If you’re an iPhone or iPad owner, you’ve probably updated to iOS 7 by now. (If you have, congratulations. If not, you’re uncool and I hate you, LOLz) Anyway, as with any new version of software, iOS 7 comes with a multitude of new features and enhancements. Here are some of the newest and neatest tricks that will get you well on your way to becoming a master of iOS 7.
Swipe Down for Spotlight
I don’t know about you guys, but swiping all the way beyond the first screen of apps to the dedicated Spotlight search screen was annoying. Thankfully, that bit of inconvenience is gone in iOS 7. Now, you can just swipe down from anywhere within the homescreen. Woot! Curiously though, Spotlight is no longer able to search the Web. Not that anyone ever uses that.
Swipe Up for Toggle Switches
If there’s anything I loved about Android and wished that Apple would steal/innovate, it was the quick access to toggles. Well, iOS 7 now has that too and you can just swipe up from anywhere on the phone to bring up toggles for Airplane Mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb and Orientation Lock. There are also sliders for volume and brightness, not to mention quick access to the flashlight app, stopwatch, calculator and camera.
Block People From Calling/Texting/FaceTime
Blocking people from contacting you is easy-peasy on social networks, but don’t you wish you could do it on your iPhone? If you updated to iOS 7, now you can. Just go to Settings > Phone > Blocked, Settings > Messages > Blocked, or Settings > Facetime > Blocked. Just be careful about it since this new feature doesn’t discriminate. It’ll block contacts from calling, texting or Facetime — just the way you like it.
Block Specific Apps From Eating Data
This last one is probably my most favoritest new feature. I’m not that big of a data user, but I like to connect on the go every now and then on Android to sync my feeds. But when I do, every app that wants to connect to the internet and download new junk to show me kicks in. On iOS 7, that won’t be a problem. Now, you can go into Settings > Cellular to block any app from eating up data. You’ll even learn which ones eat up the most data.
These are just some of the new things you can do on the brand-spanking new iOS 7. Want to learn some more neat tricks? Head on over to the source link.
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