With new iPhones come new options. For 2022, that got here in form of iOS 16 operating on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro. For those who’ve upgraded to one of many newest fashions at any level since they launched in the direction of the top final yr, there’s loads built-in value getting caught in to. We have picked just a few of the options that we expect are most helpful – or simply useful – to know. Watch the video beneath in order for you it in that type, or learn on for a written information.
1. Flip off the always-on show (14 Professional solely)
The iPhone 14 Professional has an always-on show characteristic that dims the wallpaper and highlights the clock. It is enabled by default, however you might discover it isn’t that helpful, or that it drains your battery. So if you wish to flip it off, you possibly can.
Open Settings and faucet ‘Show and Brightness’ and now toggle off the ‘Always On‘ possibility. Easy.
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If don’t need it off on a regular basis, and need it on in the course of the day, you possibly can set it as much as swap off at nighttime as a part of sleep mode. Go to Settings > Focus > Sleep. Right here you possibly can schedule a sleep focus to activate at a set time every evening below the ‘Schedule’ tab. When it prompts, your always-on show will now not present at evening.
2. Allow the haptic keyboard
As a part of iOS 16, Apple introduced haptic suggestions to its personal inventory keyboard. Lastly. Which means that while you sort you possibly can really feel delicate faucets or vibrations below the show. To show it on simply go to Settings > Sound and Haptics > then select ‘Keyboard suggestions’. Toggle on the ‘Haptic’ possibility.
3. Battery share indicator
As we talked about in our iOS 16 video previously, there is a new battery share indicator that you could allow to point out the precise share within the battery icon in your standing bar. To activate it, simply go to Settings > Battery and toggle on the ‘battery share’ possibility.
4. Change your notification type
By default in iOS 16 it now exhibits a quantity – or ‘depend’ – of notifications on the backside of your Lock Display screen to let you know the way many notifications you will have ready. However you possibly can change this to be a listing of precise notifications or a stack of notifications home windows.
Simply open Settings > Notifications and select one of many different two choices on the high of the display below ‘Show As’.
5. Lock a personal word behind Face ID
In Notes now you possibly can lock a particular word behind a FaceID authentication. You are now not restricted to simply locking it behind your telephone’s passcode. To allow this characteristic, go to Settings > Notes and now discover the ‘Password’ possibility and faucet that. On the following display choose the ‘Use Gadget Passcode’ possibility after which toggle ‘Use FaceID’. Now you do not have to make use of a particular password to unlock notes.
To lock a particular word simply lengthy press on the word you wish to lock throughout the app, after which hit ‘lock word’ on the pop-up menu that seems. Subsequent time you attempt to open it, it will use FaceID to examine it is you attempting to entry it.
6. Edit or unsend iMessages
Generally while you message you will probably both a) remorse it instantly and wish to unsend or b) produce an embarrassing typo. Even perhaps each. Fortunately in iOS 16, there is a answer to these issues. You’ll be able to unsend, or edit, iMessages now.
Open Messages, sort your message as regular and – as soon as you’ve got despatched it – lengthy press that message. You may see each ‘Edit’ and ‘Undo ship’ as choices within the drop-down menu. Select whichever you wish to use on the time. However be warned, if the individual you are sending it to would not have iOS 16, it will not seem as unsent for them, they’re going to nonetheless see the message.
7. Delete Duplicate Images
Apple’s newest Images app allows you to shortly and simply delete duplicate images that can assist you save iPhone and iCloud storage.
Simply open Images and faucet on ‘Albums’. Scroll all the best way down till you see ‘Duplicates’ within the record close to the underside of the web page. Now you possibly can both hit ‘merge’ close to every match or hit ‘choose’ on the high after which manually select every picture you wish to delete and hit the delete trash can icon on the backside.
8. Drag foreground topics away from backgrounds into new paperwork
One of many cool new iOS 16 options is the flexibility to take away topics from their photograph backgrounds after which share them in any app as a cutout. With the proper approach, you possibly can shortly drag and drop it into one other doc or onto a picture you is perhaps engaged on in Photoshop, Pages or one thing related.
Simply faucet and maintain the topic as regular to take away it from the background, now maintain maintain of it with that very same finger and use your different hand to swipe out of the app and open the app you wish to drop it into.
As an example, if it is Pages, simply open that, create a brand new doc – or open an current one – after which simply drop the picture. (For those who’re struggling to get it proper, examine our video on the high of the web page for the approach.)
As we confirmed in our iOS 16 video, if you wish to share them one other method, you possibly can simply faucet and maintain the topic, watch for that white line to seem round it, after which faucet ‘share’ and select the place you wish to share it to or ‘copy’ after which open the app manually and paste it in.
8. Shoot 48-megapixel images (14 Professional solely)
That is one other characteristic that is solely accessible on the iPhone 14 Professional for now, and it is taking pictures at 48-megapixels, utilizing the total variety of pixels accessible on the primary digital camera’s sensor.
Go to Settings > Digital camera and choose ‘Codecs’ on the high of the record. Toggle on the ‘Apple ProRAW’ possibility and beneath that choose the decision and be certain that 48-megapixels is chosen. Now while you open the digital camera app you will see a ‘RAW’ toggle on the high of the display. Simply faucet it to allow the total 48-megapixel RAW shot.
9. Manually swap macro mode on or off
One other helpful one is the guide macro mode swap as a result of for the previous couple of telephone generations, the auto-switching between 1x and macro generally is a bit jarring. Open Settings > Digital camera once more, and now simply toggle on the ‘Macro Management’ swap.
Open the digital camera app and transfer your digital camera near an object, it is best to see the macro emblem seem in yellow on the display. It is enabled by default, however if you wish to disable it, simply faucet the emblem when it seems.
10. Personalise Spatial Audio
With iOS 16 there’s an attention-grabbing characteristic that makes use of the front-facing FaceID sensors to personalise your Spatial Audio in your AirPods. It really works with AirPods 3, and AirPods Pro (first and second gen).
To make use of it, simply open your AirPods case, be certain that they’re linked and go to the Settings app. Faucet on the AirPods within the record after which on the following display discover ‘Personalised Spatial Audio’. Then faucet the ‘Personalise Spatial Audio’ possibility on the next display.
Now it will take you thru a course of the place it makes use of the front-facing depth sensors to measure your face and ears and use that information to construct a Spatial Audio profile that works for you when you will have your AirPods linked.
11. See the password for the Wi-Fi community you are on
One characteristic that arguably ought to have existed for a very long time is the flexibility to see the password for the community you are linked to. In iOS 16 you possibly can. Simply open Settings, faucet ‘Wi-Fi’ and faucet the information icon subsequent to the community you are linked to. On the following display, you will see ‘Password’. Faucet it, and it will use FaceID to examine it is you and reveal the passkey.
12. Add stops to your Apple Maps route
In Apple Maps in iOS 16 you possibly can add extra stops alongside the best way to your finish vacation spot. Simply go to navigate as typical – placing in your required endpoint into Maps – then hit the drive/automobile icon.
Earlier than you begin the turn-by-turn navigation you will now see a listing beneath ‘Instructions’ the place you possibly can hit ‘add cease’. Faucet that, add within the places you wish to undergo after which re-order these stops. Now hit ‘Go’ to begin navigating along with your stops on the best way already included.
13. Fast Word
iOS has a characteristic referred to as Fast Word that allows you to – unsurprisingly – shortly begin writing a word within the Notes app. Simply drop down Management Centre and discover the management that appears like a word web page and a plus icon. Faucet it and you may instantly begin a brand new word within the Notes app.
14. Again faucet to screenshot
There is a cool trick that allows you to faucet twice or 3 times on the again of your iPhone to carry out actions like taking a screenshot or dropping down the notifications. And it is truly a part of the accessibility settings.
Open Settings > Accessibility and now discover ‘Contact’. On the backside of the following display, you will discover ‘Again Faucet’. Choose ‘Double Faucet’ and select ‘screenshot’ from the record, or every other perform you may want. Now while you faucet twice on the telephone’s rear, it will take a screenshot.
15. Kind to Siri
One other accessibility software – for individuals who would possibly discover it troublesome to talk or hear – is the flexibility to sort Siri requests. However first, you need to allow it.
Open Settings > Accessibility once more and discover ‘Siri’ close to the underside. On the following display simply toggle on ‘Kind to Siri’ and now while you launch Siri by urgent and holding the facet key, you possibly can sort requests as a substitute and see the responses on the display.
16. One-handed mode (aka Reachability)
There is a characteristic in iOS that allows you to attain the highest of the display simpler with one hand, or extra technically, your thumb. It is referred to as Reachability, and when energetic all you need to do is swipe downwards on the backside of the display and it will convey down the highest half of the display to make it extra inside attain.
Simply open Settings > Accessibility > Contact and toggle on ‘Reachability’.