GuidePedia


Apple released iOS 8.3 last week, but it didn't divulge lots of of the latest features that you can use in your workflow now. After upgrading your tool, here are of the coolest features you'll find in the latest iOS update.

1. Password not required for free downloads
With the iTunes App Store, in case you don't have Touch ID enabled for purchases, you can basically tweak the password settings so that you no longer must enter the password when downloading free items from the iBook Store or iTunes App Store.
Here's how to do this:
  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Navigate to iTunes & App Stores | Password Settings
  3. Select either Always Require or Require After 15 Minutes
  4. Disable the toggle for Require Password (Figure A)
Figure A
Figure A
Disabling this option will no longer require you to enter your password when downloading free items.
2. Wireless CarPlay
If you utilize CarPlay in a compatible automobile, you'll love this new feature. With iOS 8.3 & compatible CarPlay systems, you can now use CarPlay from your tool without the necessity to plug your tool in to your automobile. Consult your particular CarPlay process to find out how to enable this 
feature.


3. Siri speakerphone calls
You can now make speakerphone calls using Siri in iOS 8.3. Use Siri as you normally would to call a contact, but add "using speakerphone" after the comment. For example, you can basically call a contact by saying the following phrase to Siri:
"Call [Contact Name] using speakerphone"
When you do this, Siri will initiate a call per normal; however, the call will be placed on speakerphone, allowing you to be hands-free with the conversation. Pair this with the "Hello Siri" command to wake Siri when your iPhone is plugged in, and you can start a phone call on speaker without ever needing to touch your phone.
4. Filtering iMessage conversations
    The Messages app includes a brand spanking new feature that lets you basically filter out messages based on individuals who are in your contacts list & those who are not. To enable this feature, perform the following steps:
  1. Open Settings
  2. Navigate to Messages
  3. Locate the Filter Unknown Senders toggle, and ensure that it's switched ON
After doing this, everytime you navigate to the Messages app, a brand spanking new toggle will appear at the top of the view that lets you switch between Contacts & SMS and Unknown Senders (Figure B).
Figure B
Figure B
This feature lets you easily determine which messages you want to focus on at a particular time.

5. Report iMessage spam

    If a sender is not in your contact list in iOS, & you get an iMessage from them, you can now document their message to Apple as a junk message. Basically follow these steps:

  1. Open the Messages app
  2. Select a message thread that you want to report as junk
  3. At the bottom of the message list, you'll see a new button 
that says Report Junk. Tapping this button will mark the message as Junk and report it to Apple (Figure C).
    Click Here
    Figure C
    Figure C
    Marking a message as Junk automatically reports the sender to Apple.

    Post a Comment

     
    Top