Best Features of Apple iOS 7

by HEMANTH KUMAR on June 13, 2013


Apple introduced the long awaited iOS 7 with major design overhaul and with some new features. This is a big change to iPhone since the launch of original iPhone in June 29, 2007. We can see the major re-design in iOS User Interface, and this is necessary for Apple to compete with the competition. Flat and simple design wiped off the rich and heavy interface of current iOS.  The entire iPhone experience is re-imagined by the update along with some noteworthy new features. The present iPhone users may take some time to adapt to the new iOS 7 interface. Let’s see the features that excites you.

Watch the new features of iOS 7 in action

Control Center

This feature gives you quick access to the controls and apps like turn on or off airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Brightness, Play, Pause or Skip the song etc. It even works on lock screen also. You have to swipe up the screen to get control center on any screen you are, in any app.

Notification Center

A better notification center that matches the iOS 7 design to know your missed calls, new mails, to-do’s and more at a glance. Swipe down on the screen to see the notifications any where on the OS. One notable feature in Notification Center is Today, It gives today’s summary like reminders, meetings from calendar, birthdays etc. Works on lock screen also.


Multitasking in iOS 7 gets smarter and better. Now you can switch between apps in cards style. Your content will be updated and ready before you launch the app from the multitasking screen. The card style multitasking like in Windows Phone shows you the preview screens of the apps you already opened, just press the home button twice to get multitasking to see the opened apps, to close an app just swipe up the particular app screen.


All your photos, videos, panorama’s, newly added squares are can be captured the way you want with a swipe. The new filters gives the retro feel instantly to your camera.


The new photos app brings Collections. Moments and Years, which are smart groups of your photos and videos based on time and place.Tap Years and all your shots fill the screen. Each year holds Collections, like your trip to San Francisco. And in that Collection are distinct Moments, photos from Union Square, videos from AT&T Park. So you can find a shot from whenever, wherever, in no time. You can share your photos with the people you want using iCloud sharing.


AirDrop is similar to the way we share files through Bluetooth in some smartphones, but better. AirDrop uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to share a file with the people next to you. AirDrop lets you easily share photos, videos, contacts and anything else from any app with a Share button. You no need to set up anything for this feature to work, just enter AirDrop, tap share, then select the person you want to share. done. Transfers are encrypted, so its secured.

iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio features streaming radio stations. It will get personalized automatically with your usage. And it’s available on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, and Apple TV for free.


Siri’s interface got redesigned. New Siri gets new look, new sound and new capabilities. Now features male voice also. Siri uses Bing, Wikipedia, and Twitter to answer your queries. Siri can do even more like reduce the brightness etc.

App Store

The new app store lets your iPhone or iPad automatically update the apps without waiting for you to manually update and no more update notifications or number on App store icon.

Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone feature help you to get back your iPhone. Now turning off Find My iPhone or erasing your device requires your Apple ID and password, So, your iPhone wont get back to life with out your Apple ID and password, So, keep it with you, don’t share.

With iOS 7 apple bringing its feature rich mobile OS to your car. Like Microsoft’s Sync technology in Ford vehicle’s. Apart from all these features, the newly designed interface looks different to the current look and feel of the iOS. We can only know in the fall about how people are going to receive iOS7. All the best Apple.

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