Check Out iOS7 Features - Before You Install

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iOS7 is available on your iPhones and iPads starting today -

Under your settings button > General > Software Update - you may see "new update available"

This is a pretty big UI update - my suggestions to you are these...

  1. Learn about the update before you install it so you won't be surprised by the changes
  2. Do the update when you have time to explore all the changes
  3. Do a device backup first (just in case anything goes wrong)
    (iCloud can backup but it is easy to go over the free quota. You can always use backup in iTunes to get a full device backup to your computer)

Now, how do you learn about the updates??

Here are a couple of pages that will give you a firsthand look before the install -
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Official Apple What's New With iOS7 page - including video


Mashable - iOS7 What's New - including hands on video


I haven't tried it out yet (downloading now on the iPad!) so I'm not the judge of the results yet. It does look like a nice update. Verdict coming soon...

If you aren't adventurous and want to wait a bit that may work better for some of you. Wait til some of your colleages get the update and check it out firsthand before you jump in.

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Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Craig, I believe I will defer to your comments once you have loaded it up on your iphone and commented here.

Sep 19, 2013 02:06 AM #28
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Call me chicken but I'm going to wait for your verdict. Be sure to let us know. :)

( Hope school is going great for your cute little guy)

Sep 19, 2013 03:49 AM #29
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Craig, I can't update mine until I dump some stuff - mainly photos. I take way too many photos! lol


Sep 19, 2013 04:46 AM #30
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Backed up before I installed and so far no problems.

Sep 19, 2013 05:47 AM #31
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

I did it and no problems!  It looks very different but I had a seemless update on both my iPad and iPhone. 

Sep 19, 2013 06:09 AM #32
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

Haven't had a chance to play around with the new OS yet, but so far I haven't been impressed.  Its managed to resize my pictures and put them at terrible resolution without my permission.  Hopefully it is just a launch day bug.  

Sep 19, 2013 06:53 AM #33
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

too late, updated on my ipad, but not my phone!  Yikes, what have I done???

Sep 19, 2013 07:56 AM #34
Raymond Denton
Homesmart / Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
Shady Canyon Specialist

Nothing is the same on my iphone since I did the update, and all my optional apps are gone.  I should have done the backup first.

Sep 19, 2013 08:33 AM #35
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
Craig - I decided to wait a little while, as I've heard it makes a ton of changes,and there will probably be an update to the update after the bugs are worked out.
Sep 19, 2013 09:30 AM #36
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

Sure wish I had seen this before I installed on my iPhone.  It made for an interesting afternoon!

Sep 19, 2013 09:31 AM #37
Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner
Palm Realty - Melbourne, FL
I have been hesitant to upgrade for a couple of reasons. One I haven't had time to research the changes. Two I don't have time to LEARN the upgrade! Keep us informed as to how you are finding it.
Sep 19, 2013 02:21 PM #38
Jack O'Neal
HomeSmart Elite Group - Gilbert, AZ

I am waitting till next week to install, I'm going to the Apple store to look at it

Sep 20, 2013 10:03 AM #39
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

I updated on my iPad and can't say I'm impressed.   Not sure if I'll bother for awhile on my phone.

Sep 21, 2013 10:57 AM #40
Don Hintz
2D-enterprises / HAUS Design, LLC - Anderson, IN


I was anticipating this update, and once I looked at it, it just doesn't do that much for me. I like Apple products, and most of their updates I do without checking or looking much. This one, not so much and I can't fully grasp why.

Mostly too much hype and to me, almost a backwards look especially for the icons.

Sep 26, 2013 12:04 AM #41
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

I think I will take a wait and see attitude for a week or two, Craig. Thanks for the great info.

Sep 30, 2013 10:38 PM #42
Beth Larsen
RE/MAX Sedona - Sedona, AZ
Sedona Arizona

I like it but my battery is running down much faster (on iPad 3). Is there a setting I can tweak?


It makes my iPad feel like a new device!

Oct 10, 2013 06:43 AM #43
Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

After many years of Microsoft I have learned you don't update anything till its out there for awhile. No beta testing for me.

Oct 20, 2013 01:43 PM #44
Merline D Pennant - New homes, Short Sales and Pre-foreclosures
Regal Realty of the Treasure Coast LLC - Port St Lucie, FL
New City, New Towns, New homes

Thanks for the information.  I wished I had seen your post before I downloaded the new operating system.

Oct 20, 2013 02:53 PM #45
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Craig, I did not back up my IPhone before doing the update and it forced me to reset my phone back to factory settings. I had not backed my phone up since July so that was a big loss of data.

Jan 31, 2014 05:35 AM #46
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

I wish I had read this post before installing the update.

Jan 31, 2014 05:36 AM #47
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