Published on October 11th, 2013


Top iOS 7 mysteries solved!

If you have recently downloaded iOS 7, you may have noticed a few mysteries whilst using the new software and we are here to enlighten you!

1. What is the blue dot next to certain apps?

The new update allows apps to be automatically updated rather than before where you had to manually update and enter your Apple ID credentials. The blue dot appears when an existing app is updating to the latest version OR when you download a brand new app. However, the dot will disappear after you load the app for the first time.

2. What happened to the iPod controls?

In iOS 6, you could double-tap the Home button to bring up the lock screen with iPod controls.

Also, if you double-tap Home when your device is on, you’ll see you no longer have the option of swiping the open-apps toolbar to the right to access playback controls. You will now find these controls in the Control Center which can be accessed at any time by swiping your finger from the bottom of the screen upwards.

3. How do I save a new contact?

Whether it be from a text message or a call log, its simple to save a new contact. If you are adding a contact from a text message you have received, follow these instructions:

Go to the text message itself > Select Contact in the top right corner > Select the ‘i’ for information icon > Scroll down to find ‘Create New Contact > Fill out relevant details & save

If you are adding a contact from your call log, follow these instructions:

Find the number you wish to add > select the ‘i’ information icon on the right of the number > Scroll down to find ‘Create New Contact > Fill out relevant details & save

4. How do I delete my mail?

On iOS 6, you had to swipe right on the email and select delete however this function has changed slightly on iOS 7. Now, you need to swipe left to display two options; Trash & More. Trash is pretty obvious, this is how you delete an email, but More gives you further options such as Flag, Mark as Read, Move to Junk, and Move Messages.

5. How do I force quit an app?

Any apps that you ‘close’ actually remain running in the background which is another battery draining exercise from Apple. There is a quick way to force quit these apps, and it’s different from the way you may have force quit apps using iOS 6.

Double tap home button > Flick left to right to see the apps which are running > To force quit, flick the app screen upwards and you will see the screen disappear.

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