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iOS 9: 10 More Hidden Features To Explore

Apple fortified iOS 9 with so many features, we're still discovering them. Here are 10 more tricks for iPhone and iPad users.
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iCloud Drive app 
iCloud Drive, Apple's cloud storage service, is available as an app on the home screen in iOS 9. You can use it to share files across your iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.
Earlier versions of iOS let users access their files from iCloud, but iCloud Drive was only accessible through specific Apple apps like Pages and Keynote.
When you turn on the iCloud Drive app and access your account, you'll notice your documents organized in folders. You can move or share files from within the app; to edit, you'll have to export via the Share button and choose an app compatible for editing. 
The iCloud Drive app is not automatically enabled. Switch it on by going to Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive and select Show on Home Screen.

iCloud Drive app

iCloud Drive, Apple's cloud storage service, is available as an app on the home screen in iOS 9. You can use it to share files across your iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.

Earlier versions of iOS let users access their files from iCloud, but iCloud Drive was only accessible through specific Apple apps like Pages and Keynote.

When you turn on the iCloud Drive app and access your account, you'll notice your documents organized in folders. You can move or share files from within the app; to edit, you'll have to export via the Share button and choose an app compatible for editing.

The iCloud Drive app is not automatically enabled. Switch it on by going to Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive and select Show on Home Screen.

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batye
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batye,
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10/3/2015 | 12:52:41 AM
Re: Getting better and better
thank you, great info, forward link to my friends on facebook :) 
MrDoh
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MrDoh,
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10/1/2015 | 5:31:41 PM
WiFi Assist
Not interested in getting automatically switched from wifi to cellular. I have limited cell data per month (as do a lot of people). I'd rather wait until I have better wifi in a lot of cases, than use up my cell data on non-essential uses. So I'll never use this. Got to wonder how many people have a high enough cellular data limit to make this useful? Just make the wireless on the Apple mobile devices work better, that would make me much happier. 
mejiac
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mejiac,
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9/29/2015 | 11:14:26 PM
Getting better and better
Thank you very much for the great article... some of the items you highlighted I was unaware off...thanks

Apple's iOS is getting polished with every new iteration, and every time it's adding more value. With this iteration, they seem to really pay attention to features that are available on other platforms (like attachments, which have been available in Android devices), so the gap is shrinking.

The hardware features are also a huge welcome (the force touch is really handy in my opinion, saves a lot of time and it's very helpful)
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