iOS 9 Hidden New Features

Apple unveiled iOS 9 at WWDC 2015 keynote which came with a bunch of great new features for end-users and developers. Amongst these big announcements, there are some small, but useful features that Apple did not have time to talk about.

Right now we are going to show you some hidden cool features that you may not knew about..

1) Battery Saving Mode

When you place your iPhone face down on a table, it will automatically turn off the screen to conserve power. It makes use of ambient light and the proximity sensors.

This and other improvements has helped in improving battery life by one more hour in iOS 9. The Low Power mode, which was showcased during the Keynote, increases battery life by three hours. Low Power mode conserves power by limiting network activity and performance; manually fetching emails, disabling Background App Refresh and downloads, reducing Motion and brightness, and reducing network speed. It can be enabled via a new Battery menu in the Settings app.

2) iCloud Drive app

As reported earlier, iOS 9 includes a new iCloud Drive app, that as the name suggests gives you access to the files stored in your iCloud Drive. It is hidden by default, but you can enabled via the Settings app (Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive > Show on Home Screen).

3) Search in Settings app

Instead of navigating through different screens to get the settings you want, Apple made it easier for you and finally added a search bar in the Settings app which helps users finding settings quickly..
4) Shift Key

Apple has finally made it easier to figure out if you’re going to type in caps or lower-case. In iOS 9, lower case characters are displayed on the keys when Shift key is turned off, and capital letters are displayed when it is turned on. Prior to iOS 9, capital letters were displayed even though Shift key was turned off. It will take some time getting used to it though.

You can disable the display of lowecase keys via the Settings app (Settings > General > Accessibility > Show Lowercase Keys).

5) Scrubber in Photos app

The Photos app gets a scrubber which can be accessed at the bottom between the photo and the toolbar. It allows you to quickly flip through the photos in your camera roll.
6) New App Switcher

Apple has redesigned the app switcher again in iOS 9. It has a coverflow effect. Apple has also got rid of the Recent and Favorite Contacts from the app switcher, which wasn’t popular with most users.
Apple had given us a glimpse of the redesigned app switcher on the iPad. Here’s a look at the app switcher on the iPhone.
7) Passcodes are now 6-digits

When you try to set a new passcode, iOS 9 You will need to use a 6-digit passcode in iOS 9 instead of 4, to make your passcode a lot tougher to crack. It doesn’t force you to change the passcode to a 6-digit passcode, but if you try to change it, you will have to use a 6-digit passcode.

You also have the option to continue using a 4-digit numeric code. You get the option when you tap on Password Options.
8) Battery Widget

iOS 9 also comes with a new Battery widget. It is available only when you pair your iPhone or iPad with an Apple Watch. Screenshot via Javier Sato.
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