iOS 7 and the little changes you might have not noticed
As you've surely learned by now, the new iOS 7 is official and it is coming to iPhones and iPads this fall. It brings lots and lots of improvements, most of which we've covered in a previous post already. However, while we've discussed thoroughly all the major changes in iOS 7, the minor ones have yet to be given any attention.
Well, the time has come. Here's a handful of minor, yet notable changes that we discovered while checking out the platform's latest version on our iPhone 5. Check them out below and let us know what you think about them!
That iOS 7 comes with a compass app is something you probably know. That the same app has a built-in level as well, however, is a detail you may have missed. Just swipe to the side and – ta-da! You are presented with a tool that can tell you whether your paintings are perfectly leveled or not.
In previous iOS versions, the Spotlight search bar was positioned on the home screen's left side, allowing one to search through the data stored on their iPhone or iPad. In iOS 7, the tool is accessible with a swipe down no matter which home screen you're at.
Folders in iOS 7 can hold much, much more stuff than before – so much that we could place all the apps on our iPhone five into one. In iOS 6, an iPhone 5 could store no more than 16-apps in a single folder.
In iOS 7, there is a section in the app store showing you what applications are trendy in your area. There is now a wish list as well, allowing you to throw paid apps on it.
People who bother you can be blocked in iOS 7. Any contact can be prevented from texting or calling you be it over FaceTime or not. Missed calls from blocked contacts are marked red in the call log.
Here's what attention to detail means – the clock icon on your home screen actually displays a working, accurate clock.