The Complete Guide to iOS 7

iOS 7 has officially launched and with it has come one of the most significant updates to the iOS world since its first release in 2007. iOS 7 has ditched the skeuomorphism, making digital design mimic real world objects, that had plagued iOS 6 for a flatter more modern feel. The new design brings a fresh new feel and look to the iOS universe. Those that are fimilar with iOS will find themselves right at home with iOS 7, as most of the basic functions of apps has remained the same just the looks have been updated. Those that have never owned an iPhone or iPad before have come to the right place!

There are many new and amazing features that are brought to the iPhone and iPad with this update. Both the iPhone and iPad have so many features and options that it can become a bit overwhelming to learn what they do and how to use them correctly. The Complete Guide to iOS 7 will help you understand what each Setting Option and Default App on both the iPhone and iPad are. As you navigate through the course, you can choose a lesson based upon a desired Setting or App that you wish to learn about.

You don’t necessarily need to know what each and every setting does in your iPhone or iPad, but this course will teach you. We see this course as being a Go-To resource for any iPhone and iPad question you have.

We have created tutorial videos for each default app the iPhone and iPad comes with from the factory and the entire settings app. We have also included a few videos to help you get to know your device a bit better.

Each course has been broken down into two main parts. One section will focus on the Default Apps that come pre-installed on your iPhone and iPad and the other section will focus on the Settings Options for each device.

The Complete Guide to iOS 7 is offered for FREE so be sure and share the links with everyone that you know that could use bit more help understanding their devices.

The Complete Guide to iOS 7 – iPhone Edition
The Complete Guide to iOS 7 – iPad Edition

Course Details:
Author: Jerad Hill & James Horton
Released: September 18, 2013

Device Requirements:
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5C
iPhone 5S
iPad 2
iPad 3
iPad 4
iPad Mini

Dismiss Suggested Words

Whenever you type a word that you iPhone doesn’t recognize, it will suggest a word that you could use, and if you don’t want to use it you can press the “X” next to the word to dismiss the suggestion or just tap anywhere on the screen to close the suggestion box.

Zip to the Top of the Page on iPad


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To quickly get back to the top of a page or app once you’ve gotten to the bottom is very simple and easy. Instead of having to use your finger to constantly flick the page up until you get to the top all you have to do it tap between the Menu Bar (the clock) and the top of the app. Once you’ve done this correctly you’ll be taken directly to the top of the app or page and can continue from there.

Tap to Focus Camera

When you’re taking a picture from your iPhone’s camera it will do its best to automatically focus, white balance, and adjust exposure automatically.

If you wanted to focus on a specific object or area all you have to do it tap on the screen and the iPhone will focus, white balance, and adjust exposure on the area that you just tapped. If you would also like you can tap and hold on an area of the screen and the iPhone will lock the exposure and focus based upon lighting conditions for the area you tapped.

Multiple Mail Signatures on iPad


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It’s no secret that you can have multiple Email accounts on your iPad but it’s not so widely know that you can have a custom Email Signature for each account that is added. It’s very easy and quick to setup and start using this feature on your iPad.

Go into the Settings App and then navigate down to the Mail, Contacts, Calendars tab. Tap on this tab and it will take you into all of the Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings where you can customize certain features and options. When you’re in this menu scroll down to the Signature tab and select it. Here you will be presented with two options, All Accounts or Per Account. Selecting All Accounts will give you the option to have one signature that will be used for all Email accounts on your iPad and you’ll be able to edit it below this selection. Selection Per Account will allow you to have a custom signature for each Email account that is on your iPad and you’ll be able to edit each one below this selection.

Top Five iPad Wallpaper Websites

When you first get a new device one of the first things that you probably think about is customizing it to suit your personality. Depending on what device that you have will determine the amount of customization that you can do to it. With the iPad there are a few things such as creating folders, rearranging apps, changing ring tones, changing the wallpaper, etc. One of the easiest things to do is to change the wallpaper on your iPhone.

Below you’ll find a list of some of the best websites to find iPad wallpapers. Keep in mind that the iPad Retina has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and the iPad 2 and iPad Mini have resolutions of 1024 x 768 pixels. You need to make sure when downloading wallpapers they’ve been optimized for the iPad that you have or they could look a little pixelated or stretched, depending on the design.

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The Fox is Black

This website features a wide selection of wallpapers and is perfect if you want to have the same wallpaper for all of your devices. The Fox is Black Wallpaper Project features a wide variety of wallpapers that will fit your Desktop computer, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, and iPad. All you have to do is scroll down the page and you’ll see the variety of wallpapers that The Fox is Black offers. Once you’ve found the one that you would like to use, select the resolution or device you’d like to use the wallpaper for and you’ll be taken to a download page where you can save the wallpaper and then use it for you iPad or other device.

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iPad Backdrops

This website offers a vast collection of wallpapers for your iPad. It is an iPad exclusive website and does it in a very simple approach. The homepage of this site is full of iPad Wallpaper thumbnails, the most recent wallpapers are going to be at the front of the thumbnails. At the top of the page you can choose to view the Archive of the wallpapers, which will then give you a break down of month and then day of when each wallpaper was posted. There is also an option to Submit a wallpaper that the site’s admin can then post to the front page. You can also choose to follow iPad Backdrops on Twitter to get more up to date news. Clicking on a Wallpaper will single out the wallpaper and allow you to then download it so you can use it was your iPad’s wallpaper.

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ScreenFunk

This website is an artist submitted collection of wallpapers for the iPad. There are Artist Channels that you can view which will show case all of that Artists submitted wallpapers so you can download all of the wallpapers from your favorite artists. There is also an option to filter wallpapers from Most Viewed and Most Downloaded and you can also search by Keyword if you would like to. Just coming to the site will show the most recent wallpapers first and then you can continue to click through the pages. Rolling the cursor over a wallpaper will show the Artist who made the wallpaper and the name of it as well. Clicking on the wallpaper will take you to the download page where you can download a iPad and iPhone 4 wallpaper to use as well. You’ll also notice at the bottom of the download page some thumbnails of suggested wallpapers based upon your current selection.

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iPad Walls

This website features a large selection of wallpapers for you iPad that are updated daily.  iPad Walls features over 15 categories of wallpapers and there are multiple pages for each one of them. On the homepage of the site you can see a countdown timer to the next wallpaper update. You’ll also see the most popular wallpapers at the time on the homepage as well. Scrolling over a wallpaper will show you the name of the wallpaper so you can easily search for it later on if you forget where you saw it. There is also an option to favorite the wallpaper and you can see the view count in the corner of the thumbnail as well. Once you’ve found the wallpaper you’d like to use all you have to do is click on it and it will take you to a page where you can download it and use it as your iPad’s Wallpaper. On the download page you’ll also see three thumbnails of similar wallpapers that you may like as well. There are going to be plenty of wallpapers for you to choose from.

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Iconpaper

This website is your stop for your iPad customization! Not only does Iconpaper offer iPad Wallpapers but there are icon sets and dock sets for your Jailbroken iPad. The site is mainly a portal of links a previews of wallpapers that are optimized for the iPad. When you’re on this site you get to see a small preview of the wallpaper you are looking at, at the time of writing there are 36 pages of wallpapers, and can even see a star rating of the wallpaper by rolling over it. Below the thumbnail there are buttons that will allow you to share, download, and even comment on the wallpaper for other users to see. Clicking on the wallpaper will take you to the originating site of the iPad Wallpaper where you can then download it and apply it to your iPad.

Mark Mail Unread on iPad


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After reading an Email message in the Mail app it automatically marks the message as read. Sometimes life can get in the way and we may not have had enough time to read the entire message and want to be able to identify it as unread, that’s going to be easy to do with the iPad.

Go into the inbox where the message that you want to mark as unread is. Once you’re there tap Edit in the top right corner and select the message or messages that you want to mark as unread. Once you’ve done that tap Mark in the lower right of the screen and then tap Mark as Unread, now the messages will display the blue dot next to them representing unread.

Changing the Wallpaper on iPad


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When you first get a new device one of the first things that you probably think about is customizing it to suit your personality. Depending on what device that you have will determine the amount of customization that you can do to it. With the iPad there are a few things such as creating folders, rearranging apps, changing ring tones, etc. One of the easiest things to do is to change the wallpaper on your iPad.

To change the Wallpaper open the Settings App and tap on Brightness and Wallpaper, here you’ll have the option to adjust the Brightness of your iPad and change the Wallpaper. Tapping on the Wallpaper section will bring you to a menu where you can select from built-in wallpapers or select a photo from your Camera Roll or Albums. Once you have selected the photo that you would like to use, you can Pinch and Zoom in on the photo to get it the way you want it to look and tap Set As Wallpaper, once you’ve done that you can set it as either the Lock Screen, Home Screen, or Both. Now you’re wallpaper for your iPad will be change to the photo you’ve selected.

Adding Mail Accounts on iPad


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Every Apple mobile device comes built in with a powerful Mail App that can support your favorite email clients such as iCloud, Exchange, Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo!, Exchange, Aol, and others. If you signed into your iPad using your Apple ID then you should also be signed into your iCloud email address automatically. If you would like to add other Email addresses it’s very easy and quick.

Open the Settings App and scroll down to the Mail, Contacts, Calendars tab. Tapping on this will bring you into the Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings where you can customize the settings for all of your mail accounts, contacts settings, and calendars. At the top of the section is where all of you Email accounts will be displayed. Tapping on Add Account will bring up the dialog where you can select the Email service you want to add and then sign in with your username and password and then the Email account has been added and is ready for use in the Mail App.

Hide Message Preview on iPad


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Ever left your iPad on a table or counter around a group of friends only to have your iPad ring with a new message and then have everyone look to your iPad to get a glimpse at the message preview? And then you wish that you hadn’t left your iPad so exposed? There is a way to keep the message preview from even being seen.

Go into the Settings App and then going into the Notifications Tab. Scroll down the page until you see the Messages icon and then tap on it. Once you’ve tapped on the Messages you’ll be taken into the Messages Notifications settings. From here there are a couple ways of disabling the message preview. The most common way is to scroll down to the Show Preview button and turn it OFF and from now on you’ll see the message banner or alert with default New Message text. If you wanted to take it a step further you could disable the message banners or alerts by selecting None in the Alert Style section. Now you’ll never have to worry about snooping eyes again.