Now that you’ve upgraded to iOS 6, you might be wondering what all the buzz is about. Especially if you are one of the thousands of users that are ready to jump ship to an Android OS because of the problems you are plagued with on the new iOS 6.
So I’ve written a lot to help people who are having problems with iOS 6, I want to now shed some light on some of the cooler features of iOS 6… if I may!
3 cool hidden features on iOS 6
#1: Pull to refresh
One of the first things I noticed after upgrading to iOS 6 was the cool feature of pulling to refresh my email inbox. Although I use it, and it’s pretty cool, I’m not sure if there’s a lot of value because after all, doesn’t my email automatically push when there’s something new?
But anyway, it’s a pretty cool feature and something tells me the programmers from Facebook mobile had some influence in this feature.
#2: User Siri to launch apps
This is a pretty sweet feature, I have to admit. Especially if your iPhone or iPad are anything like mine and full of apps that your kids are downloading.
So how exactly do you launch apps with Siri in the new iOS 6? It’s easy….
Just launch Siri and say the word “launch” before you say the name of your app. And that’s it – Siri will take it from there.
Again, if your iDevice has pages of apps and you just quite sure where that one specific app is, the “launch apps via Siri” feature is pretty cool.
#3: Walking directions via Apple maps
Yeah, I know all the problems people have been having with the new Apple maps. And the problem has been so profound that Apple CEO Tim Cook even wrote a letter of apology to Apple users. Now when’s the last time you’ve seen an Apple CEO do that?
But despite all of the downfalls with Apple maps, there is one cool feature that that lives on and it’s the walking directions feature.
How do you launch the walking directions element of Apple maps?
It’s pretty easy >> just tap the bent arrow “directions” button in your map app and then you’ll see your recent destinations. And from there, you simply need to toggle between driving, walking, and public transit.