iOS 8: 5 Hidden Features You Should Know

By Anuj

Apple claims the iOS 8 is the biggest update ever. There are a lot of new features to offer like third-party keyboard support, iCloud Drive, and the new Health app. But there's also a ton of hidden features an average user may never notice.

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Currently, iOS is one of the most popular operating systems in the world, playing second fiddle only to Android. With iOS 8, Apple must be hoping to bridge this closing gap.


So today, we've rounded up at least 5 hidden features you should know about iOS 8. Let us know if we've missed any.

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Planning to buy a device online, but but don't want to type your credit card number? In iOS 8, if you're using Safari and run into a CC field, you can take a image of the card to scan the number. It will be automatically added to the credit card field.

With iOS 8, Apple introduced a new feature to Siri that makes the voice assistant smarter. To enable the feature, all you need to go to Settings > General > Siri. There you'll find a new switch to turn on the voice command.

Install a new keyboard

With the latest update, you can download third-party keyboards. All you need to download genuine keyboard of choice, then simply going to Settings > General > Keyboard, Keyboards > Add New Keyboard, tap the keyboard you want to add and then drag it to the top of the keyboard list.

Now, you can send multiple photos/videos at one go, when you're in the Messages app. All you need to click Photo Library and select a bunch of images/videos to attach and send at all at once, rather than sending one at a time.

Hurray! Touch ID can now be used in third-party apps for authentication purposes. At the same time, the developer of the app must have this feature imbedded in the app in order for it to work.

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