Apples’ newest iOS may not be a drastic overhaul, but that’s okay. Sometimes, the littlest tweaks make the biggest impact –and that’s what iOS9 proves to you.
Now that the new iOS has finally hit iPhones and iPads, we have explored OS and present to you a few of its neat but not-so-obvious features.
- The Back Button
One of the major changes in iOS9 is that the interface shows links to return to the previous app. If you are using an application and clicked a link that takes you to another application, a link to return to the previous app will appear in the upper-left corner of the screen.
- Battery Usage Details
The new iOS allows you to access a whole new dimension of battery information when it comes to identifying which apps are draining your battery life. To check this go to Settings > Battery, and you will see details under Battery Usage. Tap the clock button located at the top of the app list to see how long the apps were sucking up your battery juices. The OS also added a “Low Power Mode” that can give you up to three hours of extra battery life.
- Hide Multiple Photos At Once
The previous iOS allows you to hide photos, but you have to do so one at a time. In the latest iOS, you can now hide all of your risqué pictures at once. To do so, open your Camera Roll, and then tap Select to enable you to mark the photos you wish to be hidden. Tap the button located in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen to launch the share sheet, and choose the Hide option.
- More Features in Health App
The Health app now has landscape mode to vie graphs. More importantly, it gains a new Reproductive Health section, which can monitor basal body temperature, cervical mucus quality, sexual activity, ovulation test results, menstruation, and spotting.
- Improved Video Controls
With iOS9, you can toggle the flash on and off while video recording, unlike in the previous OS where you can only turn the flash on or off before you start video recording. This change offers more flexibility as it enables you to turn on and off the flash as you go, rather than deciding beforehand. You also have the choice whether to shoot 1080p at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, or 720p at 30fps.
These are just five of the top features that Apple’s new iOS has to offer. How about you? What features have you encountered and love the most in your iOS9?