Tips and tricks for the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Try these 15 iOS 15 features

by - – Apple may not have changed the aesthetics all that much in iOS 15, but there’s still enough to get used to and experiment with. Whether you have a new iPhone 13 or you have just upgraded your current iPhone.

The majority of the features listed are accessible for all iPhone models running iOS 15, although there are a few that are exclusive to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series and will not be relevant to previous devices. So, make sure your iPhone is running iOS 15 – or bring out your iPhone 13/13 Pro – and work your way through some of our favorite, less-obvious features.

You may either watch the video guide right below or follow the textual instructions. Whichever is most convenient for you.

1 – Disable app tracking

Many applications wish to collect various patterns and use data from you when you use their programs. Most of the time, this is done so that they can show you more relevant advertising or learn how people use their program in order to improve it. However, there are compelling reasons to disable all tracking, particularly if the firm has a history of violating your privacy rights.

To prevent applications from monitoring you, go to Settings > Privacy and then touch “Tracking.” There’s an option at the top that reads “Allow applications to request to track.” Toggle this off if you don’t want any apps to request tracking information. Alternatively, you may toggle tracking on or off for specific applications in the list below.

2 – Determine which applications have access to which data

Similarly, here’s a simple tip: go down to the bottom of the Settings > Privacy page and hit “Record App Activity.” Turn it on, and then wait a week or so. Return to that menu choice after a few days and you’ll get a breakdown of how various applications have been utilizing permissions on your phone, and you’ll be able to see if any of them are accessing things like your location or other sensitive information much too frequently. You may also choose to save a report as a blank binary file, which you can then share and store.

3 – Restore the original Safari

We got a redesigned Safari with a search bar and a tab switcher at the bottom in iOS 15. It’s really pretty handy for one-handed use and allows you to quickly switch between tabs. However, if you like the previous style, with the URL bar at the top, you can revert to it.

There are two approaches that can be used. Either go to Settings > Safari and scroll down until you see the two tab icons, or go to Safari and scroll down till you see the two tab icons. Choose “Single tab” now. When you restart Safari, the bar will be at the top of the screen.

The alternative option is to launch Safari, navigate to any webpage, and then press the “AA” button in the search bar. A pop-up menu will now display. Select the “display top address bar” option.

4 – Group unimportant notifications

Instead of getting a bunch of random pings throughout the day, iOS 15 includes a function called “Scheduled Summary” that allows you to group all of the less important alerts together and give them all at once.

To activate it, navigate to Settings > Notifications and then choose “Scheduled Summary.” Turn it on and go through the setup procedure. Choose the applications you wish to include in your summary and then touch the “Add Apps” button at the bottom.

Choose the times you want the first and second summaries to display on the following screen. You can also add more frequent summaries throughout the day by using the “+” button. So, if you wish, you might have one emerge at breakfast, one at lunch, and one in the evening. When those are selected, just click the “Turn on Notification Summary” button at the bottom.

Now, you’ll only be informed by direct messages or applications that aren’t on your list throughout the day, unless you opt to have the summary show.

5 – Display alerts on AirPods

You may have Siri broadcast notifications through your AirPods Pro anytime you have them in your ears and linked to your iPhone. To enable this, navigate to Settings > Siri and Search, then select “Announce notifications,” and then toggle the option on at the top of the screen. Additionally, turn on the “Headphones” option.

6 – Turn off HDR video

The newest iPhone 13 Pro models, by default, record video in HDR or Dolby Vision, which not only takes up a lot of capacity but is also incompatible with a number of other devices. To turn it off, go to Settings > Camera and choose “Record Video.” Toggle off the “HDR Video” checkbox.

7 – Accessibility

When iPhones had buttons, you could move items from the top of the screen to the bottom to make them easier to reach by lightly double pressing the home button. You may also do it on the new phones without buttons, but you must first activate it.

Navigate to Settings > Accessibility and choose “Touch.” Toggle the Reachability option on or off. When you swipe down on the bottom of the screen, the items from the top of the screen are dropped lower down, making them simpler to access.

8 – Double-tap the back button to take a screenshot

With the appropriate accessibility capability enabled, you may capture a screenshot by simply tapping twice on the back of your phone. Rather than messing about with the button combination.

Simply navigate to Settings > Accessibility > Touch and then select “back tap.” Select Screenshot from the list by double-tapping. When you double-tap the rear of your phone, it will now snap a screenshot. You may, of course, select additional features, such as alerts or the control center, which can be difficult to access.

9 – Make use of Live Text

Live Text is a fascinating new feature that allows you to utilize your camera to read and show text in real time. For example, you might use it to quickly share a sentence from an article or document in a message.

Launch a messaging app. Double-touch the text field, and then tap the text-in-a-box-looking icon. It will now open a camera view and begin scanning text, displaying it in the field as you point it to the camera.

To be more specific, simply press the small capture symbol in the corner to snap a brief screenshot of the words you desire. You may now highlight a specific block of text simply dragging your finger across the text you want to include.

Another option is to launch the camera app and make sure you’re in Photo mode. Now, point to the text you want, or press to manually focus on it, then tap the live text symbol in the corner. It will scan the text, and you will now be able to highlight text within the popup image to share with someone. Copy and paste it where you wish.

10 – Screenshot with live text

There is an additional option to use Live Text. Including a screenshot. To open the editor view, take a screenshot and touch on it. Tap the markup/pen icon at the top, then the live text symbol in the lower right corner. You may now drag to highlight the text you wish to copy and paste it into any program.

11 – The focusing mode

Its in-depth feature and video may easily be its focus mode. However, if you go to Settings > Focus, you may create dedicated situations in which only certain applications and individuals can disturb you at particular times or locations.

You can configure one scenario for Personal mode and another for Work mode. Going through the procedure may take some time, but it simply consists of adding devoted individuals who can contact you and choose which applications to enable. It’s really simple.

Once that’s done, you may schedule when you want it to turn on. Whether it’s based on time and date or on place. You may even customize the home screens that show during each concentrate time.

12 – Set a limit on the number of frames displayed on the screen

The iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max’s displays are set to a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz by default. If you want to limit anything for whatever reason, you may, but you won’t find it under the Display options. Go to Accessibility > Motion in the Settings menu. Toggle on the “Limit Frame Rate” option, and it will not exceed 60fps.

13 – Develop your personal photographic style

Photographic Styles is another camera function available on the new iPhone models. Unlike a basic filter, this modifies factors like warmth, brightness, and contrast to create a look that will be applied to all of your photographs when you take them. Scroll down to “Photographic Styles” in Settings > Camera. Swipe through the selections until you discover a style that appeals to you. When you’ve located one, press the blue tap at the bottom.

14 – Modify the music on your Photos Memories

Apple automatically adds a backing track to the photo and video memories it generates for you in the “For You” tab of the new Photos app. But you have the ability to alter that. Open Photos, touch “For You,” and then select one of the Memories at the top.

Once it’s open, press it again and then tap the small music symbol in the corner. You may now swipe across and it will change the filter and music as you do so. Alternatively, you may hit the musical note symbol in the bottom right to view a broader range of options, including a search button that, when tapped, allows you to search your whole collection for a certain song.

15 – Keyboard with a trackpad

Finally, but not least. This is an old favorite, but it must be included. If you want to move your cursor precisely while typing, you can convert your keyboard into a trackpad by long-pressing the space bar and then sliding your thumb around. Now, move the pointer to the desired location on the screen.