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New tricks with iOS7 and new iPhones

  • An iPhone with iOS 7 software, left, is displayed next to an iPhone with the older iOS 6 operating system, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 in New York. Much of the new iOS 7 software is about cosmetic changes. The three-dimensional magazine rack in the Newsstand app is gone, for instance. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

TIP ONE: CONTROL CENTER AND SWIPES

Many of the improvements added to iOS 7 are delivered after swiping from various edges of the screen. This redesign is meant to make it easier to navigate, but there is no guide for knowing when and how to swipe. Fortunately, you can still use an iPhone the traditional way, by tapping on an icon or button, even if you don't learn all the new ways to swipe.

As a general rule of thumb, keep swiping from various edges to see what happens. If you discover something neat, remember it for next time. Swiping may produce different results if you're in the lock screen, the home screen or an app.

Here's a guide to the basic swipes:

— From the lock screen, swipe up from the bottom right corner to access the camera. This is a holdover from iOS 6.


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