iOS 8.1 Tips and Tricks
iOS 8.1 Tips and Tricks: iOS 8.1 operating system has some new features which are hidden from view, so you can’t get the most from your it. Here come some interesting tips and tricks which can help you to uncover cool stuff that you have overlooked:
Mail: You can swipe left to right on a mail item to uncover a Mark As Unread button. You can swipe right to left. This action will allow you to flag a message or send it to the trash. A “More” option also exists for replies, forwarding, moving to the junk box, and so on.
To change the swipe options you should go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Swipe Options and then set your “Swipe Left” and “Swipe Right” commands.
To nuke your entire inbox, tap “Edit” at the upper right, then tap “Mark All” at the lower left followed by “Mark As Read” from the pop-up menu. To see all your unread emails, go to Mail > Mailboxes > Edit and select “Unread” .
As the battery in the iPhone doesn’t last long enough, with iOS 8.1 you have a way to find out what apps are having the biggest impact on it. For this, go to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage. Now you can easily find out which apps have used the most battery over the last 24 hours or last seven days.
You can also hide Favourites and contacts from displaying in App Switcher. The utility of this command depends on your personal preferences. It may be a handy feature for you or may be not. Well, you can unable or disable this feature by going to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar and scrolling down to “Show in App Switcher.”
The new Apple QuickType keyboard now throws up some auto-suggestions as you type. You can hide them if you don’t use this option. To hide auto-suggestions press and hold at the top of the auto-suggest bar and drag it down towards the top row of keys to hide it. If you change your mind you can bring it back by dragging up from the top of the keyboard if you change your mind.
As to Safari tips, Safari now throws recommended search results at you. If you are not comfortable with this new feature, go to Settings > Safari > Search Engine Suggestions. Then turn the item off.
You can swipe left and right on the browser screen to go forwards and backwards through your browser history.
Another iOS 8.1 Tips and Tricks: To set privacy-friendly DuckDuckGo as the default search engine, go to Settings > Safari > Search Engine to make this option the default.
Safari now preloads the top search result in an attempt to make your browsing feel faster. If you want to turn it off go to Settings > Safari > Preload Top Hit and flick the switch to the off position to avoid this feature to burn through your allowance if you are using cellular data.
You can now locate your lost iPhone or iPad even if the battery is dead, as the device can transmit its last location before the battery dies. To switch this feature on go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone and toggle “Send Last Location” on.
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