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6 great new iOS 8 features you may have missed

iOS 8 Best New Features

iOS 8 seems to be more packed with new features than any new iOS version in recent memory and it would be easy to overlook a lot of the ones that Apple didn’t explicitly mention at WWDC last week. MacRumors has created a nice roundup of some of the more unheralded features that you may not have noticed that Apple has added to its newest mobile platform and they really give you a good idea of just how much iOS 8 represents a step forward from iOS 7.

In its piece, MacRumors highlights a new feature that will have your iPhone sent its last known location to Apple before its battery runs out, which could help you locate it if it’s gone missing; Shazam integration that will help Siri identify songs that are playing for you; the ability to scan credit card numbers with your mobile Safari browser; a new feature that will let you hide images and videos from within the Photos app without deleting them from your albums; new Wi-Fi phone call options; and a new settings option that will let you know which apps are your device’s biggest battery hogs.

MacRumors lists a bunch of other great features besides these six and you should check them out by clicking the source link below.

And if you want to learn about even more iOS 8 features, be sure to check out our first impressions of the platform after spending a week with it.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.