iOS 7

How do I restrict access to adult / unwanted content on my Safari (or other) browser in iOS 7?

If your children are often on your iPhone and you want to restrict Safari's (or Chrome's or any other browser's) access to certain websites, here is how you do it in iOS 7:

1. Go to Settings -> Restrictions and tap "Enable Restrictions."

2. You will be asked to enter a passcode to enable restrictions (you will use this passcode whenever you wish to disable restrictions).

3. Once they are enabled, scroll down to "Websites" and tap on it.


How do I change the text / font size in iOS 7?

In iOS 6 you could change the font size of specific apps such as Mail, Messages and Notes via the Accessibility menu in settings.

In iOS 7 you can change the font size system wide by going to Settings -> General -> Text Size. You will see a slider that offers seven different text sizes. The text above the slider will change size to give you a preview as you slide to different positions. Choose the one that suits you best, and you're done. This will work with all native apps and all third party apps that support Dynamic Type.


How to Restore Full Names and Disable Nicknames in iOS 7 Messages

iOS 7 changed the way names appear in Messages and the Mail app. First it only displays the first name of a contact in a conversation thread. This can be annoying for users who have more than one person with the same first name listed in their Contacts. You can restore the use of full names by navigating to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Short Name. From here you can disable Short Names by toggling the slider, or you can choose one of the other three options: First Name & Last Initial, First Initial & Last Name, Last Name Only.

Mail, Contacts, Calendars

iOS 7 also sometimes displays the nickname listed on a user's contact card. Most people gave themselves nicknames when Siri and the iPhone 4s were originally launched. If you told Siri to call you something ridiculous you may want to change your nickname by opening the Contacts app and locating your info. You can then tap Edit and change or remove your nickname.

How to Let Others Share Photos on Your Photo Stream with iOS 7

Before iOS 7 users could only share photos with friends and family on their photo stream, but now you can give anyone you trust access to add their own photos to your albums. First you need to make sure the person you want to share photos with is listed in your Contacts and that they are set up to share photos. They can do this by navigating to Settings > Photos & Camera and turning on the Photo Sharing option. They will also need to have iCloud enabled to receive your invite to share photos on your stream.

iOS 7 Photo Stream

You can create a new shared photo stream by opening the Photos app on your Home screen and tapping the blue Shared button at the bottom of the screen. Then tap the blue + at the top of the screen and enter the name of your new stream. Once your stream has a name, tap Next and add the names of the people you want to share images and video with. Finally tap Create and the stream will be sent to the friends and family who you have added.

Add and Delete Calendars on the iPhone with iOS 7

The iPhone makes it possible to independently maintain several different calendars for separate event categories, such as work or home. Calendars can easily be added or deleted to accommodate individual needs and help stay organized each day, week or month. Every time a new event or appointment is added to the calendar, iOS 7 will provide the option to assign this event to a particular calendar.

iOS 7 calendar edit

To begin customizing the iPhone calendars, enter the Calendar app and tap Calendars at the bottom of the screen. The list of existing calendars and color codes will appear. To add a calendar tap Edit at the top left of the screen.


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