iOS * Tips sept 15

Apple updated the new iOS 8 Tips app with three more tips earlier today. In this over-the-air update, Apple is now explaining future iOS 8 users how to see when a message was sent, how to use Siri to find out what song is currently playing on the radio or elsewhere, and how to use Family Share. This is the second update to the Tips app since it was introduced in iOS 8 beta 4. The first update happened on August 21.

See when a message was sent

iOS * Tips see when message was sent

The first new tip explains how to see the timestamp of when a message was sent. This can be achieved with a simple swipe from the right on any chat bubble in the Messages app.

Siri knows the tune

iOS 8 Tips siri knows

The second tip explains how the Shazam integration with Siri can allow anyone to find out what song is playing on the radio, TV, or anywhere else. This feature currently doesn’t work in iOS 8 but will likely be activated on the server side once iOS 8 ships to everybody on Wednesday.

Share with your family

iOS 8 Tips share with family

Finally, Apple explains that families can now take advantage of a new feature called Family Sharing, which lets members of a same family share apps between each other without having to pay for separate downloads.

On top of these 3 new tips, Apple reworded a few tips already present in the app.

As part of iOS 8, the Tips app will be available to all iOS users who choose to download the software on Wednesday.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Nice, truthfully the tips need to come sooner

    • Jonathan

      Why is that, if technically, only developers should have it to test their apps? To me, it seems right on time, or rather early.

  • Unicorn Drank

    There should be a tip on how to hide those un wanted app that are added with every version of iOS

    • Jonathan

      Seriously, please update your profile icon..

      • BoardDWorld

        No problem, they’re doing some serious revamping at the moment.

      • Jonathan


      • BoardDWorld


      • Jonathan

        Oh, duh.

      • Unicorn Drank

        Thanks for the new icon! iCloud party!

      • Jonathan

        lol awesome. 😀

  • Harold

    I have a question about IOS8. So, the developers can now integrate new features to the built-in camera on iphone? can they add new features to the notifications center as well?


    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      Developers can integrate directing in NC, share info between apps that are not there own. Use Finger Print Scanner and more. Example, ESPN sports ticker in NC is live and interactive.

      • Harold

        oh thats nice, what about the camera? can developers integrate new features to it? or do i still need to download new camera apps to get their features ?

      • avd98

        Yes they can. Now it will be possible to use custom filters that developers created/will create. You can use it directly from the Camera App.

      • GuyBey0ndC00L

        As far as I can tell you still need to download different camera apps to have different features. Only this time around you Camera apps can share features with one another. Example, open Camera+, iPhotos, Snapped, edit your photo between all 3 apps at the same time without having to save it first.

      • Harold

        thank u guys! thats amazing!!!!

  • Jad Boukai

    Did Apple release a feature to hide unwanted stock apps, I can’t remember?
    I don’t think I’ll have any use for this app

  • Ryan James Christensen

    I hope they start adding more tips. Many people already know about this and it’s kinda dumb to launch the app with a whopping 9 tips.