Best Fifteen Features on iOS 7 That You Need to Know About

Cydia Download for iOS71. Create custom vibrations. You can set different vibrations for your contacts by going to Settings, and then Sounds. Go to Ringtone and you will see Vibrations. Scroll down to Custom and then tap on Create New Vibrations. The screen will prompt you to create a unique vibration by tapping on it. Once you’re done, hit Save.

2. Quickly see all your tweets. All you have to do is open Safari and then tap on the Bookmarks button. Hit the @ button. This will display all of your tweets on your timeline, complete with links and urls. Of course you will have to sign in to your Twitter account to enable this feature.

3. Undo email delete. Accidentally deleting an important email is a common mistake that many people commit. Fortunately iOS7 gives you an easy way to recover them. When you’re in the default Mail app, just shake your phone and this will bring up the undelete option.

4. Access apps with a tilt of the head. If you want to easily access many features, simply enable the motion sensing controls. Tap on the following: Settings, then General, then Accessibility, then Switch Control. Once you’ve activated the function, go to Switches and set up which switches you want to perform particular actions. For example, you can set the phone to activate a particular app when your tilt your head to the right.

5. Never miss an alert. If you are the kind of person who always misses alerts, you can set the flashlight on your phone to blink on and off when one arrives. Go to Settings then General and then Accessibility. Scroll down and enable the LED Flash for Alerts function.

6. Stop being harassed by unwanted callers. If you have a particular contact that you want to stop bothering you, you can simply block them. To do this, go to the contact’s details and then tap on Block This Caller. However, if you want to manage the messages of blocked contacts, all you have to do is go to Settings, then Messages then Blocked. You can also use this feature with iMessages and Facetime.

7. Timestamp your messages. Many people are annoyed by the fact that the messages they receive on their iPhones don’t have a time received. In iOS 7 there no individual timestamp for messages but instead periodically marks the start of a conversation with a timestamp. If you want to see the exact time when a message was sent and when it was received, all you have to do is open a conversation thread and then press your finger down on the screen while you swipe from right to left. This will display the timestamps of messages.

8.Avoid embarrassing pronunciations. You may have noticed that Siri has trouble pronouncing words that are not in its dictionary. You can teach the OS to pronounce odd names or other words by telling Siri verbally when a particular word is not pronounced correctly, and then run the program through some simple exercises and Siri will learn how to say it properly.

9. Be square. If you are not happy with the proportions of the photos that you can take with the camera app on iOS 7, you can take square photos. When you open the Camera app, simply swipe to the right to shoot photos with square proportions. You can also use this swiping gesture to go through Video and Panorama modes.

10. Shine a Spotlight. The Spotlight feature on iOS 7 is used to search for content on your iPhone. For convenience, you can access this feature from any page you happen to be on. All you have to do is make a downwards swipe gesture and Spotlight will open. You can search your email and contacts as well as launching apps. However, you cannot use Spotlight to access Wikipedia or surf the web and you will have to use Siri or Safari.

11. Update your apps automatically. One of the inconvenient things about apps is that you will have to refresh them whenever there are updates. You can avoid this problem by having them update in the background. To enable this feature, go to Settings, then General and then Background App Refresh. You can now pick which apps you want to automatically update in the background. However, this feature uses a lot of battery power so you should choose only the apps that you use most frequently

12. Increase legibility. Many iPhone users are having trouble reading the new text in iOS 7. If you want to make the text more legible, simply go to Settings and then the Accessibility menu. Turn on the Bold Text feature and then restart your phone. This will make the text size bigger. If you have supported apps you can make text size even bigger and even invert colors, i.e. having white letters on a black background for greater readability.

13. Stop ad tracking. Unknown to most people, iOS 7 is actually tracking their online activity in order to make ad targeting more accurate. If you feel that your privacy is being invaded by having your browsing data sent to advertisers, you can disable ad tracking by going to the Privacy menu and then activate the Limit Ad Tracking feature. Some reports have also claimed that by turning off ad tracking, you can fractionally increase battery life.

14. Give Siri a gender change. If you are not comfortable with a female OS talking to you, you can change it to a male voice. Simply go to Settings, then General and then Siri. Then change the setting in Voice Gender to Male.

15. Manage your photos. It can be incredibly frustrating when you can’t find a photo or video that someone sent to you as an attachment since you’ve lost track of it in a lengthy thread. You can view all your media by opening the last photo or video that you’ve received and then tapping the list view button (the one that has three dashes).

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