Hidden iOS 8 features not mentioned

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Every year, Apple puts up a slide of features that aren't technically announced at WWDC. Here's a list of what I've found are the hidden features in iOS 8. I'm sure there are plenty more. If you find one, I'd love to hear about it in this thread.

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  1. Battery Usage By App: Will let you see which apps are responsible for your battery usage. It will show over the last 24 hours and previous 7 days.
  2. DuckDuckGo support in Safari: They have added support for DuckDuckGo, a relatively new search engine.
  3. Travel time notifications
  4. 24 new dictation langauges
  5. See your books as a series in iBooks
  6. Multi-device support for MFi hearing aids
  7. Tips app: This was one of the rumored apps and is indeed coming soon. This will likely provide basic tips on how to use iOS 8. With the new spotlight feature, this may come in handy for new users struggling to figure out how a particular feature works.
  8. Lunar calendar support
  9. Time limits and countdown time for Guided Access
  10. Speak screen
  11. Camera timer
  12. Place cards in other apps
  13. FaceTime call waiting: As FaceTime becomes more and more a part of our lives, busy people need features like call waiting. iOS 8 brings call waiting to Face Time.
  14. Touch ID to exit from Guided Access: For iPhone 5s owners and those with Touch ID enabled devices, it should make it easier to exit Guided Access.
  15. Rich text editing in Notes: You’ll now the ability to customize your editing experience, change fonts and more in the Notes app.
  16. In case of Emergency card: Part of Apple’s Health initiative, this will provide pertinent information about your health condition in the case of an emergency. It’s a digital version of the paper card some folks would carry in their wallets.
  17. Improved zoom for accessibility
  18. Flyover city tours
 

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Here's 2 iOS 8 Pro Tips you may not know:
1. Inserting photos in the Notes app. Long press on the text field to bring up the options bar. Tap "Insert Photo". Choose photo. Select "Done". Your photo is now in Notes.
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2. Rearranging the order of the bottom Safari options to suit your needs. Slide the options bar to the left and tap "More".
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Rearrange the order of the options.
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Tap "Done".
 

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The ability to nest folders that won't be reset when you sync with iTunes. Very handy to keep screen clean and not full of clutter
 

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The ability to nest folders that won't be reset when you sync with iTunes. Very handy to keep screen clean and not full of clutter
I finally got that right. I have some 4 folders deep. I wish it possible to nest more than one in one folder. I don't know why they don't just make nesting an official feature.
 

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I finally got that right. I have some 4 folders deep. I wish it possible to nest more than one in one folder. I don't know why they don't just make nesting an official feature.
Most I have is 3 deep at the moment. How do you mean more than one in one folder?
 

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I also love the tweak to iBooks where the paragraph is now justified. Looks much better reading on my iPhone now. Also love the background to the iBooks app. Beautiful.
 

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I also love the tweak to iBooks where the paragraph is now justified. Looks much better reading on my iPhone now. Also love the background to the iBooks app. Beautiful.
I have not used iBooks. I never had it on my screen until iOS 8 forced it on me. There's not many good free books. If I have to pay, I may as well go buy a book at a used book store. I find great paperbacks for 50 cents to $2.00.
 

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I was the same until I started using it. Now no can have all my books on my devices anywhere and it's really great. I'm now a confirmed iBooks reader.
 

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Every year, Apple puts up a slide of features that aren't technically announced at WWDC. Here's a list of what I've found are the hidden features in iOS 8. I'm sure there are plenty more. If you find one, I'd love to hear about it in this thread.

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  1. Battery Usage By App: Will let you see which apps are responsible for your battery usage. It will show over the last 24 hours and previous 7 days.
  2. DuckDuckGo support in Safari: They have added support for DuckDuckGo, a relatively new search engine.
  3. Travel time notifications
  4. 24 new dictation langauges
  5. See your books as a series in iBooks
  6. Multi-device support for MFi hearing aids
  7. Tips app: This was one of the rumored apps and is indeed coming soon. This will likely provide basic tips on how to use iOS 8. With the new spotlight feature, this may come in handy for new users struggling to figure out how a particular feature works.
  8. Lunar calendar support
  9. Time limits and countdown time for Guided Access
  10. Speak screen
  11. Camera timer
  12. Place cards in other apps
  13. FaceTime call waiting: As FaceTime becomes more and more a part of our lives, busy people need features like call waiting. iOS 8 brings call waiting to Face Time.
  14. Touch ID to exit from Guided Access: For iPhone 5s owners and those with Touch ID enabled devices, it should make it easier to exit Guided Access.
  15. Rich text editing in Notes: You’ll now the ability to customize your editing experience, change fonts and more in the Notes app.
  16. In case of Emergency card: Part of Apple’s Health initiative, this will provide pertinent information about your health condition in the case of an emergency. It’s a digital version of the paper card some folks would carry in their wallets.
  17. Improved zoom for accessibility
  18. Flyover city tours
What do you mean in #3 "travel time notifications?"


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I finally got that right. I have some 4 folders deep. I wish it possible to nest more than one in one folder. I don't know why they don't just make nesting an official feature.
How does one nest folders? And to be clear do you mean a folder with an app or apps inside another folder? Can the second folder have apps in it?


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How does one nest folders? And to be clear do you mean a folder with an app or apps inside another folder? Can the second folder have apps in it?


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A folder inside a folder. Like this:
Here I have a Utilities folder inside my Productivity folder. Inside the Utilities folder is yet another one for Security.
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Thank you. But how is it accomplished? Is there a setting that allows It? Is it a jailbreak thing?


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Do you create the folder from scratch inside the other folder?


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How does one nest folders? And to be clear do you mean a folder with an app or apps inside another folder? Can the second folder have apps in it?


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To nest a folder, you start with the folder you want nested. Make sure you have the apps in it you want. Then take 2 apps next to that folder and drag one on top of the other to create a folder. As soon as you drop, drag the nest folder over quickly and drop it in too.
 

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You can only have one nested folder per folder. But they can go several deep. It's like those mirror photos where you see the same image get smaller and smaller.
 
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I have not used iBooks. I never had it on my screen until iOS 8 forced it on me. There's not many good free books. If I have to pay, I may as well go buy a book at a used book store. I find great paperbacks for 50 cents to $2.00.
A great find for me is that the local library has a large percentage of audiobooks that you normally buy from iTunes or Amazon for absolutely free to borrow. The same with e-books, a large percentage of the iBooks/ebooks/kindle books we buy are free at the library. An under used wealth of free resources.
 
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You can only have one nested folder per folder. But they can go several deep. It's like those mirror photos where you see the same image get smaller and smaller.
To nest a folder, you start with the folder you want nested. Make sure you have the apps in it you want. Then take 2 apps next to that folder and drag one on top of the other to create a folder. As soon as you drop, drag the nest folder over quickly and drop it in too.
I tried this and lost a folder holding about 12 apps ..strange I can't find it now.
 

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After I make the new folder with the two apps that folder opens up. There isn't time to drag the other folder into it.


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Got it. 2nd times a charm. But when the folder is open I see the two apps and a folder with no icon, just its content. Background and icon are same color so the boundaries of thee nested folder don't show. When i close the folder and it shrinks to normal size only the icons in it show. The nested folder doesn't show until I open up the original folder again. Wow, I typed all that and it doesn't even make sense to me.


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