Apple introduced iOS 15 with a lot of interesting news, while the vast majority of the improvements are app related, there are some very interesting ones that the company has overlooked.
This is a very important system update, with a renewal of almost all applications and with a lot of little utilities that you should check out. In the opening keynote, Apple went over the most important iOS 15 news, but we found up to 50 secrets which are great too.
50 secret new features of iOS 15
Although the WWDC presentation lasted up to 2 hours, Apple did not reveal all the news about iOS 15. After testing it for a few hours, we found out 50 hidden novelties.
- New widgets. Apple has included new widgets in iOS 15: Search, Contacts, Game Center, App Store, Mail, and Sleep.
- Additional space in iCloud when setting up a new device. When you buy a new device, you can use iCloud Backup to move your data to the new device, even if you have little iCloud storage.
- No more content transferred from Android. By upgrading to iOS, you can now also move your photo albums, files and folders, as well as your accessibility settings.
- New screen “hello” when starting iOS 15. When you first start your iPhone or iPad with iOS 15, you will see a screen with the classic Apple “hello”.
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- The magnifying glass returns when selecting the text. A function that returns, when you select the text with the cursor, you will see what you select enlarged.
- 40 new Memoji customizations. Clothes, eye colors, glasses, hats, moods, your Memoji is more personal than ever.
- The wallet hides old tickets and passes. Your expired boarding passes and event tickets will automatically be moved to a separate list.
- Ability to prioritize 5G over Wi-Fi. 5G devices automatically prioritize this connection when Wi-Fi connectivity on networks you occasionally visit is slow.
- Backups with 5G. You can backup to iCloud and restore from iCloud backup with 5G.
- New TV remote control design. The Apple TV control available on the iPhone has changed its design.
- EXIF metadata in the Photos app. The photos app now uses EXIF data to see the date, time and location it was taken, as well as the specifications of the camera used.
- Changing the time, date and location where we took a photo or video. All this EXIF data for photos and videos is editable from Photos.
- IPhone apps in horizontal mode on iPadOS 15. If you install an iPhone app on the iPad, you can now use it in landscape mode.
- iOS 15 locates your iPhone even if it is turned off or has been restored. Finder app is able to locate your lost iPhone or iPad even if they are turned off or restored and offline.
- New SMS spam filter. Messages has intelligence on the device that filters out unwanted SMS messages.
- Apple Maps allows you to set arrival or departure times by getting directions. If you want to plan a trip, whether by public transport or by car, Apple Maps will show you the exact directions at that time of day.
- Device separation alerts. You can turn on Separation Alerts, and if you separate from a compatible third-party device, AirTag, AirPod, or item, iPhone will alert us with a notification.
- Low power mode on iPadOS 15. This mode takes a lot of time on the iPhone and saves a few hours of battery life.
- Apple won’t force you to install iOS 15 to get security updates. If you don’t want to update to iOS 15, you can stay on iOS 14 and Apple will update the system if it finds any security bugs.
- You can drag apps from Spotlight to the Home screen. If you can’t find an app, you can search for it with Spotlight and drag the icon to the Home screen.
- Translate any text from any app as message. The iOS translator is universal and available throughout the system and in all applications.
- Safari’s YouTube can be viewed in 4K. If you access YouTube from Safari, you can enjoy the highest quality 4K and even 8K content.
- You can select the text size of each app individually. With an icon in Control Center, when changing the text size in an app, the settings will be saved only for that app.
- Announce the messages available in CarPlay. Siri can now announce messages to you on CarPlay.
- You can have an app icon on multiple home screen pages at the same time
- Paste Camera Text. You can paste text into a conversation using the new feature that detects text from an image.
- Portrait mode video and audio effects work in third-party apps. The new FaceTime settings are compatible with other apps like Zoom or WhatsApp.
- Shazam history in the control center. In the control center, we can now see a history of our research on Shazam.
- AirPods warranty information. If we click on the “i” of some AirPods connected to an iPhone or iPad with iOS 15, you will see information about the warranty that remains on the AirPods.
- You can create a fully personalized notification mode. The new Concentration mode allows you to manage notifications in a much more personal way.
- You can choose which apps appear when you activate Focus mode. For example, when enabling work mode, you can only view one page with the apps you use for work.
- Your contacts will know you are in focus mode when they try to contact you. If someone tries to contact you, you can customize a response to let you know you’re working or focusing.
- Ignore notifications. You can temporarily turn off any app or message thread, for the next hour or for the day.
- Globe on Apple Maps. Discover the natural beauty of Earth with a rich and interactive 3D globe, including dramatically enhanced details for mountain ranges, deserts, forests, oceans and more.
- User profile in Apple Maps. We can find the most used settings including preferred mode of transport, reported issues, favorites and more.
- Pull to update in Safari. If you want to refresh a web page, just swipe up from the top of the page.
- Access Spotlight from the lock screen. Swipe down from the lock screen or Action Center to open Spotlight.
- Faster initial iCloud Photo Library sync. When you upgrade to a new device, iCloud Photos syncs faster.
- get insurance. Developers may allow us to paste content from another application without having access to what we have copied.
- Share current location quickly. Developers can allow us to share our current location with a customizable button in their apps.
- Account recovery contacts. If you forgot your Apple ID password, you can choose one or more trusted people to become an account recovery contact to help you reset your password and regain access to your account.
- Digital inheritance. Allows you to designate people so that they can access your account and your personal information in the event of death.
- Background sounds. Background noise, ocean, rain, and stream are new background sounds available in Accessibility to help you focus.
- Improved panoramic shots. Panorama mode on iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro has improved geometric distortion and better captures moving subjects.
- Enlarge QuickTake Video. Swipe up or down while taking a QuickTake video to zoom in or out.
- Inclusive language in Spanish. To make your device more personal, choose how you want the system to treat you: female, male, or neutral.
- Announce reminders with Siri on AirPods. Siri can announce your reminders when you’re wearing compatible AirPods or Beats headphones.
- Ignore silence in voice memos. The app analyzes your recordings and automatically ignores silent gaps in your audio with just one click.
- Weather maps. The Weather app has been redesigned and we now have weather maps showing precipitation, air quality and temperature.
- Precipitation notifications at the next hour. Get notified when rain, snow, hail, or sleet is about to start or stop.
It’s about only from the first beta of iOS 15 and there is still a long summer in which Apple will introduce new features with every update. Without a doubt, iOS 15 is a bigger change than it first appeared.