Apple's most recent major software update for iPhone has been out for a few months now, but many users are still unaware of how to take advantage of iOS 9's most useful features. Here are few to tips to help you get the most out of iOS 9.
Music controls can normally be accessed from anywhere in iOS 9 using the Control Center. Developers have taken this concept and run with it, creating many alternative music interfaces for jailbroken devices. The latest iteration of Clex continues the trend, opening up a whole new world of music control. Different parts of the tweak are invoked by swiping directly from the left or right edge of the iPhone screen. Besides a play button, vast amounts of information regarding the currently playing music is accessible.
Modifying or improving the iOS app switcher has been a favorite pastime of jailbreak developers over the years. Griddy is no different, bringing a grid-styled organization to the app switcher. This tweak provides a variety of customization options, but fundamentally it seeks to replace the overlapping app cards layout featured in iOS 9. Instead, Griddy puts app cards next to each other with the most recently used apps shown first. Once installed, the settings provide a built-in guide on how to use the tweak along with a bevy of different options.
With Split View, the latest iPad models are capable of more powerful multitasking abilities. The iOS 9 feature puts two open apps side-by-side, so they can be utilized at the same time. The only drawback to Split View is that older hardware has been locked out of the feature. This includes the first iPad Air, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod touch, all of which cannot run Split View. So how can one activate this feature on all iOS 9 devices?
Now that the VideoLAN organization has resolved its licensing issues, development of VLC for iOS is in full swing. Arguably the most versatile free media player available, the VLC for Mobile iOS app received major updates this month. Notable changes include full iOS 9 support and a rewritten Apple Watch extension for watchOS 2.