After months of anticipation, the new iPhone has finally arrived.
Apple also released the iOS 7 update. Don’t speak geek? It’s new software that has completely changed the look of your existing iPhone (and comes standard on all the new ones).
Swipe Down For Spotlight
Spotlight is Apple’s search function. In the good old days, you used to swipe all the way to the right through your pages. Now, all you have to do is swipe down anywhere on the screen and it will pop up.
Swipe Up For Control Panel
This is your one stop shop for a bunch of useful tools like Airplane Mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, Flashlight, Alarm Clock, and many more. You used to have to navigate through Settings, but now it’s as easy as a flick of the wrist!
Text & iMessage Timestamps
When did Mom send that text reminding you about grandpa’s birthday? It’s as simple as swiping to the left in any SMS or iMessage conversation.
An exact time will appear next to each speech bubble.
For all you handy types, Apple has integrated a built-in bubble level app to its compass. Once you open up the compass, swipe to the left to reveal the level and then go hang some pictures or something!
Block Individual Phone Numbers
Creepy ex-boyfriend won’t stop calling you? No problem. You can now block all phone calls and text messages from him with one easy step.
Go to the contact you want to 86, click on the circle with an “i” in the middle of it, scroll down and then you’ll see an option that says “Block this Caller.” And voila! That’s it!
For even more tips, read the entire article here.
- Did you update to iOS 7? What’s your favorite new feature? Let us know in the comments section!