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    Default iOS 7 Tips and Tricks

    OK all. Lets see what you’ve got. Post your BEST iOS 7 tips and tricks right here for everyone to use. I do have a few tricks up my sleeve, but I have a feeling you’re all well versed in them already :P

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    Default iOS 7 Tips and Tricks

    When listening to music, on the lock screen
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    You can hit the home button to show the time and date.
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    You can hit the home button again to show the song info.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 Tips and Tricks

    While on a call tap the home button to access your iPhone for info like appointments whatever you need the caller will still be on the line hitting speaker phone also works good so you can still communicate while extracting or entering information as needed

    Call will remain in a green strip on the top of your screen so you can tap on it anytime to go back to your call screen


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    Default Re: iOS 7 Tips and Tricks

    When you're in your text messages, you can slide to the left to see an actual time stamp next to each message.




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    Default Re: iOS 7 Tips and Tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by EmceeGeek View Post
    When you're in your text messages, you can slide to the left to see an actual time stamp next to each message.

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/19/yna9ehyv.jpg


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    I love this one. I was trying to figure out for the longest how to get the time stamps! I was going to call Apple!


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    Quote Originally Posted by li2327 View Post
    I love this one. I was trying to figure out for the longest how to get the time stamps! I was going to call Apple!


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    I've been using the iPhone since the 2G and I just discovered this myself, today. It's unbelievable that I've never seen this or come across this.


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    Default Re: iOS 7 Tips and Tricks

    Quote Originally Posted by EmceeGeek View Post
    I've been using the iPhone since the 2G and I just discovered this myself, today. It's unbelievable that I've never seen this or come across this.


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    It's new in iOS 7.
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    Default iOS 7 Tips and Tricks

    -If you don't want the new parallax/home screen animations, you can turn them off in Settings>General>Accessibility>Reduce Motion.

    -To force close apps, double click Home button and flick app previews up off the screen.

    -In the Photos app, you can select entire events at once under Photos>Moments. Tap select in the top corner, then Select again next to the event you'd like to edit/delete. All photos in the event will be selected.

    -In the Mail app inbox, you can swipe right to left to reveal options for editing/deleting mails.

    -In Safari's open tab view, you can close a tab by swiping it right to left instead of tapping the little X.

    -On the lock screen you can swipe to unlock anywhere, not just where it says "Slide to Unlock."

    -If you hate having to update apps, turn on Automatic App Updates to have them download automatically in the background. (Settings>iTunes & App Store>Automatic Updates)

    -Subscribers to your shared photo streams can now add photos to the stream if you allow it. (Go to a Shared Stream and tap on People to find the setting.)

    -You can save favorite bookmarks as icons in Safari's new tab page for quick access.

    -You can now redeem iTunes gift cards using the camera to scan them instead of typing in the code.

    -You can rearrange your Music app nav bar to your liking (think this was introduced a ways back though).

    -To find the daily appointment view in Calendar, tap the magnifying glass icon.

    -Search your iPhone, Wikipedia, or the Web from any Home screen—just pull down from the middle of the screen to reveal Spotlight Search.

    -Go Back in Style: iOS 7 has a new gesture for going back a page in Safari, or a layer view in apps like Settings. To "swipe back," swipe your screen from left to right, beginning at the left edge. If the app supports the gesture (not all 3rd party apps—Tapatalk for instance—have been updated yet) you'll go back to the previous page. One of the best and most natural feeling additions in iOS 7, I think.

    -Need a level for a home improvement project? Open your Compass app, and swipe right to left to reveal the new iOS 7 level.

    -You can set the volume of the spoken navigation directions independently of system volume—useful if you find them usually too soft or too loud. See Settings>Maps.
    Last edited by Massie; 11-19-2013 at 08:29 AM.
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    Cool !! thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by kataran View Post
    While on a call tap the home button to access your iPhone for info like appointments whatever you need the caller will still be on the line hitting speaker phone also works good so you can still communicate while extracting or entering information as needed

    Call will remain in a green strip on the top of your screen so you can tap on it anytime to go back to your call screen


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    This has been here since, at least, iOS 5. I've had an iPhone since the iOS 5, and I've been able to do it since.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrZ_Tech View Post
    This has been here since, at least, iOS 5. I've had an iPhone since the iOS 5, and I've been able to do it since.


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    It's been there since the original iPhone.


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    If you are using flashlight you can turn it off by simply tapping the camera icon on the lock screen
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    Default Re: iOS 7 Tips and Tricks

    If you prefer to see your clock in digital instead of analog in the stock clock app, just hit any of the clocks and it will change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kataran View Post
    While on a call tap the home button to access your iPhone for info like appointments whatever you need the caller will still be on the line hitting speaker phone also works good so you can still communicate while extracting or entering information as needed

    Call will remain in a green strip on the top of your screen so you can tap on it anytime to go back to your call screen
    Umm... Yea been able to do that since iPhone gen 1 os 1.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by linsiris View Post
    If you prefer to see your clock in digital instead of analog in the stock clock app, just hit any of the clocks and it will change.http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/29/umederu3.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/12/29/ahy6uven.jpg
    Great tip Iinsiris.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 Tips and Tricks

    Passbook has a QR scanner app but it's only for receipts, boarding passes and things like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1DApple View Post
    Umm... Yea been able to do that since iPhone gen 1 os 1.0
    AT&T was claiming that they were the only carrier that allows the user to browse and call at the same time. Verizon can do it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by galaxyboy View Post
    AT&T was claiming that they were the only carrier that allows the user to browse and call at the same time. Verizon can do it too.
    Only works on Verizon if you are in wifi. Same with Sprint.
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    Default Re: iOS 7 Tips and Tricks

    In iBooks for iPhone/iPad you can move through the categories on your library (by categories I mean PDFs, books and purchased books) by just swiping left or right.
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    Yeah. It was there during iOS 6 too.
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    In safari in the open pages. You can close pages by flicking them to the left.
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    The stock clock app tells the time, I mean take a look at the black icon, unlike ios6, in ios7 it says the actual time, with second hand (red) moving and all.


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    About the camera app:

    A long press on the yellow focus square (it blinks twice) will keep the focus and brightness blocked/defined even if you move the camera around.
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    Easily reconnect Bluetooth connected devices by switching on and off airplane mode. Better than switching Bluetooth itself which takes time to reconnect.
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