Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8

Everything You Need To Know About iOS 8

iOS 8 launched this week, and with it came a slew of improvements and new features. Before you get to playing around with it for yourself, here are out guides to basic new features, the new Messages functions, hidden features, keyboards, and everything else.

All The New Stuff In iOS 8

iOS 8 is out right now. It’s not as visually different as iOS 7 was from its precessors, but it’s still packed with all kinds of extra features. Here’s a list of all the new stuff that really matters.

How To Use All Of Messages’ New Features In iOS 8

One of the surprising overhauls in iOS 8 is Messages. Apple changed a lot of stuff and added some new features to Messages that make it much more pleasant to use. Here’s everything you need to know.

How To Fix iOS 8’s Biggest Annoyances

Every operating system has its share of annoyances, and iOS 8 is no different. From an obnoxious U2 album to recent contacts appearing where you don’t want them, here’s how to fix some of the worst annoyances.

Top 10 Secret Features Of iOS 8

Every time Apple releases a new version of iOS, it includes a handful of cool hidden features that weren’t highlighted in the official announcement. Here are the 10 best secret features in iOS 8.

The Best Extensions And Widgets For iOS 8

While Apple added lots of stuff in iOS 8, some of the best additions are Share Sheets, Safari Extensions, photo-editing extensions and widgets. Finally, we can now customise iOS just a little bit more. Here are some of the best we’ve seen so far.

The Best Third Party Keyboards For iOS 8

Now that iOS 8 is here, it has brought with it heaps of third-party keyboards that offer features that Apple’s built-in keyboard doesn’t. From better predictive text to cloud syncing and swipe-to-type, there are several to choose from, including some names you’ll recognise. Let’s take a look at the best of the best.

Don’t Put iOS 8 On Your iPhone 4S

iOS 8 will work on iPhone models going all the way back to the venerable 4S. Which is good! But as Ars Technica found out the hard way, subjecting your elderly iPhone to new software may not be worth it — at least not yet.

Do Not Enable iCloud Drive In iOS 8

Mac: iOS 8 is here and it comes with a heap of awesome features. One of those features is a new, better version of iCloud dubbed iCloud Drive. But don’t enable it yet.

All The iOS 8 Apps That Support Touch ID Integration (So Far)

One of iOS 8’s minor new features is Touch ID integration with any app, so apps can be secured with your fingerprint instead of a passcode. Here’s a list of the apps that have updated to support it.


    • Actually, the the reader view was always in iOS 7 Safari. It was a little button at the left of the adress bar that looked like a bunch if lines, same as the iOS 8 one. It wasn’t as noticeable as iOS 6, however.

  • That it’s buggy, like most new iOS releases, and that the health tracking software has been removed. Seems like a lot of Apple users are pissed off, again.

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