I always thought that Apple’s gadgets do not have anything complicated. However, this trend is increasingly being eliminated and with each new version of iOS settings, which need to be monitored becomes more and more. In this article, we’ll tell you what to look for when setting up a new iPhone or iPad.
Do not upgrade to iCloud Drive
iCloud Drive is only supported on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, so if you often use iCloud and you have a Mac, do not rush to upgrade to iCloud Drive until OS X Yosemite officially comes out.
Set up iCloud sync
iCloud allows you to synchronize a lot of different information. Mail, contacts, photos, files of third-party applications – all this can be customized and it’s better to really do it.
- Disable keyboard and screen lock sounds
- Because they are annoying.
- Disable Duplicate Message Notifications
- For the same reason.
- Enable auto-delete messages
Surprisingly, over time, media files in iMessage can take up gigabytes of free space. In order to not delete the correspondence one by one, you can enable automatic deletion of old messages.
Set push push
Push notifications in iOS can be very detailed. You can change the type of notification, include a badge on the badge, notification on the locked screen and so on. And you can do this for each individual application.
Add keyboard shortcuts
Despite the fact that there are more and more third-party keyboards, there are still a lot of supporters of the standard iOS keyboard. If you are one of them, then do not be lazy to adjust keyboard shortcuts. With their help, you can write whole phrases with a few symbols. In a consequence they will save you a lot of time.
Enlarge the number of lines in the preview mail
The standard number of lines in the preview is 2. Their number can be increased to 5. This way you can understand what the message is without even going into it and immediately send it to the archive or to a certain list.
Activate “Hey Siri”
Despite the fact that Siri in our region is still quite useless thing, with its help you can already find out the name of the playing song, the weather, set reminders and stuff. The phrase “Hey Siri” can launch Siri without even touching the gadget. You can do this in Settings → Siri.
View apps optimized for iOS 8
iOS 8 brought to the developers a huge number of opportunities, and as a result and a lot of buns for us! Widgets, extensions, application interaction and much more. For applications updated under iOS 8 in the App Store, there is a separate tab that you definitely need to view.