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iPhone 7 tips and tricks: How to get most out of your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

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Have you got a new Apple's latest handset? Personally, I'd like to say that the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have no big impression on me, sometimes we could not even tell whether it's an iPhone 7 or its predecessor since it looks identical from the outside. Primarily, compared to iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the new iPhone 7 ships with a better processor, a slightly larger battery size and, one more camera on the iPhone 7 Plus, of course, waterproof and without a headphone jack. Actually, it's not that bad to cut the headphone jack I think, if it could really improve the sound quality.
So, if you have no desire for a new iPhone 7, it's OK since we know that next year is Apple's ten year anniversary, it has been rumored since long that the next iPhone would be a revolutionary product. But for now, even if there is no impressive feature on the newest Apple handset, but together the hardware and software of the iPhone 7, still makes it the best iPhone ever. Now that you've got a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, turned on the device after opening the box, and you may think: What now? That simply means how to master your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus? And this article will give you some options.
Part 1. Hardware: Get the most out of iPhone 7's design and performance

1. Get used to the new Home button.

At the first time you tapped on the new home button you may feel a little strange especially if you used to be an iOS user. Unlike the physical button before, the new designed home button now only gives you feedback vibrations, which was more sensitive and easy to use like unlocking your phone. Of course, you can head to "Setting" to customize your home button. I bet you'll love the new home button after getting used to it.

2. Make the iPhone 7 truly waterproof.

As we know, a big hardware upgrade of the new series of iPhone is the waterproof feature, which makes you don’t have to worry about the high fix expense anymore when got the iPhone wet. Actually, iPhone 7’s waterproof feature is not so powerful that your iPhone can even goes for a swim. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both received an IP67 rating, which means they can survive when dropped in water up to 1 meter in depth for 30 minutes. So you should avoid the following case:

  • Showering
  • Water skiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Surfing
  • Jet skiing
And if your iPhone did experience the above case carelessly, remove it from the water immediately, unplug any cables and turn off the phone, then wipe it off with a cloth especially the lightning connector. Place it on a dry and airy spot, wait at least 5 hours before using or charging it.

3. Enjoy the improved sound quality as well as AirPods.

For the first time that iPhone comes with stereo speakers, Apple claims that it delivers two times the audio output of iPhone 6s and increased dynamic range. So whether you're listening to music, watching videos, or making speakerphone calls, iPhone 7 gives you a better experience. Besides, one of the most controversial changes of the iPhone is the lighting connector instead of the traditional headphone jack, and with the coming AirPods, you can enjoy improved sound quality. Of course, if you insist listen to music with the old headphone, you can use the headphone jack adapter included.

4. Take even better photos and selfies.

Maybe the biggest upgrade of new iPhone, the refined camera and of course, the dual camera system on the iPhone 7 Plus. Both of them comes with Optical Image Stabilization, and the wide aperture lens plus boosted four LED flash make it even better photos on low light conditions. And with an all-new Portrait mode, portrait shots will look better than ever.

Besides, the front camera of the new iPhone has also been improved from 5 MP to 7MP, which allows you to take better selfies than ever. Apple also claims that the FaceTime HD camera is not only higher resolution, but it also uses wide color capture. So now you can take sharper and more vibrant selfies.
Part 2. Software: Tips and tricks for iOS 10
Another key feature of the new Apple handset is the brand new OS, iOS 10, which Apple says it was "the world's most advanced mobile operating system". The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both comes with the official version of iOS 10. And here's how to get the most out of the iOS 10's main features. You can visit Apple website to discover all new features on iOS 10.

1. The more easy-to-use lock screen.

The iOS 10 lock screen is much more powerful. For example, a cool feature of iOS 10 is that you just need to pick up your iPhone to wake it up, which allows you to check time or notifications easily. Besides, you are able to customize your lock screen by adding widgets. Simply scroll down the list and tap "Edit" to customize your lock screen so that you can take the most advantage of your phone.

2. Access your camera quickly.

When you come across a perfect moment or sight, you must don't want to miss it. Take out of your phone to record. With iOS 10, you are able to quickly access your camera without unlocking your phone so that you won't miss the beauty. Simply swipe your phone screen to the left to access the camera. And you can rest assured that the existing photos and pictures won't be seen, they are still protected unless unlocked your phone.

3. Edit a Live Photo.

You may have edited live photos before, at least, many of my friends like it so much since when Apple introduced the live photos. Now with iOS 10, you can edit the live photos better than before. Thanks to the optical stabilization feature and other better tools, you can tweak the live photos much smoother. Also, these tools are available for other popular third-party apps, which makes the better live photos can be shared much more.

4. Delete the default apps.

Have no ideas with so much useless default apps on your iPhone? No bother, with iOS 10, you can now delete default apps from your iPhone. Yes this means you can delete Mail, Music, Stocks, Maps, Calendar, Watch, iTunes Store, Compass, Reminders, Videos, iBooks, Podcasts, Find Friends, Watch, Tips, Voice Memos, News, Activity, and any other of the pre bundled default iOS apps that arrive on iPhone, all of them can be removed easily. Of course, any default app that has been removed can be reinstalled at any time, so if you decide it was a mistake to delete a specific app it's easy to get back again. Simply delete the default apps you don't need as the same way uninstalling other apps on the iPhone.

5. Sleep better with the Bedtime mode

We all reach the point that a good sleep is vital to your health, and that's what the iPhone 7's new innovative "Bedtime" functionality within the alarm clock app comes to help. It'll remind you to go to sleep at a specific time to get a full night's sleep and will calculate how long you slept. Simply navigate to the alarm clock app to setup by tapping on "Get Started" button. The setup process is pretty simple. And your iPhone will guide you through.
Part 3: Recommendation tool: Comprehensive iPhone manager.
Syncios iOS manager, a free management tool for all smartphones, supports backing up your iPhone data to computer easily and efficiently. Besides, it enables you manage, create, edit, delete device contents straightforward and one-click backup& resotre your iPhone, so if you want to backup your data before cleaning up your phone, it can be a great alternative. There are more features on its toolbox, like making ringtone, downloading Youtube videos, convert music and videos etc. Truly a trick. Simply install it on your computer, worth a try.

Have you got a new Apple's latest handset? Personally, I'd like to say that the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have no big impression on me, sometimes we could not even tell whether it's an iPhone 7 or its predecessor since it looks identical from the outside. Primarily, compared to iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the new iPhone 7 ships with a better processor, a slightly larger battery size and, one more camera on the iPhone 7 Plus, of course, waterproof and without a headphone jack. Actually, it's not that bad to cut the headphone jack I think, if it could really improve the sound quality.

So, if you have no desire for a new iPhone 7, it's OK since we know that next year is Apple's ten year anniversary, it has been rumored since long that the next iPhone would be a revolutionary product. But for now, even if there is no impressive feature on the newest Apple handset, but together the hardware and software of the iPhone 7, still makes it the best iPhone ever. Now that you've got a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, turned on the device after opening the box, and you may think: What now? That simply means how to master your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus? And this article will give you some options.

Part 1. Hardware: Get the most out of iPhone 7's design and performance

1. Get used to the new Home button.

At the first time you tapped on the new home button you may feel a little strange especially if you used to be an iOS user. Unlike the physical button before, the new designed home button now only gives you feedback vibrations, which was more sensitive and easy to use like unlocking your phone. Of course, you can head to "Setting" to customize your home button. I bet you'll love the new home button after getting used to it.

2. Make the iPhone 7 truly waterproof.

As we know, a big hardware upgrade of the new series of iPhone is the waterproof feature, which makes you don’t have to worry about the high fix expense anymore when got the iPhone wet. Actually, iPhone 7’s waterproof feature is not so powerful that your iPhone can even goes for a swim. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both received an IP67 rating, which means they can survive when dropped in water up to 1 meter in depth for 30 minutes. So you should avoid the following case:

  • Showering
  • Water skiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Surfing
  • Jet skiing


And if your iPhone did experience the above case carelessly, remove it from the water immediately, unplug any cables and turn off the phone, then wipe it off with a cloth especially the lightning connector. Place it on a dry and airy spot, wait at least 5 hours before using or charging it.

3. Enjoy the improved sound quality as well as AirPods.

For the first time that iPhone comes with stereo speakers, Apple claims that it delivers two times the audio output of iPhone 6s and increased dynamic range. So whether you're listening to music, watching videos, or making speakerphone calls, iPhone 7 gives you a better experience. Besides, one of the most controversial changes of the iPhone is the lighting connector instead of the traditional headphone jack, and with the coming AirPods, you can enjoy improved sound quality. Of course, if you insist listen to music with the old headphone, you can use the headphone jack adapter included.

4. Take even better photos and selfies.

Maybe the biggest upgrade of new iPhone, the refined camera and of course, the dual camera system on the iPhone 7 Plus. Both of them comes with Optical Image Stabilization, and the wide aperture lens plus boosted four LED flash make it even better photos on low light conditions. And with an all-new Portrait mode, portrait shots will look better than ever.

Besides, the front camera of the new iPhone has also been improved from 5 MP to 7MP, which allows you to take better selfies than ever. Apple also claims that the FaceTime HD camera is not only higher resolution, but it also uses wide color capture. So now you can take sharper and more vibrant selfies.

Part 2. Software: Tips and tricks for iOS 10

Another key feature of the new Apple handset is the brand new OS, iOS 10, which Apple says it was "the world's most advanced mobile operating system". The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both comes with the official version of iOS 10. And here's how to get the most out of the iOS 10's main features. You can visit Apple website to discover all new features on iOS 10.

1. The more easy-to-use lock screen.

The iOS 10 lock screen is much more powerful. For example, a cool feature of iOS 10 is that you just need to pick up your iPhone to wake it up, which allows you to check time or notifications easily. Besides, you are able to customize your lock screen by adding widgets. Simply scroll down the list and tap "Edit" to customize your lock screen so that you can take the most advantage of your phone.

2. Access your camera quickly.

When you come across a perfect moment or sight, you must don't want to miss it. Take out of your phone to record. With iOS 10, you are able to quickly access your camera without unlocking your phone so that you won't miss the beauty. Simply swipe your phone screen to the left to access the camera. And you can rest assured that the existing photos and pictures won't be seen, they are still protected unless unlocked your phone.

3. Edit a Live Photo.

You may have edited live photos before, at least, many of my friends like it so much since when Apple introduced the live photos. Now with iOS 10, you can edit the live photos better than before. Thanks to the optical stabilization feature and other better tools, you can tweak the live photos much smoother. Also, these tools are available for other popular third-party apps, which makes the better live photos can be shared much more.

4. Delete the default apps.

Have no ideas with so much useless default apps on your iPhone? No bother, with iOS 10, you can now delete default apps from your iPhone. Yes this means you can delete Mail, Music, Stocks, Maps, Calendar, Watch, iTunes Store, Compass, Reminders, Videos, iBooks, Podcasts, Find Friends, Watch, Tips, Voice Memos, News, Activity, and any other of the pre bundled default iOS apps that arrive on iPhone, all of them can be removed easily. Of course, any default app that has been removed can be reinstalled at any time, so if you decide it was a mistake to delete a specific app it's easy to get back again. Simply delete the default apps you don't need as the same way uninstalling other apps on the iPhone.

5. Sleep better with the Bedtime mode

We all reach the point that a good sleep is vital to your health, and that's what the iPhone 7's new innovative "Bedtime" functionality within the alarm clock app comes to help. It'll remind you to go to sleep at a specific time to get a full night's sleep and will calculate how long you slept. Simply navigate to the alarm clock app to setup by tapping on "Get Started" button. The setup process is pretty simple. And your iPhone will guide you through.

Part 3: Recommendation tool: Comprehensive iPhone manager.

Syncios iOS manager, a free management tool for all smartphones, supports backing up your iPhone data to computer easily and efficiently. Besides, it enables you manage, create, edit, delete device contents straightforward and one-click backup& resotre your iPhone, so if you want to backup your data before cleaning up your phone, it can be a great alternative. There are more features on its toolbox, like making ringtone, downloading Youtube videos, convert music and videos etc. Truly a trick. Simply install it on your computer, worth a try.

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