Below are three iOS7 “bad Apple” fixes to top complaints and if you’ve just absolutely had it with Apple, there are two good switches you can make that are also listed.
This past week I wrote two articles about Apple’s current rise and demise with the iOS7:
A lot more people expressively responded to the latter. The biggest complaints about the new operating system make it a “bad apple” indeed.
Perhaps the following three suggestions can help with your main problems with the iOS7:
1. If any of you have gotten physically sick (not just mentally and emotionally) from the animations on the screen, there is not much you can do to change them at the moment. But the “parallax effect,” which is the motion of the desktop behind the app icons can be disabled. Just go to Settings> General> Accessibility, then tap “Reduce Motion” and slide the button to the right.
2. If any of you have had your battery drain quicker than you can say, “I hate iOS7,” here are some ways to alleviate that:
- Again, reduce the “parallax effect” mentioned above. This feature does not only make you sick, it is wasting precious battery life that could be used for posting in the new Instagram app.
- Turn off the app updates or “refresh” that runs in the background. Go to Settings>General>Background App Refresh.
- Turn off AirDrop if you don’t need this to be constantly updating. Swipe up from the screen bottom and in the Control Center, select the toggle.
- Turn off any other apps you don’t need running. Go to Settings>Notification Center and toggle as many apps off as your heart desires.
3. If any of you have had Wi-Fi or Bluetooth problems, here are some basic and creative solutions that might make your Wi-Fi or Bluetooth work right:
- Try to simply reboot your iPhone and/or your router. Check your router firmware that it is up-to-date.
- If you have an apostrophe in your iPhone’s name such as “Angry One’s iPhone,” then remove the apostrophe. Go to Settings>General>About>Name.
- You can try to use Airplane mode and then go to Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings. Then turn off Airplane mode.
- You can try to disable the Access on Lock Screen by going to Settings>Control Center. Then turn your iPhone off, and turn it back on again.
- Lastly, you might need to back up the data on your iPhone and try to restore it to factory settings. Or just go to the Apple Store and rant at a probably over-worked Apple technician who has been dealing with many other complaints.
Some frustrated iOS7 users didn’t just have complaints, many were so fed up that they said they are going to be looking for alternatives immediately. Here are two that you might want to consider:
1. A slightly larger sized phone to the iPhone5s that is at the top of the heap of Android phones is the Samsung Galaxy S4. It’s specs and features are unbeatable. It has a larger screen, swiping type, many camera options, and the Walking Mate app to name a few positives.
2. Windows is giving $200 gift cards for “gently used” iPhone4S and iPhone5 from now until November 3, 2013. They are also giving the same deal for “gently used” iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad4s from now until October 27, 2013. The deal is available in selected Microsoft physical stores in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Some of the positives of the Nokia/Windows Lumia handsets are its LiveTiles, amazing camera, and expanding selection of apps.
Go and have fun searching other phone brands. With a little bit of research you will find the best iPhone alternative to suit your specific needs.
I hope the above can help you in some way. I heard that throwing your iPhone at a wall several times helps as well. The iOS7 is making your iPhone screen look like a play-thing anyway.
By: Chelo Aestrid