Getting the most out of iOS7

You almost certainly know by now that Apple has unveiled its latest operating system for iPads and iPhones, iOS7. The mainstream technology press has fully covered the new mobile operating system. But there are still plenty of tricks that you might now know. And these tricks, as a recent story highlighting them by Entrepreneur states, could make Apple’s operating system more fun to use.

More texting info

Sometimes you don’t just need to read a text message. Occasionally you want to know exactly when that text message got there. Using the new mobile version of iOS7, this can be done easily. As the Entrepreneur story reveals, you merely have to swipe your finger from right to left on your device’s text screen. That will bring up the exact time at which your friends, family members and co-workers sent you their text message.


iOS7’s compass app is an especially handy tool if you’re unsure if you’re driving north or south. But Entrepreneur highlights an additional use of this app: You can also turn it into a leveling device. Once your compass app is open, swipe to the next page. A leveling app will show up. And, yes, it can be used to make sure that kitchen shelf you are hanging is really level.


Want to search for something on your iPad or iPhone? You ought to know that iOS7’s “search” function has evolved. Apple now calls it “spotlight.” You can use this function to search for text messages, e-mail messages, contacts, songs, video files and apps.

Posted on: 11.22.13