The iPhone is powerhouse in the workplace (and after hours), and here are just some of the operating system’s security and work features:
Save time with Mail
To help manage busy inboxes, you can mark messages as read or unread or flag them for follow-up with a quick swipe left or right. You can designate individual mail threads as VIP so you can easily track updates to the conversation. There’s also a custom mailbox you can show in mailbox view that groups VIP threads together. For added security, you can choose to have external email addresses marked in red.
Get easier access to corporate documents
Third-party document apps can make documents available to other apps easier than ever — without making unnecessary copies. So if you have an app that can access your corporate file servers, you can get to the document you need straight from the app you want to edit it in. In addition, AirDrop support between iOS and OS X enables users to transfer files to and from a Mac even without an internet connection.
In addition to Mail and third-party apps, the Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Notes and Messages apps are protected with a passcode until after the device is unlocked following a reboot.
See meeting availability and more in Calendar
In Calendar, you can see your colleagues’ availability when scheduling a meeting so you can quickly find a time that works for everyone. You can mark events as private. It’s easier to create events that repeat at custom intervals and lengths of time, such as on the first Monday of every month. And you can email meeting attendees from Calendar to let them know you’re running late.
More powerful device management capabilities
New tools help IT administrators see and do more with the iOS devices they manage. They can set the device name remotely and prevent users from adding their own restrictions or erasing their devices. New queries let administrators see the last time a device was backed up to iCloud so they know whether it’s safe to perform certain tasks.
Data management and content ﬁltering
IT departments can control which apps can open documents downloaded from enterprise domains using Safari. They can also set up rules for controlling which apps can open documents from iCloud Drive. A new networking framework in iOS 8 makes it possible for third-party networking developers to create powerful content-filtering tools.
Connect to Apple TV for presentations
With iOS 9, you can wirelessly connect an iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) to an Apple TV without first connecting to the organisation’s network. This means you can present or share your work even if you’re offline or the organisation has a complex network.