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  • Lee-Anne1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    I certainly didn't realize that we had 3 months to preview and decide whether or not to upgrade to ios7.  I thought we were just supposed to do so.  Who researches online the next iOS for Apple?  (Maybe my 15 year old son) Really? Now we are supposed to preview an iOS before we download and install it? Why? It's not like there's a choice to remove it.

     

    I'm being prompted to download and install ios7 on my ipad mini.  However, it tells me I don't have enough room.  Why won't it remove the ios6 and make room for the ios7? I don't want to have to keep removing stuff when that seems more logical right? I don't have much on it anyway.  Is that normal for it to not remove one first and then replace with the new iOS?

     

    Thanks for the help!

  • King cosy Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2013 5:55 PM (in response to TJBUSMC1973)

    They should tell you up front that you will be stuck with this crappy update.........

  • David Shanahan Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 6:19 PM (in response to Lee-Anne1)

    To update your iPad "over the air" (i.e. over WiFi or a cellular network connection) you need to have at least 2.5 GB of available storage on the iPad. If you don't have that much free space (and the message you're getting indicates you don't) then you either have to delete enough stuff (apps, music, videos, whatever) to free up that much space or you can plug the iPad into a computer running the latest version of iTunes and do the update that way.

     

    It can't download the new OS if it has  removed the current OS version, then the iPad wouldn't work to do the download! You have to have enough space available to hold the new iOS download itself and then the unpacked version of it that is created during the install process.

     

    See this document for instructions on how to proceed: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4623

     

    You *are* supposed to just update to iOS 7, but there was  a lot of discussion and write-ups in various places, including the Apple website, announcing that iOS 7 was coming and that it would involve considerable  change to how iOS used to look and work.

  • Lee-Anne1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 6:40 PM (in response to David Shanahan)

    Thank you, David. Your response was not only helpful, but respectful. So many people are rude and condescending on these "support" pages. I just wanted to say how refreshing it was to get an answer that helped me and wasn't snarky. :)

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,495 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 7:08 PM (in response to modular747)

    modular747 wrote:

     

    If Apple had left the tired iOS UI unchanged, there would have been a 500 page thread ranting about how Apple can no longer innovate, probable including  the vry same individuals complaining here about how they hate iOS 7.  It would have been accompanied by a real drop in sales and customer base instead of the significant improvement that has already occurred.

     

    Most technology reviewers and reporters had already been saying that about the tired, out-of-date skeuomorphic user interface of iOS and OS X, including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Slate, Wired, and many other trade and popular technology journals. As well as a lot of posts from users in these forums.

     

    I don't care either way; what's important is the functionality, not the graphics. If the user interface is easy to use, reasonably intuitive and fast it doesn't matter whether the calendar has a simulated leather border or not, or whether the contact app has a spiral binding, or the newstand has a shelf motif or just a plain background.

     

    So far, from a functionality perspective iOS 7 is easier to use, easier to navigate, provides more precise control over features and far, far better security and theft protection. And a lot of new features that I really appreciate having.

  • mukeshjalwal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 8:10 PM (in response to Dropping)

    The whole discussion on this thread is very useful to Apple to understand what they have missed in their Testing phase of iOS7. I can see iOS7 one of the great example where company can force its customer to test the new release and leave an unsolved thread where customer can post the missing features.

  • David Shanahan Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 8:53 PM (in response to Lee-Anne1)

    Glad to have helped. Yes the discussions of iOS 7 in several threads have become rather heated unfortunately and often quite off topic. The key things about iOS 7 I hope you have learned by now though are:

     

    1. Once you upgrade to it there is no going back, you're stuck with it there is no downgrade to iOS 6 available.

     

    2. It's look and feel is very different from iOS 6 and earlier versions. It will take time to get used to it, take the time and I hope you'll find it as big an improvement in most areas as most users do.

     

    3. There's lots of things you can alter in the iOS 7 settings screens - e.g. the new system font is thinner and some find it hard to read on the home screen, etc. Some user report that the new animations make them motion sick even. So go to Settings>General>Accessibility>Larger Type, Bold Text, Increase Contrast, Reduce Motion and several others (e.g. On/Off Labels) if you don't like the way it looks out of the box so to speak.

  • iGolu Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 9:48 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    You seem to be soo pleased after getting iOS7.

     

    You are right in a sense that above all it is the functionality which matters, but in order to use that functionality you need a battery back up friend, and iOS7 has a pathetic battery back up as compared to that of iOS 6.

     

    Your phone wouldn't be of much use if you dont have a nice battery back up to use or you are too scared to lose your battery on using the device.

     

    Moreover, UI also has its importance, you just cant ignore that and you should not expect to compromise that for an Apple device.

     

    So, over all it is not a sensible deal to go for iOS7.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,680 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 10:05 PM (in response to iGolu)

    Wow. you are annoyed that someone would be pleased with iOS 7!

     

    in order to use that functionality you need a battery back up friend, and iOS7 has a pathetic battery back up as compared to that of iOS 6.

    Not clear what you mean by "battery back up", but no one I know (many) has battery life issues with iOS 7 if they know how to manage background app refreshing, location services, and AirDrop.

  • gail from maine Level 6 Level 6 (10,025 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 10:13 PM (in response to David Shanahan)

    Hi David,

     

    Good post! In addition to your tips for making the screens easier to read with the Accessibility options, I also saw a recent post where it was pointed out that the background wallpaper color can make a significant difference.

     

    I currently have a mostly blue wallpaper background and the labels for my icons are all in white. However, this poster indicated that with a yellow background the font would be black. I tried it, and voila! the labels were in black - easier on the eyes.

     

    Thought you might want to add that to your suggestion repertoire!

     

    Cheers,

     

    GB

  • flibbertygibbet Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 1:33 AM (in response to modular747)

    If Apple had left the tired iOS UI unchanged, there would have been a 500 page thread ranting about how Apple can no longer innovate, probable including  the vry same individuals complaining here about how they hate iOS 7.  It would have been accompanied by a real drop in sales and customer base instead of the significant improvement that has already occurred.

     

    Modular, that is a very fair point. I guess the question is whether or not Apple went too far the other way when trying to refresh iOS. Judging by many people's reactions, it seems that they have. The iOS UI has gone from being comparatively simple (some might say over-simple or even boring) to something that is so full of animations and whizz-bang effects, and has so many ideas taken from other OS's, that a sizeable number of users (obviously not all, or possibly even a majority) either dislike it or, worse, can't even use it.

     

    Whenever a change is made to anything which people have become familiar with (Windows 8 anyone?), there is going to be a certain degree of resistance; in this case, Apple appear to have gone a bit mad with the changes, and what you are seeing is more than just a bit of reluctance to adapt, but people who are genuinely struggling to use their devices after having upgraded to iOS7.

  • David Shanahan Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 1:48 AM (in response to gail from maine)

    Yeah that's interesting. I have a personal photo as my background on my iPad and the Apple water's edge photo background on my iPhone and they both give me white text labels on the home screen, but I was fiddling about the other day with different backgrounds and noticed that one of them gave me black text instead. Unfortunately I didn't  note which background it was...

     

    I wonder if it's documented anywhere what colour backgrounds give different colour text labels and what the rules are that make it change? It would be quite useful to know.

  • David Shanahan Level 2 Level 2 (405 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 2:03 AM (in response to David Shanahan)

    Hmm, okay so now I know some more about this. On the iPhone if you pick any of the stills "dotty" coloured backgrounds (i.e. the last five of the six backgrounds in the list, pink/purple, yellow, blue/green, green/yellow and the grey one), except the black dotted one, you get black text.

     

    Oh, okay, also the light blue background with the multicoloured smudges on it and the white hexagon pattern, give you black text too. It all seems kinda random, there must be some rules...

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,495 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 3:52 AM (in response to iGolu)

    My battery life is MUCH better with iOS 7; one of the things I'm happiest about. I can now get 2 days if I want to; never had more than 1 day with any previous release. If your phone is not seeing this there's probably something amiss. You should spend some time troubleshooting.

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    Oct 10, 2013 4:17 AM (in response to modular747)

    modular747 wrote:

     

    There are lots, and lots of people who are intolerant of any change, and will always disapprove, no matter what is done, often forgetting their previous complaints about what they now want to go back to.

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    How so very true.  

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