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[iOS7 New Feature] Your iPhone can Check alignment against any Plane [#Tips]

Today I will be telling you about a great utility which is their in iPhone and I am sure that you never knew about it because I myself discovered that while playing with it today. There is a smart utility in your Compass application on your iPhone. Compass is one of the rare utilities which must be using every day, people who are usually trekking may find this utility very useful otherwise we seldom use it. Today in this post I am going to help you to find the correct alignment of any plane with the help of your iPhone.

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How Does it Work

Open the Compass application and then swipe your fingers to the left to see the alignment utility. Now place your iPhone on your table and if the circles do not overlap each other then it means that the table is not horizontally aligned. In other words I should say that the table is not properly horizontal and the flaw in its alignment is shown by the iPhone.

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It can also check the vertical alignment of the iPhone, it may be very useful when you are trying to align the portrait or any other landscape on your wall. Just place your iPhone along with its plane and it will show you whether the alignment is correct or not. The moment the alignment it correct, the circles will overlap each other and then the screen will go green.

Conclusion

This application can be used to check the alignment in against any plane you can also turn it into a game if manually try to overlap the circles (which is tricky enough to irritate you). Please let us know if you face any problem while using this utility and let me also let you that this is the unique feature of the new iOS7 and so you will not find it on any other older version.

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[Fix] What and Why are these Blue Dots on iPhone [iOS New Feature]

There is a new UI feature in the new iOS7 which puts a blue dot behind the name of the application which has been recently installed or which has been recently updated. Now in this post I will tell you that what does this signify and if your iPhone is automatically putting this in front of every application now and then (even if you don’t manually update it), then what is the reason behind it.

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This blue dots just tell you that after the install of that application or after its latest update you have not opened it once. The moment you open it, this blue dot will go away and there is not provision to completely remove it. However, if this comes on every application even if you don’t update it, then there is a small unknown setting on iPhone which has been doing this.

Reasons Why They Exist

Open the Settings section and then search for the option of App Store. Here you will see that the automatic updates option is toggled as ON, which means that as soon as the update arrives it uses the WiFi network through which your iPhone is connected and then updates that application. Hence, you see that Blue dot without doing anything.

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It may also happen if you will update the applications on your iTunes on desktop or laptop and then once your iPhone is synced with it, iTunes will replace all the old applications with the new updated versions and thus again you will see the same dot before the name of the updated applications (as they have not been opened since updated.)

Conclusion

This feature has really troubled many of the users. I just took a look at one of my friend’s iPhone and told him that you have not used this application till now. He was surprized that how did I tell him and so here goes the trick in this post. Please let us know if you face problem while following this tip or if you face any other problem on your iPhone.

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[Fix] Applications crash and iPhone hangs after iOS7 upgrade

With the upgrade of iOS7 (the latest major version of iOS) on iPhone 4 many users have complained that their iPhone is not lagging in UI and the applications are also crashing. In short they are putting it as their phone has gone really slow. One of the user complained on the Apple discussion that when he wants to call anyone then he has to wait for the iPhone to respond for about 10 to 12 seconds on every step. Now this is something very serious because the lag at this rate makes your iPhone completely useless. So, there are the steps which can help you to deal with this problem.

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How To Fix It

Step- 1

Upgrade your iPhone 4 to iOS7.0.3. This is the latest update of the iOS7. This update will fix many of the fixes on your iPhone and the lock-screen bypass problem which created a lots of problem among the users. This update will reduce the lag to a huge extent.

Step- 2

Try to close the applications regularly when you exit an application, make sure that when you double tap the home button you don’t a huge list of application in the row. Following the same logic in mind, delete all those application which you seldom use.

Step- 3

If the lag is unbearable, then take the backup of your iPhone 4 and then restore it with the backup.

Conclusion

These steps will really help you keep your iPhone4 stable and reduce the lag to a huge extent. After restoring the device, it responds really well but then after a month or two it might start doing the same things again. So, you can think of repeating the above again and again after an interval of 2 or 3 months. Please let us know if you face any problem while dealing with this issue.

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Customize the Privacy Options of Hangouts on iOS and Android devices

On Google Plus anyone can invite you over a video Hangout or anyone can comment on your posts unless the privacy section is dealt particularly. Google Hangout application for iPhone and Android devices have the provision to control the privacy with which they followers or friends can interact with you Hangout either on the desktop or the applications for both the platforms. The screenshot and the tip has been mentioned for the Android devices, but the exact same steps can be used to do the same for the iPhone application as well.

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Open the application and then go to its Settings section. Now tap the Customize invites option.

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Privacy has been differentiated as per the circles affiliated to your Google Plus profile. Let’s say, Friends will directly invite you to the hangout session and you will just have to click the link to start the hangout, whereas in the case of other circles like entertainment the people will be able to send you an invitation for the Google Hangout on the acceptance of which the Hangout will start.

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Here hangout refers to both way to interaction, i.e. video and audio both. You can change the level of this invitation to the hangout for all the circles related to your profile.

If you are still facing lots of invitation on your profile then you can opt to snooze the notifications for the next 72 hours or you can go to the settings section and then uncheck the checkbox for the notifications for Hangout Invitations. This will save your phone from buzzing every time any tries to invite you to the Hangout.

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How To Check Cellular Data Used by Applications on iPhone [iOS7 Feature]

Till iOS6 we have been installing many application to know that what amount of cellular data is being used by what all applications on the iPhone. So, that we could limit the usage of the application while we are using the Cellular data. Luckily this feature is now one of the new features which have been introduced in the new iOS7 and in this post we will be telling you that how can you check the data usage by every application installed on your iPhone. You can also choose to revoke the access of cellular data for that application.

If you are on WiFi and you have switched off the Cellular Data and then the screen will look like this.

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Go to the Settings section and then choose the Cellular Data as the option, scroll down on the screen and you will see all the applications with the cellular data being used.

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Switch ON the cellular data option and you will be able to see all these application with a toggle button to revoke their access to Cellular data. If you feel that some of the application use your cellular data a lot then you can use this toggle button and thus they will only operate over the WiFi.

The applications are sorted as per the last application which used the Cellular Data. Please let us know if you have any query related to this tip. With the help of this feature you will be able to check the data usage on behalf of all the applications on your iPhone.

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BBM Finally arrives on iOS7 Platform [Download Link]

For all the BBM lovers who had to switch from Blackberry to Android in order to enjoy huge and good variety of application would love to know that Blackberry has not officially released their BBM application for the iPhone application and I am still not sure about the Android version of this application.

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This application was revealed previously few weeks back but then it was dropped off from app store the other day. I still have that same version on my iPhone and now the app store shows me to update this BBM application. The only changes it displays is the iOS optimizations and bug-fixes though I cannot see any UI change while comparing both the versions.

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The application is pretty simple to use for the Blackberry users. As soon as you install the application you will have to create an account and thus a PIN will be assigned to that account which can be shared by other BBM application users to chat with you. So, the privacy is highly secured and unlike other messengers everybody who have you mobile number will not be able to contact you.

Rest you also have message stamp such as Delivered and Read (which were the main reasons of making Whatsapp really famous). You will also be able to have group chats over the application and the download link for this application has been mentioned below at the end of the post. Please let us know if you face any issue or come across any bug while using this application.

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Download BBM | App Store (India)

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Google Maps Updated with Tips and Tricks and Faster Navigation

Slowly and slowly the applications for iOS devices are getting revamped and they are getting the feel and the looks of the new iOS7 which is really good. The new applications like kik, Soundwave and RunKeeper are going famous just because the UI of these application has been aligned with the new iOS7. Google is yet to do the same with their applications on iOS and I doubt that they will be doing that any sooner.

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Recently the Google Maps have been updated and now they are visibly faster as compared to the previous version. You will clearly see that the map now gets loaded pretty quickly as compared to the previous version and another new feature which has been added in the application is the Tips and Tricks section.

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To take a look at this section you will have to go to the option bar and at the end you will be able to locate this. This section contains some of the how to which users try to go through in order to customize their maps (like saving few of the locations which are to be visited regularly or adding a new location over the maps.) This section involves all the tips starting from the people who are about to explore this mobile application for the first time and who have been using it over a long period of time.

You can also open these tips Chrome or Safari from the Google Maps application. Apart from all these features they have also come up with the fixes for the bugs in the previous versions. Please let us know if you face any problem using any of the old or the new features.

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Unable to Download App Bug on iOS7

There is a bug on in the new iOS7 that even if your WiFi is working perfectly then also the error message mentioned below comes up and it does not matter how many times you tap that option of ‘Retry’ it will not download the application and it will rather keep popping the same message again and again. If you have been facing this problem then I have solution to it. Please follow the steps mentioned below.

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Now most of the users prefer to download or update the applications on the WiFi network rather than doing the same on the cellular data because cellular data packs are way expensive that the WiFi Connection. The remedy to this is very simple. Try to update an application and whenever it shows this error message tap the option named ‘Done’.

Now go to the settings section and then switch on the cellular data and try to initiate the downloading of the application using the cellular data. Once the downloading starts, quickly go to the settings section again and then turn on the WiFi network (as the priority of the WiFi network is high it will take-over the cellular data and you will see that the icon of 3G will be replaced by WiFi icon).

After switching ON the WiFi, go ahead and switch OFF the cellular data to make sure that the Cellular data to make sure that downloading of the application is not utilizing any of the Cellular data. That’s it!! Now the update will be downloaded and installed on the WiFi network and if this problem happens again then I will suggest you to follow the same steps again. Restoring your iPhone will not be a solution because I have already tried that and it did not work.

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How-To get rid of iMessage Bug [iOS7]

There have been certain complaints from the users that while sending and receiving the messages through iMessage service sometimes the messages are not sent and sometimes they are not delivered to the recipient. This is happening for no reason because they network to which their iOS device is connect is working just fine.

Apparently Apple has recognized this issue and has promised to get this resolved in their next update. We suspect that Apple will be taking sometime to collect all the issues like lock screen problem, this iMessage problem and battery drainage issue and they will try to fix them in a single update. For the users who are facing this problem we have a solution for you.

Just follow these steps, Turn off the iMessage feature by going to Settings and then under Messages options you will see a toggle option named ‘iMessage’. Turn that off.

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Now go the General section and then scroll down to the last option to tap the reset option. You will have to tap again on the reset network option to reset the settings for the iMessage also.

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Now go back to the same screen as mentioned above in the first step and then turn on the feature of iMessage. The initial amount which was added onto your phone bill as the activation charges of iMessages will be charged again and now this time iMessage will work just fine.

If still the problem persists then another solution can be to restore the device or create a new Apple ID and then use that ID on your iOS device. Again if these tips also don’t work then wait for the next update of iOS. Please let us know the exact problem where you are stuck.

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Stop Background Operations of Applications To save your Battery [iOS7-New Feature]

Users have been facing a battery problem on their iPhones a lot after this iOS upgrade but actually this is due to a new option which has been added in the Settings section of new iOS7 and is you have discovered it by now then I suppose battery issue must have been taken care of.

Usually till the last version of iOS we never had any control over the applications usage which are operating in the background (when you have exited them by pressing the home button) but now you have this control and believe me these background operations are the major reasons of your battery getting drained quickly.

Just follow these steps and you will be able to turn off the whole background operations for all the applications or you may do it for the specific applications. Go to the Settings section and then press general. Now scroll down a little to see the option named ‘Background App Refresh’. Tap it.

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You can see the control to toggle the feature as a whole or for certain applications. My suggestion will be to target those applications who usually use the location services in background as this is the main reason to drain off your battery at a quicker rate. Toggle the options as preferred by you.

Bonus Tip

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Check the Home screen of your iPhone and look out for the icon of the clock application. Take some time and look it closely, you will see that the icon shows you the real time as the date shown by the icon of the calendar application. This is something new and has not been captured by many users till now. Please let us know if you face any problem while following the tips.