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05/04/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Even the most tech-savvy REALTOR® may not know about all of the new features that came with the latest update to Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 9. Here are a few of those helpful features and examples for when you’d use them in your business.

Search for settings. Instead of scrolling through every menu to change a setting, search for it. Want to update the email signature on your device but don’t remember where to go? Tap the Settings icon, type “signature” into the search bar at the top, and the correct destination will appear before you finish typing.

Get a friendly reminder. When there’s something on-screen that you’ll want to see again later, like a website that you’d love to show a client when you meet at 6 p.m., press the home button until Siri responds and say “Remind me about this at 6 p.m.” You’ll get a reminder message as requested.

Save power when you need it. Your iOS device will alert you when its battery power nears 20% and ask if you want to enable “Low Power Mode.” This option temporarily reduces power consumption by reducing or turning off certain features, saving you power until you can fully charge your device. You can always turn off this option in Settings.

Go back to your app. When one app sends you to another app, a new feature lets you return to that first app with one click. For example, the next time you click a link in an email that opens a webpage in Safari, notice the “|Back to Mail” arrow in the status bar. Tap it to return to your email … or wherever you were.

Draw on your photos. Want to point out something in a photo you’re emailing? Use the image markup feature to draw a red arrow (or whatever you like) directly on the image. First, attach the photo to an email message—hold your finger in the body of the email until a menu appears, scroll to Insert Photo or Video, select it, and choose the photo. Then, hold your finger on the photo until another menu appears, scroll over to Markup, select it, and use the drawing options that appear.

Categories: Business tips
Tags: tech tips, iphone, ipad

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