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iOS 7 Beta

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Never said it was unstable but it's not perfect either. You mention yourself that there can be issues when tweaks are applied. Since no tweaks can be applied to a non JB phone, there are less chances of issues.

    All I'm saying is that most don't really need it. I personally have been there, done that and it's not for me.
     
  2. peds48

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    Never said it was unstable but it's not perfect either. You mention yourself that there can be issues when tweaks are applied. Since no tweaks can be applied to a non JB phone, there are less chances of issues.

    All I'm saying is that most don't really need it. I personally have been there, done that and it's not for me.


    I always thought that I never needed to JB, but to be honest, what did it for me, was the fact that I use Google Maps as a GPS on a daily basis and hated when I was driving and I get a phone call, the phone will kick me out of the GPS app to the phone app. A very bad implementation. I now have call bar which displays a banner on the top of the phone when a call comes in, very clean and elegant, and not to mention the ability to block callers, a feature missing from the iPhone from inception. It appears that this will be included on iOS7 but is counter intuitive because you select people to block from the contacts, instead of the missing call logs
     
  3. Chris Blount

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    Don't think that's true. I just went into the call logs and was able to block a caller that was not in my contacts.
     
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    Don't think that's true. I just went into the call logs and was able to block a caller that was not in my contacts.


    Then that was changed in Beta 2, because it was the case in beta 1
     
  5. cypherx

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    Are you saying in IOS 7 you can block calls? This is my #1 reason to jailbreak. You wouldn't believe how many calls per day I get on my cell phone while at work asking me to switch electricity suppliers. It's ridiculous. With iBlacklist I got my phone back.

    If I have this functionality in IOS7 then I can't wait to try it!
     
  6. Chris Blount

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    Yep, it works. What it's really doing however is just sending the calls directly to voicemail. If someone leaves a message, you do NOT get the visual voicemail but it still sits in your voicemail box if you care to retrieve using the phone number. I tried it today and it works great. It also blocks text messages.
     
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    Yep, it works. What it's really doing however is just sending the calls directly to voicemail. If someone leaves a message, you do NOT get the visual voicemail but it still sits in your voicemail box if you care to retrieve using the phone number. I tried it today and it works great. It also blocks text messages.


    That works for me. In iBlacklist I have my blacklisted number receive a "fast busy" signal. However 99% of those telemarketers don't leave a message anyway. I know I could change my number, but there's cost involved as well as giving out a new number to everyone.

    Really I think that's the only reason I jailbreak. iOS 7 will be a nice change to try stock for awhile. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the confirmation on that feature.
     
  8. Doug Brott

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    Never really interested in JB ... It's just another thing to update even in a perfect world.
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    I've been "blacklisting" since iOS5 without jailbreaking. Get a silent ringtone, setup a contact called "blacklist" and set it for your silent ringtone and no vibration. Whenever someone calls that you don't want to talk to just add them to the "blacklist" contact. Sure, the screen still lights up but you don't hear or feel the phone ring.
     
  10. Chris Blount

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    The only issue is that it doesn't work with text messaging right?
     
  11. Steve

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    If you don't get calls from folks not in your address book, you can also put the phone in "Do Not Disturb" mode, but allow exceptions for everyone you will take calls from.
     
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    I haven't actually tried it but I would say probably not.
     
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    That works for me. In iBlacklist I have my blacklisted number receive a "fast busy" signal. However 99% of those telemarketers don't leave a message anyway. I know I could change my number, but there's cost involved as well as giving out a new number to everyone.

    Really I think that's the only reason I jailbreak. iOS 7 will be a nice change to try stock for awhile. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the confirmation on that feature.


    iBlacklist is by far the best "call block" tool. I love the fact that you can set it to get busy signal for those unwanted telemarketers. it does not leave a trace of block calls. no voicemail, no entry on the missed call log, no nothing, is like they never called
     
  14. The Merg

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    Can someone tell me if iOS 7 allows you to copy and paste Calendar appointments? That's my biggest complaint with the Calendar.


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  15. Steve

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    Not that I can see, Merg.

    Also, still no easy way to schedule a custom repeat appointment (every 3 weeks, e.g.). You either have to schedule it on a sync'd Google calendar, or with Siri.
     
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    Yeah, I don't use repeat appointments. Because my schedule changes so much, I just put in everything manually. I guess I'll continue to use Calendar+. They have a neat way of copying and pasting appointments.

    Are you able to pick default apps for certain things, such as a web browser, mail, calendar? I thought that the release info hinted at that. Also, does the Control Center have a quick option for turning Personal Hotspot on and off?

    Thanks.

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  17. Steve

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    Unfortunately no on both counts, at least as far as I can tell.

    Control Center has shortcuts for Airplane Mode, WiFi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb and Lock on the top row.

    Flashlight, Alarms, Calculator and Camera on the bottom row.

    In between, top to bottom, is a brightness slider, music player progress bar, music player trickplay and music player volume control.

    As far as default apps, there was no obvious section for this in Settings. I also checked the Safari settings, and there was no "make this the default browser" setting. :shrug:

    I'll try installing Chrome now to see if it has a "make default" setting.
     
  18. Steve

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    Not that I can find.
     
  19. The Merg

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    I'll have to see if I can find the article where it talked about the default apps setting.


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  20. Steve

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    I believe you can now tell Google apps to default to other Google apps under iOS. Maybe that's what you saw? If so, that works now with iOS 6, IIRC.

    EDITED TO ADD: Just re-installed Gmail and saw this:

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