Upgraded to iOS7? Two things you should do RIGHT NOW!

So for all of you iPhone and iPad users out there who have upgraded to iOS7….   can I humbly suggest you change two default settings straight away?
Apple in their wisdom chose to allow people to access your Control Center and Notification Center from the lock screen.   I think this is a bad idea and can allow mischief if someone gets hold of your phone.

So go:

Settings –>  Notification  Center.
Now turn off the top two options (Access on Lock Screen ->  Notifications View)
Your screen should look like the example below:

Notification Center

Thats the Notification Center done, now onto the Control Center.  Go to:

Settings –>  Control Center
Now turn off the top option (Access on Lock Screen).
Your screen should look like the example below:

Control Center

Now we are a bit more secure…  I really want to point out one more panel which I like to entitle “Where the hell did my download limit go?”   To find this panel go:

Settings –>  Cellular

Now scroll to the bottom to a section entitled “USE CELLULAR DATA FOR:”See the numbers in KB and MB?   They show what traffic that app has consumed since tracking began.   This is a truly awesome way to spot ‘noisy’ apps.

Cellular Usage

And if you haven’t updated yet… do so….    I truly love the look and feel OF IOS7.   The improved camera app in particular is a highlight.

Now if only I could plug in some extra memory….






About Anthony Vandewerdt

I am an IT Professional who lives and works in Melbourne Australia. This blog is totally my own work. It does not represent the views of any corporation. Constructive and useful comments are very very welcome.
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2 Responses to Upgraded to iOS7? Two things you should do RIGHT NOW!

  1. Cam says:

    Hi Anthony,
    What model phone do you have, and have you noticed any degraded battery life or performance hits?

    • I have an iPhone 4S…. so far the battery appears to be holding up just fine, no noticeable change. I would say switching into and out of apps may take some milliseconds longer (longer enough to be noticeable, but not so bad as to be annoying). I have not seen any ‘app stutter’ like I used to see years ago on iPhone 3GS when we went to iOS 4 (or was it 5?).

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