iOS 5: A visual guide

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  1. r2shyyou, Oct 16, 2011
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    r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    I've read in numerous threads that people with the iPhone 3GS are concerned about the "hit" that iOS 5 might take on their devices so I thought I'd create a thread to say what several have already said: that iOS 5 runs GREAT on the 3GS...but also to show visually what some (I'm surely missing a few) of the new features look like. So here goes...

    LOCK SCREEN

    Lock Screen Camera (double tap the Home button)

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    Lock Screen Notifications (tap the notification icon to reveal action)

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    MESSAGES

    iMessage is integrated into the Messages app and is automatically enabled for recipients with an iOS 5 device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch)

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    The keyboard can now be hidden by sliding it down while within a message (instead of going out of the message and back in)

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    From the Settings>Messages menu, you can toggle whether or not to use iMessage, along with enabling Read Receipts and sending messages as SMS when iMessage is not available

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    CALENDAR


    Calendar changes to detailed multi-day view when in portrait mode

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    PHOTOS


    Ability to create new albums

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    Add photos to existing album or create new album

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    CAMERA


    Grid option

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    Focus lock (tap screen and hold to lock)

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    Zoom (pinch screen to zoom and to reveal zoom slider)

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    Slide from left to right to reveal recent photos

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    CONTACTS


    Contact-specific ringtones, vibrations, and text tones

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    MAPS


    Multiple routes

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  2. r2shyyou thread starter macrumors 68000

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    SETTINGS


    Notifications

    Ability to sort manually or by time and to re-arrange as desired

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    Toggle multiple options from within a specific app

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    General>Software Update

    Over-the-air (OTA) Software Updates

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    General>iTunes Wi-Fi Sync

    Ability to sync device wirelessly to iTunes

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    General>Keyboard

    Custom keyboard shortcuts

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    General>Accessibility

    Custom vibration patterns

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    Settings>Twitter

    Twitter integration

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    Settings>Safari

    Private browsing

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    REMINDERS


    Set reminders for tasks, to-do items, etc.

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    NEWSSTAND


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    NOTIFICATION CENTER


    Slide down from top of phone to reveal the Notification Center

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    Swipe Weather widget to left or right to reveal multi-day view

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  3. r2shyyou, Oct 16, 2011
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    PHONE


    Recent Calls

    Delete individual call or all calls

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    SAFARI


    Reading List

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    Open new windows in Safari (via links) in the background instead of automatically switching to the new window

    Settings>Safari>Open Links

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    Emoji keyboards now integrated in iOS 5

    Settings>General>Keyboard>International Keyboards>Add New Keyboard... then scroll down and select "Emoji"

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    MAIL

    Ability to format text (bold, italic, underline) by highlighting desired text

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    WEATHER

    See weather forcast by day or by hour (tap "Hourly" or slide forcast down)

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    CAMERA, cont.

    Edit individual photos directly on your device

    Edit button in upper right corner (options shown on bottom after tapping "Edit")

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    Rotate photos

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    Auto-Enhance

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    Red-eye removal

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    Crop photos

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  4. alamain macrumors newbie

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    Helpful


    I'm sure it will be helpful. Actually I have a 4 and the custom vibration feature wasn't turned on automatically - now I know how to turn it on, so thanks for that :)
     
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    Glad you guys have found this thread helpful. If you, or anyone reading this, think of anything missing, let me know and I'll add it.

    Thanks!
     
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    Nice work, should change the name to other devices, this helped me and I don't have a 3GS.
     
  8. 2IS macrumors 68030

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    I've got an iPhone 4 but IOS 5 runs better on it than IOS 4.x ever did. I wouldn't hesitate to do the update if I were a 3GS owner.
     
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    Thanks for this. Didn't know about the custom vibrations.
     
  10. Cascadians macrumors member

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    Helpful for me floundering around on my 2 1/2 year old 3GS :)
     
  11. lilnyc, Oct 16, 2011
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    r2shyyou - I have the iPhone 4 and 4S. I've been looking for a brief on the new features, and this is the best I've found. Thank you so much for your labor in putting this together for us.

    Now when someone asks, "What's news in iOS5?" I can answer. I'll also share this link. Again, much appreciated! :)

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    I couldn't find that one. :confused:
     
  12. r2shyyou, Oct 16, 2011
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    @lilnyc - to get to Custom Vibrations, go to Settings>General>Accessibility and turn on Custom Vibrations under the Hearing heading. Then, under Settings>Sounds scroll to the bottom where you'll see the Vibration Patterns heading. Tap on Vibration and then at the bottom you should see the Custom heading where you can tap on Create New Vibration.

    Have fun with it, it's pretty neat!
     
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    Thanks. I didn't think there was a way to change the title of an established thread but I figured it out and changed it to simply "iOS 5: A visual guide".
     
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    Love it :) I actually didn't know about hiding the keyboard from iMessage or sliding directly on notifications!
    Thanks for putting it together!
     
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    Another excellent thread with helpful info

    Thanks for posting this :)
     
  19. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to agree with those saying the iPhone 3GS is fine. It's running GREAT on my 3GS. I'm incredibly impressed. It definitely is running faster than iOS 4, and I may be hallucinating, but I think I'm even seeing a bit of increased battery life. Safari is definitely faster as well. I'm amazed that the update gave a new spark of life to my old phone that seemed like it was on its last leg.

    Go iOS 5! Now if only I could get Siri...
     
  20. r2shyyou thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Added a few new screenshots:

    Opening Safari links in background
    Adding Emoji keyboard
     
  21. r2shyyou thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Added some more screenshots:

    Text formatting in Mail app
    Weather forcast by day or by hour
     
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    Good job. Didn't know about the custom vibrate option.
     
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    Useful thread and thank you. Just tried to rearrange widgets in Notification Centre manually. Dragged Stock Widget up the list so it sits below the Weather Widget and tap Done. If I go back into Notifications however, the Stock Widget is back at the bottom of the list. Bug, or just me?

    Edit. Just tried a reset and it's fixed the problem. Sorry.
     

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