iOS 7 is out, and if you have an iPhone or iPad you probably have already downloaded it. And if you’ve downloaded it, you probably have a fairly strong opinion on it. Whether you like it or hate it, it’s here to stay, so you should probably get used to it.
Even if you do love iOS 7, you probably have at least one complaint. Maybe you think the colors are too bright. Or maybe you think the font is too “Android-ish”. Fortunately, many of the complaints that people have with iOS 7 can actually be dealt with quite simply. Check out these four complaints about iOS 7, and even more importantly check out the solutions to those complaints if one or more affects you.
4 Complaints About iOS 7 and How You Can Remedy Them
Complaint 1: My iPhone is giving me motion sickness!
Usually when you think of getting motion sickness you think of being on a wobbly boat or soaring the friendly skies, not simply using your iPhone. As odd is it may sound, iOS 7 is actually giving people motion sickness due to new “parallax” features within the operating system.
If you’re one of the iOS device users that has thrown up after tweeting and texting on your updated device, fortunately the fix is easy. Simply navigate to Settings > General > Accessibility on your device, scroll down to “Reduce Motion” and make sure it’s turned on. This will disable the parallax motion effect, and it will actually save you some battery life too. It’s yet to be seen if iOS app developers will adopt the parallax features into developing apps, but if they do, be wary of anyone you see staring at an iPhone or iPad screen!
Complaint 2: My battery life is not as good as it was with iOS 6
Another relatively common complaint amongst iOS 7 users is that it drains battery life quicker than it does with iOS 6. It’s not a myth, either; the updated iOS is no doubt eating more battery life, especially on older devices.
Fortunately, if you’re experiencing battery issues after updating to iOS 7, there are many things you can do to make sure your battery life gets back to normal. The number one thing that affects battery life is screen brightness, and dimming the brightness even just a tiny bit can have a massive effect on the life of your battery. There are lots of ways to extend your iOS 7 device’s battery life, so make sure you understand the different ways your battery life is being used.
Complaint 3: The new camera app is just, meh
The new camera that iOS 7 has as a part of its updates is both loved and hated by users. It allows you to easily apply filters and take square pictures which is nice, but there are some things that users are complaining about. Some people are upset that the photos take up a lot of space on your device or in the cloud, especially since there’s no way to reduce the quality of the photos.
For those that take a lot of pictures, this is easily remedied by simply dumping the photos onto a backup device every few weeks. Unless you have a valid reason why you need to have 300 photos of your cat on your device, you should be storing them on your computer or a hard drive as to not waste valuable space on your device. The photo dumps truthfully only take a few minutes, and can make a world of difference for both the space on your device and the speed of which it runs.
Complaint 4: My device is using WAY too much data!
iOS 7 has made it easier to seamlessly transition between multiple apps, which is a big plus. However, the trade off with this is that it can be using a significant amount of cellular data to keep those apps open in the background, which could result in both diminished battery life and expensive data overages.
Go into your device settings and turn off access to cellular data for apps that you don’t constantly need. This means those apps will only access the Internet when you’re on a WiFi network. If you’ve downloaded a ton of apps, this can be a great thing to do to make sure you stay within your data.
About the Author: Ted Levin is a freelance journalist covering mobile technology trends and advances in technology. You can connect with Ted on Twitter.
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