Slay the Parallax monster
Yesterday, I was extremely damning about the new 'moving Wallpaper and app icons' feature which has been introduced with iOS7 - Apple calls this 'Parallax' - and even more damning about the fact that I couldn't find how to switch it off...
Thankfully, though, I have since been informed of how to switch off the Parallax feature. Follow these steps:
Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion > On
Sadly, this doesn't get rid of the Parallax movement affect when scrolling up or down through an iMessage conversation - where the little message 'bubbles' take on a 'floaty' quality and appear to chase one another up or down the screen - but at least it means that I (and you!) can have a pretty, personalised Wallpaper again. How lovely.
Caps Lock keyboard
Why the new keyboard in iOS7 only ever displays the letters on the keyboard in capital letters, I don't know. Yes, that makes it more like our computer keyboards, which only have capital letters on the keys, but with iOS7 I sometimes glance down at the screen and panic that I've written a text message or email ALL IN CAPITALS, and will have to start again. The new 'Shift/Caps' button to the left of the Space Bar has also taken on a different style, and I am now finding it difficult to differentiate between 'no caps' 'single caps' and 'caps lock' on the keyboard.
The keyboard also seems to respond every-so-slightly slower to typing than it did in iOS6 - which, if you type quickly on your iPhone, does get annoying.
Finally, some apps have the 'new style' iOS7 keyboard, while other apps still have the 'older style' grey version - very weird.
|Writing a new text message (left)? Use the new keyboard!|
Writing a new Tweet (right)? Use the old keyboard!