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Interesting And Useful Hidden Features Of The iPhone 6 and iOS 8, You Need To Try!

It will come as no surprise that the new iPhone 6 and iOS8 are both packed with great new features. The big, headline stealing features may be the stars of the show, but there are also small, but just as cool and interesting additions that you may not have heard of yet. In the following article, it is those smaller and additions that we are going to discuss. The ones you probably did not know even existed.

Last Location Send to Apple When Battery Is At Low Level

Find My iPhone is a useful app to have installed as it can help locate your phone if it is stolen or lost. However, it is only useful for tracking your phone as long as there is still charge and the phone on. A new setting on Find My iPhone that solves this problem. In the iCloud settings of the Setting app for Find My iPhone you can opt for your phone to send its most recent location to Apple when the battery reaches a low power level. Apple logs this information for 24 hours and then deletes it. You can login to your iCloud account at any point during that period and find out where your phone was last before the power ran out.

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Safari Features Built-In Credit Card Scanning Capabilities

Of all the new additions to the iPhone 6 and iOS8, Safari features one of the best. Apple’s web browser is now able to “sense” when you are entering credit card details into a form and will prompt you with the option to “Scan A Card”. This enable you to take a photo of the credit card into Safari, taking all the relevant details from it such as the name and card number from it without you having to type them all in.

Figure Out the Apps Using the Most Battery Power

Another truly indispensable feature found in the iOS 8 is the new improved Battery Usage panel. From there you can see a list of all the apps that use the most battery power. You can use this information to better manage and control how quickly your battery life lasts each charge.


Salvage Deleted Photographs

If you are like most people, you will hate it when you delete a picture and then realise you should have kept it when it is too late. There is now a great feature found in the iOS 8 and iPhone 6 that enables you to salvage photographs you had previously deleted. Whenever you delete a video or photo using the Photos app, they appear in the “Recently Deleted” album. From that album, you can view the items you have recently deleted and check how many days you have to decide what to do with them before they are deleted permanently. You have the option to either recover or permanently delete one item or all the videos and pictures stored there.

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