iOS apps have come a long way from their humble beginnings in 2007. In the early days, there were only a handful of them, and they were mostly used for entertainment purposes. But as iOS has evolved, so have its apps. Today, there are literally tens of thousands of different iOS apps to choose from, and they can be used for everything from banking to shopping to staying healthy.
But even with all of the different apps available, there are still some things that many people don’t know about them. Here are seven of the most interesting things about iOS apps:
1. You can use your iOS apps on your Mac!
If you have an iPhone and a Mac, you can use many of your favorite iOS apps on your computer. This is possible with the help of iCloud, which stores your app data in the cloud so that you can access it from any device. To do this, just open the app on your iPhone and select the “Open in” option. Then, select your Mac from the list of devices.
2. iOS apps can be used offline
Even if you’re not connected to the Internet, you can still use many of your favorite iOS apps. This can be done through App Cache, which stores a copy of the app’s data on your device. To use an app offline, just open it and select the “Use Offline” option.
3. Some apps are banned in certain countries
Apple has a strict app submission policy, and not all apps are approved for release. In fact, there are a few countries where certain iOS apps are not allowed to be used. These include China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
4. You can use your iPhone as a remote control
If you have an Apple TV, you can use your iPhone as a remote control for it. This is possible with the help of the free Remote app, which lets you control all of the functions of your Apple TV.
5. You can use your iPhone as a credit card reader
If you’re a small business owner, you can use your iPhone to accept payments from customers. This is possible with the help of a free app called Square. All you need is the Square app and a Square credit card reader, which plugs into your iPhone’s headphone jack.
6. You can control your home with iOS apps!
If you have an Apple TV and HomeKit-enabled devices, you can use your favorite iOS apps to control your home. This is possible with the help of the Home app, which allows you to control all of your HomeKit-enabled devices from a single app.
7. Making payments is easy with iOS apps
If you have an iPhone and Apple Pay, you can use your favorite iOS apps to make payments. This is possible with the help of the Wallet app, which stores your payment information in the cloud so that you can access it from any device.
These are just a few of the interesting things about iOS apps. Apple is constantly updating its operating system, and new features are added to the apps all the time. So be sure to keep an eye on the App Store for updates!
Zara Raza is the Head of Marketing at Sunvera Software. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine, in 2019, and has written several blogs on technology, software, marketing, education, business, and more.