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iOS 8 Features

Last updated: August 28, 2014 at 8:21 am

Looking for a list of iOS 8 features? You have come to the right place. In this article we will share with you the complete features of this fresh and new iOS 8 firmware.


First, we have a video below that gives you a brief overview of what’s new in iOS 8. It’s taken from Apple’s WWDC 2014 event where the official iOS 8 and its features were revealed.

After the video you will see our take on the amazing and not-so-amazing things about this Apple operating system.

Apple iOS 8 Software Features In A Nutshell

Apple’s newest iOS 8 firmware for iPhones and iPads have more than 20 interesting features. All of them are listed below. You just have to click on the links to learn more about each one of ’em. Sounds good?

Now, let’s quickly look at the features of iOS 8:

Now you can receive notifications and take action on iOS 8 using “interactive notifications.” This new feature, which was usually on Android phones, is now finally available on iOS 8.

With iOS 8 rich features, mailing anyone is an effortless process. Fire up your Mail app and start swiping to delete and mark an email as read/unread. You can also compose message and switch back to reading email messages.

On iOS 7 and older firmware we all found auto-correct a bit too silly. Now, with iOS 8, we now have QuickType keyboard that predicts what you are going to type next. You read that right!

Spotlight for iOS 8 is an advanced recommendation engine that helps you discover latest news, restaurants, get apps suggestions and so on. It’s simple yet very powerful.

Continue editing documents on iPhone, iPad, Macs and even Windows with the new Continuity feature exclusively available on iOS 8 devices.

Messages app on iOS 8 has seen big improvements. You can now leave group messaging rooms, activate “Do Not Disturb.” And if you don’t like the idea of text messaging, then you can always send a video and audio messages.

Using iOS 8 you can share paid apps with other iPhone and iPad users for free. The new Family Sharing supports up to 6 family members, wherein anyone can share any message, documents, and also purchase iOS apps using one credit card for one complete family.

Apple doesn’t want to leave enterprises unsatisfied, so in the form of iOS 8 we have a new “Devise Enrollment Program” that brings custom apps for enterprises.

You will find dozens of health-related gadgets and apps in the App Store. It gets confusing sometimes, which is why Apple iOS 8 features Healthkit. This provides a single place to access health apps right from your iPhones and iPads.

Using iCloud Drive on iOS 8 is simple. You have to, let’s say, edit a document on your iPhone. Now store this on iCloud Drive and resume editing on your Mac.

The updated Photos app on iOS 8 is a refined and improved application that lets you group photos into albums, edit them, or even send them to iPads and Macs with a touch of a button.

We will update this page with all the iOS 8 features very soon. For more info check out

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Note: Articles written at are valid for every Apple device running iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4 / 8.4.1 firmware