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iOS 9 is hiding a secret app – here’s how to find and enable it

iOS 9 Features

Apple fans around the world are still buzzing about all of the announcements the company made during its big WWDC 2015 keynote on Monday. There were a number of exciting new products and services unveiled, of course, but iOS 9 was easily one of the highlights of the event. Apple’s next-generation mobile software adds tons of new features, some of which were covered on stage, and some of which Apple didn’t even have time for during the presentation.

Among the items Apple didn’t get to during its WWDC 2015 keynote is a new app that you won’t find on your iPhone or iPad even if you decide to install the iOS 9 beta. But don’t worry — we’ll tell you exactly how to enable Apple’s new hidden iOS 9 app.

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Apple’s iCloud has had a bit of a rocky road since its debut, with sync issues and stability issues that have aggravated users since the service first launched. In fact, some issues continue to aggravate users even now — iCloud services have suffered downtime as recently as last week.

But in iOS 9, iCloud finally gets an app of its own… albeit a hidden one.

For the first time, Apple has introduced a dedicated iCloud Drive app in iOS 9 that will allow users to access and manage their iCloud files from any iPhone or iPad. By default, however, the app is hidden.

Image source: 9to5Mac

Apple’s first iOS 9 beta is now available and, if you’re daring, you can even install it without a developer account. If you’re running the new beta and you want to check out the hidden iCloud Drive app, here’s all you need to do:

  1. In the Settings app, scroll down and tap iCloud
  2. Tap iCloud Drive
  3. In your iCloud Drive settings, slide the toggle next to Show on Home Screen to on

That’s it — you’ll now find a new icon for iCloud Drive on your home screen.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.