iOS 7 hushes up some good gear for you to discover as you use the iPhone. From teaching Siri how to pronounce your name to removing contact suggestions, we listed some of the most practical hidden features in Apple’s new mobile operating system.
And we left out some more for you to discover…
Calls and messaging
iOS 7 adds some interesting and much wanted tweaks in managing the way you stay in touch with people and the way others contact you.
Block people from contacting you
There’s now an easy way to block unwanted phone numbers from sending you messages or calling you. To block a person from contacting you simply open the Phone, Messages, or Contacts app and navigate to a recent number or contact entry. Tap “Contact” in the top right hand corner and select the “i” symbol. Finally scroll down and tap “Block this Caller”.
You can also get rid of those old contact entries on your iPhone address book by following the guide below:
Remove contacts from suggestion list
The inability to remove phone number entries from iPhone suggestions history was a real deal-breaker for many. Suggestions history is similar to an autofill feature and pops up when creating a new text message. It is based on your recent call and message history.
There was previously no way to remove unwanted contacts/numbers from the suggestions list. iOS 7 allows you to remove such entries easily by tapping on the “i” symbol and then tapping “Remove From Recents”.
Delete messages in threads
You can then mark individual messages for deletion. To delete marked messages, tap the small Trash Can icon at the bottom left of your iPhone screen.
Before deleting the messages from the iPhone, you can back them up to the PC in case you need the deleted messages at a later time:
Show timestamp for each received/sent message
iOS 7 is minimalistic and clear. Staying faithful to the model, the Messages app does not include extra text such as timestamps for individual messages. However, you can quickly review this information by swiping your finger to the left once having opened a conversation.
Create calendar events from message keywords
Ever needed an easy way to mark a meeting in your agenda on the spot? iOS 7’s next ingenious feature allows you to create a calendar event right from within the Messages app. Just tap on an underlined text within any message and select “Create Event”.
Teach Siri a lesson
Siri has grown more intelligent in iOS 7. Did you know that you can now teach Siri to pronounce words such as names of people and places? Simply say “That’s not how you pronounce it” and tech Siri a lesson!
This one is truly buried and brings lots of fun. With iOS 7, you can create custom vibrations by means of tap touch. See what we mean by navigating on your iPhone to Settings > Sounds > Ringtone > Vibration > Create new vibration.
Find out how to add custom iPhone ringtones by referring to the following blog article: Three ways to make free custom ringtones for your iPhone.
These are just some of the new iOS 7 hidden features. Share what else you found and we’ll add it to the list. Leave your comment below.