iPhone Tips and Tricks 7

Disable True Tone Display

True Tone is a feature that automatically adjusts the white balance of your iPhone’s display to correct for changes in ambient light conditions.

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap Display & Brightness.
  • Toggle the True Tone switch to off.

How to Use Picture in Picture Mode

With iOS 14, the picture-in-picture functionality is now available for the iPhone, allowing users to do things like watch videos and take FaceTime calls. In contrast, they do other things on your device.

Using Picture in Picture with Apps

Picture in Picture works with applications that play video content, but application developers must implement support for the feature when it comes to third-party applications.

In a supported application, including Apple apps such as Apple TV, you can tap the Picture in Picture icon available at the top of the app to activate Picture in Picture mode. Double-tap the video with two fingers, or swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone screen to activate Picture in Picture mode.

However, to close the Picture in Picture mode and go back to full-screen mode, touch the same icon in the top right corner of the Picture in Picture (PiP) window or double-tap with two fingers. You can close the Picture in Picture window and exit the application by tapping the X in the left corner.

Picture-in-Picture mode controls for applications that play TV and movie content include play/pause and an option to tap to skip 15 seconds forward and 15 seconds back.

Apple apps that work with Picture in Picture mode include anything with a video stream, like Apple TV + or video footage from HomeKit-enabled cameras in the Home app.

Using Picture in Picture on the Web

The Picture in Picture feature with Safari app works with nearly every video, and website developers don’t have to execute support. On a webpage with a video, touch to play the video and proceed to click the Picture in Picture symbol, alternatively, double-tap the video with two fingers. You can also swipe up from the bottom of the iPhone to turn on Picture in Picture.

Some videos don’t work, like videos embedded in webpages; adjustments will be required before these types of videos can be used in Picture In mode. However, it is compatible with videos from sites like YouTube and Vimeo, so the websites that use these embeds will have content that is Picture in Picture compatible.

Note that to use Picture-in-Picture mode with Safari, if you want to continue browsing another website while a video is playing, you must open a new Safari tab.

Using Picture in Picture with FaceTime

In iOS 14, the Picture in Picture feature works with FaceTime. In iOS 13, if you need to do something on your phone, you have to slide your finger out of the FaceTime window, which stops your video for the person you are talking to.

In iOS 14, if you swipe out of a FaceTime call, it is automatically minimized to a picture-in-picture window. It remains visible while accessing other applications; you can continue your conversation without the iPhone being unusable.

You can double-tap on the FaceTime window to change its size from large to medium or small and then back again, and if you just tap once, the Picture in Picture window expands back to the full size of the iPhone screen. You can also move the Picture in Picture window to the optimal place on the screen.

Edit Picture in Picture Window Size and Position

You can easily double-tap any Picture in Picture window. Alternately, use the pinch gestures to resize the Picture in Picture frame. You can pick from the three proportions on offer: small, medium, and large.

The small window is about the size of two app icons, the middle one is as wide as about three app icons and as tall as one and a half, while the largest window is eight app icons.

All windows are displayed in landscape orientation on the iPhone home screen, except FaceTime, displayed in portrait mode.

Move the Picture in Picture Frame Off Screen

Here, you can seamlessly place a picture-in-picture frame to the side of your device using the drag and drop gestures, to take it off the screen.

With the Picture-in-Picture window off the screen, you will still hear the audio from the video or FaceTime call, but it will not be visible on the iPhone screen.

How to Make a FaceTime Call

Making FaceTime video or audio calls is incredibly simple and swift. The FaceTime app is built into the iPhone and Phone app on iPhone as well. As long as you have Wi-Fi or mobile data, you can stay in touch with family and friends, even while traveling, connect with anyone in the world, even without a long-distance plan, and not just hear but see the people you’re talking to.

Make a FaceTime Audio or Video Call

  • Launch the FaceTime on your iPhone.
  • Next, touch the + button.
  • Input the number, name, or email address that you wish to call.
  • To create a group call, input more numbers, email addresses, or names.
  • Lastly, touch Audio or Video to begin your call.

Switch from a Regular Call to FaceTime

  • Go through at the call menu that displays when you’re on a phone call.
  • From here, touch the FaceTime button to make a FaceTime video call.

Turn Off Video during FaceTime Call

  • Begin or Answer a FaceTime call.
  • Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to exit the FaceTime app.
  • This action will trigger your video to pause; however, the other person on the call can hear your audio.

Use Siri to Place a FaceTime Call

  • Long press the Side button; alternatively, say “Hey Siri” to activate Siri.
  • From here, say “Facetime [name] or, say “FaceTime,” and then hold on for Siri to trigger you before saying the contact’s name.
  • Afterward, wait for Siri to connect.

Use FaceTime with Apple TV

  • From the right corner of your Home screen, swipe down.
  • Touch Screen Mirroring.
  • Next, click on the device to which you desire to mirror your iPhone’s screen.
  • From here, finalize the steps of making a FaceTime call on your device.

Take Live Photos during FaceTime Calls

  • Launch the Settings app.
  • Tap FaceTime.
  • Ensure FaceTime Live Photos is turned on.
  • When you’re on a FaceTime call in a subsequent time, touch your iPhone screen.
  • Long press the white shutter button to shoot a live photo. For a still picture, swiftly touch the shutter button as usual.

Edit Videos on Your iPhone

  • In Photos, tap to open the video you want to edit or tap the Albums button at the bottom of your screen, scroll to the Media Types section, and choose Videos.
  • Tap Edit in the top corner.
  • A timeline bar at the foot of the screen displays every frame of your video. To edit/modify the video, touch and hold either end of the timeline bar.
  • From here, move either end of the bar (yellow) to erase the parts of the video you don’t wish to save. The part of the video displayed inside the yellow bar is what you’ll save.
  • In the app, you can only save continuous sections of the video. You can’t cut out the beginning section and stitch together the end and middle of the video.
  • When you’re happy with your selection, tap “Done.” If you change your mind and want to get rid of your selections, tap “Cancel.”
  • A menu will display with two options: “Save as New Clip” and “Cancel.” Choose Save as New Clip. This saves the trimmed version of the video as a new file and leaves the original unscathed.
  • The modified video will be stored in your Photo albums as a distinct video. From here,you can view and share it.

How to Record 4K Selfie

  • Launch the Settings app.
  • Move down and tapCamera.
  • Now, tap on Record Video.
  • From here, select your preferred resolution and frame rate.

    K at 24 fps: Choose it when you wish to shoot film style 4k video. It will take 135MB per minute.

    4K at 30 fps: To record higher resolution selfie video. It will take up 170MB per minute.

    4K at 60 fps: To shoot higher resolution and finer selfie video. It has a storage of400MB per minute.

  • Next, quit the Settings app and open the Camera app.
  • From here, alternate to the front camera and selectVideo. After that, get ready to launch yourself and hit the red shutter button to start recording perfect selfies on your iPhone 12.

Rotate/Straighten Videos

  • Open the video in the Photos app.
  • Tap on Edit.
  • Tap on the Crop icon.
  • You can now straighten the video if it was filmed at somewhat of an undulating angle. Simply swipe along the ruler beneath the video until you get the desired rotation.
  • If you need to rotate it, 90-degrees (or more if essential!) tap on the rotate icon in the top left over the picture.
  • When you’re satisfied, tap “Done.” That’s it!

Set up the Apple TV app

Use the Apple TV app to watch Apple TV + originals, as well as your other favorite shows, movies, sports, and live news. Subscribe to Apple TV channels like CBS All Access and Showtime, watch tracks from streaming services and cable providers, and buy or rent movies and TV shows. The Apple TV app supports smart TVs and streaming devices,enabling you can to watch from anywhere.

Note: The availability of the Apple TV app and its features vary by country or region.

Subscribe to Apple TV+

You can subscribe to Apple TV + and watch high-class Apple Originals without ads. Stream Apple TV + on-demand on Apple devices, and compatible smart TVs and streaming devices, or download Apple Originals for offline viewing on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. If you’re using Family Sharing, up to five other family members can share the subscription at no additional charge.

Click onWatch Now, and move down to the Apple TV+ row, proceed by opting for any of the following options:

  • Start a free trial: click the tab to begin your free trial. Apple TV+ offers one free trial for each subscriber/family.
  • Start a monthly subscription: to do this, tap Subscribe.
  • Evaluate the subscription information, and authorize using your Apple ID, Touch ID, or Face ID.

Note: this service/feature is not available in all regions.

Subscribe to Apple TV channels

If you subscribe to Apple TV channels, you can stream or download the ad-free content for offline viewing if you want. If you use Family Sharing, up to five other family members can share the subscription at no additional cost.

Click onWatch Nowand then move down to look through the available channels.

To watch a channel, you can opt for any of the following:

  • Start a free trial: click the tab to begin your free trial. Apple TV+ offers one free trial for each subscriber/family.
  • Start a monthly subscription: to do this, tap Subscribe.
  • Evaluate the subscription information, and authorize using your Apple ID, Touch ID, or Face ID.

Add Cable Service to Apple TV App

Single sign-on offers instant right of entry to all the supported video applications in your subscription bundle.

  • Move to Settings.
  • Click on TV Provider.
  • Select your TV provider, and then log in using your provider details.
  • However, if your TV provider is not enlisted, log in straight from the app you wish to use.

Connect Apple TV app to supported apps

The Apple TV app recommends new content or the next episode of a series you watch. If you’re playing from a supported app for the first time, click on Connect to link to the Apple TV app.

Manage your connected apps and subscriptions

  • Click onWatch Now, and then choose the My Account button or your profile image at the upper right.

Click on any of the following options:

  • Connected Apps: toggle apps on or off.
  • Connected apps display in the Apple TV app on each of your devices that you’ve logged in using your Apple ID.
  • Manage Subscriptions: click on a subscription to switch or cancel it.
  • Clear Play History: erase your watching history from all your Apple gadgets.

Make a recording in Voice Memos

The Voice Memos app lets you use the iPhone as a handy recording gadget to record notes, lectures, symposia’s, etc. You can optimize your recordings with editing tools like trim, replace, and resume.

If Voice Notes are turned on in iCloud Preferences or Preferences, your recordings will be automatically displayed and updated on any device that you’re signed in to with the same Apple ID.

Make a Basic Recording

  • To begin recording, touch the Record button.
  • To modify the recording level, take the microphone close to or far from the stuff you’re recording.
  • Click Done to complete the recording.
  • Your recording is saved below the New recording or the name of your location, if Location Services is activated in Settings > Privacy.
  • To modify the name, touch the recording, then touch the name and input a freshname.

Use the Advanced Recording Features

You can record in parts, pause and resume while recording.

  • Touch the Record button to begin recording.
  • To modify the recording level, take the microphone close to or far from the stuff you’re recording.
  • Swipe up from the top of the waveform to see more details as you record.
  • Tap the Pause button to stop recording. Tap Resume to continue.
  • Tap the Playback button to review your recording.
  • To alter where playback begins, movethe playhead right or left above the small waveform at the bottom of the display before clicking the play button.
  • To save the recording, tap Done.
  • Your recording will be saved under the name New Recording or the name of your location if the location services are activated under Settings > Privacy. To change the name, tap the recording, then tap the name and enter a new one.

Use another app while recording

You can use another app while recording, as long as no audio is playing on your device. When the app starts playing or recording sound, Voice Memos will stop recording.

  • While recording, you can navigate to the home screen and then launch a new app.
  • Tap the red bar at the top of the screen to return to Voice Notes.
  • If Voice Notes is turned on in iCloud Preferences or Preferences, your recording will be saved in iCloud and will automatically appear on all devices that are signed in with the same Apple ID.
  • Recordings made with the built-in microphone are mono, but you can record in stereo with an external stereo microphone that works with the iPhone. Look for accessories that have the Apple logo “Made for iPhone” or “Works with iPhone” on them.

Trim the Excess

  • From the rundown of recordings, click on the recording you wish to edit, and then click on Edit in the upper right side.
  • Tap the Trim button in the upper right, then drag the yellow trim handles to include the section you want to keep or delete.
  • You can open the waveform to enlarge it and edit it in more detail.
  • Tap the Play button to review your selections.
  • Tap Trim or Clear on Delete to keep the selection (and delete the rest of the recording).
  • Tap Save, and then Done.

Enhance a recording

Here, you can improve a recording by lessening background noise and resonance.

  • From the list of recordings, click the recording you want to improve, then click Edit in the upper right.
  • Click the Enhance recording button, and then touch Done.

Replace a recording

  • In the list of recordings, tap the recording you want to replace, then click Edit in the top right corner.
  • Move the waveform to place the playhead where you wish to begin recording audio afresh.
  • You can open the waveform for more precise placement.
  • Click on Replace to start recording (the waveform will turn red while recording).
  • Touch Pause button to take a break. Click Resume to continue.
  • Click on the play button to evaluate your recording.
  • Click on Done to save the changes.

Delete a recording

Do one of the following:

  • In the list of recordings, click the recording that you want to delete and then tap the Delete button.
  • Above the list of recordings, click Edit, choose one or more recordings, and then click Delete.
  • Deleted recordings are moved to the Recently Deleted folder, where they are kept for 30 days by default.

To change how long-deleted recordings are kept:

  • Move to Settings.
  • Tap Voice Notes.
  • Next, tap Clear Deleted and select an option.

Recover or erase a deleted recording

Touch the Recently Deleted folder, and then tap the recording that you want to restore or delete.

Do one of the following:

  • Restore the selected recording: Touch Restore.
  • To restore everything in the Recently Deleted folder: Touch Edit above the Recently Deleted list, then click Recover All.
  • To delete everything in the Recently Deleted folder: Touch Edit above the Recently Deleted list, then click Delete All.

Share a recording in Voice Memos

From the Voice Memos app, you can conveniently transfer a recording with via AirDrop, Messages, etc.

  • Touch the recording you want to share, then touch the Share button.
  • Select a sharing option, choose or type in a recipient, then touch Done or the Send button.

Turn Off Attention Awareness Feature

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Face ID & Passcode
  • Select Attention Aware Features and turn the feature off.

How to Enable/Disable Tap to Wake

  • Go to Settings
  • Touch General
  • Tap Accessibility
  • Next, touch Tap to Wake.
  • Toggle on or off the feature base on preference.

Set Up Haptic Touch

Haptic Touch is Apple’s name for touching and holding your finger on the screen.

  • Go to Settings
  • Select Accessibility
  • Choose Touch
  • Finally, tap Haptic Touch
  • Choose Fast or Slow
  • To test the feature, touch the flower or flashlight icon under the Touch duration test.

How to Use Sign In with Apple Feature

Sign in with Apple is a sign-in feature that will act as a substitute to generating custom log-ins for different sites. It’s important includes: the two-factor authentication guaranteessecurity, it saves people from managing complex passwords, and lastly, Apple opined that, it restricts private data sharing with third parties.

  • Open an app for the first time and click on the “Sign in with Apple” option, then confirm who you are with your phone’s passcode or Face ID.
  • With this feature, there’s no need creating complicated password you’ll have to know or store anywhere. You’ll remainsigned in on that device; it functions across other devices and on the Web.
  • When you sign in with your Apple ID and select “Private Email,” Apple creates a user-specific email address and forwards it to your original email address. You can share your email address only with trusted apps and websites.

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