While most of Apple's credit lies in the fact that it has just released two new variants of the new iPhone, nothing can take away from it the evolution of the iOS platform in recent years. And now the iOS 8 has arrived as yet another evolved platform.
While the iOS 8 is easily a grand refresh over the previously released iOS 7, it's not only in terms of looks and feel. In fact, there are several features inside that are although hidden but useful, and you need to dig a bit deeper to get hold of them.
But which are these hidden tips and tricks for the iOS 8 that you will actually need on a day to day basis? We take a look at the best 5.
Sure Apple had to deal with a lot of stick as far as batteries in previous iPhones are concerned, but this time around the deal is different. On top of that. iOS 8 helps you monitor battery usage and tells you which apps drain your battery most. Just head over to Settings -- General -- Usage -- Battery Usage.
Call Waiting on FaceTime
With iOS 8, it is now easy to perform call waiting on FaceTime. In fact, Apple has made it a point to introduce the call waiting option for FaceTime with the arrival of iOS 8. If you are an avid user of the service, this is sure to excite you.
Google Search to DuckDuckGo Search
More often than not, Google tracks your search history, irrespective of whichever platform you are on. But with iOS 8, you now have DuckDuckGo to make use of that will protect your privacy to the fullest. Just go to Settings -- Safari -- Search Engine -- Set DuckDuckGo as the default search engine.
Better Text Editing Via Notes
The new iOS brings forward a brand new Notes app that allows you to personalize your editing style. You can even add any photo to the note you're editing.
Yes. "Hey Siri" is all it takes to launch the most popular voice assistant. This way you can bring up Siri from anywhere you want. To set it up, you can tap Settings -- General -- Siri -- activate Allow "Hey Siri".