With criticism heavily hammering the new maps app, the release of Apple’s iOS 6 doesn’t impress customers as its predecessors did. But if we take the troubled map off the table, iOS 6 does show some improvement to the prior versions. Below we put together a short list of 7 tips and tricks for iOS 6 from PCMAG and Cult of Mac that might change your perspective about the new version.
1. Respond to incoming calls with a text message. Sometimes people call you at a bad time, when you are at a meeting or a movie. Now you can reply with a text message. When a call comes in, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the option and reply with either a canned or customized message which requires just a few steps to set up. Settings > Phone > Reply with Message
2. Activate Do Not Disturb to temporarily block incoming calls. This new feature allows you to schedule your own quiet time with the option to authorize only pre-selected contacts to come through. Settings > Notifications > Do Not Disturb.
3. Full-screen reading experience. In iOS 6, a new button called “Reader” will appear in the top right of your Safari browser when you land on a text page, such as blogs and news articles. Activating Reader will reform the page layout to full-screen mode. If you’d like to share the content with someone, simply click on the arrow shown on the top left to open options to share the content.