Details make the experience. These details make it brilliant.
iOS 7 set the bar for how an operating system should be. And iOS 8 moves the experience forward in so many signiﬁcant yet natural ways. You’ll notice major new capabilities in the features you use every day. And completely new features that let you do things you didn’t realise you wanted to do.
Interactive notiﬁcations let you stay focused while you stay in touch.
Take action on texts, email, calendar invitations, reminders and even messages from apps like Facebook straight from their notification banners — without leaving the app you’re in. Now it’s easy to quickly reply to important messages and keep doing what you were doing.
A shortcut to who’s important.
From any screen, press the Home button twice to see the multitasking interface. At the top, you’ll notice something new: the faces of people you’ve recently talked to and — if you swipe to the right — your favourite contacts as well. Just tap one to call, text or start a FaceTime call.
New time-saving features arrive in Mail.
From your inbox, swipe to mark an email as read or flag it for follow-up. You can also easily jump between a draft email and an email in your inbox to gather the information you need to compose your message. And now when Mail recognises a restaurant booking, flight confirmation or phone number in an email, a notification appears. Just tap to add an event to your calendar or a phone number to your contacts.
Your favourite Safari features come to iPad.
The Tab view you know and love in Safari on iPhone now appears on your iPad. You can see all your open web pages, with tabs from the same site grouped together. There’s also a new Sidebar that slides out to reveal your bookmarks, Reading List and Shared Links. So you’ll enjoy a familiar browsing experience across all your devices.