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Additional details with third-party access to personal information
As per a controversy in 2012, when apps were uploading vast amounts of user data to their company servers, Apple introduced a feature that formally requests access from the user when they need to access personal data, such as contacts and calendar entries. This has been maintained into iOS 7, and includes microphone and audio privacy technology.
Redesigned, but still easy-to-access settings
The settings area remains much the same. It's still a complex web of different settings and switches, but it's now a lot easier to see what is what, thanks to the handy icons on the left-hand side.
New on/off switch, background app 'refresh'
As we saw earlier, apps that are ready to upgrade can be modified in the background without having the user to manually install new apps every other day. Some apps can be prevented from doing this to preserve battery life, such as Newsstand material, which often requires a lot of data in a short space of time.