40 iOS 6 Features You’ll Actually Care About

Apple announced over 200 changes to iOS 6, the latest software that will power the iPhone and iPad.

There are over 200 new features in iOS 6, but you won’t care about every change Apple made.

Apple highlights the top iOS 6 features, but there are many more iOS 6 features that Apple silently announced.

Read: iOS 6 Release Date Confirmed

These “hidden” iOS 6 features are features you’ll actually use and care about. Check out the

40 iOS 6 Features You’ll Actually Use

  1. FaceTime over 3G and 4G – Make FaceTime calls over cellular connections.
  2. Facebook Integration – Share photos to Facebook from Photos app and Like Apps.
  3. Maps– New maps with traffic and 3D flyover mode.iOS 6 Maps
  4. Calls – Slide to answer a call or slide up to reply with a message & remind you to call back later.
  5. Passbook – Your digital wallet for loyalty cards, Amtrak, United, hotel reservations and more.
  6. Lost Mode – Send a phone number to whoever found your lost iPhone to get a call.
  7. Turn by Turn Directions – Voiceguided turn by turn directions with GPS on the iPhone 4S.
  8. Open Apps with Siri – Siri can now open apps with your voice.
  9. VIP Inbox – Tell Mail who your important contacts are so you never miss an email.
  10. Siri – Check sports scores, movie times and make restaurant reservations.Siri Sports
  11. Instant Sharing to Facebook and Twitter – Notification Center lets you share direct to Facebook and Twitter.
  12. Better Sharing Menu – When Sharing, you’ll see a new icon driven sharing menu.
  13. Autocorrection for Every Keyboard – Support for autocorrect on all software keyboards.
  14. Location Based Reminders for iPad – The iPad will no support reminders based on location, may be limited to cellular models.
  15. Manual Location Entry for Reminders – No longer need GPS to set a location reminder, type in an address.
  16. VoiceOver Improvements – Better accessibility features from VoiceOver for visually impaired users.
  17. Personal Dictionary in the Cloud – sync personalized spellings and autocorrections of names across iPhone and iPad.
  18. Do Not Disturb – Set the iPhone to prevent calls and notifications from waking you at night, but still allow special callers.iOS 6 Do Not Disturb
  19. Per Account Signatures in Mail – One signature for work email, one for personal.
  20. Game Center Challenges – Brag about your high score and issue challenges to friends.
  21. Game Center Friends from Facebook – Pull your Facebook friends into games.
  22. Manual Reorder of Reminders – Change the order of reminders to match your priorities.
  23. Improved Privacy Controls – More granular control over your personal data. Turn location control off by app.
  24. Custom Vibrations for Alerts – Already available in iOS 5, expect new features.
  25. Features for China – Baidu, Sina Weibo, Tudou, Youku, Better text input, dictionary
  26. Video stabilization : Stabilizes iPhone and iPad video, which are often shaky.
  27. Shared Photostreams– Make and share albums in PhotoStream. Easily share the right photos with specific friends and family members in near real-time. Also includes comments and notifications.ioS 6 Shared PhotoStream
  28. App in Safari Search Results – See app store search results in the Safari search results.
  29. Full Screen Landscape Support in Safari – See more of the web while browsing in landscape on the iPhone.
  30. Faster Safari Javascript – Improved Safari performance while browsing.
  31. HDR Improvements – Better performance and results for HDR photo taking.
  32. Made for iPhone Hearing Aids – Apple certified hearing aids that will work specifically with the iPhone and iPad.
  33. Improved Accessibility Controls – Lock settings and lock the home button to keep kids out of settings they don’t need to touch.

    iOS 6 Accessibility
  34. French, German and Spanish Dictionaries – Multiple language dictionaries now in iOS 6.
  35. Alarm with Song – Wake up with your favorite music in iOS 6.
  36. Redesigned Stores – Better looking mobile stores with Coverflow.
  37. In App Bluetooth Pairing – No longer need to leave the app to set up your Bluetooth headphones
  38. Eyes Free – A new Siri button for Siri in-car integration with upcoming support for BMW, GM, Mercedes, Land Rover, Jaguar, Audi, Toyota, Chrysler and Honda
  39. Location Based Alerts for Find My Friends– Get an alert when kids leave school and more.iOS 6 Safari Improvements
  40. Safari Browser Syncing – Continue browsing sessions on the iPad after starting in your computer or the iPhone.

iOS 6 will arrive this fall with the iPhone 5. The iOS 6 beta is available today for users willing to pay for a chance to try the latest Apple software.