A Long List of iOS 5 Features

iPad Help, Tips & Tricks

Here is 154 of the new features being added with iOS 5. This is only a partial list there are over 200 new features being added.

We have been using the iOS 5 beta version and will continue to show previews of the upcoming features being added. Let us know what we missed and we will update the list.

  1. Updated Lockscreen
  2. New Welcome Screen when you start using the phone for first time.
  3. PC Free Activation.
  4. Notifications Center
  5. Quick Camera launch from Lockscreen
  6. Stocks and weather built into Notifications Center
  7. iPod app is renamed to Music with new icon.
  8. New Videos.app
  9. iMessage
  10. SMS bubbles are green in color and iMessage appears baby blue.
  11. Newsstand for Magazines and Newspapers
  12. Ability to Create and Delete Photo albums.
  13. System wide Twitter Integration.
  14. New Twitter keyboard with # and @ buttons.
  15. Ability to edit photos
  16. Grid System in Camera
  17. New rounded buttons
  18. Notification Center has ability to sort notifications by “Manually” or By Time.
  19. You can choose what applications to be included in Notifications Center
  20. Ability to rename your device within the settings.
  21. Over the Air Delta Software updates
  22. The Usage screen now shows how much of the memory is consumed by each app.
  23. Wireless iTunes Sync
  24. You can enable or disable Voice Dial while the phone is locked in Security Settings
  25. Ability to add keyboard shortcuts. Default one included “omw” which expands to “On my way!” when you type it anywhere.
  26. New Speak Selection option in Accessibility Settings
  27. Ability to add custom vibrations
  28. New Assistive Touch Settings
  29. LED Flash for Alerts
  30. Ability to Set Left or Right for Mono Audio
  31. New iCloud options in Settings app
  32. You can create additional @me.com email address within the Mail settings
  33. Ability to Increase Quote Level in Mail Settings
  34. Twitter integration on contacts
  35. You can edit your number in Settings.
  36. New Facetime option in Settings window. You can also set your facetime caller ID to be your email or your phone number
  37. New Private Browsing option in Safari
  38. Ability to remove custom Website Data
  39. Ability to toggle iMessage ON or OFF in settings.
  40. Ability to enable Read Receipts
  41. iMessage sent as SMS when iMessage is unavailable
  42. You can now set how much time a message alert has to be shown again if you don’t respond to the phone when it notifies of a new message.
  43. Separate settings for Music and Videos
  44. Photo Stream
  45. You can set the default account for notes to be synced to in Notes options
  46. Toggle ON or OFF for Automatic Downloads.
  47. Setting to use Automatic Downloads only when the device is connected to WiFi
  48. Alternate Routes in Maps
  49. Purchase History in App Store.
  50. Individually delete entries from the call history.
  51. iCloud Backups
  52. Take pictures using Volume button
  53. If you tap and hold on a song name in Music.app, a popup shows all the details.
  54. Ability to drag email address’ between fields while sending a mail in Mail.app
  55. Mail notifies you before sending a mail if you’ve forgotten to put a subject line.
  56. New and updated tiny icons on Mail for Windows Live Mail, Gmail, Exchange etc.
  57. Rich Text Editing in mail
  58. System Wide Dictionary
  59. Printing Support in Maps
  60. Ability to Hide Traffic in Maps
  61. You can set custom vibration tones for each contact, so when it vibrates in a specific pattern you know who’s calling.
  62. The notes.app shows the number of notes made on the header
  63. New Learn More Links across the settings app for further help
  64. Photos in Game Center
  65. Ability to make your Profile public and private on Game Center
  66. Points in Game Center, shows you how many points you have on the home screen of Game center
  67. Sort and View friends on the basis of Points.
  68. Friend Recommendations in Game Center
  69. New Games are now downloaded through Game Center
  70. Game Recommendations in Game Center
  71. New Friend requests screen
  72. Voice Memos app rotates in all direction, including upside down.
  73. Set custom text tone for each contact.
  74. Local Weather in Weather app
  75. Hourly weather updates
  76. Reading list in Safari
  77. Tabbed browsing in Safari on iPad
  78. Reader view which removes all clutter from web pages on iPad
  79. Split Keyboard on iPad
  80. AirPlay Mirroring
  81. You can use your phone while its being synced with iTunes.
  82. Emoji Support
  83. Tweet photos and links from iOS
  84. When you landscape your phone in iCal, it gives you a week view.
  85. New Music App in iPad
  86. iCloud Document Sync and Backup
  87. Slight fadeout on the right of the Safari Address Bar.
  88. Reading list support on Safari
  89. Location Based Reminders
  90. Calendar now lets you navigate from day to day by swiping.
  91. When you’re in camera mode, swipe left to reveal most recent photo. Swipe right to go back to the camera.
  92. Watermark in text entry box says “iMessage” or “Text Message” accordingly
  93. ‘Unsecured Calls’ warning lets users know if they are talking on unencrypted networks
  94. Group Messaging in iMessage.
  95. Send photos, videos using iMessage.
  96. Ability to use multiple Apple IDs for different purposes. (This has been one of the widely asked questions)
  97. When a notification is on the lockscreen, swipe it to open the specific app.
  98. Swipe on the weather to the left or right on the Notification Center drop down to view five day forecast.
  99. Multitasking Gestures in iPad. Use four or five fingers, swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar, pinch to return to the Home screen, and swipe left or right to switch between apps.
  100. S/MIME Support in Mail.app
  101. Facetime works without having a SIM card on your phone. Works with your email alone.
  102. When you receive a non-contacts phone call, the main display also shows the city name (or area/county if identifiable), not just the phone number.
  103. Camera, tap and hold to lock/unlock AE/AF
  104. Camera, use two-finger spread/pinch gesture to zoom in/out accordingly
  105. In Calendar month view, besides tapping on the ‘+’ button to add an event, you can also tap and hold on any day.
  106. When receiving a call from a number not in your phonebook, the phone will display the location of the phone area code under the number… i.e. + 1 (514) 321 2345 will display Quebec, Canada in a smaller font under the number and not just in the call history.
  107. Use current location in Weather.app.
  108. Flagging Support in Mails. app
  109. In settings you can switch what option you get when you tap and hold on links in Safari: either open in background or in a new page.
  110. Swipe left and right to change months in calendar on iPad
  111. Swipe to delete songs
  112. Buy More Storage option for iCloud
  113. Ability to set custom sound for alerts (New Message, New Voicemail, News Mail, Sent Mail etc.)
  114. Define your own words in Offline Dictionary
  115. Apps fades to homescreen when crashes, rather than flicking off.
  116. Ability to Enable/Disable Badges on Apps
  117. When you download an app on the iTunes on your PC, the app is automatically pushed to your iDevice and installed.
  118. Streaming Song details such as Track and Artist info to Bluetooth audio devices.
  119. When your alarm goes off you can snooze it from lockscreen or slide to turn off. (Note: This is an updated style, you slide on the notifications area, just below the clock, rather than the previous “Slide to Unlock” location. )
  120. You can add multiple twitter accounts and choose what account to send a tweet from.
  121. Delete each app’s data
  122. iTunes Tune Store
  123. Real-time stock quotes
  124. VoiceOver item chooser
  125. Option to speak text selection
  126. When your phone is locked and you switch to Ringing from Silent, the Ringing indicator also shows the volume level bar.
  127. You can choose multiple Emails and mark them as read
  128. Download more than one app simultaneously. No waiting for the previous app to be completed
  129. You can choose if to display Weather and Stock Widges on Notification Center.
  130. New Voice in Voice Control
  131. You can re arrange the preference of apps in Notification Center. (Eg: You can set the Weather widget to be always on top, Messages next etc..)
  132. Ability to set maximum messages downloaded through email to 1000 instead of 250
  133. Sponsored links in Google Maps
  134. Double-tap the home button while watching a YouTube video to display who uploaded the video
  135. Scrolling titles for YouTube videos
  136. Time mid-call invitation alerts
  137. Set up Airport / Time Capsule on your iOS device
  138. Invitation alerts to FaceTime while taking a call
  139. Arabic Language Support in VoiceOver
  140. Links can be opened in the background
  141. Integrate Twitter user pictures to Contacts. Sync them
  142. Native 1080p video playback in iPad 2
  143. Japanese or Buddhist calendars support
  144. Year View in iPad cal
  145. Native Support for turn based games in Game Center
  146. Search Within the contents of an email
  147. Indentation Control in Mails.app
  148. Individual Site Data can be deleted from Safari
  149. iOS 5 address book has a field for Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn and Myspace. (iOS 5 to integrate more social networks?
  150. Specific ‘search on page’ area integrated in the ipad keyboard (hit google when in safari)
  151. Have one app updating while others say “waiting…,” then you pause the app updating. You then immediately put the iDevice on sleep. Next, when you wake up your iDevice, all of them will be paused. You can tap more than one app to have more than one downloading.
  152. Personal Hotspot settings are now found under ‘Network’ settings.
  153. GIFs are animated when sent through iMessages. It’s not animated in Photos.app.
  154. New and Updated VoiceOver voices for some regions.

Some features may not be available on all iOS devices.

Via iEatApples

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