iOS 4.2 Features

iOS 4.2 Features have been revealed and below is a short walk-through of what has changed in the 4.2 firmware version for iphone 4. iOS 4.2 beta version downloads started from 15th September followed by 2nd and 3rd beta version and now the final beta version before the public release of iOS 4.2 anytime this week .

iOS 4.2 update is basically meant for iPad that brings unification for the iOS firmware on all idevices [iphone , ipod touch , ipad]. What does that mean ? Lets find out .

AirPlay :

AirPlayThis feature allows to stream music from iTunes on your Mac – PC [and now your iphone ipod touch 4 and ipad] to Airport Express connected speakers or your Apple TV 2G . You can also stream pictures and videos via Airplay .

AirPrint :

ios_42_iphone_safari_airprintAirPrint allows you to send pages to be printed via WiFi network to any connected printer on the wi-fi network . There are many WiFi enabled printers like the HP ePrint which allows wireless printing service . This features will enabled easy file transfer and printing solution fr the end-user .

Home Screen :

ios_42_iphone_home_volume_sliderThe multi-tasking dock has been tweaked a little . Double pressing the home key brings the fast switcher app and swiping to the left to get to the audio controls and orientation lock.

Messages :

Messages get an extra facetime button placed in the centre as shown in the image below .


So at the middle of messaging you can switch to facetime and make a video call to your friend .

Photos :


Photos are updates to go with the AirPrint feature , hence allowing you to directly send any image to a wireless printer with the tap of a button and no additional settings required. You can also select multiple image files to send for printing. Just tap on the action button to send your files over air .

There are few other minor upgrade :

  • NOTES now allow you to change the fonts [Helvetica, MArker Felt,Chalkboard].
  • Voice Memo icon changed
  • Settings allows disabling volume buttons at the side of your idevice to prevent affecting ringer and other alerts
  • Text Tones added [Anticipate, Bloom, Calypso, Choo Choo, Descent, Fanfare, Ladder, Minuet, News Flash, Noir, Sherwood Forest, Spell, Suspense, Telegraph, Tiptoes, Typewriters, and Update]
  • Safari now allows finding text on a webpage

Compatibility :

iOS 4.2 runs on all idevices except iphone 2G and ipod touch 2007 model.

For updates on iOS 4.2 public release and unlock for baseband 02.10.04 on iphone 4 keep an eye on this article [iOS 4.2 Release Date] for latest developments . Join us on Facebook or subscribe to email alerts.