IOS7, walk with me, part1!

19 Sep

2013-09-19 10.07.03The long awaited iOS7 update available to download for your iPad and iPhone!
I downloaded this morning and wanted to share and debrief about this new iOS version.
Before updating,

1. You NEED to check that you have the backup on the cloud set on ON and that you have a recent backup on the cloud, then if anything goes wrong, you won’t lose anything and will be able to go back to your content.
2. Have at least 60 minutes of spare time to let the update run itself, on my iPhone it announced a 7 minutes operation and lasted 45 minutes.
Now, iOS7 is installed on my iPhone 5, let’s discover the long awaited upgrades.

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2013-09-19 09.43.21The locked screen is graphically slightly different, but you still have access to the photo mode by tapping the bottom right photo icon, and a slide to unlock your phone. The unlock slide prompts the password lock, I disabled it as my phone is never more than 2″ away from me (>settings >Password Lock > off).

The home screen is graphically different, but you recognise the surrounding, you are not lost but not really 2013-09-19 09.27.57at home.

Sliding down brings the notification center to the screen as before but now you can see the “today/all/missed” notifications. It doesn’t really change my life but it’s handy.

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When sliding from bottom to top, you’ll open essential founctions that before you had to dig down in the settings menu, this is called “the control center”. Now in one tap, you can reach the calculator, the flashlight the calculator, the music, the Bluetooth, the wifi, the airplane mode, the music, the clock/timer/alarm/chronograph and also the sleep and log mode. I like it.

Part2, very soon

. Be sure to have the backup on the iCloud option always ON
. Set the Locate My phone on ON, always!

4 Responses to “IOS7, walk with me, part1!”

  1. becktech18 September 19, 2013 at 4:27 PM #

    Yeah I actually had a beta version of iOS 7 for about the past five weeks and now I have to reset my whole iPad Mini because of an iCloud problem. No I don’t blame Apple because it was my fault about the iCloud part. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned through this whole entire process, it’s that I am no longer doing beta’s, I’ll just wait until the official version comes out.

    • chaseitorbchased September 19, 2013 at 4:42 PM #

      Beta will always be beta … It’s cool to test beta version though 😉

      • becktech18 September 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM #

        Read my post on and you’ll see the issue I have run into. It’s a new blog I just started this week that has this cool retro Mac OS theme to it. Plus I just needed a clean start haha!


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