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Over all I think it is a brilliant update. Sure there are things I am angry about, and make me want to throw my phone against a wall but over all I think it’s great. There are features about this phone that I have been waiting for since the iPhone came out. It’s excellent, and I would truly love to hear your thoughts on why you love or hate the new update.
Phone, FaceTime and Messages: block contacts
Does someone have your number and you wish they didn’t? Successfully avoid exes, creditors, or anyone else you don’t want to speak to, with iOS 7’s excellent blocking features. Add the number to your Contacts, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap Block This Caller to refuse incoming calls, messages (including SMS and MMS) and FaceTime calls.
Timestamps on Messages
so for example in Messages, you won’t see timestamps against each SMS, MMS or iMessage. Want to know when they were sent? Swipe left.
Personally, I get really annoyed when I have to inset my address, and email in a million different forms online when using my phone. I have a long email, what can I say. So now, they made an option where you can AutoFill. Granted you must be a little trustworthy, but you can still make this an option. I highly suggest it. Toggle these AutoFill options individually from Settings > Safari > Passwords > AutoFill.
Automatic Updates for Apps
More than anything I hate wasting my time. Now, with iOS7 that’s not a problem! You now can update all of your apps automatically. Maybe I am telling you this and getting your hopes up because you need a few things to be able to do this. Just in case check this out. a) you have an unlimited data plan, and b) your favorite app’s functionality doesn’t get mangled with some poorly advised revisions. Control this function either way by going to Settings > iTunes and App Store and sliding the Updates option under Automatic Downloads.
Personally, I think this is one of the coolest features. #Nerdstatus I know, but honest– with apps constantly running is the background your phone is draining so much battery is crazy. Now you have the ability to turn off apps so they aren’t always running in the background: turn off any offenders by going to Settings > General > Background App Refresh
It’s pretty cool that Apple decided to throw in some new tunes to their soundboard. The best part is they don’t even suck that much. You have more options and they aren’t boring– check them out!
There are two major things that grind my gears about the new system, which I think will be changed soon. The fact that images you took or saved to your phone now are completely distorted and way too big to be used as a background on your phone. When you go into the settings to change a photo you have the option to move and scale, but you cannot do either. And the other, a very minor thing– you don’t have the option to delete messages (texts, iMessages). Let’s say one doesn’t send and you can either send it again or just leave it sit there. It’s annoying, and I hope that gets fixed.
Two other things I initially had problems with but found a quick fix: the calendar, and the weather.
As for the calendar I didn’t like that there wasn’t a view by month option, but there is! To do so, double click the month, tada!
The weather, all of my friends have been complaining their heads off about no weather being on the drop down. It’s simple go to Settings > General > Privacy > Location Services > Weather (turn on). Once you do that, go to a drop down, and tada there it is!
If you haven’t already check out the new operating system. Sure it looks a lot different but it’s smooth, slick and totally awesome. I hope you enjoy it!