Apple has launched a set of new guides called Tips and Tricks in a bid to help users discover all the lesser known new features that are packed into iOS7 and the new iPhones 5S and 5C.

The pages inform users about the models that are currently available, so that’s the iPhone 4S, 5S and 5C. Some of the tips are covering old ground, things which most people have to grips with anyway thanks to media coverage.

Apple Tips and Tricks

Where these pages really become useful is when revealing features that users have either overlooked or not delved into the operating system enough to discover them.

The guide helps users make better use of Siri, for example by teaching it how to correctly pronounce your name or identify relationships in your contacts list (parents etc).

Face Time is a handy feature of iOS7 that could potentially save users money. The guides explain how to make audio-only Face Time calls.

Other features explained are being able to see time stamps on text messages and access the Spotlight search field by using swiping motions. There are tips for use of the iTunes Radio and detailed instructions on navigating the new menus.

These tips and tricks are ideal if you are one of those people that doesn’t like reading the users’ manual!

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