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- Swipe down from anywhere else on the screen to get a search box.
- From various Apple apps, try swiping from the left or the right. Not every app will respond, but many will. With the Safari browser, for instance, you can use the left and right swipes in place of the back and forward buttons.
TIP TWO: ORGANIZING AND SHARING PHOTOS
The new Photos app organizes your photos into moments, based on when and where you took the photos. Several moments will be grouped into a collection, such as a vacation to Europe. Collections will then be grouped by year. It's all automated, so you can't reorganize shots if you would rather break a collection into two. But it's better than having hundreds of unorganized photos.
From any moment, collection or year, click on the header on top of the photos to pull out a map showing all the places you've been, with the number of shots taken at each. You can share entire moments, by hitting "Share" on the right side of that header. A menu should pop out from the bottom. It's tricky because it's easy to miss and hit "Select" above it instead.
Once you have the moment or set of photos chosen, another menu will pop out from the bottom, giving you such choices as sharing by email, Facebook, Flickr or text messaging.
TIP THREE: ASK SIRI
Frustrated with Siri's inability to hear what you're trying to say? Instead of repeating yourself over and over, you can click "tap to edit" to make the change manually. You shouldn't have to with voice search, but fixing one letter is still easier than having to type in the entire phrase.
Just for fun, you can give Siri a sex change by going to the settings, choosing "General," then "Siri," then "Voice Gender." You can now use Siri to change phone settings and return recent calls. And Siri will speak out turn-by-turn directions when walking. Before, the vocal instructions were limited to driving directions in Maps.
TIP FOUR: FREEBIES
Apple's new streaming music service, iTunes Radio, is easy to find. Click on the Music icon at the bottom of each home screen, then choose "Radio" at the bottom. Create music stations by choosing some genres you like. Then fine-tune your picks by hitting the star when a tune is playing. You can ask the service to play more songs like it or remove that song from future playlists entirely. You can also create new stations based on specific songs or artists. The service will try to find other songs like them. (continued...)
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Posted: 2013-10-01 @ 9:35pm PT
I'm confused about how to work the calendar!
Posted: 2013-09-27 @ 6:31pm PT
I want my weather display back to the notification center!!!!! Other then that, amazing. Some issues but overall amazing.
Posted: 2013-09-27 @ 8:50am PT
I also want ios6 back. ios7 is rubbish.
Posted: 2013-09-27 @ 5:26am PT
I love love love love the new iOS and everyone I know that has it loves it as well. Haters gonna hate.
Posted: 2013-09-25 @ 3:45pm PT
I want my ios6 back...this iOS 7 sucks...Apple, shame on you.
Posted: 2013-09-25 @ 6:34am PT
Our favorite tip?
When browsing Safari simply tap the bottom of the screen to bring the back navigation menu as described here: http://theipaddict.com/ios-7-safari-touch-gesture-tips/
Posted: 2013-09-24 @ 10:32am PT
I like the new look, but I can't listen to my voice mail now - seems to be a lot of little gliches. Just get them fixed with a new download and I will be happy!
Posted: 2013-09-24 @ 6:49am PT
I think it's amazing and love the new features I've read about. Now if I can put them into practice. Thanks, Apple!
Posted: 2013-09-23 @ 9:49pm PT
Hate ios7, drains your battery, glitches, wallpapers are blurry, just everything. Wish I could downgrade.
Posted: 2013-09-23 @ 1:17pm PT
Crap screen icons colour, totally bad.
I wish there is a switch in IOS7 to have traditional Apple iphone classic user interface back, a good name for this is called classic mode.
Posted: 2013-09-23 @ 8:00am PT
Posted: 2013-09-23 @ 7:23am PT
While there are features on the new op system that are neat, I still like the older system. Too bad Big Brother didn't give us the option to pick the one we liked. Are we going back to Henry Ford - 'Any color you want as long as it's black'?
Posted: 2013-09-23 @ 3:05am PT
Completely sucks, can't find anything. It has shuffled all my apps about and dont like it! Horrible screen pics and look. Bring back IOS 6!
Posted: 2013-09-23 @ 2:27am PT
Tip. If using the crossword solver app, you will have to re-download a dictionary after installing IOS 7. An irritation, but easy to do.
Posted: 2013-09-22 @ 8:25pm PT
It sucks for the frequent calendar users as it is less clear. I would love to have my old calendar back :(