OK, I'll admit, I'm not always one to jump on the Next Best Thing bandwagon. It took me years to switch over from my trustworthy Crackberry to an iPhone. I swear I was one of the last people to finally convert.
I couldn't resist upgrading my iPhone 4s to the new iOS7 on the first day it was offered... yesterday. The feature to draw me in? Folders. They now hold more apps by placing them in pages within the folders. Haven't tested to see if there is a max limit within each, but I've been consolidating my folders and love being able to have everything on the home page again.
Yes, I know, I have a ton of apps.
Least helpful, but coolest new feature? Siri now has an option for a male voice. Disappointed they haven't given the option for various accents... mine definitely would be sporting a New Zealand one... but it's a definitely more fun to try to get HIM to talk dirty to me instead of the girly Siri.
Shut up, like you haven't asked that from Siri before. Deny it.
So, do I love iOS7?
Love is such a strong word.
Like the first day I switched from a PC to a Mac, I couldn't help but feel all thumbs while trying to figure out simple tasks, like shutting off apps. I don't love feeling adept.
Also, I'm not a love-at-first-sight kinda girl. Check back in a couple of weeks, perhaps my love will have grown. I definitely like more than I dislike so far.
SO, about that all thumbs thing. I connected with my favorite problem solving consultant... Google... ehem... and found some really good articles about the new iOS7 features. Lots of helpful tips & tricks out there already.
Here are a few links to check out:
- TechCrunch offers A Few Tricks All The New iOS7 Users Should Know. This is a great starting point.
- MacLife has a great list of 90 iOS 7 tips and tricks that is organized in a way that isn't overwhelming.
- iMore has Top 7 secret iOS 7 tips everyone needs to know. There are some more obscure ones in there - not your 101 overview at all. Best one? How to install the update.
That should get you beyond started.
Have you upgraded to iOS7 yet?
Don't use the iPhone? Why not? My readers tend to be tech savvy. Would love to hear about other devices you have chosen over the iPhone.
Disclaimer: Nope, not sponsored. Sharing links out of kindness of my heart.