application / game you’ll be tossing your cash on.

17. App Suggestions Based On Location

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iOS 8 will propose you apps from the App Store, or from the pile you have actually installed on your tool, precisely your lock screen, and these ideas are based purely on your place. Go toSettings > General > Handoff & Suggested Apps to enable it.

18. Time-Lapse Videos

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Although not especially obscured, you can now fire time-lapse video clips natively using the Cam application. When about to record a video, scroll to the time-lapse attribute, and from there you could begin. You’ll have terrific fun messing about with it, and after some technique, hopefully fire some remarkable clips.

19. Photo Sharing

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Sticking to the motif of images, Apple has bundled some neat brand-new sharing functions into its indigenous app. By picking a photo, tapping the share button and scrolling throughout to ‘More,’ you could really add sustained third-party apps right into the mix. If the developer of an app has allowed it, you’ll be able to appreciate direct photo / video discussing via said application, and also although this is a fairly small tweak, it’s one that point-and-shoot followers will certainly no question value.

20. Third-Party Apps For Photo Editing In Photos

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In Photos, you’re not just limited to the editing adeptness of the application itself. Touch to open up a picture, hit the Edit button the great right-hand man side, then touch the button on the great left of the display screen as well as you’ll be provided with a listing of third-party applications set up on your device that assistance photo modifying. And also all this occurs without you leaving the Photos application. Pretty slick.

21. Touch ID Support In Third-Party Apps

That’s right, Touch ID could now be utilized in third-party apps for authentication objectives. But keep main thing in mind, the developer of the app have to have this function cooked right into their application in order for it to work.

22. Hide Images in Photos App

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This significantly required feature lets you obscure personal or individual breaks from those that prefer to scroll via your cds. Just touch as well as hold a photo in Moments, identify them as ‘Private,’  and also you’ll be good to go.

23. iPhone Cellular Calls

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iPhone existing in the various other space and also have your iPad with you and listen to an inbound call? You could select it up on your iPad offered that both tools are linked to the very same network. Navigate toSettings > FaceTime and enabled iPhone Cellular Calls.

24. Panorama for iPad

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Apple suches as to segregate the feature set of the iPad and iPhone, now, those shaking the Apple slate will have the ability to take breathtaking go. When taking a breeze, just scroll throughout to the Scenic view mode, and you’ll be able to record your environment in 360 degrees.

25. Family Sharing


Did you recognize that you can discuss your family members’s purchases and also content across many gadgets? With iOS 8 you can.

26. Grayscale Mode

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Finally, iOS 8 additionally includes a neat Grayscale Mode, which permits you enjoy your device in monochrome.To activate it, head to Settings > General > Accessibility > Grayscale.

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