The iOS 6 update launched by Apple was announced to have about 200 extra features as compared to its predecessor. Discussing all 200 is not possible, so which of these stood out from the rest of the crowd? The following 10 features have been picked for our readers.
In iOS 6,
walking directions continue to be available. To locate them, just tap the arrow
"directions" key in Maps and you will see your current destinations.
Then, you can toggle in between driving, walking, as well as public transit.
Walking directions work without any problem. Meanwhile, if this solution
feature isn't enough to fulfill your needs then you may try out the Lumatic.
Archive or Remove Messages in mail
this, open any message, tap and hold on the Archive key, and select your
option. The unfortunate fact is you need to actually open the message to get
this done. You can't tap the Archive key to get these options.
Launch Apps using Siri
become smarter in iOS 6, however they neglected to point out that she'd launch
apps for you. All you need to do is activate Siri after which say the word
"launch" and the name of the app you need to open.
Synchronize Your Text Shortcuts with other devices
iOS 6 has
made feature better still, allowing you sync it with the other iOS devices (as
an iPod as well as an iPad). To do this, you'll need to sign up to iCloud.
After that, go to Settings > iCloud, and scroll right down to Documents
& Data. Tap the option, the switch to On, and do exactly the same on your
other iOS 6 gadgets.
If you don't
desire to be bothered by persons who aren't in your contacts, like spam
bots, iOS 6 enables you to ignore them.
Late night Listening
available on all the gadgets, the newer iPads and iPhones have a new Equalizer
setting: Late Night. This feature reduces bass levels and attempts to create
your music less-intrusive at night so you may listen and drift off easily without
becoming distracted by something too jarring.
Wake up with a Song
No longer is
it necessary to wake up to your ring tones. Instead, you can choose any song
from your library. You may even record yourself suggesting waking the hell up,
syncing it with your device. Or you can just pick a song that you want. In any
case, you now have your choice. That's greatly appreciated.
Prevent Ad Tracking
trying to track you on the internet, and your phone is no different. If you'd
rather want advertisers not track your activity and send targeted ads, iOS 6
lets you turn off tracking with an easy button.
A lot of New Emoji
like their emoji - the cute icons you can include to messages, e-mail, or any
place which accepts textual content in iOS. Apple just added a lot of new
Pull to Refresh
refresh is among the best gestures which Apple took alongside forever to
follow. iOS 6 finally enables you to refresh your mail accounts and many other
data sources simply with a pull. Do you know any other feature which should have made its place in this list? Do let us know in the comments below. Attached image source: Texample
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