Everybody’s carrying around iPhones these days. They just make life so much easier – there’s so many apps, case choices, the photo quality is high, and then there’s that invaluable connection to iTunes. What’s not love? But did you know that you might not be making the most out of your phone? The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ have some “hidden” features that can make your life easier that you may not even know about yet! While plenty of features like the one handed keyboard option have been advertised extensively, there are others that tend to fall under the radar but can be just as useful to you!
Send More than One Pic at a Time
When sending a series of photos in the past, you had to send one at a time and hope that they showed up in the right order and that all of the images even made it through to the other person. Not so with iOS 8! Now you can select multiple image from your recent pics to send to your friends and family at once.
Recover Photos You Deleted by Accident
Ever deleted the wrong photo or had a child get into your phone and create havoc? That’s not a problem anymore when you’re using the new iPhones. From your pictures, you can access a menu of recently deleted photos and recover the ones that you actually wanted to keep. Similarly, if you want something erased FOR GOOD, then you better make sure to go into the same menu and clear it out.
Siri Can Tell You What That Song Is
Not only is Siri now always ready to answer your questions – iOS 8 has Siri ready to go with a simple “Hey, Siri!” instead of requiring you to hold the home button – she can also now take the place of apps that tell you what song is currently playing if you can’t quite recall the name. Anytime a song is playing, just say “Hey, SIri, what’s playing?” and she’ll get right on it! She or he, now that Apple offers a variety of voice options for your phones local AI. Siri will bring up the current song and an option to purchase it from iTunes.
Your iPhone Knows the Difference Between Your Mom and Your Friends
iOS 8 comes with a newer, smarter keyboard than any operating system before it. Now when you type and your phone makes suggestions, those suggestions will be completely customized to YOU. They phone does this by taking note of how you type and certain phrases and word combinations you use often. Not only that, but Apple claims it can also customize these suggestions based on who in your contacts you’re talking to. No more embarrassing typos to horrify your mother!
Add a Medical ID to Your Phone
You can now add a medical ID with important allergies and other medical information to your phone. This, in case of emergency, can be accessed from the lock screen with no passwords necessary by medical personnel and they can treat you accordingly.
Don’t miss out on making the most of your new iPhone – it did cost you a pretty penny, after all. Take advantage of all the latest features the Apple has pumped into iOS 8 and play around with the latest technology in the mobile phone world.