5 best iPhone features on Apple’s iOS 9

Fancy the new iOS9, here are the top functions you might find handy

If you have an iPhone 4s or newer, the update can be found in your settings menu. It’s 1.4GB in size so you’ll need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network to download it.

While it might look like much hasn’t changed on the surface, there are a great new features that should have you updating your iPhone right this second.

Unknown caller suggestions

As someone who constantly has unsaved numbers ringing me, this feature is a godsend. In iOS 9, your iPhone now has the ability to suggest callers you don’t have in your contacts. It doesn’t work for every number, but if you’ve emailed someone and their phone number is in their signature it will match that up and suggest that person.

Caller Suggestion

Caller Suggestion

Simple, but handy.

Battery life

Apple users have long had a problem with their iPhone’s battery life. Thankfully, Apple has promised iOS 9 to be more power efficient and includes a low-power mode to save battery even further. This works much the same way that similar modes do on Android by dimming the screen and limiting apps that run in the background.

Without battery saver mode on, you can expect to see around an hour of extra battery life per day. With it on, expect to see around 3 extra hours of battery life per charge.

Battery Saving iPhone

Battery Saving Feature

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It can predict what apps you want to use

Apple’s calling this feature “triggers,” and basically allows your iPhone to make an educated guess to which app you’ll want to use based on a particular action.

An example Apple has given is if you plug your headphones in at the same time each day and open Apple Music of Spotify, it will eventually work out your schedule and launch the app automatically when the headphones are plugged in.

Siri is also suggesting what you might want

Hoping to give the iPhone a Google Now alternative, Siri has been updated to now offer her own suggestions. This includes anything from apps you might want to use, places you might want to visit or people you might want to talk to. As Siri learns more about you, eventually she can do things such as making suggestions based on where you are or what time of day it is.

You can hide all those naked selfies at once

Got some risque images in your gallery that you might be worried about people seeing when they look at your photos? In iOS 9 you can hide all those photos at once. In your camera roll, tap Select and choose all the images you wish to hide. Then tap the share button in the bottom-left corner and choose Hide.

If you have an iPad, there are even more neat new features like split-screen multi-tasking and the ability to watch a video while doing other things. Now if only those features came to the iPhone 6s Plus.

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