1. Taco50's Avatar
    I've only been using it a few hours, but so far a lot of good improvements. Love full blown multitasking. Notification center looks so much better full screen on the iPad. Transitions are smooth(iPad 2). iTunes Radio is great. I noticed I can stream content from the cloud on my iPad now which is nice.

    Biggest thing I don't like is the new icons. The flat look is ugly. Also I noticed when I pull down for universal search the transition is jerky. Not sure if anyone else is having that issue.

    Oh and the update was smooth as can be.
    09-19-2013 10:08 AM
  2. jorbjorb's Avatar
    love the simple look.

    maybe it's just because it's new.

    and i like new things
    09-19-2013 10:09 AM
  3. Nodnerb's Avatar
    Spotlight search is jerky on my ipdad 3 but smooth on my iphone 5.
    09-19-2013 10:12 AM
  4. BenitoC's Avatar
    I'm loving all the improvements and changes so far. Everything is fresh and lively.
    09-19-2013 10:22 AM
  5. rewNATION's Avatar
    the iOS 7 update won't show up on my phone to download. it still shows 6.1.3 which i don't want. anyone know how to fix this? itunes isn't an option either
    09-19-2013 10:32 AM
  6. dc9super80's Avatar
    I love the new look. I dislike the Safari icon, but everything else in the system has garnered my attention so I dont even notice. Most of my front page icons are 3rd party apps anyhow. There are few things I dislike about iOS 7 so far and I would never want to return to iOS 6. I love the new UI interactions, the gestures, the cards, the translucency, the control center, the white, the contrasting blue and green in messages. It is delightfully fresh OS. There is more work to be done, and this is just the beginning but it is a fine beginning. There is no way I will be jumping any ships soon.

    Interestingly enough, I think we tech heads or tech writers arent good representation of the public. One of the icons we hate the most is the game center. My wife updated her iPad yesterday, and her first comment was "hey, I like the new game center icon." Thankfully Apple tries to do whats best for John Public.
    09-19-2013 10:33 AM
  7. StaticFX's Avatar
    rewNation... are you on wifi? just wondering.. it probably wont even check unless you are (thats a guess).... and really, you should o dit throuhg itunes - it takes 1/4 the time


    as far as iOS7 so far..

    Spotlight search, Very happy they took that off the home button press.. still HATE that i cant turn it off!! i have NEVER once used it. Seems like it should be easy, remove all items that it can search... and poof it disables! nope... i get the spotlight search 1/2 the time i try to get the notification center.

    Icon Dock... still surpised we are still limited to 4 items (even though JB has had 5 - or more - for a looooooooooong time) - and I dont like that i cant pick the color. it tries to make it go with the background. Id rather jus pick a nice dark color.. like black.

    animations are great

    loading seems slower... like facebook takes longer to even start to update.

    I dont like the weather in the notification center... its tries to be "fancy" instead of functioning. Give a pic of what its doing, current temp, high low... thats it.


    lastly... surprised that still, after all this time - icons cant update. Like the weather.... but at least they took the temp off lol
    09-19-2013 11:01 AM
  8. jburke82's Avatar
    Static, I thought the same thing when I first updated my 5 via OTA about the facebook being slower. I powered off my device for about a minute, then turned it back on and it was loading much faster. Actually faster then before the update.

    As far as the spotlight search, you can swipe down anywhere on the screen to use it. Try it again but in the middle of the screen...works great I think.

    I do agree with you about the weather in the notification center; I loved having the day and week view in ios6. I will miss that.
    09-19-2013 11:10 AM
  9. rewNATION's Avatar
    rewNation... are you on wifi? just wondering.. it probably wont even check unless you are (thats a guess).... and really, you should o dit throuhg itunes - it takes 1/4 the time


    as far as iOS7 so far..

    Spotlight search, Very happy they took that off the home button press.. still HATE that i cant turn it off!! i have NEVER once used it. Seems like it should be easy, remove all items that it can search... and poof it disables! nope... i get the spotlight search 1/2 the time i try to get the notification center.

    Icon Dock... still surpised we are still limited to 4 items (even though JB has had 5 - or more - for a looooooooooong time) - and I dont like that i cant pick the color. it tries to make it go with the background. Id rather jus pick a nice dark color.. like black.

    animations are great

    loading seems slower... like facebook takes longer to even start to update.

    I dont like the weather in the notification center... its tries to be "fancy" instead of functioning. Give a pic of what its doing, current temp, high low... thats it.


    lastly... surprised that still, after all this time - icons cant update. Like the weather.... but at least they took the temp off lol
    yes i'm on wi-fi
    09-19-2013 11:49 AM
  10. StaticFX's Avatar
    Static, I thought the same thing when I first updated my 5 via OTA about the facebook being slower. I powered off my device for about a minute, then turned it back on and it was loading much faster. Actually faster then before the update.

    As far as the spotlight search, you can swipe down anywhere on the screen to use it. Try it again but in the middle of the screen...works great I think.

    I do agree with you about the weather in the notification center; I loved having the day and week view in ios6. I will miss that.
    i will try a reboot...thanks

    But the spotlight search.. I dont want it at all.. hate it. And my issue is the otterbox. 1/2 the time i swipe down for the note center, i get the spotlight instead. i wish i could turn it off
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    09-19-2013 11:56 AM
  11. mynameis's Avatar
    the iOS 7 update won't show up on my phone to download. it still shows 6.1.3 which i don't want. anyone know how to fix this? itunes isn't an option either
    Well, what device are you trying to download it on?
    09-19-2013 12:01 PM
  12. rewNATION's Avatar
    Well, what device are you trying to download it on?
    4S
    09-19-2013 12:16 PM
  13. VeronicaTomlinson's Avatar
    I agree the icons are really ugly. Found a few bugs too. I HATE that we no longer have a decline option when receiving a call. Also, if we missed a called, there previously was a little red badge on the phone icon. That has disappeared. So now if we don't pay close attention to the message on the screen when unlocking, you'll never know you missed a call.
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    09-19-2013 12:20 PM
  14. Nodnerb's Avatar
    4S

    My wifes 4 was doing that too OTA. Then eventually it said there was an update. 20 times before that it said 6.1.3 is the most up to date software. I was instructed to "just keep trying" when I asked pretty much the same question here on the forum as other are having the same issue..

    Come to think of it, it might have finally recognised the update after a reboot. Can't remember. Worth a shot, but I imagine you've already tried that.
    Last edited by Nodnerb; 09-19-2013 at 12:43 PM.
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    09-19-2013 12:20 PM
  15. doublebullout's Avatar
    Using an iPad 3:

    I really love that Notification Center and the Today screen are available on the Lockscreen. That has been my single biggest gripe through the years regarding iOS, and the main factor in my switch to WP8 on a Lumia 920 for my phone. I could see myself switching back to an iPhone 5S now.

    Has anyone figured out the ideal wallpaper image size yet? The "Move and Scale" feature for wallpaper doesn't work very well. None of my previous favorite iPad wallpapers look right at all.
    09-19-2013 12:39 PM
  16. acerace113's Avatar
    Using an iPad 3:

    I really love that Notification Center and the Today screen are available on the Lockscreen. That has been my single biggest gripe through the years regarding iOS, and the main factor in my switch to WP8 on a Lumia 920 for my phone. I could see myself switching back to an iPhone 5S now.

    Has anyone figured out the ideal wallpaper image size yet? The "Move and Scale" feature for wallpaper doesn't work very well. None of my previous favorite iPad wallpapers look right at all.
    2550 x 1920 maybe?


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    09-19-2013 12:42 PM
  17. rewNATION's Avatar
    My wifes 4 was doing that too OTA. Then eventually it said there was an update. 20 times before that it said 6.1.3 is the most up to date software. I was instructed to "just keep trying" when I asked pretty much the same question here on the forum as other are having the same issue..

    Come to think of it, it might have finally recognised the update after a reboot. Can't remember. Worth a shot, but I imagine you've already tried that.
    I actually didn't try that but it worked. I just turned it off and back on, went into the software update and it finally showed up
    09-19-2013 12:47 PM
  18. mynameis's Avatar
    I agree the icons are really ugly. Found a few bugs too. I HATE that we no longer have a decline option when receiving a call. Also, if we missed a called, there previously was a little red badge on the phone icon. That has disappeared. So now if we don't pay close attention to the message on the screen when unlocking, you'll never know you missed a call.
    It doesn't let you know when you have a missed call? That's pretty weird. I had a missed call and a voicemail and the little red badge showed up on the phone icon. Maybe it's because I also had a voicemail.
    09-19-2013 12:53 PM
  19. mynameis's Avatar
    I actually didn't try that but it worked. I just turned it off and back on, went into the software update and it finally showed up
    Awesome! Glad it worked for you.
    09-19-2013 12:54 PM
  20. Fausty82's Avatar
    I agree the icons are really ugly. Found a few bugs too. I HATE that we no longer have a decline option when receiving a call. Also, if we missed a called, there previously was a little red badge on the phone icon. That has disappeared. So now if we don't pay close attention to the message on the screen when unlocking, you'll never know you missed a call.
    It doesn't let you know when you have a missed call? That's pretty weird. I had a missed call and a voicemail and the little red badge showed up on the phone icon. Maybe it's because I also had a voicemail.
    I get the missed calls notifications... make sure that the badge icon setting is [ON] in notifications. Perhaps that got turned off somehow...
    09-19-2013 01:01 PM
  21. jburke82's Avatar
    It doesn't let you know when you have a missed call? That's pretty weird. I had a missed call and a voicemail and the little red badge showed up on the phone icon. Maybe it's because I also had a voicemail.
    I had a missed call and a voice mail, and I THOUGHT the badge was correct, but now that I think back I am not sure. I know the badge changed at least, I just don't know if it increased by one (vm only) or two (vm anc missed call). I will keep my eye out!
    09-19-2013 01:01 PM
  22. jburke82's Avatar
    I started another post before I saw this thread, so I will copy and paste what I had typed:

    I am thoroughly enjoying ios7! I like the icons, although they had to grow on me, and I love the new functionality and look. A couple of initial thoughts (and this is in no way a rant or complaining at all!):

    1. Control Center - I love this. I love that I don't have to have a specific flashlight app installed, and don't have to go through the settings to switch on DND mode, etc.

    2. Notification Center - I actually preferred the old version. I would assume this is because I don't use my phone the way many do, and therefore I do not need the 3 different views available. I am already used to it, so no harm done!

    3. App Switcher and Safari Page View - One thing I will have to get used to is not having the home screen automatically become full screen when I close out all the apps I had running. The same goes for Safari when I close other pages and have one remaining. Not a big deal, just an adjustment.

    4. I also love that I can FINALLY hide the newsstand in a folder without being jailbroken!

    That's all I have right now! Haha. I love the new os, and can't wait to see what comes further down the road from Apple!
    09-19-2013 01:03 PM
  23. gamergurl89's Avatar
    I don't much care for the bright white on everything, it's TOO bright and I have my brightness WAY down.
    Apps are kind of cartoony but not terrible. Overall I like it! It's shiny
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    09-19-2013 01:24 PM
  24. Chrysalis1156's Avatar
    I'm loving iOS 7 so far. The only thing that might take me awhile to get used to is the calendar. I liked the list view in iOS 6. Now if I touch the search icon the list view comes up but if I close the app, when I reopen it I'm looking at a day view. If I'm missing something please let me know. All in all everything is working great for me & I'm glad I updated.
    09-19-2013 01:54 PM
  25. Fausty82's Avatar
    I'm loving iOS 7 so far. The only thing that might take me awhile to get used to is the calendar. I liked the list view in iOS 6. Now if I touch the search icon the list view comes up but if I close the app, when I reopen it I'm looking at a day view. If I'm missing something please let me know. All in all everything is working great for me & I'm glad I updated.
    I don’t think that carries over from launch to launch... you will have to tap the Search icon each time you launch calendar, AFAIK.
    Chrysalis1156 likes this.
    09-19-2013 02:03 PM
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