iOS 7 Tips & Tricks: Labels, Cellular Data, Bold Text, and Storage

Our iPhones and iPads are capable of amazing things, but most of us only use a small percentage of their abilities. In this weekly column I share tips and tricks for beginners, or anyone who wants to harness the full power of their iDevice. This week, I'm going to give you tips for labels, cellular data, bold text, and storage.

1. Turn on Labels

Labels in iOS 7 show you if a feature is turned on (green) or off (white). If you would like a more pronounced indicator you can turn on Labels. First, open Settings then go to General > Accessibility > On/Off Labels, then toggle the switch to green.

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2. Restrict Cellular Data Access

Some apps use a large amount of cellular data, especially apps that stream videos or music. You can restrict certain apps to Wi-Fi only and manage cellular data by going to Settings > Cellular > scroll down to the bottom and then turn off any apps you don't want using data.

3. Bold Text

If you have trouble seeing the light font in iOS 7, you can change it to make it bolder. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > then turn on Bold Text. You will be required to restart your iPhone.

4. Available Storage

If you are worried about storage on your iDevice, you can find out what is available by going to Settings then Usage. There it will show you how many GB are available and how many are used. There is also valuable information that shows you which apps are taking up the most storage on your iDevice. In addition, you can see how much storage is available in iCloud. 

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Paula is a freelance media broadcaster and journalist. She enjoys life at home with her husband, two kids, two dogs, two cats and a parrot. Her iPhone is never more than two feet away from her and she can't imagine life without it.