Use iOS7 - Complete Guide

Edited by kathrina raiza a. macadagdag, Lynn, Eng

Days after Apple's iOS 7 took a beating from critics regarding flaws of its lock-screen security feature, the company responded with the new iOS 7.0.2. Other than this, the company is also taking another big step in gadget security with the new Touch ID, a biometric security system that if Apple perfects would be another first in the industry.For iPhone 5S users, here are some tricks that you can play with your hand-held:

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    Main display, your wallpaper
    iOS 7 has Dynamic Wallpaper that can be easily customized to your own liking. Here's how:
    1. Go to Settings > Wallpaper & Brightness > Choose Wallpaper.
    2. Select Dynamic.
    3. Pick a color that you like.
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    Wallpaper features 3D moving effects
    If you are bothered by this, you can simply disable Parallax to minimize the effects:
    1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility.
    2. Choose Reduce Motion. This will help you get rid of too much movements on your wallpaper as you move it around.
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    The white interface of the Dynamic Wallpaper may be too simplistic for your taste so you can give this a try
    1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility.
    2. Choose "Invert Colors".
    3. If you are not impressed at all by this trick, you can just tell Siri "Switch Invert Colors Off" and everything will go back to normal.
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    To take things further, you can make use of panoramic shots you have taken with your device as lock screen wallpaper
    Just make sure to enable Parallax effect.
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    If you are an iPhone user, then you will definitely have Touch ID for additional security
    But if you don't have it then Find My iPhone and Passcode features are always there to do the trick. There is however another feature that you may have missed and that is the one that wipes your device of all its contents once somebody fails to input the right password for so many times. Doing this will allow your iPhone to wipe itself if someone fails to type in your pass-code 10 times. Siri is no longer in beta mode for iOS 7 and she has been upgraded with a few unique talents that you will be proud of  
    1. Go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock.
    2. Choose Erase Data option found at the bottom of the screen.
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    Phone Calls
    Return my last missed call and Siri will do just that for you. You can also ask her to call certain contacts you have and she will be the one to dial their numbers for you.
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    Control Settings
    Siri can be told to post for you in Facebook or look for Twitter and some new commands like "Turn off or on WiFi" or even "Turn on Do Not Disturb".
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    Teach Siri how to talk
    Yes this is now possible. Whenever Siri pronounces something wrong just tell her "That's not how you pronounce that" and she will ask you to say the name or word the second time. Siri will listen to you and learns how to pronounce words correctly.
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    If you want Siri to read selected texts for you, here's how you do it:  
    1. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility.
    2. Turn Speak Selection ON.
    3. A few more options will appear to help you customize this feature.
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    There are a few changes when it comes to SMS as well. The Edit button which used to be on the top right corner of the message view has disappeared. Deleting a message can be done by:  
    1. Holding your finger down on a message that you want to delete and a pop up menu will appear including options like "Copy" and so on.
    2. Choose more and a bunch of circles will appear on the left side.
    3. Tap on the messages you want to delete.
    4. Tap the trash icon on the bottom left corner to delete.
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    Deleting mails is a bit trickier compared to SMS
    The obvious method is by means of the edit button but there is another way to do so:  
    1. Swipe the message from left to right in the mailbox view.
    2. More and Trash are the two options that will appear:  
      1. Trash to delete.
      2. More for additional options like: Reply, Forward, Flag, Mark as Read, Move to Junk and Move Message.
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    FaceTime Audio is an added feature to the iOS 7 where a person on WiFi can enjoy voice chat with another iPhone user without paying a cent.
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    Vibration alert is not so boring with iOS7
    The OS allows you to make your own vibration just follow these steps:  
    1. Go to Settings > Sounds.
    2. Choose Ringtone.
    3. Choose Vibration.
    4. Scroll down and choose "Create New Vibration".
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    Check which of the running Apps you have, that are hogging your bandwidth and disable them
    1. Choose Settings > Cellular.
    2. Check which Apps you want and you're done.
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    International users of iTunes radio are yet to enjoy its features but the company is working to make the service available soon.
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iOS7 is feature-packed and with regular upgrades to the said OS it wouldn't be too long before it introduces new and interesting features that will be another hit in the industry.

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Recent edits by: Lynn, kathrina raiza a. macadagdag

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