As promised, our coverage of iOS 6 starts (finally). I have the beta installed on my iPhone and I’m ready to rock. In this first “Inside iOS 6″ article we’ll be taking a look at Facebook integration, how it looks and how to use it. As with most things iOS, it’s pretty simple to use.
First off, you head in to “Settings” then scroll down to “Facebook”.
Once you’re in, you input your login details and it’ll alert you with a good old fashioned iOS blue popup, asking you if you want to download the app. (There’s also a handy “install” button in there too.)
As you can see, it’s all pretty straight forward. You can sync contacts, see Facebook events in your calendar (awesome feature) and post updates and share photos from your photo album. One of the coolest features is the ability to post from within Notification Center. Hit “Tap to Post” and you’ll see a familiar setup. Very similar to the tweeting options in iOS 5. Once it’s posted, you’ll get an alert to tell you it’s updated.
The sharing options from images etc, will get its own separate post, so I’ll cover that part of Facebook posting in that article. As mentioned previously, you can sync contacts with Facebook, enabling thumbnail images for all your friends/family. If you want, you can switch off Calendar and Contacts syncing (just in case you’re concerned about privacy/bandwidth).
If you find any cool new features in your beta, or want to see something specific, feel free to tweet me: @TiP_Cam