Best 10 iOS 9 Features to boost your Experience!
Although many of you may have been using the Beta version of Apple’s latest operating software, the iOS 9, for the rest, the final version has released today. Yes, iOS 9 is up for grabs and soon after you’ve read through this post, you can go out to get this version on your Apple device.
We are highlighting here, 10 unique features of iOS 9 that you ought to know of to enhance your experience while using it. These features can indeed simplify a lot of things for you say increase the battery life, better use the Spotlight Search option, and organize selfies in the Photo app.
So, here you go…
Low Power Mode to boost the battery life
With this feature available on this OS version, you will never have a moment without your phone! Soon as the battery of your iPhone or iPad drops below 20%, the Low Power Mode will come on. While in this mode, it will allow you to access all the device’s vital functions such as GPS, location services, Wi-Fi etc. and prompt you again when it will drop further below to 10%. Once you’ve recharged the battery, at 80% the feature will turn off by itself. To enable it, visit the Settings option and then tap on Battery.
Although you’ll still miss the traditional button on your iPhone, iOS 9 nonetheless allows you to go back without having to hit the multitasking menu. Simply look to the top left on your screen and you will see the option to go back to the previous app. So, while you are browsing through your mailbox and catching up on the day’s headline, you can simply switch between the two using this one Back option.
Intuitive Shift key
The standard iOS keyboard will now come set with the Shift key. With this enabled, switching between typing in the upper and the lower case becomes easy. Even if you’ve turned it on unintentionally, you will realize this in one glance and can fix it. To disable it, tap on the Accessibility Settings and disable it from there.
Draw on mail attachments
To simplify your use of the Mail app, iOS 9 allows you to customize an image, received on your mailbox as an attachment. Without leaving the app, you can add your signature to the image, annotations, and even improvise on the same. To do it, tap and hold the image and the Contextual menu will show up. Go to the Markup and Reply option and customize it the way you want. To insert it in a mail to be forwarded, tap on the ‘Done’ option.
Siri gets a smarter makeover
While Siri’s always been smart, with iOS 9 she gets smarter! Command her to fetch you the best images saved in your device from the movie night you enjoyed with friends or ask her to play a specific track from your Apple Music collection – she will promptly come back with whatever you need. Also, she will guide you about the traffic situation on your way back home so you don’t have to deal with frustration while traveling.
Just as the name suggests, you can now view two apps at the same time on your screen, side by side, by making use of the Split View feature. You can also use the Slide Over feature to open a third app in the background, in addition to two already in the Split View.
Organizing selfies will become a breeze with the iOS 9. All images that you will click using the front camera will automatically get saved in the Selfies folder, thus easing you of the hassles to look for your best selfies. Likewise, screenshots taken using the Home button and the Power button get saved in their own folders.
Use Spotlight Search to access Contacts
This can really help you save time and effort. The Spotlight screen throws up the different options when you search for a contact – call them, send them a message on iMessage or connect to them on FaceTime. So, directly from this screen, you could select the one you wish to go ahead with.
Contact thumbnails in Messages
Whether or not you have the latest iPhone model, iOS 9 lets you enjoy the view of your contact in a circular thumbnail in the Message app. Simple, handy, and efficient!
Disable ‘Shake to Undo’ option
Don’t fret over this feature as iOS 9 allows you to quickly disable it, leaving you the hassles of having to just bear with it. To disable, tap on Settings and then access the General option followed by tapping on Accessibility. Toggle to disable the feature and you’re done!