How to Get iOS 9 Features in iOS 8 Right Now

How to Get iOS 9 Features in iOS 8 Right NowApple unveiled the latest version of their operating system during its WWDC 2015 keynote. The iOS 9 comes with a lot of new features including split-screen multitasking, improved Siri, New App Switcher, Low Power Mode etc. To learn more about all the new iOS 9 Features, read this post :

The unveiled iOS 9 is available only as a Beta Version, and officially, only registered Apple Developers can download and install it. But, if you can’t wait for the public beta release, read my post how to install iOS 9 Without Developer Account, by clicking the link down below :

As I mentioned at the upper paragraph, iOS 9 comes with a lot of new features. But, if you don’t want to install iOS 9 yet and want to enjoy its new features, then I am going to show you How to Get iOS 9 Features in iOS 8 Right Now.

All you need is an iOS Device and a working internet connection.

How to Get iOS 9 Features in iOS 8 Right Now

You can get iOS 9 Features in iOS 8 by installing different Cydia Tweaks. I am going to show you the tweak similar with iOS 9 feature and where to download it. To install Cydia Tweaks, you have to jailbreak your device. Click Here, to learn how to do it.

Get iOS 9 Features in iOS 8

I am going to show one iOS 9 Feature and the similar tweak to get the feature in iOS 8.

Split-Screen Multitasking

Split-Screen MultitaskingOne of the biggest new features of iOS 9 is the split-screen multitasking. On iOS 9 you can split the screen and use two apps at the same time.

The Tweak for iOS 8 that brings the same feature is called ReachApp.

ReachApp uses the reachability feature of iOS 8 to use two apps at the same time. After you install the tweak if you double tap the Touch ID Sensor, your screen will be separated into two halves and you can use two apps at the same time.

ReachApp is available on Cydia, and to read the full review and to learn how to get iOS 9 Feature in iOS 8, click here.

Picture-in-Picture

Picture-in-PicturePicture-in-Picture is another new feature of iOS 9. This feature gives you the ability to detach a playing video and watch it while you use another app.

The Tweak that brings the same feature on iOS 8 is called VideoPane.

VideoPane is a very useful Cydia Tweak, which allows you to detach a video from its playing app ( YouTube, Netflix etc. ) and watch it while using other apps. The video window is movable and you can adjust its transparency.

VideoPane is available on Cydia, and to read the full review and learn how to download and install it, click here.

Improved Keyboard

Improved KeyboardApple on iOS 9 included an improved keyboard. Now, you can swipe with two fingers through the keyboard to control the typing cursor.

But, on Cydia, there is a tweak which offers you the same function in iOS 8. It is called SwipeSelection.

After you install this tweak, you can configure its settings on preference panel on Settings App. You can choose the cursor swiping speed, one, two or three fingers swiping etc.

SwipeSelection is a very useful Cydia Tweak which brings the iOS 9 Feature in iOS 8.

Go to Cydia and Search for ” SwipeSelection ” to install this cool tweak.

Upper or Lower Case Keyboard Keys

Upper or Lower KeysAnother improvement made by Apple on iOS 9 is the ability to easily determine whether the characters are Upper or Lower Case. On iOS 9, the keyboard displays upper or lower case letters when the Shift Key is pressed.

The same feature is available in iOS 8 by installing a tweak called ” ShowCase “.

Go to Cydia and install ShowCase Tweak to get this iOS 9 Feature in iOS 8.

Low Power Mode

Low Power ModeApple made a huge improvement to battery section on iOS 9 with Low Power Mode. It disables automatic Mail push and background app refresh, reduces motion effects and brightness along with the network speed to extend your iPhone’s battery life.

The BattSaver Tweak on Cydia improves the battery life of your device by switching off battery-draining features that are not used. It also includes monitoring views to check the battery state.

To read the full review of BattSaver, and to learn how to download & install it on iOS 8, click here.

Redesigned App Switcher

Redesigned App SwitcherApple redesigned App Switcher on iOS 9 by making rounded corners for App Switcher Cards, action menus, and other App Switcher elements.

Cornered and RoundedSwitcherCards are two jailbreak tweaks that bring the same look to iOS 8 App Switcher.

Go to Cydia and Download these two tweaks to get the rounded corners look to iOS 8.

Back Button

Back ButtonOn iOS 9, you can quickly return to the previous app you were using by pressing the back button on the left corner of the screen. For example, if you are in Mail App and you get a Message Notification, you can switch to Messages, then use the back button in the status bar to quickly switch back to Mail App.

LastApp offers the same function on iOS 8. It allows you to switch back to the previously open app.

Go to Cydia and install LastApp to get Back Button iOS 9 Feature in iOS 8.

So, there are a lot of cool tweaks that offer the same iOS 9 Feature Function to iOS 8. These tweaks may not be as good as the original iOS 9 features, but still the basic function is the same.

Thank You for Reading !

 

 

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