iOS 8.1 Launches Today, Here are the new Features it Brings

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  1. RaduTyrsina

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    In a previous post, I was sharing with you how you can set up Apple Pay on your iPad, a big feature that has been made available with the latest iOS 8.1 software upgrade.

    And now we're having a quick look at some other new features that are making their way in the latest update.

    Apple iOS 8.1 includes bug fixes, functionality for several Continuity features, the iCloud Photo Library, Apple Pay and the return of the Camera Roll, along with other minor improvements.
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    With the new Continuity feature, users can easily switch between their iPhone, iPad and Mac or use them together. Handoff, Phone Calling, Instant Hotspot and SMS from any device are the main features that Continuity brings. With 'SMS from any device' feature, you will be able to send and receive SMS/MMS text messages from your iPad or Mac.

    Also, in the chat bubbles, Apple differentiates iMessages with blue backgrounds and standard SMS messages with green backgrounds. Instant Hotspot will allow your iPad or Mac to connect to the personal hotspot on your iPhone if it is in your proximity.

    With the new iCloud Photo Library, users will be able to save pictures and videos to their iCloud account. iCloud Photo Library will be accessible through any iOS device or through the iCloud website.

    Apple iOS 8.1 will include bug fixes and the return of the Camera Roll, as well.

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    Thanks! Camera roll has been sorely missed. Wonder what the Apple guys were smoking when they dropped it. :)
     
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    SMS on ipad not working. there's no option in message settings to enable it on either my iPhone 5s or ipad4. Guess as always the UK misses out, we've still not got iTunes Radio!
     
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    You have to use the same iMessage account on both devices. If so, you will be asked if you want to enable text message forwarding from your iPhone.

    If you want to listen to iTunes Radio, set up a US Apple ID. That's what I did, because Austria has neither iTunes Radio, nor TV Shows.
     
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    Both my iPhone and iPad are signed in to the same iMessage account.
     
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    If both devices are up to date (iOS 8.1), you should find the option to enable this feature on your iPhone in Settings - Messages. Enable Text Message Forwarding, then the iPhone should show the iPad. A code will be sent to the iPad, which you have to enter on the iPhone.
     
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    They have both been updated to 8.1. There is no such option in messages settings. I can only presume for some reason it has been disabled in the UK.
     
  8. michali

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    I am in the UK and I have set up all my devices to receive text messages from my iPhone.
     
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    I have restarted the iPhone again, I already did that earlier, and now the option has finally appeared. Thanks for the replies
     
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    Did it fix the WIFi issues with iPad Air and iPhone 5s?
     

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