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How to use it: how to get the most out of your iOS 7 update

If you have an iPhone, or are waiting for your 5S to come in, you've probably heard that Apple's OS updated to iOS 7. While updates are always exciting, there are many things about this that make it different from any of you have had experience first. Overall, iOS 7 is the most revolutionary update that Apple has ever launched.

Sites like Music Magpie have seen a large number of people selling their old iPhones to make room for the new model with iOS 7 already included, and if the speech is accurate, there is a good reason for doing so. In a nutshell, Apple pulled out all the stops and drastically improved the user experience in creating this new operating system. While this means many new features for you, it can also mean that the features are a bit difficult to find. Know what you're looking for half the battle, so make sure to keep an eye on the following time-saving tricks that can help you get the most out of your iOS 7 update.

Automatic app updates

If you are like most people, you have become quite tired of receiving endless notifications that let you know that an app has an update available. Apparently Apple has heard of it, because the new iOS allows you to configure automatic app updates, so you no longer have to go ahead and do it again manually. Unless you really want it.

Change Siri's voice

Siri has done a great job of answering questions, telling users where to go and helping iPhone owners find valuable information. But apparently some people wanted a male version of the rumor, and Apple made it possible.


Did you complain about the difficulty you had in trying to share files on iPhone? AirDrop came to the rescue, making it simple and easy to share documents with other iPhone users and with other devices.


You can set your messages to record a date / time for each message sent, which some people have desired. This can be useful for a variety of reasons and, for those who use the iPhone for work, it may be useful to have timestamps on everything for verification purposes.

Simple changes to the text

If you want to change the size of the text on the screen, you can do it now with a simple scroll tool. Gone are the days of endlessly searching through the phone for the settings menu and submenu and menu after which until the coveted "display settings" appears. Now you can use a small slider to change the size of the text and adjust it as needed.

ITunes radio customizable

The new iOS has a feature that allows you to program iTunes Radio to play more of the songs you love and less of the songs you could live without. This Pandora feature is useful and helps improve the user experience for iPhone owners.

There are many other features available in the new iOS 7, but these are some of the most practical and / or interesting. Whether you're using the iPhone for business or pleasure, or a little bit of both, expect a smoother experience with less hassle and more customization options.

SEE ALSO: Apple iOS 7 Redesign Concept by Alexey Masalov

Author Bio: Mason Williamson pushes the limits of mobile technology. He likes to discover the positives and weaknesses and write about them on technology blogs.