Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8

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Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8

iOS 8 launched this week, and with it came a slew of improvements and new features. Before you get to playing around with it for yourself, here are a few guides to basic new features, the new Messages functions, hidden features, keyboards, and everything else.

iOS 8 is out right now. It’s not as visaually different as iOS 7, but it’s still packed with all kinds of new stuff. Here’s a list of all the new stuff that really matters.

Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8

One of the surprising overhauls in iOS 8 is Messages. Apple changed a ton of stuff and added some new features to Messages that make it much more pleasant to use. Here’s everything you need to know.

Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8

Every operating system has its share of annoyances and iOS 8 is no different. From an obnoxious U2 album to recent contacts appearing where you don’t want them, here’s how to fix some of the worst annoyances.

Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8

Every time Apple releases a new version of iOS, they include a handful of cool hidden features they don’t usually cover in the press conference. This year’s no different. Here are the 10 best secret features in iOS 8.

Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8

iOS 8 is here and while Apple added a ton of stuff, some of the best additions are Share Sheets, Safari Extensions, photo editing extensions, and widgets. Finally, we can now customize iOS just a little bit more. Here are some of the best.

The Best Third Party Keyboards for iOS 8

Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8

Now that iOS 8 is here, it’s brought with it a ton of third party keyboards that offer features that Apple’s built-in keyboard doesn’t. From better predictive text to cloud syncing and swipe-to-type, there are several to choose from, including some names you’ll recognize. Let’s take a look at the best of the best.

Don’t Put iOS 8 On Your iPhone 4S

Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8

Apple has made it so that that iOS 8, which goes out to the public today, will work on iPhones reaching all the way back to the venerable 4S. Which is good! But as Ars Technica found out the hard way, subjecting your elderly iPhone to new software may not be worth it. At least not yet.

Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8

iOS 8 is here and it comes with a ton of awesome features. One of those features is a new, better version of iCloud dubbed iCloud Drive. If you’re on a Mac, don’t enable it yet.

Everything You Need to Know About iOS 8

One of iOS 8’s minor new features is Touch ID integration with any app. This makes it so you can lock apps behind your fingerprint instead of a passcode. Here’s a list of the apps that have updated to support it.

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