Unless you weren't aware of it, Apple has relaunched its previously released iPhone 4 (8GB) in India with a price tag of Rs. 22, 900 in an attempt to capture at least some part of its Indian market share and stand any chance against the other rival companies that are also developing mid-range smartphones.
And while it is to be seen as to how many people actually opt for a fourth generation iPhone that offers 8 GB of space and costs Rs. 22, 900, it is to be said that although the device usually ships with iOS 4, it can be easily upgraded to iOS 7 - the latest in the iOS department from Apple.
Before we begin, although it's actually needless to say that the iOS 7 has better features and functionality compared to the iOS 4 (since that's already for granted), a basic know-how regarding the iOS 7 is still lacking among many. And although some of us may upgrade our devices to iOS 7, it will surely take us some time before we finally start getting a hang of it fully.
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However, time and tide waits for none, and it's completely useless to wait those few months before you finally start understanding the real deal regarding iOS 7. And that's why this article is meant to provide you with the most important information that you need to keep in mind when accessing iOS 7.
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Here are the five things that you need to keep in mind while using iOS 7
Calender in List View
To be perfectly honest, the built-in calendar for iOS 7 looks absolutely amazing, but if you are more hung on to the calender in list view that was prominent with iOS 6, you can still access it - the only exception being its hidden this time.
To get back to the previous calender list view in iOS 7, just open the Calender and tap on the magnifying glass icon and behold! You are back to the good old list view. However, if anyone is looking to access the Calender with the Week view, that's also possible with the user just needing to turn the phone on the side to attain the Portrait mode.
If you haven't noticed it properly until now, it can be a bit of nuisance when you look to delete text messages from your phone or iMessages in iOS 7. Compared to iOS 6, where you would be provided with an option to delete the concerned message just by tapping on the Edit button located on top of the list of messages, iOS 7 completely rids itself of the Edit button and replaces it with Contact (for making Facetime and calls).
Nonetheless, there's still a solution. Just press and hold the concerned text and tap on More and it will give more option with the option of deleting the text being one of them. You can delete the text only or select all the texts and delete them.
Blocking unwanted callers
Remember how you always wished back in the days of iOS 6 if you can block certain people from calling you and tried number of ways to get that done but was unsuccessful? Rest assured that those days are gone with iOS 7 now offering the option to block as many callers as you want.
All you need to do here is to go to the Recents menu in the phone and once you locate the contact, just click on the i beside the contact, then scroll down until you see the option to block the person. Also, if you want to check out the contacts who are in your blocked list, go to Settings - Phone - Blocked.
Getting Rid of Apps
None of us are strangers to the fact that apps that run in the background tend to waste the battery and mobile data faster than normally expected. That's the bane of multitasking. And then you end up stopping each app one at a time which is a time consuming exercise, to say the least.
In iOS 7, however, if you double tap the home button it brings up an entirely different window which shows each app that's running, and also the icon for the app. Here if you drag the page previews upwards, you will actually find yourself closing a number of pages (at least two) in a single go.
How often do we end up snapping the same photo over and over again because we weren't happy with the previous image the device camera captured? Quite a lot, actually. But then again, what's the need of snapping and re-snapping the same photo if you got Apple's dedicated photo editing apps at you disposal?
Just snap the photo, select it and tap the Edit button that's located in the top right corner of the screen. Once you do that, you will be taken to the edit screen where you will find a host of options to enhance your image's overall quality, alongside Apple's own new filters (total eight in number). Note here that even if you've saved an image with all the changes to it in place, you will still have the option to revert back to the old image anytime you want.