Remove Recent Contacts
Typing the name of a contact when writing an email or text causes a huge list to appear of all your recent contacts. If you want to remove someone from this list, simply tap the small "i" that appears next to their name. It will take you to a screen where you can add that person to your contacts or remove them from the recent list.
Keep reading to find out even more tips and tricks for iOS 7 and the new iPhones!
Correct Siri's Pronunciation
Siri is famous for having problems pronouncing certain words and especially names, but now you can teach the AI by saying, "That's not how you pronounce (word)." After a little coaching, Siri will learn the correct pronunciation from you and use it in the future!
You may find yourself going to Safari instead of opening the Twitter app in iOS 7. The browser now contains a feature that brings up all the tweets in your feed that contain links. Just tap the "@" symbol inside of the bookmarks menu and see the condensed summary of tweets.
When using iOS 7 with the iPhone 5s, you can access your phone faster by pressing down the home button and then keeping your finger on the button. When the lock screen appears, you'll automatically activate the fingerprint scan for a faster unlocking experience.
Delete Text Messages
Old iPhone users might be surprised to see that the old Edit button no longer exists in the text messaging screen. To delete text messages, you now need to hold your finger on a message and select the "More..." option that will appear. Select individual text messages by tapping the circles that appear on the left and then delete those by tapping the Trash Can option.
Head Movement Control
Similar to the technology in Samsung Galaxy phones, you can control iOS 7 with the movement of your head. You can turn on this strange and somewhat useful option under Accessibility > Switch Control. You can even customize each movement's action under Switches.
Some people are having a lot of trouble reading text in iOS 7, but there's an easy fix for that. Just navigate to Settings > General > Accessibility and activate the "Bold Text" option. You can also try the "Larger Dynamic Type" option. After a quick restart, you should be able to read the text a bit easier than before.
Create Custom Vibrations
While custom ringtones have been around for a long time in the world of cell phones, Apple has introduced custom vibrations in iOS 7. To make your own vibration pattern, go to Settings > Sounds > Vibration > Create New Vibration. Use a variety of taps and holds to create catchy and unique vibration patterns.
Close Background Apps
Press the home button twice or swipe across the screen with four fingers to bring up the app-switching screen. Instead of the old red X, you now remove running background apps from the list by swiping up on the screencap. You can close multiple apps at once by swiping them at the same time.
Change Siri's Voice
Siri isn't limited to the classic female voice anymore. In iOS 7, you can adjust the setting in Settings > General > Siri > Voice Gender and select either male or female.
Download Free Apps
When you buy a new Apple device with iOS 7, you get to download a few popular apps for free! You'll get Pages (word processing), Numbers (spreadsheets), Keynote (presentations), iPhoto (photo editing), and iMovie (video editing). Each of these apps normally cost $5 or more, so take advantage of it!
Make sure to fill out you enter your contact profile with all of your information, including your address. Siri will give you a reminder when you come home if you need to do something important! You'll also get important traffic updates for your area in the morning.
On the Level
Open the compass app and swipe to the left to access the level tool. Other third party apps were available that had this feature, but now it comes included in iOS 7 and has a simple design that anyone can understand.
Close Safari Tabs
Don't worry about trying to tap that tiny X on Safari tabs anymore. Just swipe the screen to the left to close the current tab. Safari is now also capable of having 24 tabs open at one time.