Apple launches iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store. iOS 8 delivers a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing and Family Sharing.
Top 9 Apple IOS 8 Features Simply Explained
“We’re excited for hundreds of millions of users to begin experiencing iOS 8, with incredible features that offer new ways to use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “iOS 8 also creates an extraordinary environment for developers, providing them the ability to create amazing new apps like never before.”
It brings powerful editing to your fingertips. Photos automatically straightens horizons, and with smart editing tools you can quickly adjust light and colour with a swipe. For deeper fine-tuning, you can access individual tools to adjust exposure, brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows and more.
For Apple’s QuickType keyboard is smarter, more personalised and intelligently takes context into account, such as who the recipient is and in which app you’re typing.
Will gathers the information you choose from your various health apps and fitness devices, and provides you with a clear and current overview in one place.
Connects your home devices safely and seamlessly so you can better manage accessories like lights, thermostats, door locks and garage doors. HomeKit securely pairs and allows easy control over individual or groups of devices throughout the house. With Siri® integration you can say, “Good morning,” and have the lights turn on in specific rooms, the thermostat adjust the temperature and the garage door open.
It automatically keeps everyone connected by creating a shared family photo stream and calendar, and provides an option to locate family members and their devices. Up to six family members can participate, each with their own Apple ID.
Will allows you to safely store, access and edit documents of any type. Make edits on one device and the most up-to-date version of your documents will be available across all devices. iCloud Drive brings new collaboration between apps, providing seamless access and the ability to work on the same file across multiple apps.
When your iPhone or iPad is near your Mac, Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to the other.
Makes using your iPhone’s hotspot as easy as connecting to a Wi-Fi network.
SMS and MMS
Will appear in Messages on all your devices. You can even send SMS or MMS messages directly from your Mac and make or receive iPhone calls using your Mac as a speakerphone.
Additional iOS 8 features include:
• expanded security and management improvements for Enterprise, with new productivity features, including an extended level of data protection for key built-in apps and support for configurable Thread Notifications in Mail.
• design enhancements that build off the stunning interface of iOS 7, bringing interactive notifications, quick access to key contacts, intelligent suggestions and the ability to quickly switch back and forth between the Inbox and Drafts in Mail; and
• Spotlight® suggestions beyond what’s on your device, including Wikipedia entries, places nearby and news articles.
Pricing & Availability
iOS 8 is free and available for iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air™, iPad mini™ and iPad mini with Retina display.
How To Get IOS 8
Go to General, Software Update, and click on IOS 8.0 it’s a big one, 4.5 GB be sure you have enough memory in your device and your battery is fully charged. The update will take approximately 10 minutes. Enjoy!
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