. 1 Emergency Health ID
Powered by Apple's new HealthKit, Emergency Health ID enables anyone to access basic and potentially life-saving health information through the lock screen of their iPhone. To set it up, open the Health app, tap "Medical ID" at the bottom right, and add as much or as little information as you feel comfortable. If you now tap the emergency button on the bottom left of your lock screen, you will also be able to view your medical details and emergency contact numbers.
. 2 Automatically delete messages
If you have used your iPhone for a long time, you have created a fairly large archive of text messages. This can take up a lot of unnecessary space (do you really need those lyrics and pictures from two years ago?). With iOS 8, you can automatically delete these old messages after 30 days or a year, potentially freeing up gigabytes of storage space. Tap Settings> Messages and scroll down to Message History before selecting how long you want to keep your old messages.
. 3 Snapchat-like Photos and Videos
You can now send instant videos, audio clips, and images to your contacts through iMessage, much like Snapchat. To send an image, go to your message window and tap and hold the camera icon on the left. A small circular window pops up and gives you a quick snapshot. A word of caution: once the picture or video is taken it will be sent instantly, there will be no confirmation or editing screen, so make sure you do not test it while you're in the bathroom.
. 4 Swip Notifications One by One
Swiping down at the top of the screen will display your phone's notification center. Here you will be informed about various alerts and app-related information. If you have many apps and receive lots of messages, this section can be cluttered and messy. In the past, you could only delete these notifications at once or not at all. However, if you swipe left, you can now delete each notification individually.
. 5 Exposure Control
It's no secret that Apple's iSight camera has always lacked advanced features, especially compared to Nokia or Samsung. Fortunately, Apple seems to be interested in changing that with the introduction of exposure control. When you take a picture, tap where you want to focus (or hold down the mouse button to lock the focus). A small sun symbol will be displayed. Drag it up or down to quickly adjust the exposure values.
. 6 Hide Photos from Photostream
If you have ugly or embarrassing photos in your photo stream that you would like to keep, but would rather not be seen by other people, you're in luck. Find the offending picture, tap, hold and select Hide from the menu that appears. The image is now quarantined in an album called "Hidden" that you can access by opening your Photos app and selecting Albums in the lower right corner. To return the image to where you found it, go to the Hidden Album, tap and hold your image, and choose Show.
. 7 Wipe Quick Type
iOS 8 introduces Quick Type, which intelligently suggests words before you use them for fast typing. However, it takes a lot of space and some people do not find it particularly useful. Remove it is a breeze: tap the suggestions words and swipe down. A small gray bar remains; wipe the pole upwards if you want to return the suggestions.
. 8 Battery Hogging Apps
If you find that your battery runs out of juice all the time, but you do not know why, this tip might be a fluke. Go to Settings> General> Usage> Battery usage. You'll see a breakdown of all the apps you've already used and how much battery power they used. This gives you a better idea of which apps you want to periodically close or uninstall.
. 9 Quick Response to Messages by Dropping Notification Banners
Each time you receive a text or iMessage, you can swipe down the notification banner, which opens a small message window. Enter your answer and press Send. This feature is especially useful for those who do not like dropping an app to send a response before re-entering the app before they receive a message.
10th Recover Recently Deleted Photos
By default, iOS 8 now saves all deleted photos in an album named "Recently deleted." They will stay in this album for 30 days before being permanently deleted forever. To find the folder, go to Photos> Albums. You may be surprised how many old photos there are. Unfortunately, if you do not like the 30-day buffer zone, you can not disable it at this time. It's best to open the album, tap on "Select" in the top right corner and then on the bottom right on "Delete all".
. 11 Requesting Desktop / Mobile Web Sites
When you use your phone to browse a web site, a little bit of code often detects it and sends it to the mobile version of the Web site by default. This is not always preferable, especially if you have the big iPhone 6 Plus or if the mobile version is not very good. Safari now has a new feature that lets you quickly choose between the mobile or desktop version of a website. To use them, tap and drag the address bar directly below them to see the mobile or desktop options. Be forewarned: If you do not have any favorites, the Mobile / Desktop options may be hard to see.
12th Muting Individuals
If you do not want to mute your entire phone, but someone is constantly texting you, you can now mute individuals from your contacts list. Open your message window, select Details in the top right corner, and then delete the Do Not Disturb button. You will no longer be notified of your messages until you turn off the Do Not Disturb option.
. 13 Turn your iPhone gray
You can now remove all the color from your iOS device and turn it completely into grayscale. This is a good option for some visually impaired people or for those who do not like color. To enable this, go to Settings> General> Accessibility and swipe grayscale.
fourteenth Automatically send the last position of the phone before canceling
When you move your iPhone, Find My iPhone uses your device's GPS device to determine the exact location of the device. However, your phone needs power for this feature to work. A good way to tackle the power problem is to tell your phone that it is broadcasting its last location before the battery runs out. To turn it on, go to Settings> iCloud> Find my iPhone
15th Formatting Words and Inserting Pictures
A much-needed update to Apple's pleasantly minimalist note app introduces some useful formatting options, such as: For example, the ability to use italics, bold, and underline. You can now also import photos. Make sure the Notes app interacts with iCloud (Settings> iCloud> Notes) so you can access your updates from any other iOS device. You will need a free iCloud email address for this.
sixteenth "Hey Siri" talks to Siri when connected
It's 4am. You just woke up from a disturbing dream. Something about the owls that are not what they seem. They feel Google Owls are committed to finding answers. But wait, you're comfortable in bed, that's no time to type. Do not worry, Apple was thinking of this situation. Settings> General> Siri has the option "Hey Siri". Activate it and you can control Siri by calling "Hey Siri" on your iOS device when it's connected.
17th Siri Shazam
Siri's power continues to grow in iOS 8 thanks to his recent wedding with Shazam, a music identification service. Hold down the Home button to activate Siri and say, "Siri, what song is that?" Wait until it says "Let me hear", then hold your device to the song you want to identify. This service is surprisingly accurate.
18th Share Your Location
If you have a date with a friend somewhere, do not try to explain where you are, show them. iOS 8 offers the ability to specify your exact location. In the upper right corner of your message window, touch Details and select Send my current location. The recipient receives a snapshot of your current location. If you want to share your location, which will be updated during the move, select Share My Location instead.
19th Delete specific pages from your history in Safari. Delete different days.
If you were not good online but did not want to delete your entire history, you can now delete certain web pages instead of destroying the lot. In Safari, in the lower-right corner, tap the icon for the open book, and then select History in the bookmarks. Now swipe left and select Delete on one of the web pages you want to remove.
20th The lock screen now has location-based shortcuts
This is more of a heads-up. Did you know that your lock screen can now include location-based shortcuts? If you use the Starbucks app and enter one of their chains, a small Starbucks icon will appear at the bottom left of your screen before you unlock your phone. Expect these features to arrive in other apps soon.
21st Email Swipe Options
The Mail app now has more swipe options. Swipe right and you can mark as read. On the left side and you can archive, tag or tap for a long list of other options. You can change the behavior by going to Settings> Mail, Contacts, Calendars> Swipe Options. Another new e-mail feature lets you drag a draft to the bottom of the screen so you can do more in the app instead of having to completely delete the draft.
iOS 8 finally enables widgets, a kind of app extension that provides basic functionality within the notification center. To view your widgets, open the Notification Center by swiping down at the top of the screen of your iOS device. From here you can also remove, add or edit your widgets by scrolling to the bottom of the Notification Center and tapping Edit.
23rd New Editing Options for Photos
Apple has added a number of additional image editing options to iOS 8. After you have taken your photo, select Edit in the upper right corner and tap on the third icon from the left at the bottom of the screen, which looks like a small control button. From here, you can edit lighting and color settings such as exposure, highlights, shadows, brightness, contrast, black point, saturation, grain, and sound – to name but a few.
24th DuckDuckGo Search Engine Option
DuckDuckGo is an Internet search engine that seeks to provide a less intrusive and more private search alternative than Google or Bing. This, according to the company, is achieved by avoiding personalized search results. This search engine is now available in Safari on iOS 8. To enable them, go to Settings> Safari> Search Engine
25th Scan Credit Card Option in Safari
Some websites, such as Amazon, that require payment information now allow iOS 8 users to scan their credit or debit card details with their camera phone instead of writing everything down. When it's time to add your card details, an option will appear at the bottom of the screen asking if you want to use the scanning option. Just click on it and take a picture.