With an easy-to-use interface, amazing features and security at its core, iOS 8 is the foundation of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With its launch we take a dive into the killer aspects of this release. So lets get straight to the meat:
What’s new in iOS 8?
Quickly find and edit the photos you take. Add your voice right in a text message. Let your health and fitness apps communicate with each other, with your trainer, and even with your doctor. Use iCloud and Touch ID in ways you never have before. Here are some of the things iOS 8 can do for you so you can do more than ever.
This means that users will be able to take actions on notifications for text messages, emails, reminders or Facebook without the need to open their respective apps.
2. Voice Messages
The Messages app now offers the ability to communicate with just a swipe. Tap to Talk feature allows users to share their voice and the same gesture also works for sharing videos and photos within Messages app.
3. Medical ID
The new Health app gathers the information that users choose from their various health apps and fitness devices. You can also create an emergency card that’s accessible from your Lock screen.
4. New Keyboards
Apple has also introduced predictive typing for its QuickType keyboard, which is more personalised, and takes context into account, such as who the recipient is and in which app users are typing.
5. Family Sharing
Family Sharing allows users to communicate and share purchases, photos and calendars within the same household. Up to six members can participate, each with their own Apple ID.
With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple has made switching between iOS and Mac devices more seamless for users who use both platforms. iPhone owners can answer phone calls on their Mac or iPad, and even send SMS messages from any of them. They can start writing an email on one device and seamlessly continue on another.
7. New Safari and Mail App
Safari browser now offers Tab view on iPad. It also includes a new Sidebar that slides out to reveal bookmarks, Reading List, and Shared Links. The Mail app supports gestures for marking emails as read and flagging them. It also recognizes a reservation, flight confirmation, or phone number in an email.
8. iCloud Drive
With iCloud Drive, documents of any type can be stored, accessed and edited across devices. Users can make edits on one device and the most up-to-date version of the documents will be available across all devices, including on iOS devices, Macs, Windows PCs or on icloud.com.
9. Improved Spotlight
Spotlight has now become intelligent and gives users suggestions from Wikipedia entries, places nearby, trending news, iTunes Store and App Store, among others. It detects context and location to improve search results. It even works inside Safari browser.
10. Photos App
The iOS 8 Photos app and iCloud Photo Library offer better browsing and editing features. Effects are automatically updated across the user’s devices.