5 Hidden Features in iOS6


Now, you may not have been in line at midnight, but it has officially been enough time for you to get your eager hands on the iPhone 5 and upgrade to the iOS6 software. Everyone had their Immediate Reactions, but I’m here to dive a little deeper than initial likes and dislikes. The standout features were maps, siri enhancements, and passbook, but even after all these improvements, some people were not impressed.While these are all features you should have heard of, every upgrade always contains some hidden features, that make your iphone or iPod Touch just a little bit cooler.

Wake Up With A Song

A features that I was pretty excited about when I found it, is the ability to set any song in your music library as an alarm. Before this you had to go through a whole process of creating ringtones on garageband, transferring them into your iTunes, and dragging them onto your phone. Some people even went to the length of shelling out money to buy ringtones. I find this new trick super useful as it gets repetitive to wake up to the same alarm each day, or even worse, to use the presets that are included in the phone. You can now wake up to any song of your choice.If this isn’t creative enough for you, you can make a original recording and wake up to that each day.

Spam Defeated

Now, I know in #electionclass we have been having problems with spambots, and it seems that this problem has transferred over to the phones of many iphone users as well. I don’t yet have a solution for the members of #electionclass, but the iOS6 software defeats this problem. With the new update you have the option to deny notifications when receiving messages from an unknown source, so the spambots won’t get to bother you anymore.

Youtube’s Back?

I know everyone had a minor freakout when they updated to the new software and the Youtube app was nowhere to be found. Yes, you can download a different, free Youtube app from the app store, but it’s just not the same.While the native app was removed, there is one way that it can still be found. When you pick a video from your camera roll the option will appear, along with the old and loved logo, to upload the video directly from Youtube.Complete the Album

Hidden somewhere deep inside you digital music collection is now the ability to “complete your album” right from your music library.

If you only have one song in an album, but are interested in buying more songs, you can do this without even having to go into the itunes music store app. You can hit the show complete album, and all the songs pop up with direct links to purchase them.

It seems like this makes it easier to get caught up in buying songs, so remember that even though it is so quick and easy, the cost can add up rather fast too.

Sing Me to Sleep

Late night listening is now available to those who have the latest and greatest technology. Technically, this option lowers bass levels and attempts to make your music less-intrusive in the evening so you can listen and fall asleep easily without being distracted. This new features allows your favorite artists to sing you to sleep.

Now that I have shared how I uncovered five of the hidden features in iOS6, tell me if you found any more. Leave them in the comments below!