iOS 5 New Features List

Apple announced their new iOS at WWDC 2011 and added about 200 new features in iOS 5 and coming this Fall. Here we write some of the major new features available in iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

iOS 5 new features

iOS 5 New Features

Notification Center

This will keep track of all notifications at one place, like missed calls, messages, stocks, weather, etc.

Notification center

Notifications will displayed on the lock-screen, and you can swipe the icon from left to right (as you do to unlock the screen) to view it.

Lock screen notifications

If you are inside any, swipe down from top of the screen to view all notifications. Tap on any notification will take you directly to that application.


Now you can send text, photos, videos, contacts and locations to any iOS 5 device connected over Wi-Fi or 3G.


In this new iOS 5 app, you can manage your daily life work smartly by creating location-aware to-do lists.
It syncs with iCal, Outlook and iCloud across all iOS devices, changes you made will update automatically on all devices.



System wide Twitter integration, now you can tweet directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, YouTube, Maps and other apps



Camera button added on the lock screen
Now inside camera app you can take pictures with the volume-up button
Pinch to zoom, grid lines to compose a good shot and even lock focus and exposure as well

Lock screen camera button Take pictures with volume button


Enhance photos, remove red-eye, crop and rotate. All this is inside Photos app.

New image enhancement and editing options


Reader inside Safari remove all the clutter and show you the content you want.
Using reader you can save articles to read it later.
Using tabs on iPad, you can move between pages quickly

Reader in Safari


Rich text editing, format you text using Bold, Italic or Underline fonts. Text indentation, Flag important messages and Search in the body of messages


Newsstand handle all magazine and newspaper subscriptions at one place and lets you subscribe for more easily.


Wi-Fi Sync

Now you don’t have to plug-in your device with computer to take backup or sync with iTunes.

PC Free

Now you can setup your iDevice without having a computer. Download and update iOS directly on your device.

Computer free setup

Split Keyboard

Split keyboard on iPad by Swiping down with four fingers, make easier to hold and type.

iOS 5 Split keyboard

AirPlay Mirroring

Using AirPlay mirroring you can share everything you do on iPad 2, right on your big screen TV, wirelessly. You can view Pictures, Videos, play Games, etc.

Airplay mirroring
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