7 Things You'll Love About iOS 7
From surfing the web to staying connected with Facebook and FaceTime, sharing photos and HD video to going places with Maps, having fun with games, music, movies, and everything in between, your iPhone is no ordinary phone. And, if you have the iPhone 4 or a newer model, there's even more power packed into your device with the introduction of iOS 7. Take a closer look at seven of our favorite iOS 7 features that you're sure to love.
Control Center allows quick access to some of the most commonly used controls and apps from one easy to find menu. Just swipe up from any screen, and Control Center appears along with functions for Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Music, flashlight, Calculator, Camera, screen brightness, and more.
AirDrop for iOS
AirDrop could prove to be one of the most popular features in iOS 7. Users can now quickly send other people pictures, videos, contact information, documents, i.e., pretty much anything that has a Share button. And, for those of you worried about security, all AirDrop transfers are encrypted. It's as simple as hitting Share.
iTunes Radio features streaming radio stations that will appeal to even the most eclectic tastes in music. You'll find this feature in the Music App, free of charge. Choose a pre-set station based on theme or genre or create your own custom station with artists and songs you know and love. And the best part, the more you listen, the more personalized your stations become as your iPhone gets to know your musical preferences.
Photo enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that they can now apply filters to their pictures with the revamped Camera App. Users will no longer have to rely on third-party apps to add cool effects to their images. There are nine filters to choose from, and they can be applied either before or after a photo has been taken to add amazing effects to your images straight from your iPhone.
While multitasking itself is not a new feature, this functionality has been overhauled resulting in a brand new "look and feel." The new multitasking panel allows users to view full screenshots in the app history instead of just icons, and toggling back and forth between apps is super quick and easy. And when it's time to pare down your view, close any open apps with a simple "swipe up" on any app preview screen.
Automatic App Updates
In iOS 7, you no longer have to worry about updating your apps every time a new release is available. iOS 7 keeps track of the latest app updates and automatically pushes them to your device. If you want to know if an app's been updated since the last time you used it, look for the small blue dot near the app's name on your screen.
Featured Bonus Content - Click Images to Enlarge
Get the answers to tons of questions with help from your virtual assistant, Siri.
Watch movie trailers and bonus scenes in stunning HD and rent or purchase the latest movie blockbusters to view on the go.
Add dynamic effects and cool filters to your images with the new and improved Photos App.
Get creative with the iLife applications and get down to business from anywhere you are with iWork for iPhone.
Share photos, documents, videos, and other content instantly with friends and family that are nearby with AirDrop.
Play your favorite games in vibrant full-color on the iPhone 5s's stunning display.