iOS7 Tips, Tricks and Features You Should Know

iOS 7 is available for download on almost all major iDevices. Too many people tried to download the update and it left the servers crippled for a short while. Here is a list of tricks and features that you need to know if you have updated your iDevice to iOS 7.


Swipe down for search

Earlier swiping to the left of your device from the first page used to give spotlight where you could search for anything on your device. This function though has now been removed and has been replaced with a small gesture. Now you can search from anywhere on the homescreen by just swiping down to get access to search.

Swipe up for switches and toggles

Thankfully and finally iOS has now caught up with Android (Notification toggle) when it comes to quick access to switches and toggles. You can swipe from the bottom edge of screen to get access to your toggles. With this new screen you can do things turn off WiFi, change brightness, play music and much more.

Put more apps into your folders

In the earlier versions of iOS there was a limit on how many apps could be put into folders, now you can put a lot more apps into them.

Use Airdrop to transfer files between devices

Airdrop, allows you to transfer files such as pictures wirelessly between devices, has been taken from OS X and put into iOS 7. However the only devices supported are the iPhone 5, 5C and 5S.

Block people from calls, messaging and Facetime

With iOS 7 you can now block people from calling, messaging and Facetiming you. There is now a new ‘Blocked’ option under the Settings for Messages, Phone and Facetime.

New multi-tasking view

Keeping up with the times, iOS 7 now has a much neater multi-tasking view that shows not only the app icon, but the current state of the app. You can simply close an app by flicking it upwards.

Auto update apps

Instead of manually having to update your apps, iOS 7 now allows you to quickly update all of your apps automatically. This can be found in the settings for the App Store app.


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