5 handy iOS 9 tips and tricks you might have missed

5 handy iOS 9 tips and tricks you might have missed
Apple released its much-anticipated iOS 9 update to a great fanfare recently, and with it came a variety of new features like split-screen view and multitasking for Apple's tablets, Apple Pay and the News aggregator app, and many more - we've already rounded up all the major ones for your viewing pleasure.

What iOS 9 predominantly stands for this time, though, are not as much the new features, though there are plenty of those still, but rather speed, optimization and stability this time. Let's not forget that Apple made major changes to iOS two editions ago, completely redrawing the interface, and then adding features in iOS 8 as far as the eye can see. 

Still, when you dive down into it, iOS 9 brings a bunch of new tricks for the Apple dog, and we also showed you some little-known options of the new interface. There are a few tips you might have missed, though, listed in the slideshow below to help you get the most of Apple's freshest iOS 9 edition on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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7 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Number 1 and 5 is something I use on a daily basic on my Android phones. Once I get used to using the Back key. Using ios just feel strange.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

The back button on android has been superseded by swipe back and forth gesture. But I know one guy that switched to android because of no "back button" - so this is for all the android users who still rely on buttons to navigate. The view desktop mode was available on iOS a long time ago - they just changed how you access it. For example I never visit PA in mobile version - it's always remembers that I like this site as desktop view, imore is different - I prefer the mobile version - so safari remembers that I like that site as mobile view.

2. HTC_ONE_MAX

Posts: 161; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Desktop view mode causing Safari on my iPad mini become fragile and constantly crash and reload.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

256kbps AAC, yeah, that's serious audiophile quality...

5. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Honestly, the "Back to..." is almost useless. It's so thin. It's just the size of the status bar font size. It's hard to tap even on my iPad. The feature is welcome but I hope the next implementation will be better.

6. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

So, if iOs is made to be so simple, how can these tasks be missed by anyone? I think Apple tries SO hard to be different than Android in its concepts that iOS lacks of some good stuff..

7. stevetherican

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 10, 2015

Would have never known the reload button dubbed as a request desktop site toggle so thank you! hated having to swipe to get the option

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