Getting the most out of iOS7

You probably know by now that Apple has unveiled its newest operating system for iPads and iPhones, iOS7. The industry technology press has fully covered the new mobile operating system. But there are still plenty of tricks that you might now know. And these tricks, as a recent story highlighting them by Entrepreneur says, can make Apple’s operating system all the more fun to use.

More texting info

Do you ever need to know when somebody sent you that important text message? This is easy to uncover with iOS7. Just swipe from right to left on your screen’s list of text messages. When you do, you will see the exact time that a text message came over.

Not just a compass

You probably are aware that the mobile version of iOS7 includes its own compass app, a handy tool if you’re lost, no doubt. But are you aware that you can also use this app to ensure that bedroom shelf you’re hanging is level? That’s correct: The compass app also doubles as a level. Just swipe over one screen after you’ve opened the compass app and your level will show up.

Better search

Need to search for a particular app, text message or e-mail? You can. But in iOS7, this function isn’t called search. Now, it’s known as “spotlight.” But no matter, it’s still the best way to find almost anything. You can use “spotlight” to search for specific videos, files, apps, contacts, e-mails or texts.