Saturday, September 21, 2013

Top 7 Best Features in IOS 7 You Must Know

1)SEARCH WITH SIRI
You’ve always been able to trigger web searches with Siri, but in iOS 7 the results are presented a lot smarter. Ask Siri to look up an image and it’ll display top results from Bing within the Siri interface. You can also search for tweets by name or topic, using natural language like “what is The Verge saying,” it’s a great way to stay up on the latest news. Of course can still pull up restaurant and cinema information, as well as live and historic sports scores and results.
2)KNOW WHEN THAT MESSAGE WAS SENT
One of the most infuriating things about Messages in iOS is its lack of regular timestamps. Rather than giving you a time for every message, it’s always periodically defined the beginning of a conversation with a timestamp. In iOS 7, you can check on the exact time every message was sent and received by swiping message bubbles to the left.
3)USE SAFARI TO NEVER MISS A LINK
Why Apple has chosen to hide this new feature inside Safari’s Bookmarks menu, we’ll never know. If you click on the @ symbol inside Bookmarks, you’ll see a list of tweets from your Twitter feed that contain links. It’s a neat way to catch up on everything your friends and colleagues have been sharing without searching through vast swathes of tweets.
4)GIVE SIRI AN ELOCUTION LESSON
If you’ve got an unusual name, or have friends with rare surnames, you’ve probably laughed at Siri’s innate inability to pronounce words that aren’t in the dictionary. Now you can call out when words are mispronounced and train Siri to say them correctly. Just say “that’s not how you pronounce that,” run through a short exercise, and Siri should get things right from then on.
5)TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR APPS
With iOS 7, apps can now periodically download data in the background, ensuring they’re up-to-date when you need them. It’s a very useful feature, but it’s not particularly data-friendly. Luckily, Apple has included a granular Background App Refresh menu that lets you switch off background data on an app-by-app basis.
6)STOP THEM WATCHING
Last year, Apple quietly introduced ad tracking with iOS 6. What’s that? Essentially, your iPhone has a unique identifier that's used to keep track of your browsing activity in order to target you (technically, your device) with ads. Although it's anonymous, some people don't like the data being sent at all. The option to disable this used to be hidden deep inside the About menu. Now, more logically, it can be found under Privacy.
7)HAPPY BIRTHDAY, USER #945678
Giving your iPhone a little bit of information about you has a lot of benefits. Tell it your address, and you can quickly ask Siri to remind you to do something when you get home. You’ll also get more relevant traffic updates through the Notification Center’s Today screen. Tell it your birthday, and your iPhone will wish you a totally genuine “Happy birthday” when the big day is finally here.
8)ALWAYS BE UPDATING
The days of opening the App Store and manually updating your apps are over â€" if you want them to be. Within the App Store settings menu, you’ll find the option to set iOS to automatically update every app, and a separate toggle to switch off automatic updates when you’re using cellular data.
9)USE SPOTLIGHT FOR (ALMOST) EVERYTHING
Previously housed on the far-left of the home screen, Spotlight search is now available from any page by using a downwards swipe. As long as you're a reasonably quick typer, you'll find that launching apps, finding contacts, and searching email is far faster from Spotlight than anywhere else.
One thing you can't do from Spotlight is search the web and Wikipedia â€" Apple removed that feature in iOS 7, so you'll have to use Siri or head to Safari for your kicks.
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