Monday, February 29, 2016

8 Hidden Features Of iOS 9

Apple’s next generation, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are booming in the market. The smartphone comes with latest iOS 9. The latest OS brings tons of new features to iPhone. There are few new things that Siri can do for you. Some of these settings are hidden in plain sight. Today we have listed 8 such features of iOS 9.

1. Respond to text without unlocking the device

You need not unlock the device to respond to SMSs in new iOS 9. You can simply pull down the notification drawer, swipe left on the text notification and click on ‘Reply’ option. You can type the response and send across. 

2. Battery usage by apps

The new iOS version monitors the battery consumption by various apps. You can monitor why your iPhone’s battery is draining so fast. Head to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage. 

3. Send self-destructing audio/video messages

You can now send audio and video messages that expire in 2 minutes of time. The feature is inspired from Snapchat. You can preset the destruction time to either 2 minutes or never. Head to Settings > Messages > Audio and Video Messages > Set expire time.

4. Share location

iPhone now lets you share your location with your friends. You can simply send your geotagged location to your friend via text message. Simply tap the ‘Details’ button in upper right corner of Messages thread and select ‘Send Location’.

5. Let your friends track where you go

If you want your friends or family member to track your move. You can follow same steps as previous instruction and choose ‘Share My Location ‘ instead of, ‘Send My Location’. You can also preset the time frame for location sharing. You can share your location for an hour, day or infinite time.

6. Mute text message notification

You can mute notifications for text messages coming from individual contact or conversations. Simply head over to ‘Details’ of the thread and toggle Do Not Disturb.

7. Forward text messages

You can simply forward text message to other contacts. Simply double tap specific message you want to forward and choose ‘More’ option. It will pop up ‘To’ field where you can input the name of the person and forward the message.

8. Hands-Free Siri

With new iOS version, you don’t necessarily have to hold the home button to launch Siri. You can simply say the phrase ‘Hey Siri’ to launch it. The feature is available by default only in iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. To enable it, head over to Settings > General > Siri and toggle the button. 

Courtesy:- EFYTIMES News Network

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