Last week the world anxiously awaited the announcement of the new iPhone and iWatch. Apple didn’t disappoint. (I realize Apple decided to call their watch the Apple Watch, but I’ll still be calling it the iWatch. Old habits die hard.) And with the announcement of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus came the release of their latest update, iOS 8.
Yesterday, Apple users frantically deleted apps, music, and photos to make room for the biggest iOS update since Apple announced the App Store. I know because I was one of them. Not only did I delete half of my photos (which is quite a bit since I’m a photographer), but I also deleted half of my apps. What can I say . . . I was excited to see all of the fancy changes Apple had made to my coveted iPhone. With the new update, I awoke this morning to find several app updates due to the new operating system.
3 Tips to Ease You Into the New iOS8 Update
- Wait a few days to update to iOS 8.
- Backup your data before you update.
- Update your iTunes.
You’ll love the changes
- The ability to interact with notifications from the lock screen.
- Press the home button twice and get icons for your recent contacts. Touch the icon to get the option to call or text.
- A swift, new keyboard that uses predictive text (quite accurately, I might add).
- Audio messaging. Record your voice and send it via text.
- A health app that I personally love because it has a Medical ID feature.
- A tips app to help the less Apple-savvy user learn some of the features, including the new self-timer option for photos or in most cases, selfies.
So enjoy the new iOS 8! Next up in my #FirstWorldProblems: splurge for the 64GB iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?