iOS 8 is here giving you new features and more

The much anticipated iOS 8 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has been officially released today giving you what Apple is calling ‘The biggest iOS release ever’.

While visually it looks similar to iOS 7 you’re used too it’s packed with new features especially for developers who will be able to enhance their apps even further.

So what’s new?

With iOS 8 you’ll find big updates to apps you use every day including messages, photos and more. Apple announced iOS 8 during WWDC keynote in June showing off all the new features which you can watch right here:

Major enhancements to:

  • Photos
  • Messages
  • Quicktype keyboard
  • Family Sharing
  • iCloud Drive
  • Health
  • Ability to install third party keyboards.
  • and much more

The Apple website have a great summary of what’s new in iOS 8 here.

How to update

There’s two ways you can easily update your device to iOS 8:

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into iTunes and look for the prompt to update your device.
  2. To update over the air tap Settings > General > Software Update. You’ll have to be on Wi-fi however to update.

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