So iOS 8 is launching soon. That’s why we have listed all sorts of awesome deals for you to learn how to code using Xcode 6 and Swift. However, there is still a little bit of time left for you to keep playing around with iOS 7. So here is a list of 9 tips to optimize those last couple of months with iOS 7 courtesy of gadgetpics.
#1. Remove Recent Contacts
Typing the name of a contact when writing an email or text causes a huge list to appear of all your recent contacts. If you want to remove someone from this list, simply tap the small “i” that appears next to their name. It will take you to a screen where you can add that person to your contacts or remove them from the recent list.
#2. Correct Siri’s Pronunciation
Siri is famous for having problems pronouncing certain words and especially names, but now you can teach the AI by saying, “That’s not how you pronounce (word).” After a little coaching, Siri will learn the correct pronunciation from you and use it in the future!
#3. Twitter Summary
You may find yourself going to Safari instead of opening the Twitter app in iOS 7. The browser now contains a feature that brings up all the tweets in your feed that contain links. Just tap the “@” symbol inside of the bookmarks menu and see the condensed summary of tweets.
#4. Quick Unlock
When using iOS 7 with the iPhone 5s, you can access your phone faster by pressing down the home button and then keeping your finger on the button. When the lock screen appears, you’ll automatically activate the fingerprint scan for a faster unlocking experience.
#5. Head Movement Control
Similar to the technology in Samsung Galaxy phones, you can control iOS 7 with the movement of your head. You can turn on this strange and somewhat useful option under Accessibility > Switch Control. You can even customize each movement’s action under Switches.
#6. Improve Readability
Some people are having a lot of trouble reading text in iOS 7, but there’s an easy fix for that. Just navigate to Settings > General > Accessibility and activate the “Bold Text” option. You can also try the “Larger Dynamic Type” option. After a quick restart, you should be able to read the text a bit easier than before.
#7. Change Siri’s Voice
Siri isn’t limited to the classic female voice anymore. In iOS 7, you can adjust the setting in Settings > General > Siri > Voice Gender and select either male or female.
#8. Location-Based Reminders
Make sure to fill out you enter your contact profile with all of your information, including your address. Siri will give you a reminder when you come home if you need to do something important! You’ll also get important traffic updates for your area in the morning.
#9. Event Text Recognition
iOS 7 speeds up the process of adding important events to your calendar with a nifty text recognition system. A message containing “today,” “tomorrow,” or a date will show up with a link that lets you add it to your calendar.
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