In the wake of 2021, Apple introduced their newest operating system, iOS 15. Since Apple only markets its prominent features and not the minor ones, many of us have completely missed some of the most awesome features. In this article, we show you some of the best-hidden features of iOS 15 that you might have overlooked.
These functionalities are one of those things where once you start using them in your daily life, you will wonder how you ever lived without them.
With the new iOS upgrades, you can now scan a document anywhere and convert it into text. For example, let’s say you have a vast list that you would like to copy from a physical notepad to your phone's notes app. Simply tap on the text field on the screen. Just as the keyboard pops out, tap again to open the Scan Text option.
Once you select the option, the camera will be opened, allowing you to focus on the range of text you want to scan. Simply tap "Insert" on the screen and let the iOS insert the text in the notes.
Just like scanning, you can translate any text any time and anywhere from any app where you can select the text.
For this, you need to first select the text block you wish to convert into another language. The text block has to be chosen like you are copy-pasting it. After you select the text block, you will see a little pop-up function on top of it.
Next, you will see the "Translate" option. Here, you may get a warning that the phone will send the text to the Apple processing unit. Tap Continue, and you will have access to the translation.
Sharing images from one app to another was originally a hectic process. You first had to save them from one platform and then select them again in another chat.
Finally catching up with Android systems, now in iOS 15 the process has been made much more simple. With the Drag and Drop feature, you can select files from one app and drag them to any other application.
This transfer is available from Photos App, iMessage, or WhatsApp.
Formerly, you were only able to change the text size universally. You couldn’t choose specific apps because the text size applied to all apps. With the new updates from iOS 15, you can now change the text size on each individual app.
To do this, you first need to enable the feature from the control center. Go to your App Settings, then Control Center, and then scroll down to allow text size control.
When you want to change the text size, open the control center in the app from the top right corner. Then you’ll be able to select the app size option. A screen will appear which enables you to make the text larger or smaller. You also have the option to apply these settings across all your apps.
One of the notable improvements in the new iOS 15 update is the weather app. Apple has recently acquired a popular weather app called Dark Sky. With this new app, all users are able to get real-time notifications that will tell them when snow or rain would start.
To activate them, all you need to do is go to the weather app, click the three dots at the top and go to "Notifications." Turn on "My location" and then tap Done.
You’ll now be able to accurately know when the rain and snow will fall and stop.
Apple has been tracking every app’s activity to know which have been taking data from their users unknowingly. The iOS 15 will notify you about any software that can put you at risk of a security breach.
This iOS 15 update will provide you with a new function that will allow you to see any apps asking you for permissions. To enable it, go to settings and select the toggle for Record App Activity.
Every Apple and iCloud account is associated with many services, photos, and purchases. If you lose access, you may regret it for a long time.
To cater to that, Apple has come up with the "Account Recovery" option that allows you to add people you trust. They will help you reset your password but won’t be able to access your data. Now if you find yourself locked out of your device, you can initiate the request and reset the code through recovery contacts.
Sometimes it is a pain to share the URL between your browser and messaging app. You may copy it, but it might get lost if you try to send it to someone after a few minutes.
IOS 15 features improved SIRI functioning. Now you can ask SIRI to share the content. Simply say, "Hey SIRI, can you share the [content] with [Contact]" and SIRI can execute this action without a problem.
You can share images, websites, Apple music, podcasts, and map locations via URL. If SIRI can't share the content, it will take the screenshot automatically.
Android has a Find my device feature that will allow you to track your device if you left it somewhere. However, it isn’t able to work if the phone or app is turned off.
With the newest iOS 15 feature, you can track your low battery phone to keep the Bluetooth on even if the phone is turned off. That way, you won’t have to worry about not being able to find your phone if the battery is dead.
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