iPhone Tips and Tricks 4

Turn on Dark Mode

  • To activate, simply head to Settings
  • Tap Display & Brightness
  • Choose Dark.

Set Wallpapers that Reacts to Dark Mode

  • To set a dynamic color-shifting wallpaper, go to the Settings app
  • Select Wallpapers
  • Tap Choose a New Wallpaper.
  • Next, tap Stills. Wallpapers that react to Dark Mode modifications are discernible with a tiny, bisected circle in the lower-right, with a line down the center of the photo to show the changes you can desire.
  • If you fancy to retain your personalized wallpaper, go back to the Wallpaper options, and toggle the option for Dark Appearance Dims Wallpaper. While your wallpaper won’t change like reacting wallpapers, it will dim it slightly, so any lighter areas won’t dazzle while Dark Mode is active.

Set Dark Mode to Automatically Turn On and Off

  • Move to Settings.
  • Next, tap Display & Brightness.
  • Toggle on Automatic, then tap Options.
  • From here, choose either Custom Schedule or Sunset to Sunrise.
  • If you select Custom Schedule, click the options to schedule the times you want Dark Mode to switch on and off.
  • If you opted for Sunset to Sunrise, your device uses the data from your clock and location to regulate when it’s nighttime for you.

Adjust the Screen Brightness Automatically

The iPhone modifies the screen brightness to the current lighting conditions with the integrated ambient light sensor’s help.

  • Move to Settings.
  • Tap Accessibility.
  • Next, click Display & Text Size, and then toggle on Auto-Brightness.

Configure Night Shift to Automatically Turn On and Off

The Night Shift feature is used to adjust the colors in your screen to the milder end of the spectrum at dusk and making the screen friendlier for your eyes.

  • Move to Settings.
  • Touch Display & Brightness.
  • Next, tap Night Shift.
  • Turn on Scheduled.
  • From here, to modify the color balance for Night Shift feature, move the slider below Color Temperature in the path of the warmer or cooler tail of the spectrum.
  • Next, tap From, then opt from either Sunset to Sunrise or Custom Schedule.
  • If you select Custom Schedule, click the options to schedule the periods you want Night Shift to toggle on and off.
  • If you opted for Sunset to Sunrise, your iPhone would use the data from your clock and location to conclude when it’s nighttime.
  • However, the Sunset to Sunrise option isn’t available if you toggled off Location Services in Settings > Privacy.

Also, the Sunset to Sunrise option isn’t available if you toggled off Setting Time Zone. You can locate this by following the steps below:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap Privacy.
  • Next, tap Location Services.
  • Lastly, tap System Services.

Magnify the iPhone screen with Display Zoom

  • Move to Settings.
  • Tap Display & Brightness.
  • Under Display Zoom, tap View.
  • Select Zoomed, then tap Set.

Set Your Notification Preferences

You can pick whether to show an app notification’s on the lock screen or if you’d only like it shown when your face has been recognized.

To customize this feature, go to Settings > Notifications > Show Previews to choose how content is or isn’t shown on the lock screen, alternatively, go to Settings > Notifications to adjust the lock screen look.

Set Messages to Share Your Personalized Contact Data

New to iOS 14 is the option to create your very own contact photo and name to be displayed on other people’s iPhone device. You can pick whether this is enabled for just contacts or everyone; however, they have the last say on whether they acknowledge your chosen information.

  • Tap theSettings app.
  • Next, tap Messages.
  • From here, tap Share Name & Photo where you can customize these and whom this automatically gets shared with.

Turn on Text, Call, and FaceTime forwarding

For calls, go to Settings > Phone > Calls on Other Devices, and toggle on the switch for the devices you’d like to get calls on. It’s almost the same for messages and FaceTime, also. Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding gets you to similar toggles for messaging.

Filter Unknown Calls and Messages

You can have messages from unknown senders silenced and arranged into a separate list in your inbox for further review.

  • For phone calls, go to Settings > Phone > Silence Unknown Callers and toggle the switch on to filter calls, or Settings > Messages > Filter Unknown Senders for message filtering.

Disable Two-Minute Expiration Time on Audio Messages

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Messages
  • Select Audio Messages
  • Choose Expire and select Never.

Using AirDrop to Send Files to Nearby Devices

AirDrop allows you wirelessly transfer your videos, websites, photos,locations, etc. to other devices and Mac computers nearby. AirDrop transmits information via WiFi and Bluetooth – both must be activated. To be able to use AirDrop, you must be signed in with your Apple ID. Transfers are encrypted for security reasons.

Send an item using AirDrop

  • Open the item, then click the Share button
  • Tap Share.
  • Next, tap AirDrop.
  • Here, click the More options button, or a different button that shows the app’s sharing options.
  • Click on the AirDrop icon in the row of share options.
  • Proceed by clicking the profile image of a close AirDrop user.

If the person does not display as a nearby AirDrop user, request them to launch Control Center on their Apple device and permit AirDrop to receive items. To transfer to a Mac user, tell them to permit themselves to be discoverable in AirDrop in the Finder.

To sendfilesvia a method other than AirDrop, select the method from the row of sharing options. Siri can also recommend sharing methods by showing people’s profile images and icons that signify sharing methods.

AirDrop can be used to securely share app and website passwords with someone using Apple devices.

Allow Others to Send Files to your iPhonevia AirDrop

  • Launch the Control Center, and click on the AirDrop icon.
  • If you can’t find the AirDrop icon, tap and hold the upper-left collection of controls.
  • Click on Contacts Only or Everyone to select the user you wish to receive the files from.
  • You can either approve or decline every single request.

Customize Text Message Tones

Each iPhone comes with many text tones. You can make one to be your default text tone. Each time you get a text message, the default tone will sound.

Change the default text tone by navigating through the process below:

  • Go to the Settings app.
  • Tap Sounds & Haptics.
  • Tap Text Tone.
  • Swipe to browse the list of text tones (you can utilize ringtones as text tones; they’re on this screen, as well). From here, touch a tone to play.
  • When you’ve discovered the text tone you need to utilize, tap it to put a checkmark by it. Your decision is automatically saved, and that tone is set as your default.

Set Location Preferences Apps

  • Go tothe Settingsapp.
  • Tap“Privacy.
  • Select“Location Services,” to set a general rule for all apps, or go into each app and select “Never,” “Always,” while utilizing the app, or “ask next time.”
  • The last option will prompt your iPhone to ask you each time an app requests to access your location data.

Set Filming Speed

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Camera
  • Tap Record Video
  • Next, pick your favorite filming speed.

Turn Off Required Attention on Face ID

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Face ID & Passcode
  • Select Require Attention for Face ID and switch the toggle off.

Format to Store Pictures & Videos

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap Camera.
  • Tap Formats.
  • Choose Most Compatible rather than High Efficiency.

Very simple, isn’t it?

How to Enable iCloud Keychain on iPhone

You can use this feature to access your saved logins and passwords, credit card information, and personal details. First, you’ll need to enable it.

  • Open the Settings app
  • Tap your Apple ID banner.
  • Select iCloud.
  • Scroll down and press Keychain.
  • Turn on the iCloud Keychain switch.
  • Input your Apple ID password if prompted.
  • For first timers; you’ll be prompted to create a password. You also have the option to verify it with another device. Next, if you resolve to complete your account, you’ll be ready to store information more securely on your iPhone.

How to Access iCloud Keychain Passwords

  • Open Safari
  • In the menu bar, click “Safari.
  • Next, tap “Preferences.
  • Look for “Passwords” along the top. Here you’ll see a list of passwords and login details for all web pages. Apple will notify you if you’ve recycled the same password on numerous web pages, and provide a swift link to change your password on a service’s website.
  • You can freely copy and paste the different usernames and passwords, and AirDrop them to other devices.

How to Activate Siri

  • Head to Settings
  • Tap Siri & Search > Listen to enable the feature.
  • After you’ve enabled Siri, just say the command “Hey Siri” to activate the voice assistant.

Activate Siri with Side Button

To activate Siri, press and hold the Side button for a few seconds (two to three) will be okay.

How to Exit Siri

When you’re done with Siri, and you want to exit, simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen or press the side button to return to the home screen.


Change Siri’s language

  • Go to Settings
  • TouchSiri & Search
  • Select Language
  • Pick a new language and tap Change Language to confirm your selection
  • Tap the “Hey Siri” toggle on Siri & Search settings page to train Siri on the new language

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