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Top 10 New iOS 6 Features for iPad

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Apple iOS 6 comes with over 200 new features, such as Apple designed maps, new Siri, Facebook intergration, Shared Photo Streams and many more. In this iOS 6 review, we will discuss the top 10 new iOS 6 features that all iPad users should know.

Top 10 New iOS 6 Features for iPad

Apple’s own Maps app on iOS 6

The familiar Google’s Maps app was dumped in iOS 6. Apple now designs and uses its own Map App on iOS 6. Apple has removed another notable app from Google on iOS 6 as well – Google YouTube App. The turn-by-turn navigation with the iOS 6 map app is just amazing. iOS 6 maps gives you turn-by-turn spoken directions, interactive 3D views, and the stunning Flyover feature.1 All in a beautiful vector-based interface that scales and zooms with ease.

And if you happen to have the cellular version of the iPad, it comes with GPS built-in which makes the turn-by-turn feature useful on the iPad. Read more about iOS 6 maps here.

Enhanced Siri on iOS 6

With iOS 6, Siri understands more languages and works in more countries. Siri has been updated and will tell you sports scores and standings for your favorite teams, recommend movies times, and show you which restaurants in your area have tables available. Siri can also now post to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Siri lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more.


Facebook integration on iOS 6

Since iOS 5 Apple has added Twitter integration throughout the various apps and features of iOS. Now Facebook has been added with iOS 6 and you will find the same level of integration for Facebook throughout iOS. With the Facebook integration on iOS 6, you can now share to Facebook right from Camera or Photos, Maps, Game Center, Calendar, Contacts, App Store, etc.


Share Photo Streams on iOS 6

With iOS 6, you can now create multiple photo streams to share with your family and friends. Simply select photos from the Photos app, tap the Share button, you will be prompted to choose which one you want to share that photo with. The reverse is particularly important for your iPad as you can now display photos from all of the iCloud accounts in your family, not just the one iCloud account associated with your device. It is now much easier to see all of the photos everyone has taken on at particular event or location. Friends using iCloud on an iOS 6 device or a Mac running Mountain Lion get the photos delivered immediately in the Photos app or iPhoto.


Do Not Disturb on iOS 6

Sometimes you may want to turn off notifications to save battery or for other purposes. The Notifications feature has been enhanced to allow you to quickly turn off all notification settings in one swipe. iOS 6 provides more versatile features, you can configure notifications for each of your mail configurations independently. For example, you may want to be alerted by new mail messages coming into your Yahoo account, not the other, now it is possible.

Top 10 New iOS 6 Features for iPad

Top 10 New iOS 6 iPad Updates and Features

Very Important Contacts on iOS 6

With iOS 6, you can create your own list of very important people so calls, messages and mail notifications from these users handled differently than others. This is very useful when you turn on the Do Not Disturb mode.


New Safari for iPad on iOS 6

 You can enjoy some of the useful features just as you can with Safari in OS X Mountain Lion. With iOS 6 on your iPad, you can see what you have open in the tabs on your other devices. Organized by the name you have associated with each device. Safari now saves web pages — not just links — in your Reading List, so you can catch up on your reading even when you can’t connect to the Internet.4 And when you’re posting a photo or video to eBay, Craigslist, or another site, you can take photos and video — or choose from your Camera Roll — without leaving Safari. When you really want to see the whole picture, turn your iPhone or iPod touch to landscape and tap the full-screen icon to view web pages without distractions.


Enhanced App Store on iOS 6

Apple has overhauled the on device App Store interface to address the difficulty of surfacing more quality apps to users. You now have access to more information about each app including their version/update history. Another handy feature is that you will not be required to enter an Apple ID password for the free app downloads through App Store.


New Clock app for iPad on iOS 6

Apple has finally decided to include the Clock app as a standard with iOS 6 for iPad. With iOS 6 on iPad, you will have a World Clock, Alarm, Stopwatch and Timer just as you do on the iPhone version.


FaceTime on iOS 6 for iPad

FaceTime now works over cellular networks as well as Wi-Fi, so you can make and receive FaceTime calls with any of your iOS device in handy wherever you happen to be. You can even make and receive FaceTime calls on your iPad using your phone number.

To sum up, you do not need to buy an iPhone 5 in order to take advantage of all of the new features of iOS 6. iOS 6 iPad update works best if you have a new iPad 3.


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2 Responses to “Top 10 New iOS 6 Features for iPad”

  • iPad covers says:

    This is a good post. I am in love with the features of the iPhone 5 and am so waiting for the iPad mini now. Wish it could be here only sooner. I am ready to wait in the line for two days again for the iPad mini ;)



  • jithin says:

    Extremely helpful information particularly the last part I care for such info much. I was looking for this particular info for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

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