10 iPhone Settings You Should Change Right Now

It takes a while to power up and use your new iPhone, but it’s not bad to spend a little more time looking at it closely. This is because changing a few settings can improve the overall user experience. Even if you have been using your iPhone for a long time, you may feel as if you are using a new iPhone. Here are some settings that have been overlooked.
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Mute unknown callers

Last year, the number of automatically recorded calls, so-called ‘robocalls’, surged. Since the pandemic began, spam calls have increased and become more sophisticated. Even iPhone users could not avoid robocalls. However, there are ways to avoid spam without blocking all incoming calls. Just enable the ‘Silence unknown callers’ toggle in your phone settings. This will silence calls to a caller number that is not on your contact list. Sometimes you need to answer calls from unknown numbers, but this setting is a handy way to avoid dozens of spam calls every week.

Full Screen Incoming Calls

In iOS 14, Siri displays incoming calls full-screen as small, easily missed banners. However, you can choose how to display caller information. To change to the previous method, go to Settings > Phone > Incoming calls and select Full screen. The idea of ​​displaying an incoming call with a small banner isn’t bad, but since you have to stop what you’re doing when a call comes in, a full-screen notification that makes it easy to see and mute an incoming call is more convenient.

Native apps (email and browser)

Apple gave iOS 14 and later users the option to change the default email and browser apps called ‘Mail’ and ‘Safari’ respectively. After making changes, if you open the link, you will be connected to the app set by the user. To change it, go to Settings, find the app you want to set as the default app and tap Default Email or Browser app. When you delete the selected app, Safari automatically reverts to the default app. With this setup, you can take advantage of good third-party browsers and email apps.

Siri Voice

Siri’s default voice is so common that some users may want a different voice. Changing Siri’s voice is not difficult. In the Settings app, find ‘Siri & Search’, then tap ‘Siri Voice’. Here, you can first select a dialect, and then choose one of several voices. For example, if you select American English in the dialect category, you can select one of four voices consisting of male and female voices. This allows you to use a different Siri voice. Why shouldn’t everyone use the same Siri voice?

Appearance (light mode and dark mode)

When you turn on your iPhone for the first time, light mode is applied. However, many users turn to dark mode when looking at their iPhone to reduce eye strain and increase battery life. You can enable Dark Mode in Settings>Display & Brightness. You can also set it to automatically change to dark mode according to a custom or sunset time here. Setting dark mode saves battery, and the ability to switch between light and dark modes over time is nice.

app locker

Previously, you had to delete unused apps or put them in folders to make them look cleaner by placing only a few apps on the home screen. But now you can keep downloaded apps in your app library without showing them on your home screen. To set, press and hold an empty space on the home screen and select the dot that appears at the bottom of the screen. Here you can uncheck the items you want to hide.

You can also set downloaded apps to automatically move to your app library. Select Settings > Home screen > App library only. When you open a new app you’ve downloaded, you can either search it directly or swipe left on the last page of the home screen. Users generally don’t like the way app icons are arranged in a grid. The App Locker setting is a great way to access apps without showing all of their icons.

back tab

It’s also useful to know a setting called Back Tap. You can easily access frequently used functions, such as mute, app switcher, and Control Center, by tapping the back of your iPhone 2 or 3 times. Go to Settings>Accessibility>Touch>Back tab and choose between double-tap and triple-tap.

Tracking

Before downloading apps and browsing websites, we recommend that you enable ‘Allow apps to request tracking’ in Settings>Privacy>Tracking. A feature that prevents apps from tracking users outside of their own sandbox. If you want to block tracking for all apps, you can disable the toggle button. Apple is providing the ability to disable app tracking, which is a negative feature.

Headphone Audio Adjustment

This is a hidden feature made for users with hearing problems. However, you can also use it to increase the clarity of the sound of your AirPods or Beats headphones. Enable Audio Adjustment in Settings>Accessibility>Audio/Visual Effects. Here you can adjust the sound tone. This is a useful way to personalize the user’s audio experience.

focus mode

In iOS 15, Apple introduced Focus Mode, an extension of Do Not Disturb. It’s a powerful, but beware feature, so even if it takes a little time to set up, you need to be careful. In Settings > Focus Mode, choose Do Not Disturb, Sleep, Driving, Personal Time, Work, or use a custom function. It’s most important to set up notifications and contacts that aren’t covered by Focus Mode. Focus mode isn’t easy to use, but once you know how to set it up, you can effectively manage the time you spend looking at your phone. [email protected]

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