iOS 8, All The Little Things! [Features Discovered in iOS 8]

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Comeagain?, Jun 2, 2014.

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  1. Comeagain?, Jun 2, 2014
    Last edited by Richardgm: Sep 16, 2014

    Comeagain? macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    In case you found something, please add it to the list below so users will find your discovery more quickly. Many little things are still hidden between 1200+ posts in this thread.

    • Icons no longer outlined on the share sheet. (kmj2318)
    • New UI for upgrading to iOS 8. (SumYoungGai)
    • Military time is now formatted correctly. (luckydcxx)
    • New animation when opening apps from lock screen. (virginblue4)
    • Share sheets are customizable. (manhattanmania)
    • Share sheets use translucent lines as separators. (Apple blogger SS)
    • Share sheets have new AirDrop icon when disabled; bolder than before (MinEderPlayz SS)
    • {iPad Contacts} Different list-contact ratio. (MinEderPlayz)

    • Battery usage by app. (Topher227 SS)
    • Voice activation: General > Siri. (Topher227)
    • Different Location Services options. (Topher227 SS)
    • Different System Services options. (Topher227)
    • Store/Delete Messages option. (Topher227 SS)
    • New options for TouchID & Passcode. (efice32)
    • Background app refresh confirmation removed. (toxicfusion)
    • More location services options per app. (Knockoutjosie SS)
    • Redesigned per-app settings for Notifications, Privacy, Cellular, and Background Refresh. (Tubebaum SS)
    • Option for Cellular data for FaceTime calls. (lovewd)
    • VPN can be connected directly from the Settings app (OpenVPN update released 9/15/14 enables this). (Clete2 SS)

    Control Center
    • Sun icons in Mission Control for brightness. (jafingi)
    • ”Buy” button in Control Center for iTunes Radio. (VSMacOne SS)

    Notification Center
    • ”Missed” Tab is removed from Notification Center (Richardgm)
    • Notifications can be individually dismissed. (falkedup)
    • ”Raise to Dial/Call” from Messages quick reply. (ANdYMILLMAN)
    • Swipe left to reply in notification center. (Antoni Nygaard SS)

    Mission Control
    • New animation when opening apps from Mission Control. (jafingi)
      - Or not? (Paddle1)
    • Faster switching between multitasking screen and apps. (SumYoungGai)
      - Or not? (Paddle1)
    • Faster multitasking scrolling. (allistera)


    • Stock Weather app now uses Weather Channel instead of Yahoo!. (swordfish5736)
    • Scroll down for more information in Weather instead of tapping. (virginblue4 SS)
    • Weekly forecast up to a week displayed. (JetBlack7)



    • You can see the date and time a picture was taken in Photos. (sik08amg SS)
    • ”Recently deleted” album in Photos. (HCO SS)
    • Photos and videos can be hidden from Moments. (stavtag SS)



    • Full screen caller ID. (marvz)
    • FaceTime call waiting. (localboy28)
    • In, the persons name scrolls from right to left. (sik08amg)
    • Can use phone app during a call. (DocDandan)
      - Different behavior in Mission Control/multitasking view (MinEderPlayz)
    • remembers if speaker was turned on during last call (VSMacOne)

    (Default) Keyboard
    • Smiley icon for emoji keyboard smileys. (jafingi)
      - Becomes a Globe with multiple keyboards. (Antoni Nygaard)
    • Braille keyboard for direct 6-dot braille. (localboy28)
    • Indian, Tagalog, Irish Gaelic, and Slovenian keyboards. (localboy28)
    • iOS 6 keyboard no longer in apps not updated for iOS 7+. (Paddle1 SS)
    • QuickType can be hidden by swiping down. (VSMacOne SS)
    • Keyboard touches are ignored while swiping up to access Control Center. (adamtj11)
    • Keyboard stays on numbers if only one character is typed. (MinEderPlayz)

    • New photo picker when sending photos over Messages. (jafingi)
    • Messages auto loads previous messages. (sik08amg)
    • You can title group message threads. (astral125)
    • Batch save/delete all images in a message thread. (efice32)
    • Camera button in messages shows recently taken pictures. (dspalton SS)
    • Pictures in Messages conversations are much larger. (uiop.)
    • You can send your current location in Messages. (Papajuice)
    • Camera button in Messages changes color based on message type. (Comeagain? SS)

    • Braille keyboard for direct 6-dot braille. (localboy28)
    • Alex voice. (localboy28)
    • Improved Zoom for accessibility. (localboy28)
    • Speak screen. (localboy28)
    • Greyscale mode in Accessibility. (Antoni Nygaard)
    • When Increase Contrast is enabled the passcode screen is no longer solid gray. (Paddle1)
    • New voices (and gesture) for speech accessibility. (luckydcxx SS)

    Guided Access
    • TouchID to exit Guided Access. (localboy28)
    • Time limits and countdown timer for Guided Access. (localboy28)

    • Left swipe to delete album. (Stupotpot & thomas-chk)
    • Albums no longer show tracks on iPad. (ErikGrim)
    • Can add music to a playlist from another playlist. (Imddawson)
    • Playlists no longer show album art, only shows once you go into the actual Playlist.
    • Rectangular shaped album art no longer shows white background on lockscreen; wallpaper shown inside
    • iTunes Radio now shows how many skips you have left. (Richardgm)

    • Ability to view mail content while composing also available on iPhone. (Estagmar SS)
    • Mail conversations are now threads. (Shawzborne)
    • Threads can have alerts individually. (Shawzborne)
    • Exchange automatic reply. (Topher227 SS)
    • New “Add to Contacts” button drawing information from email signatures. (Frankh1982)

    App Store

    Voice Memos
    • Play/Pause button next to the record button in Voice Memos. (kmj2318)

    • Dictation for Danish now available. (Antonu Nygaard)
    • Shazam automatically matches a song when Siri is open. (jafingi)

    • Lunar calendar support. (localboy28)
    • Custom calendar repeat events without Siri. (Will0827)
    • Travel time in calendar appointments. (Teeceman {nheilweil's SS}
    • Decline a calendar invite with a comment. (nheilweil SS)
    • Calendar week # visible. (luckydcxx SS)
    • Alert “When I need to leave” for calendar events. (nheilweil SS)

    • Passbook “info” card only displays without other cards. (matt.p)

    • New options for navigation directions. (ikm19 SS)

    Facetime (iPad)
    • New options, including “Add call”. (MinEderPlayz)
    • Different behavior in Mission Control/multitasking view (see Phones section)
  2. HappyDude20 macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    iOS 8, All The Little Things!

    Post here for all the little hidden features that some of us may have missed during the WWDC 2014 Keynote!
  3. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    Hopefully you'll be updating this post pretty often ;)

    Don't be like the others
  4. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    The Developer page is down.
    "We'll Be Back Soon"

    That's a good sign.
  5. HappyDude20 macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    I was going to post asking why Messages had two microphones, but of course they just explained the usefulness of the feature.

    I'm digging the microphone feature!

    Looks like the quick video record feature and audio feature is directly going after Snapchat!

    Edit: I give it 18 months before Snapchat is considered obsolete. Firm statement I know, but Apple will certainly go after them.
  6. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    With posts like this, we ask the creator to keep the list updated / curated. In the case with iOS7, WhackyNinja did a great job of keeping the iOS7 list up to date.

    Are you willing / able to do the same (long term) for iOS 8?
  7. HappyDude20 macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Admittedly not to the higher standard i've seen here on MacRumors. Do with this thread what you will. Thank you!
  8. Sensamic macrumors 68030

    Mar 26, 2010
    YES!! Swype!!!!!!

    Thank GODDDDDDDDD!!!

    After the keyboard update at the beginning I thought "great, another year without swype keyboard".

    But now you can add third party keyboards. This is HUGE!! :D:D:D
  9. Risco macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Totally agree, personally I want an option for Nokia style predictive text!
  10. TheColtr macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2014
    Swype better be installed as part of the iOS 8 beta
  11. DamnDJ macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2003
    Denver, CO
    Love the naysayers who got on my case (and others) for posting about the need for this feature. HAH.

    Seriously though, this is the main reason why I hadn't returned iPhone. This changes everything for me. It's not just Swype. There are other great keyboards out there (SwiftKey) which can now come over to Apple if they want.

  12. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    This is the only thing I was jealous about android. Love swipe! And finally I would get it on my favourite device, iPhone
  13. sophiamendezzz1 macrumors regular

    May 20, 2014
    are we talking about currently?? or for the iPhone 6?
  14. Mildredop macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2013

    I can now reconsider iPhone.

    But it's also a sad day. This and the ability to say "Hey, Siri" (like "OK Google") really does show that Apple's innovative days are over, and they too are now resorting to just copying. These are features Android has had for years.
  15. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    I am really surprised by this - especially after the enhancements they are making to the stock one!
  16. N3wbi3 macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2014
    OP doesn't sound too sure of the commitment this type of thread requires. Could a moderator see if WhackyNinja is up for the task again since he did such a great job on last years?
  17. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  18. lyceumHQ macrumors 65816


    Aug 4, 2010
    Very happy.

    Main reason I jailbreak has always been sbsettings and bitesms for the quick reply.

    Control centre took away the need for sbsettings and now there's a quick reply I'll be happy not jailbreaking.
  19. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
  20. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
  21. HankHowdy macrumors 68040


    Dec 2, 2012
    Victorville CA
    I didn't see quick reply from the lock screen, just while in an app. I hope you can.
  22. xero9 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 7, 2006
    Can they though? You make it seem like there will be a keyboard category on the App Store, but I don't think this is the case. This is just one additional keyboard they've added.
  23. kmj2318 macrumors 68000


    Aug 22, 2007
    Naples, FL
    I noticed that the icons are no longer outlined on the share sheet
  24. WesCole macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2010
    I am happy that Apple seems to be opening up a little and allowing apps to talk to each other. I saw that Safari got some extensions, but will developers (specifically 1Password) be able to implement the extensions themselves, or will Apple decide who gets to get their hooks into Safari?
  25. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    You can...they demoed it with Greg Joswiak. He made a "voice-message" from the Lockscreen in a Group-Chat.
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