What’s new in iOS 8 beta 5: New iCloud Icons, SMS Relay, Health App and More

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iosbeta5 With every iOS 8 build released to developers every two weeks, Apple is adding new features. In this article, we are taking a closer look on what the fith beta of iOS 8 firmware brought including changes and updates that have affected both the appearance and functionality of the platform. iOS 8 beta 5 for the build number 12A4345d available for all developers and can be downloaded by going going to the Settings -> General -> Software Update on your device or simply by visiting Apple Dev Center, the list of supported devices are: iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, iPad 2, 3, 4, Air, iPad mini and mini 2 with Retina display, as well as the iPod Touch 5G. Note that the installation requires iTunes version 11.2 or higher.

What’s new in iOS 5 beta 8:

  • Health received a new section “Spirometry” responsible for displaying the volume and velocity parameters of breath, changed the switch “on the screen is locked.”
  • Health app appeared last beta item Settings HomeData now called HomeKit;
  •  Voice messages in iMessage got a new sound signal sent;
  •  A long press on the button to select the keyboard language, a new switch, activating the “Predictive text”.
  • Predictive text in iOS 8 have security settings for new applications, including – for Health;

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  • Wallpaper Settings: HomeKit in wallpaper Setting panel got rid of the dim slider;
  •  Fixed errors when making calls with the iPhone via the Mac and iPad;
  •  Siri gained access to the management of new applications, in particular – iBooks and Podcasts;
  •  iCloud Drive now allows you to select the option to save images in full resolution – only in the cloud or on the device and in the cloud;

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  • In Settings, there is a new iCloud sections, Reset family access, iCloud Drive, Backup and Keychain;
  •  Fixed a bug when displaying Spotlight search ;
  •  SMS Relay: use the Continuity, allowing to receive SMS from the phone number on the iPhone iPad and Mac, now you must take the appropriate request.
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In the Mail / Other calendars appeared Islamic, Chinese, and Jewish calendar. new calendars in iOS 8 beta 5 .

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