Quick Tip: Enabling Extensions in iOS 8


New feature added with IOS 8 that many people still don’t know about is extensions. With extensions, you can extend the power of your iPhone iPad or even Mac. Here’s how to enable them in IOS.

  1. You must first install apps like Tumblr and Pinterest that contain extensions from the iOS App Store
  2. If you find a share button in iOS, you can use an extension there. tap, or double tap on the share button to activate it. Check picture 1 below for an example of a share screen.
  3. scroll, or flick to the end of the list of sharing options, and find the More button and activate it.
  4. You will see a list of the options you have available on your iOS device. activate each available switch to use that feature in future sharing screens. See picture 2 below for reference.
Picture 1 showing a share screen.

Picture 1 showing a share screen.

Picture 2 showing the activities screen.

Picture 2 showing the activities screen.

That’s all there is to it. Now, you can use Safari or any other app in conjunction with apps like Tumblr and Linkedin to post content without being in that app.

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