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The iPhone 7 Nitty-gritties

With an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in hand, you probably already feel like a million bucks. But now it's time to go beyond this premium smartphone's stunning exterior and master those features that make this handset Apple's best one yet.

It's no secret that the iPhone 7 is more powerful than its predecessors, and this, of course, is the reason you just had to have one. Faster processor, bigger batteries and lenses with impressively high megapixel count are just a few of the qualities that make the latest iPhone incomparable. But did you know that this piece of device is designed to bring out best of the iOS 10? The latest operating system can be maximized to its full potential with the iPhone 7, granted you know the specifics. So here we give you the lowdown on the iPhone 7 plus a few tips, trick and features you may have missed.

First there's the Home button matter, which is actually not a button. Both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus use haptic feedback to mimic the feel of a mechanical button. And it's impressive! But also kind of dissatisfying not to get that inward click we're all used to. This, however, can easily be addressed by simply increasing the vibration intensity of the Home button in the Settings menu. This should fill in for the clicking feel you've been looking for.

What's more of a concern, though, is Apple's TouchID fingerprint reader that works all too well even when you don't want it to. Thankfully, you can now choose to disable the "Rest Finger to Open" option. Just go to Settings, tap on Accessibility and toggle the switch marked Rest Finger to Open on the Home Button option. Don't get me wrong, Apple's TouchID fingerprint sensor is remarkable and you can always take advantage of it whenever you please. But sometimes all you want is a quick time check without accidentally unlocking your phone. And that's what the iOS 10 offers.

If time saving is your concern, the iOS 10 also has you covered. Now you can perform various tasks such as having a conversation or adding widgets without having to unlock your screen. Just swipe to the right to access a huge list of customizable widgets, then add or rearrange by scrolling to the bottom of the list and tapping on Edit. You can also have a conversation from the lock screen by using 'force touch' on a message you have just received. You can even see the typing bubble that tells you someone is typing you a message.

One iOS 10 feature I'm sure many of you are secretly happy about is the ability to get rid of those preloaded software you never once used. I mean who doesn’t have a garbage folder for those apps that just exist in your phone because Apple won’t let you uninstall them. Talk about wasted space! But that's all behind us now. You can finally let that stock app rest in peace.

As for iPhone 7 Plus users, we understand the struggle of not being able to operate your handheld device with just one hand. The big screen is great and all, but you can't deny the convenience a more compact phone brings, especially if you're one to multitask. Fortunately, your problem can be addressed. Simply double tap on the Home button and this will slide down the top half of the screen, allowing you to reach icons with your thumb.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have a lot more features than we can discuss. There's Apple's new bedtime feature, which reminds you to sleep at a specific time every night and calculates how long you've slept based on the time you slept and the time you first pick your phone up and start moving around, new flashlight settings, now giving you three different brightness options to choose from and improved Live Photos with new editing tools to name a few more.

We leave it up to you to discover the rest of iPhone 7's wondrous capabilities. Go ahead, tailor it to your liking, the iPhone 7 was designed to do so.

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  • Mar 10, 2017
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