If you have already downloaded iOS 7 (Apple’s newest mobile update), you probably are feeling like you have a new device. Although you might have encountered some new features that are driving you crazy or a few kinks with this software, there are many good things that come with it. Parts of the iOS 7 still require some smoothing out but there is a lot to love about the largest change to iOS since the original iPhone. Here is a look at top 10 best things about iOS 7.
10 Best Features Of iOS 7
1. The Overall Look
Once iOS7 launches on your device, you immediately notice a big change. Very many things are different, from the fonts and colors to the feeling that you get while swiping pages and opening apps. It is sleeker, cleaner and just about everything has been renovated.
iOS7 is filled with subtle animations, for example, small bubble-like movements when you are scrolling through messages. This adds some charm when navigating all through the platform.
3. The Control Center
It may be tricky to find initially, but Apple’s fresh Control Center makes life a lot easier. It basically serves as a center for all things you would want to access fast, from turning Wi-Fi on & off to changing to Airplane mode to adjusting the display brightness. Besides, it is the new home for the alarm clock, the volume/playback music controls and the calculator.
Apple is normally not very generous with its wallpapers alternatives but iOS 7 has several new backdrops and landscapes to fit your preferences. 7 are specifically customized for the iPhone 5C and one goes with all of its casing color alternatives.
5. Photo Organization
Videos and pictures are now placed into categories based on place and time, so it is far simpler to search as well as re-discover your content. It is also beautifully presented like a mosaic on the screen.
Apple’s interior search functionality, which is called Spotlight, can at present be accessed from all screens, which makes it handier than ever before. To access the Spotlight, you should swipe your finger from the top of screen downward.
7. Helvetica Neue
Although font choice might look like a minor detail, it is a major thread in design. Luckily, Apple got it correct with Helvetica Neue, an elegant and light choice that is easy on the eyes. This style looks so much like Yahoo’s fresh Weather app, as well.
8. Weather App
Apple’s fresh Weather app is a main improvement over its forerunner, with more interactive functionality, lighter background and hour-by-hour forecasts presented in a scrolling row rather than a column. When it is raining, minor water drops appear on the screen and when it is cloudy, you see cloud puffs move across the top.
9. Calendar App
The new Calendar app is simple and very useful. It allows you to simply scroll from one month to another and narrow in on particular time periods. With this new Calendar app, you say goodbye to skeuomorphism- unreal bookshelves or leather texture that go with a digital experience.
10. Pages with Folders
With iOS 7, you can squeeze an infinite number of apps into any folder as well as slide to access them on numerous pages within folders, as well. This lets you bid farewell to home screen clutter.
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