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How to block phone calls, FaceTime calls, and Messages from someone in iOS 7

How to block phone calls, FaceTime calls, and Messages on iPhone or iPad

If you're getting harassed, spammed, stalked, or otherwise subjected to unwanted phone calls, FaceTime calls, or iMessages, you can block the person and preventing them from contacting you again. It's like an infinite iPhone or iPad time out for jerks. And best of all, it's easy to do. How to...
Don't like how iOS 7 only shows first names in the Messages and Mail apps? Here's how to fix it!

Don't like how iOS 7 only shows first names in the Messages and Mail apps? Here's how to fix it!

If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 7, you've probably already noticed that the Messages and Mail apps both default to only showing the first name of a contact in a conversation thread. For those of us that have more than one John in our contacts, it can get pretty confusing....
Is your iTunes Store app crashing after updating to iOS 7? Here's how to fix it!

Is your iTunes Store app crashing after updating to iOS 7? Here's how to fix it!

We've seen a few readers complaining that after upgrading to iOS 7 the iTunes Store app on their iPhone or iPad won't launch and just crashes immediately after trying to open it. From what we've managed to dig up, you aren't alone in having the issue but fortunately, there are a few solutions...
How to disable contact photos for favorites in the iOS 7 Phone app

How to disable contact photos for Favorites in the iOS 7 Phone app

iOS 7 by default shows photos of all the contacts you have under the Favorites tab in the Phone app. People who regularly save contact photos will most likely enjoy this feature. Those that don't may find it looks funny if only some of their contacts have photos, if any. Luckily, you can disable...
How to get all the iWork apps, iPhoto, and iMovie for free on an eligible iPhone or iPad

How to get all the iWork apps, iPhoto, and iMovie for free on an eligible iPhone or iPad

Apple recently announced that they would make the iOS versions of their iWork apps plus iPhoto and iMovie free for iOS 7 enabled devices that were purchased after September 1. That means you can download Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iPhoto, and iMovie all for free. We've been getting lots of...
Is your iPhone or iPad running out of storage space? Here's how to fix it!

Running out of storage space on your iPhone or iPad? Here's how to fix it!

If you've ever tried to download an app, video, or file onto your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad only to get the dreaded "out of storage space" error, then you know how frustrating it can be. Wether you have 16GB, 32GB, or more, it feels like we're only ever a few big games, albums, or 1080p movies...
PSA: You can no longer downgrade from iOS 7 back to iOS 6!

Sorry folks, you can no longer downgrade from iOS 7 back to iOS 6!

We're getting a lot of inquiries from a lot of people who, for whatever reason, aren't happy with iOS 7 and want to downgrade to iOS 6 with the set of instructions we provided for the original beta. However, that was then and this is now. if you are on the public release of iOS 7 and you're...
How to disable access to Control Center from within apps in iOS 7

How to disable Control Center access from within apps

Control Center gives you access to many system toggles and utilities on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad from virtually anywhere, including inside app. While, by default, iOS 7 requires a second swipe to bring up Control Center from inside full-screen apps like videos and games, even you still...
iOS 7.1 wants: Faster transitional animations

iOS 7.1 wants: Faster transitional animations

I don't know why iOS 7 transitional animations feel slower than those in previous versions of iOS. But they do. The zoom ins, the carousels, the spin-around, these were never instant things. Yet I never felt like I was waiting of iOS to catch up to me as often as I do now. Maybe the leaps forward...
How to access and start using Control Center in iOS 7

How to access and start using Control Center

Control Center, one of the major new features in iOS 7, lets you quickly access your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad Settings, adjust brightness, control media playback, get to AirDrop and AirPlay, and rapidly get to flashlight, timer, calculator, and camera. All at the flick or tap of a finger....
How to bring the bold fonts back to iOS 7

How to bring the bold fonts back to iOS 7

One of the many visual changes made in iOS 7 over that which came before it is to the font. Slimmer, lighter, and altogether more delicate, there are as many who hate it as there are who love it. For many, a legitimate concern is that the new font is more difficult to read. It doesn't matter how...
More than 200 million devices now running iOS 7, says Apple

More than 200 million devices now running iOS 7, says Apple

Apple released iOS 7 on Wednesday of last week, and now more than 200 million devices are already running the new version of the operating system. The news came as part of a press release announcing the sale of 9 million new iPhone 5s and 5c models. That's quite an uptick from last year, when...
How to use Siri to search Google instead of Bing

How to use Siri to search Google instead of Bing

iOS 7 still uses Google for the default search engine in Apple's web browser, Safari, but Bing is the new default for Apple's virtual digital assistant, Siri. Yes, just like Open Table is the partner for reservations, and Wikipedia for general information, Bing and Microsoft worked out a deal...

Whacky iOS 7 app launching bug shrinks, wiggles, relaunches

Whacky iOS 7 bug that causes App Store apps to exit, wiggle, and then relaunch. I tried it on a number of devices, and while it didn't work on Apple's built-in apps, or on legacy iOS 6 apps, it worked consistently on App Store apps updated for iOS 7. Caught on video by Dan Weeks (via Mike Rundle...
How to view timestamps for individual texts and iMessages in iOS 7

How to view timestamps for individual texts and iMessages in iOS 7

The Messages app got a brand new look in iOS 7 and with that came some new features. One of them is the ability to view timestamps for every text or iMessage you send or receive. Previously you only saw sporadic timestamps but now you can see when you send and received each and every message on...
How are you liking iOS 7? [Poll]

How are you liking iOS 7? [Poll]

So how do you like iOS 7? iOS 7 has been out for a few days now - read our complete iOS 7 review and, as always, reaction has been not only off the charts, but all over the map. Cliché collisions notwithstanding, for many people it's been the cleaner, more grown up iOS refresh they've been...
Having trouble with iMessage or FaceTime? Here's the fix!

Having trouble with iMessage or FaceTime? Here's the fix!

iMessage and FaceTime are wonderful, empowering, enabling technologies that... can frustrate the crap out of you at times. One of those times is when you update or restore your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to a new operating system - like millions of people just did with iOS 7 - and it stops...
iOS 7 Roundtable

iOS 7 Roundtable

iOS 7 is a major change to the operating system that runs iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. Not only is it a thorough rethinking of how the iOS user interface should work, but there are profound changes under the hood which pave the way for new generations of apps that work more intuitively and...
iOS 7.0.1 update

Don't forget to update your iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c to iOS 7.0.1

As was noted in some of the early iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c reviews, there's a small update to iOS 7 out there specifically for those devices. So, if you've picked up either new iPhone this morning, don't forget to head into the Software Update section in the Settings app, and snag it for...
How to delete individual iMessages and texts in iOS 7

How to delete individual iMessages and texts in iOS 7

One feature that changed in iOS 7 in regards to the Messages app is how you delete individual messages. In previous versions of iOS, you'd just tap the edit button and tick off the messages you'd like to delete followed by tapping the delete option. Many users have been scratching their heads...

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