When Apple released the new iOS 7 operating system for its iPhones, iPads and iTouches, it made significant changes in the way some of the built-in apps work.
The most evident change was to the user interface of the main OS and of the built-in apps. The new structure is supposedly more modern, but thank goodness they didn’t go the way of the Windows 8 "Modern User Interface."
Icons moved to more solid, bright colors and lost a lot of the embedded images. Fonts changed. Ringtones changed, not only a large number of new ones, but new remixes of the earlier ones.
The Weather program saw significant changes in the user interface. In the weather program, we are ble to set up multiple cities and see the current weather on them, or click on one and get detailed current weather and weather forecasts for it.
All these changes come at a price, though. For the users, sometimes the functions they want are now hidden. Even worse, some functions seem to be hidden from being found other than by accident — such is the ability to delete a city from the Weather app.
In the single-city view, the 3-line icon in the bottom right hand corner of the Weather screen is a button to shift into multi-city mode. In multi-city mode, you can see all the cities you’ve added to your app and all those that were entered by default (like Cupertino, CA).
To add a city, click the plus (+) icon in the lower right-hand corner. Then, you can select a city to add.
But what happens if you want to delete a previously entered city, whether a default one, one you don’t need any longer, or one you entered by accident (my problem).
You can, but the new iOS7 way is not the way of the past.
In earlier versions of iOS, the multi-city view had one of those same little three-line icons. When you selected it, you could drag cities up and down in the list, or you could delete them. But that icon is gone now.
If you touch and release a city in the list, you get the full-screen display about the city.
If you tough and hold a city in the list, you can drag it up or down in the list.
The other thing you can do is to press, hold to the point that it shifts slightly to indicate that it’s now selected, and then release the screen
The other thing you can do is to press a city line and hold for a second until the city line shifts slightly to indicate that it’s now selected, and then release the screen.
Now, you can press and drag any displayed city line slightly to the left. That action will display the Delete button for that city.
The Delete function is there; it’s just well hidden.
Hopefully, with this hint about how one new iOS 7 operation works, you can experiment to find others when the desired function isn’t readily available.