Apple’s latest iOS 7 OS comes with some pretty cool features and enhancements apart from its bold and attractive looks. But not all of them are quite so obvious to users. In case, you haven’t tried one of these features yet, this post will point you in the right direction.
iOS 7 Tricks & Tips You Might Not Know
Message Time Stamps
The older versions of iOS have always been happy to show you when you started a conversation, but has never really been big on showing you the time stamp for every other thread in that conversation. Not any more. With iOS 7 you can see the time stamp for each message by swiping on the message bubble from right to left. Swipe again and the time stamps will disappear.
Call blocking is one feature that almost every smartphone user misses, and that includes iPhone owners. With iOS 7 you can not only block pesky people from calling or texting you, but also from starting a Facetime session with you. Yay!
Just head over to Settings > Phone > Blocked; or Settings > Messages > Blocked; or Settings > FaceTime > Blocked.
Alternatively just go over to your Contacts app, select a contact card, scroll down to the bottom, and tap Block this Caller.
Blocking a user is universal, so if you block contacts from calling, you effectively block them from texting and Facetiming as well.
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Block Cellular Data Usage
Well its not just people you need to block at times, its even apps such as ones that run in the background eating up your precious cellular data. Now you can go to Settings>Cellular and scroll down to see which apps have been using the most data and then tap to block them from doing so.
Make Font Sizes Large or Small
In iOS 7, you can make the font sizes appear smaller or larger than the default size. To do this, go to Settings>General>Text Size. You’ll notice a slider on the screen that you can drag to the left to reduce the font size, or to the right, to increase it.
Change What Shows Up in the Notification View
The Notification view in iOS 7 shows the Today View, a list of what’s hot on your calendar for today and the next, your stock quotes, the weather in your city, and your reminders and to-do stuff. You may not always need all of those to show up, so if you want to customize the view, just head over to Settings>Notification Center, scroll down to Today’s view and switch off stuff you don’t need. To change the order in which the items appear, tap Edit (in the top right corner of the Notification Center settings screen) and drag the items around using the three lines next to each item. Unfortunately you don’t have total flexibility here and can only move around Calendar Day View, Reminders, and Stocks.
There are plenty of great ways to get things done with your iOS device. I hope these iOS 7 tricks and tips were just as useful.