iOS 7 introduces exciting new features like Control Center, AirDrop for iOS, and smarter multitasking. It also makes your daily routine even more easier, faster, and enjoyable. And while many of the apps does look different, the way you do things feels perfectly familiar. So now the world’s most advanced mobile OS available in its most advanced form.
1. CONTROL CENTER
Control Center gives quick access to the controls and apps you always seem to need. Just swipe it up from any screen, the Lock screen too.
It provides switch widgets to setup and configure Wi-Fi accessories, Airplane mode, display brightness, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, control music etc. You can even use it as a torch with the new flashlight. It enables quick access to your timer, calculator, and camera. Never has one swipe given so much control.
The entirely looking different Notification Center, with new daily overviews, lets you know about new mail, missed calls, to-dos, and more. A new feature called ‘Today’ gives you a convenient summary of the day. Your iPhone reminds you if it’s someone’s birthday, if you’ll need an umbrella, or if traffic will slow down your commute. To access Notification Center from any screen, including the Lock screen, just swipe down.
Notifications can also now be synced between devices, clearing a notification on an iPhone will also clear it from a paired iPad or Mac, for example.
Multitasking has always been a smart way to switch between apps. iOS 7 offers up an even more smarter way. It learns your pattern of using apps and can update your content before you launch them. For example, if you tend to check your Facebook app at 9:00 a.m. every day, your feed will be ready and waiting for you. That is, it knows what you want before you do and keeps the content of your app up-to-date.
Sending a photo or a document to someone right next to you via text or email suddenly feels like too many steps. AirDrop included with iOS 7 lets you quickly and easily share photos, videos, contacts and anything else from any app with other iPhone users nearby. Tap Share button and select the person you want to share with. The rest is done using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. No setup required. Transfers are encrypted, and are highly secure.
Recipients can accept or decline what is sent, and accepted items will be saved in appropriate locations. For example, a shared contact ends up in your Contacts, while a shared photo ends up in the Gallery. It will be available on Apple’s latest devices, including the iPhone 5 and the fourth generation iPad, as well as the iPad mini.
You’re visible in AirDrop to your contacts running iOS 7 by default. But you can also choose your visibility to anyone nearby using iOS 7 or to no one at all.
By adding the Activity sheet, the details of sharing your content is handled for you, no network or setup required. You can directly connect with multiple devices nearby, and let your users easily share information with each other with this technology.
5. APP STORE
The entirely redesigned App Store with the same black and white look featured in many of the apps in iOS 7. It is now easier to find apps than ever before with the “Apps Near Me”. It shows you a collection of popular apps relevant to your current location. And a new Kids category spotlights parents and children based on age.
The iOS 7 App Store will now update apps automatically. Music, too, has been updated with support of the new addition, iTunes Radio, which is free, ad-supported, and available on iOS, Apple TV, and the Mac.
Losing your iPhone feels really sad. Find My iPhone can help you get it back. New security features in iOS 7 make it harder for someone else to use or sell your device. Turning off Find My iPhone or erasing your device requires your Apple ID and password. Even after your device is erased, Find My iPhone can continue to display a custom message. Also your Apple ID and password are required before anyone can reactivate it, which means your iPhone is still your iPhone, no matter wherever it is.
In iOS7, apple has updated siri with advanced features. Siri has been given a “gorgeous” new interface along with new voice option, new look and capability. It introduces new sound waves on the bottom of voice control feature letting you know siri is listening and processing your input. And you will have a choice of male or female version is even easier to understand. Siri has also gotten smarter, so it can now perform tasks like turning on Bluetooth or increasing device brightness, as well as playing voicemails and controlling iTunes Radio. Siri is now integration with Bing, Wikipedia and twitter for fast responds to your request. It takes some other new tasks, like returning calls, playing voice mail, controlling iTunes radio and more.
8. iTUNES RADIO
ITunes radio is streaming radio with best selection of music. It builds and brings together stations you will love from day. The more you use iTunes Radio, the more iTunes Radio knows what you like to listen to and the more personalized your experience becomes. You can create new station while you listen, and it controls the balance between playing and searching songs. It keeps the history of all the songs you have heard or added to your wish, and you can download the songs from iTunes also.
Safari is going to receive quite few updates in iOS 7 including an updated tab view, new full screen look and smart search field. With this field, there’s one tap access to favorites, and it also has a new tabbed interface along with parental controls and iCloud keychain integration.
The new navigation menu in Safari has received an updated design just like the rest of the core apps. One of the biggest changes is how tabs and other features are displayed. Each tab will be shown in a tilted stack so you can see exactly what you’re looking at. To get rid of a tab, just swipe it sideways.
When you use this new smart search field to search some terms or type URL, safari automatically suggest matching words or sentence to what you are looking for. Safari also has a new view that displays URLs from a user’s Twitter timeline and Reading List has received some performance enhancements. Safari incorporates the new iCloud Keychain functionality, remembering account names, passwords, and credit card numbers, as well as generating unique, hard-to-guess passwords.
iOS 7 introduces a redesigned camera app that includes photo filters, and incorporates a new “square” capture mode. With a swipe you can capture what you want and the way you want. There are now a total of four camera modes, including Video, Panorama, Still, and Square. With a swipe, you can go from the standard camera, to the video camera, to a square Instagram inspired camera, to the panoramic camera. Further showing the influence that Instagram has, you also have the ability to add one of several filters directly to the photos you take without using a third party app. You can apply filters to still and square photos. Pick a filter and see the effect before you take the picture. Or just take the shot and apply it later. If you ever change your mind and decide no filter is the best filter, you can simply remove it.
The photos in iOS 7 offering an improved photo organization system, like grouping of your photos and videos based on when and where you took them. iOS knows when and where photos were taken and this information is used to organize photos into folders called “Moments” which is faster and easier to scroll down memory lane. Every photo and video you’ve ever taken appears onscreen, almost like artwork. One interesting aspect of Moments is the ability to zoom out, and selectively pick specific photos from the grouping by tapping and dragging your finger over the photos. Photo streams have received a significant update as well, as you can now share your photos directly into other’s photo streams, and vice versa.
iCloud Photo Sharing has also been enhanced, allowing users to have fully shared photo streams that include both photos and videos.
12.iOS IN THE CAR
iOS 7 is designed to provide enhanced integration with in-dash systems, displaying iOS on in-car monitors to make calls, get messages, and more. Vehicles that are equipped with iOS in the Car can connect to the iPhone 5 and interact with it using the car’s built-in display. iOS in the Car knows when you’re leaving home for work or vice versa and displays traffic conditions and your ETA.