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Published on September 13th, 2013

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How to make your iPhone 5 more like an iPhone 5S

If you’re not due an upgrade for a while, you may feel like you’re missing out on Apple’s latest device release; the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S will be released on 20th September around the world and is said to be Apple’s ‘high-end’ product, complete with finger print identity scanner. However, to give you a taste of the new iPhone 5S we have some great tips on how to make your iPhone 5 more like iPhone 5S.

1. Install iOS 7

The iPhone 5S comes with iOS 7 already installed but the new software update will be available to the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 from 18th September. The update brings a complete redesign of the iOS interface as well as brand new features and many say that this is the most drastic update Apple has ever released. Take a look at the new look of iOS7 in our introductory video before it’s launch!

2. Improve the speed

Your iPhone 5 may have started to run a bit slow if you have had it for a while but it is still a great phone and there are a few small steps you can follow to improve the performance speed of your iPhone 5. Check out our blog on how to make your iPhone run like brand new with some great tips and tricks to improve speed and storage.

3. Improve your pictures

Obviously you are unable to change the integral optics of the iPhone 5 camera however there are some great apps available to improve your images and give you extra functionality.

iPhoto

Anybody that currently owns an Apple computer will know exactly what iPhoto already is. This simple image manipulation tool is provided and designed by Apple themselves, and can be used to browse and organise photos. Create albums and share images using the integrated Photo Stream function unique to all Apple devices. Apple also allows you to edit your photos using a variety of tools similar to its Mac counterpart. These tools include saturation, brightness, colour tweaks and sharpen fixtures. Have your images got red eye or blur? Use the Red Eye and Repair tools to straighten out any errors that crop up along the way.

Snapseed

With this app you will be able to ‘wow’ your friends with your new found photo editing skills! Snapseed is an very powerful picture editor for iOS. From cropping to tilt-shift effects this app almost does it all! It brings pro level photo editing power to your hands. It supports pictures for all iOS devices and when used with the camera connection kit on the iPad it also supports JPEG, TIFF and even RAW files from your SLR!

4. Skin it gold!

The iPhone 5S comes in 3 different colours; gold, silver and space grey. You can easily transform you iPhone 5 to look like the 5S by adding a case  in the colour of your choice. For a wide range of cases and accessories, visit www.activeaccessories.co.uk .



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