iOS 8 offers free calls, support for Tagalog keyboard

By , on June 4, 2014

Apple releases iOS 8 in its "biggest release ever." Photo from
Apple releases iOS 8 in its “biggest release ever.” Photo from

MANILA — There is more for Filipinos in the recently launched, Apple iOS 8!

Though the launching just gave a sped through the perks of the iOS 8, some new features of the system offers more convenience for Filipino users.

Among the features include free Wi-Fi calls and support for different languages including Tagalog.

During the launch,  the company flashed a slideshow presentation of these added features but failed to discuss it in details.

Wi-Fi calling, a newly developed feature of iOS 8, enables users to call contacts through Wi-Fi connection.

Though, the feature is already existing in some Android phones, it will be the first time to be used on iPhones.

A complete list of the new things to be waiting for in the newly launched iOS 8, as published by Yugatech News, includes:


  • Improved zoom for accessibility
  • TouchID to exit Guided Access
  • Braille Keyboard for direct 6 dot braille input
  • Alex voice for accessibility
  • Time limits and countdown timer for guided access
  • Multi-device support for MFi hearing aids


  • iBooks built into iOS
  • See books as series in iBooks
  • Auto night mode in iBooks
  • Travel time notifications
  • Panorama on iPad
  • Camera Timer
  • Lunar calendar support
  • Rich Text Editing In Notes
  • Battery usage by app
  • DuckDuckGo support in Safari
  • Place cards in other apps
  • In Case of Emergency Card
  • RSS feeds in Shared Links
  • Instant burst mode


  • Flyover city tours
  • Vector maps in China
  • Navigation for china


  • WiFi calling
  • Speak Screen
  • Purchase iTunes content with Siri
  • Shazam with Siri
  • FaceTime Call Waiting


  • 24 new diction languages
  • Indian, Tagalog, Irish Gaelic, and Slovenian keyboards
  • New definition dictionaries for Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Thai, and Turkish Hindi localization

With reports from Yugatech News