Whether you just bought a new-looking iPhone or maybe you are using an older model with the latest iOS software installed, there are still many features to learn that will help using the phone more convenient.
If you are using iPhone X or iPhone 12 Pro Max, there are still plenty of tricks and tips you need to find out on your phone. So in this guide, I will guide you through some of these tricks your iPhone do can.
The best tips and tricks iPhone 12 Pro Max
1, Tap on the back for screenshot
The apple iOS software for decades has being known for it’s tons of great accessibility features and for the recent discovery is that it now has the ability to launch some specific functions, such as taking a screenshot when you tap the back.
To allow it function, go to Settings and then look for ‘Accessibility’, then select ‘Touch’ and scroll down to ‘Back Tap, then you can choose either double or triple tab and select ‘Screenshot’. when it’s enabled, if you double or triple tap the back of your iPhone it will take a screenshot.
Another cool feature is that you can also choose ‘notification centre’ so that when you double or triple tap, it will take you directly to notification centre.
2, You can change the default browser and email apps
The latest software now come with a great feature that enable the user to change the default app for browser and email app. So let imagine you want to use chrome as your default browser, all you have to do is go to the app store and download chrome, then visit the Settings app and locate Chrome in the list at the bottom. Tap it and then select ‘default browser’ from the next screen, and choose ‘Chrome’ on the following one. after that Chrome is now your default browser.
You can also use the same method to change your email app, if you are interested in using Gmail rather than the default Mail app, then go to Settings, locate third party email app, tap on it, then select ‘default mail app’ on the following screen, and then choose Gmail or any other email app you want.
3, Prevent new apps from appearing on your home screen
With the lastest iOS 14 software, you now have access to App Library, which is good for keeping all the apps you don’t commonly use. but before the introduction of this Library, when you download any app it will be showing on your home screen.
So if you want all your newly download apps to store in the App Library, then go to Settings > Home Screen and then select ‘App Library only’ under the newly downloaded apps’ section.
4, Keep your apps in a list
iPhone automatically sorts apps into the folders by default, but if you want to keep them in a list, you just have to simply drag down on the screen in App Library, and all your apps will be alphabetically listed.
You can easyly use the search bar at the top if you want or just scroll to the app you want by tapping on the tiny corresponding first letter in the column down the right side.
5, You can now add widgets to your home screen
The recent change in the iOS 14 is that it now allow the users to add widgets to the home screen, to do this, simply long-press on the app icon on your home screen and choose ‘edit home screen’, Or, for faster approach, just long-press a blank area on your home.
Tap on the plus sign at the top corner and locate the widget you want to add. To find the apps you have installed that support the feature, scroll down to the bottom and choose the app from the list. Now select which size widget you want and tap the ‘Add Widget’ button at the bottom of the pop-up window that show up.
6, Build custom widget smart stacks
To scroll through multiple widgets in the same widget on the screen, then all you have to do is by creating smart stack widget. To create your own, just drag and drop individual widgets on top of each other. they can now be set to auto rotate, or you can go through them manually.
7, Get rid of entire home screens.
Long press on a blank space in the home screen and then tap the page indicator on the bottom of the screen. Tap the tick or check mark at the bottom of each screen you want to move. it will hide the app away in the app library.
8, Create a custom dark mode schedule
To activate the dark mode in your iOS device then headover to the Setting > Display and then select the dark mode at the top. if you want it to automatically activate on a custom schedule, then toggle the ‘Automatic’ option on and tap on the ‘Options’ tab under that. On the following screen, choose ‘Custom Schedule’ and set a light and dark time.
9, Fake eye contact in Facetime
This is another cool trick in the latest iOS, go to Settings > Facetime > Eye Contact, you can activate the toggle and anytime you are making FaceTime calls, then it will make it look like you are looking directly at the camera or person on the other side of the call even when you are looking at the screen.
10, Bring up camera controls
They are many hidden feature in iPhone you don’t know when you open the camera app. this tricks is revealed in this content.
Open the camera app and if you are holding it vertically, swipe up on the camera shooting modes now, but if you are holding it horizontally, swipe left. You will now see all the new control feaures, which the chnages depend on the shooting mode you are in.
But if you are in the regular stills mode you will see a night mode option, live photos, photo aspect ratio and exposure as well as flash. to use a different exposure, just tap on the little plus/minus sign and then slide the slider on-screen until it’s exposed the way you want.