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The Hidden Features of iOS 8

02 October 2014

With the launch of iOS 8, Apple has added some new features to the operating system to enhance the user experience. By playing on my device I’ve found these useful extras which you may not have discovered yet.

The first being

‘How to Improve Battery Life’

A problem which I know everyone battles with. I’ve found since the update that my battery life drains really quickly. Why not try the following which I’ve found helps. The feature is dependent on the apps you are using at the time but is a really useful indicator as to which apps are reducing your battery life so that you can alter their background refresh setting.

Open Setting
Select General
Select Usage
Select Battery Usage

The second of my discoveries will hopefully help if the worst happens and your device is lost or stolen

‘Sending your devices last location to Apple before the battery drains’

This feature turns off as a default but it’s so easy to turn back on via Settings
Open Settings
Select iCloud > Find my
Turn the option on for Send Last Location

My final little tip which again I find really useful is

‘Open Desktop Site webpage instead of Mobile versions in Safari’

I find this problem really frustrating when Safari doesn’t open the Desktop webpage, but here’s a simple solution to the problem which makes loading the desktop page a lot easier
Open Safari
Open a website as normal
Once the mobile version loads, tap the address field, then swipe down
Select the “Request Desktop Site” button that appears.

I hope you find these tips useful but whilst I have tried to give accurate information in this blog as always please use your judgement before changing any setting on your device based on these suggestions. TTS UK can’t compensate you in any way if you happen to experience a loss/inconvenience or damage by following the information provided in this blog.

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