If you’ve got a fresh iPhone or even an older model but with the latest iOS 14 software downloaded, there are quite a few new features to take advantage of which will help to make using your phone that bit more convenient.
Therefore, whether you have iPhone 12 Pro Max, or an iPhone X, then there is plenty to sink your teeth into. In this feature we will run you through a few of the cool tips and tricks we have found since using the newest software and device.
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1 – Tap the back for screenshot
Apple’s iOS software has been the source for many excellent accessibility features, and among the latest ones is the ability to tap the back of your telephone to establish certain purposes, like taking a screenshot.
To enable it, go to Settings, then select’Accessibility’, now pick’Touch’ and scroll down to’Back Tap. Pick either double or triple tap and then select’Screenshot’. Now when you double or triple tap on the rear of your own iPhone, it’ll catch a screenshot.
One other cool you to choose would be notification center, which means that you may double or triple tap to quickly access notification center. Really convenient.
2 – Change your default browser and email programs
One new feature in the latest software is having the ability to use different apps as default for things like your internet browser or email program. Consequently, if you want to use Chrome as the default browser, download Chrome in the App Store then open your iPhone Settings app and locate Chrome in the listing at the bottom. Harness it and choose’default browser’ from another screen, and select’Chrome’ on the subsequent one. Now Chrome is going to be the default browser.
You can do exactly the same using email programs, so if you would like to use Spark or Gmail instead of Mail as your default, you go to Settings, find your third party email program, tap it, then select’default email app’ on another screen, then choose Rename (or anything email program you are using).
3 – Stop new programs appearing on your home screen
With iOS 14, we finally have a Program Library, which is very good for storing those apps you don’t use all of the time. However, by default when you download a new app it appears on your home screen. If you’d rather it went straight to the App Library rather and didn’t fill up your home screen, go to Settings > Home Screen and then choose’App Library only’ under the’newly downloaded programs’ section.
4 – View all of your programs in a listing
By default, App Library automatically sorts apps into folders for you, but in the event that you’d rather view them in a list, you just drag back on the screen in App Library, and now all your apps are listed alphabetically.
It is possible to search using the search bar in the top if you want to, or scroll immediately to the app you want by tapping the small corresponding first letter in the column down the right side (you can also scroll down this column).
5 – Add widgets to your home display
IOS 14 has shifted things up rather a good deal by allowing you to add widgets to your home screen, to add them simply long-press on a program icon on your home screen and select edit home display’. Or, for a faster method, just long-press a blank area on your home display.
Now tap on the plus sign in the top corner and find the widget you want to add. To view all the programs that support them which you’ve installed, scroll all of the way down to the bottom and pick the program from the list. Now select which dimensions widget you need and tap on the’Insert Widget’ button at the base of the pop-up window which appears.
If you want a more in-depth guide on how to use widgets to produce your own custom aesthetic, then have a look at our other feature on that procedure, or see the video below.
6 – Create custom widget smart stacks
Among the widgets you’ll be able to produce is a smart stack, which lets you scroll through multiple widgets at the same widget around the screen. To create your own all you need to do is drag and drop individual widgets on top of each other. Now they may be put to auto-rotate, or you may scroll through them.
7 – Get rid of whole house displays.
Extended press a blank area on your home screen, and now tap the page indicator on the bottom of the screen. Tap the tick or checkmark at the bottom of each screen that you want to move. It will not delete the apps, simply hides them away in the program library.
8 – Produce a custom dark style program
Dark mode has been around some time, and it’s simple to activate by heading into Settings > Screen and then choosing the dark mode on top. But if you want it to activate automatically to a customized program set by you, toggle the automatic option on then tap on the options tab beneath that. On another screen, choose custom Schedule’ and set alight and dark moment. Now it’s going activate and deactivate when you’ve put it to.
9 – Edit your Today view.
Also as having widgets on your house screen, there’s the now view that lives to the left of the very first home screen. To customise this just swipe over to it and then scroll down till you find the button. Harness that and you can eliminate any widgets from the top, to edit the window at the bottom of the screen that has the old-style widgets inside it, tap customise at the bottom of the screen to add and remove widgets from there
10 – Hunt to your emoji
Using Apple’s built-in keyboard, you can now look for emoji readily. Just launch the emoji keyboard and tap the search emoji’ area to search for eggplants, smiley faces and poops. Or whatever else you’re after.
11 – Fake eye contact in Facetime
So this really is a cool trick. If you head to Settings > Facetime > Eye Contact, it is possible to enable that toggle and whenever you’re making FaceTime calls, it’ll make it seem like you’re looking directly at the camera or person on the other side of the call, even if you’re taking a look at the screen.
12 – Bring camera up controllers
After you load up the camera program, the controllers are quite simple, but if you want to, there are others hidden and easily shown.
Launch the camera program and then if you’re holding it swipe on the camera shooting modes row. If you are holding it horizontally, swipe left. Today you are going to find a whole new set of controllers, which varies based on the shooting mode you’re in.
If you are in the regular stills mode you will see a night mode option, live photos, picture aspect ratio and vulnerability in addition to flash. To alter exposure, for instance, simply tap the little plus/minus sign and slide the slider on-screen until it’s exposed the direction that you desire.
13 – Instantly scan a QR code
If you want to rapidly start the phone’s inbuilt QR code scanning feature, simply swipe from the top right of the display to start Control Centre. Here you may locate the small QR code. Harness this, and you can quickly scan a code.
14 – Burst picture button
You can use your volume button up to take a burst photo. Simply head to Settings > Camera then toggle on these Volume Up for Burst’ option and when you hold up the volume button in the photo mode, it is going to automatically take a burst of photographs.