May 082014
 

Apple introduced iOS 7 in last September with improvements to its old OS. At the same time, some older features have been changed or moved. Recently, I heard some users complained that the new iOS 7 doesn’t have Spotlight. In fact, the Spotlight isn’t gone; it just improved. Below I will show you where the Spotlight search is in iOS 7 and how to use it to find apps, contacts, music and more.

Where to Spotlight search is in iOS 7?

With iOS 6 and older, you had to press the Home button twice, or swipe several times to the far left to find Spotlight search. Now in iOS 7, Spotlight search is accessible from any application page on your home screen, as opposed to just the one page in previous iOS versions.All you have to do is to swipe down on any page of your home screen to reveal the search bar.

 

How to Use Spotlight Search in iOS 7 to Find Apps, Contacts, Music, and More?

From search place, you can use Spotlight as you did before and type in whatever app, contact, or document you’re trying to find. And you can decide which options you want to appear during your searches to avoid something such as deleted messages to appear in the Spotlight search.

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Now you must have a clear idea about open Spotlight search in iOS 7 to find apps, contacts, music, etc. For more iOS 7 tips, click here.

Nov 092013
 

Airdrop is a now feature in iOS 7 offering a better way to share photos in the Photos app, contact cards in the Contacts app, notes in the Notes app, URLs in Safari, Passbook passes, app listings on the App Store, media listings in iTunes, and stations in iTunes Radio, etc. It’s already implemented on Macs and allows users to drag and drop files to share with other Mac users on the same network. Now owners of iPhone 5, 5C or 5S, the iPad 4 or Mini, and the iPod Touch 5th generation (running iOS 7) are able to take advantage of AirDrop.

To get started using AirDrop, you need know that this technology uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to make an ad hoc connection between two iOS 7 devices, letting you copy files quickly and easily. Here’s how to use it. So you’ll first want to make sure that WiFi and Bluetooth are both turned on.

1. Open up the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. You’ll see toggles at the top and symbols for WiFi and Bluetooth; make s2ure these are glowing white, which means that they’re on and ready to go.

2. Enable AirDrop by opening Control Center and pressing the AirDrop icon. Then you’ll be prompted with the option to make yourself discoverable to no one, to your contacts only, or to everyone.

3. If you want to share a photo, open the image in the Photos app and press the Share button in the lower left corner. Then select the device to which you’d like to send the photo. Finally, press Accept on the window that appears on the receiving device. The photo will then transfer (it took about a second in our tests), and appear in the Camera roll.

4. If you want to share a map, open Maps and press the Share button in lower left corner. And the following steps are the same as we mentioned in 3.

Other files such as videos, safari can be also shared via the same way with Airdrop. Now take out your iPhone, and begin to enjoy this great new feature.

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Nov 012013
 

Want to add a folder to a folder in iOS 7 so that you can save more space on your home screen? Although, you can easily create folders in iOS 7 to organize your apps, but the folders only display 9 apps at a time which is far from enough. So if we can add a folder to a folder such as make a “Photography” folder and add folds in it to separate your “Filters,” “Cameras,” “Editors,” “Photos,” and other subcategories, it will be easier to find the app you need and save more space on your home screen

However, Apple has omitted this feature from iOS 7. But they did include a bug which lets us create folders within folders on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Just follow the steps below.

1. Take a few apps and create a couple of folders that fit a certain category. Choose any kind of apps and name the folder.

2. Tap and hold on one of the folders (the one you want to move) until it turns gray in color.

3. Once the folder turns dark gray, double-press the Home button to bring up the multitasking menu—before the jiggling happens.

Note: This step is very important, you need to be so quick, that it’s best if you double-press the Home button almost at the same time you tap and hold on the folder.

4. After that, you’ll see that the gray highlighted folder is slightly enlarged in the home screen preview of the multitasking menu.

5. From the multitasking menu, you will need to tap on the home screen preview.

6. Now you’re back on the home screen with your folder still grayed out. Tap on the folder that you want the enlarged gray folder to go into.

7. If all he steps below are done correctly, the folder will open and you should see the grayed-out folder floating near the top left.

8. Press the Home button on your iPhone and the gray folder will jump right inside your primary folder.

Now you can add numerous applications and folders into one place. Moreover, these folders and apps will stay exactly where you placed them if you restart your device.

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Oct 182013
 

FaceTime is Apple’s video-chatting technology introduced with iPhone 4. It is one of the most remarkable features of iPhone, iPad and iPod. However, with iOS 7, the iPhone, too, has a standalone FaceTime app and is redesigned in line with iOS 7 design changes. In this article, we will see how to get start with FaceTime.

FaceTime Audio works internationally and works on a Wi-fi network, or on a cellular connection. Using Facetime Audio sounds nicer than actually using the iPhone to make calls because FaceTime Audio sounds deep, and closer to the actual sound of the voice and it is associated with your Apple ID and phone number and is built right into the core operating system.

How to Use FaceTime on Apple Device?

Now, we will have a look at how to use FaceTime for Audio Calls.

1. Turn on FaceTime. Go to Settings -> FaceTime and turn FaceTime on.

2. Login with your Apple ID and pick the email addresses to use. (If you’ve already set up iMessage, you’ll be offered the email addresses you have already connected to iMessage to use with FaceTime as well.)

3. From either the new FaceTime app in iOS 7 or the Contacts app, navigate to the person of interest. You can also trigger it from the dialer after a voice call has started.

Note: In the Contact page is a button called FaceTime on the bottom right. You need to contact each person and find out what their specified FaceTime address is and then enter it on the Contacts page.

4. There are two ways to FaceTime someone. First, you can simply call them as your normally would and then tap the FaceTime icon when it lights up after the call connects.

5. Or you can browse through your iPhone address book, find the person, tap on them, and tap the FaceTime button (it looks like a small camera) on their page in your address book.

6.  If the person on the other end receives the call, the session will start. From now on, a FaceTime movie camera icon will appear next to that address or number to alert you that this is a valid FaceTime address.

7. End a FaceTime call by tapping the End button on the bottom of the screen.

Moreover, now in iOS 7 you can initiate an audio-only FaceTime call with other iOS users and add and remove blocked contacts in FaceTime. For more iPhone tips, click here.

Oct 122013
 

Getting iOS 7 activation error? Recently, many people complained that they received activation error when trying to upgrade to iOS 7. The problem seems to be affecting mostly iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 users.

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Why Getting iOS 7 Activation Error?

From the PR, we can see that the iPhone could not be activated is because the activation server is temporarily unavailable. Another reason is most probably because beta servers being shut down as 6 million developers using iOS 7 betas this accounts for the large numbers of people having this issue.

How to Fix iOS 7 Activation Error?

To fix the activation error you need to update your iOS device to the latest iOS software update – iOS 7.0.2. This is the most commonly used way to fix iOS 7 activation error since no official solution available now.

Detailed steps of how to fix iOS 7 activation errors:

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1.  First you need to ensure you have the latest version of iTunes, currently 11.1.1.

2.  Switch off Find My iPhone. As your iPhone is bricked you’ll need to log into iCloud.com, head to the Find My iPhone service, and then remove your iPhone.

3.  Download the right iOS 7 firmware file and save the file to your desktop.

4. Finally open the latest version of iTunes and connect your iPhone. If iTunes doesn’t recognize the iPhone that you’ve plugged in you should perform a Recovery Mode Restore.

5.  In the iPhone summary windows, Check for Update while holding down the alt/option key on Mac or alternatively the Shift key in Windows.

6. Select the firmware file you previously downloaded and update your device to iOS 7.0.2.

Your iOS device should be successfully updated to iOS 7.0.2 and you should no longer get the activation error. But if you don’t have a backup you will lose your data, contacts, etc. you can use iPhone Data Recovery to recover lost iPhone Data without any efforts.

Sep 272013
 

Control Center is one of the big features in iOS 7. It gives you access to lots of system toggles and utilities on your iOS 7 device; swiping up from anywhere on your iPhone or iPad will bring up the new hub for loads of options no matter where you are.

What You Can Access with Control Center?

Control Center gives users one-swipe access to the things you often want to do on a moment’s notice. Along the top of Control Center you can turn on or off the following features: Airplane Mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb Mode, Screen Rotation and Screen brightness.

In the next section of Control Center, you can access any media currently playing on your device. If you have nothing playing, it will show the last played track in your library. You can start where you left off by tapping the play button.

Underneath the Now Playing section you have another row of icons dedicated to Airdrop and AirPlay. And in the last row of Control Center , you can quickly access  to certain utilities and apps including: Flashlight utility, Alarm app, Calculator, Camera.

How to Access Control Center on Your iOS 7 Device?

You can easily access Control Center from your Lock Screen, Home Screen, or from within any app.  Just swipe up from the bottom of the screen, the Control Center menu will slide upwards.

How to Disable Access to Control Center from within Apps in iOS 7?

Control Center allows you to control the main guts of the iOS 7 devices from anywhere including while you are in an app. It really convenient but you can also disable access to Control Center from within Apps in iOS 7, if you don’t want that.

1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iOS device. Tap “Control Center”.

2. Toggle the option for “Access Within Apps” to the Off position.

Now you must have a clear idea about the Control Center in iOS 7.

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Jun 142013
 

Apple’s WWDC 2013 developer conference has been hold from June 10-14 in San Francisco, and we have learnt more details on the 7 update for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. But rumors have been going around before this conference. Let look back to what the rumors were saying.

Notice: Be careful of the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch backup password when you update iOS, or you may have no access to your backup files. If that happens, refer to iPhone Data Recovery.

iOS 7 Release Date

It looks like the new operating system might be running a little behind schedule. John Gruber, a famous writer whose weblog focused on Apple, Mac, and web nerdery, believes that iOS 7 is “running behind”, with engineers being pulled from OS X 10.9 to work on it.

We’re expecting a September or October release date for iOS 7 in line with previous releases. We’ll almost certainly see a reveal at WWDC. Apple has promised to give devs “an in-depth look at what’s next in iOS and OS X”, Mobile web traffickers such as Onswipe have already reported seeing iOS 7 pop up in their logs.

iOS 7 Design

According to the Wall Street Journal in late March 2013, Jonathan Ive, the Senior Vice President of Industrial Design at Apple Inc., is pushing for a starker and simpler design for iOS 7. He may change the entire look and feel of iOS to a fresh one, thus making it a stiff rival to Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry OS 10. Apple must take it a chance to breathe a new life to the operating system to turn it highly competitive in mobile markets.

What else may be seen in iOS 7’s feature?

1. Hide Apple apps. Is it too much to ask for a switch in Settings that will hide those we don’t use?

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2. Better app management: more screens; by default saving app data on delete; and an alphabetical list of installed apps, perhaps accessible from Spotlight.

3. Change app defaults. We want the ability to use non-default apps for important things email and calendaring. Apple’s own apps would remain the defaults, but you should also be able to pick your own in Settings.

 

4. Provide a guest account. You can switch to when handing your device over to someone for a short while; something similar already exists on the Mac in OS X.

5. Change Siri’s voice. It’d be great if you could choose the voice your device uses to speak.

6. Provide App Store demos. Apple should just allow demos: 24 hours from first launch and then you buy or the app won’t run.

7. Power up “Do Not Disturb”. Do Not Disturb is a great feature that enables you to time when your phone will quit bugging you. But you can define only a single schedule, and we want to see alternative options for weekends.

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8. Make locking location-aware. It could be more intelligent, locking on a location-aware basis, and not when you’re, say, happily sitting at home on the sofa.

9. Improve the lock screen. For example, artwork from a currently playing song is displayed on the lock screen, but there are no controls for pausing or skipping to the next track, until you double-press Home, which isn’t hugely discoverable. And beyond notifications, nothing else shows up there at all.

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10. Cut all iTunes ties. Thus we have no need to backup files through iTunes.

11. Make more icons dynamic. It’d be nice at the least if Apple made its own Clock and Weather icons dynamic.

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12. Enable cross-platform installs.

Even though we don’t know the exact new features of iOS 7, we still put eyes on its release. In other case many Apple users begin to worry about the data losing after the update. Don’t be panic as we have iPhone Data Recovery to recover all photos, text messages, contacts, notes, etc.

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