One of the best things about technology today is that developers really don’t feel the need to tell us every tiny little thing their product does, which means we get to discover cool little tricks all the time. With iOS 10 having recently been delivered there’s now, even more, iCoolness to discover and we at Techscheme have put together a list of some of the things you can make your Apple device do with its new OS (operating system). At Techscheme we stock great products while using our benefits to provide great savings.
There are a ton of new features with iOS 10, and while we’ve been able to sort many of them into categories, we’ll start with a few special individual features. On an iPad, you can now use split view with Safari, to browse two web pages at once. It’s perfect for doing side-by-side comparisons on shopping sites and all you have to do to access it is press and hold on a link and choose ‘Open in Split View’. Easy.
The new operating system also has a new Control Centre where you can control your connected devices through HomeKit, gain access to all your music info and even change how bright the flashlight is. Speaking of music, the new iOS can now show you lyrics in the Apple Music app. All you need to do is tap on the three dots icon when you’re on a track and select the ‘Lyrics’ option.
The last of the random features is only really relevant to the iPhone but it’s too good to ignore. You can now head to ‘Settings > Maps’ and choose your preferred method of travel, so that maps will automatically direct you to the best public transport routes, rather than automatically going to walking or driving. If you are a driver, though, Maps now knows when you’ve been driving, and when you stop – so it will mark out where you left your car for you, right on the map.
Of course, no Apple update can go without improving its photo suite, and iOS 10 is no different. First off we’ll let you know that they’ve changed how to open up the camera from the lock screen, instead of swiping up, you now swipe right from the edge of the screen.
After that, though, iOS 10 gives you the ability to crop, edit and add filters to Live Photos, without losing the Live part. It’s easily accessible just by pressing edit on the picture after you’ve taken it, it also lets you ditch the ‘Live’ part of the photo if you’re not too keen when you’re finished.
It’s also now much easier to sort through your pictures; you can find related pictures easily just by sliding up on an image. It’ll show you related pictures by Moments or, if you slide up further, pictures from the same day and location details. If you want to search for pics of a specific person, Apple’s got you covered there too. Go to ‘Albums > People’ and you’ll see a list of identified people (you can also identify new people), and you can search the photos of just them. Alternatively, once you know someone is identified you can just ask Siri to do it.
The iMessage app has had a bit of an overhaul in this update too, for a start there’s now a whole new apps feature. There are a bunch of new programs you can get that fit right in iMessage, so you can play games, send stickers and share info on sports or news without having to click away from the app.
In another effort to make conversing with your friends easier there’s a new Quick Reply feature that lets you instantly respond to messages with quick prompts like a love heart, thumbs up and down, Ha Ha and fun punctuation. It’s perfect for when you don’t have the time to launch into a conversation, but don’t want to seem rude. You can also replace your words with emojis now – tap on the emoji button once you’ve finished your message and it’ll highlight all the words you can replace with fun images. It’s not how Shakespeare would have done it, but he’d be like super-old now.
Those are just some highlights of the new iOS for iPad and iPhone, honestly, Apple pack in so many of these features that we’ll still be finding new things for months.