Official IOS 7 thread.

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  1. Poisonivy
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    Post here and tell us how you are finding iOS 7, how did the downloading go, do you like/love it ect ect.

    For those that don't know what your local availability time is, here is a list of major cities/regions for your reference.

    Update: Servers are slammed. iOS 7 requires iTunes 11.1 to interact with in terms of restoring backup and syncing and such. For those that can only see 11.0.5 on the iTunes download page, here are the official direct links for iTunes 11.1 for Windows, Windows 64, and Mac OSX

    iTunes 11.1 DIRECT download links.

    Windows: https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/iT...TunesSetup.exe
    Windows x64: http://appldnld.apple.com/iTunes11/0...nes64Setup.exe
    Mac OS X: https://secure-appldnld.apple.com/iT...iTunes11.1.dmg


    iOS 7.0 DIRECT download links

    iPhone 4 CDMA

    iPhone 4 GSM

    iPhone 4 Revision-A

    iPhone 4S

    iPhone 5 CDMA

    iPhone 5 GSM



    FAQ


    Q: How do I use the multitasker/close out applications?

    A: Double tap the home button to bring up the multitasker. Then slide up on the portrait of the app (not the icon).


    Q: When I attempt to download, I get an error or it still says iOS 6.1.X is the latest version. Why?

    A: As expected whenever a major iOS is released, Apple's server will be hammered. Expect the traffic to sustain itself within the first week of release, or up until the end of the weekend.

    Q: iTunes says that I need iTunes 11.1 for iOS 7. When I try to download it, it still says iTunes 11.0.5.

    A: Again, Apple's servers will be bloated definitely, and they'll focus on keeping their distribution center up, running and as problem free as possible, so there focus is completely there. If you're not seeing iTunes 11.1 at the iTunes webpage, you can click on the direct links above to download them in the meantime. These are direct links, so they're not tampered with.

    Q: Parallax is getting on my nerves as well as the screen changing animation. How do I turn it off?

    A: Open up Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion. Toggle this on.

    Q:
    iOS 7 feels a little slow. How do I speed it up?

    A: If you're on the iPhone 4 in particular, it's actually expected as the hardware is actually "subpar" of what is required to sustain iOS 7. Nonetheless, you can still use iOS 7, but you will be experiencing lag here and there if what you're trying to do is resource demanding. For A5/A6/A7 users, backup the device, perform a fresh restore, and restore your backup and see if that fixes the issue.

    Q:
    Control Center isn't working. How do I fix this?

    A: Control Center is toggled by sliding up from the bottom of the screen, or actually even off the screen and up. If you're using a protective case such as the Otterbox Defender, the Mophie Outdoor, Lifeproof, and similar cases that does not allocate enough space for you to swipe off the screen up, take the case off, and try again.

    Q:
    My device is not activating after I've upgrade/restored to iOS 7. What's going on?

    A: Again, Apple's servers are slammed to the max. The activation process might take a little longer than what you're used to. Once the traffic has cleared up, activation should be a breeze. Try re-activating it every so often.

    Q:
    I can't get the weather widget to work on the lock screen like iOS 5/6. What's going on?

    A: The weather "widget" if you can even call it that anymore, has been replaced with a written description of the weather. You must have Location Services on, and Weather access to Location allowed for you to see the current weather conditions around your area. This does not take into account your own input, it uses Locations to determine the local weather. Unfortunately, it's not as elaborate or as detailed as the old weather widget in notifications, but that might soon change with the upcoming iOS 7 follow-up patches/hotfixes.

    Q: My battery is draining so $$%^&* fast, it's so @#$%^&* annoying. How do I fix it.....

    A: For previously stock or freshly restored users, turn off parallax (detailed above), turn off Location Services AND the Location Services System Settings. Also, navigate to Settings > General > Background App Refresh > Toggle everything off. This is the biggest battery drainer in all of iOS 7. Calibrate your battery a few times if necessary.

    For jailbroken users, do NOT restore from your jailbroken backup. You need to manually extract every component of your backup out, then manually sync them over. Jailbroken data will increase your usage because it's constantly looking for the outlet or inlet that it's used for.

    Q: Can I get airdrop on the 4/4S?

    A: Unfortunately no. Airdrop requires a hardware component, which is not applicable for both the 4 and 4S.

    Q: How does the multitask manager work on iOS 7? When I tap and hold, it doesn't jiggle like its predecessors.

    A: Double tap your home button to bring up your multitask manager. Then for the apps that you want to end the process for, simply slide it up and the result will be the same as the old "tap hold to jiggle" process ending that you're used to in the older iOS.

    Q: How can I access Airplay on the new iOS?

    A: With wifi connected on your devices, drag the control center up, and you should see the Airplay icon there.

    Q: How much slower is the iPhone 4 on iOS 7 compared to the 4S/5?

    A:
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    What's the time schedule of ios7 release?
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    It's around 10am Pacific time.
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    If you are in the UK then it will be around 5pm.
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    Thanks for chart Jon, looks like it's going to be around 6pm in the UK.
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    11 more minutes... getting exited. like a little boy waiting to open his xmas presents lol
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    lol, it is exciting, hope it doesn't take too long to download.
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    I guess well find out soon.. going to do an upgrade instead of performing a full restore
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    Will it show up automatic under software updates?
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    Just go to Settings-General-Software Update.
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    It's in the app store everyone....yay
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    It should be time! 6 apps just updated because of iOS 7. They must of had a due time.
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    Its here!!! Go now!!!
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    To those that haven't already. Make sure you've grabbed a copy of iTunes 11.1. iTunes 11.0.X does not allow for interaction with iOS 7 as its not supported. Meaning you can't restore your backup and you can't sync with your device once its on 7 if you're on iTunes 11.0


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    yup, first thing. on my itunes it was not showing up in the check updates so I had to get it from their website, the US one as the uk one still had the older version
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    How do I download to the latest version? It's asking me to update to 11.0.5
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    Error for me and friends in the Philippines.
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    Upgrading via iphone5. Getting an error message.
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    Also remember that if you are a developer, you will have to install iOS 7 final from iTunes or XCode. You will not be able to update OTA.

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