All currently available iPhone models run on iOS 14, with features (some of which hide). With iOS 14.5, now in beta, you’ll also be able to unlock your phone while wearing a face mask.
Believe it or not, Apple’s 15 iPhone settings will always help you get the most out of your Phone. Unfortunately, they are not the best.
Apple’s entire iPhone lineup is full of great options. From the cheapest iPhone SE to the ultra-small iPhone 12 Mini.
That outweighs your weight; the iPhone 11 reaches its best bang with the iPhone 11. Not to mention the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro.
Offer compromises, while the vast iPhone 12 Pro makes the most of it. And uses its excellent camera and battery life, whether big or home.
For example, Do Not Disturb has been disabled out of the box. That means your Phone will continue to help you through the night, causing you to fall asleep.
Who wants? Instead, a dip in settings can mute your Phone all night. You can use Dark Mode to save battery life when you’re in stages. And the Control Center may work for you – instead of other nearby routes.
Below, we’ll walk you through 15 iPhone settings that will improve your phone. For example, if you live somewhere with zero or tainted 5G coverage, there’s no reason to keep 5G.
A list of 15 iPhone settings is given below:
- Don’t have 5G coverage or don’t want it? Please turn it off.
- Fine Tune, how much data is used on a 5G connection
- Unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask
- iOS 14 changed the incoming call alert – change it back
- Show full notifications on your screen
- You may still want to turn off this camera feature
- Avoid random home Wallpaper apps
- Favorite wallpaper
- Turn on Dark Mode. You will not regret it
- Do Not Disturb; turn it on
- Make screen text easy to read
- Offer an alternative in Face ID
- Disable auto-brightness for extended battery life
- Break your privacy settings
- The control center taps and swipes everything
1. Don’t have 5G coverage or don’t want it? Please turn it off
Apple is the first to send four iPhone 12 models to the company with support for 5G.
Faster and more reliable cellular connections. As carriers continue their 5G network. But, some iPhone 12 owners (including me) will have to wait for 5G access.
Apple has created an intelligent data feature specific to the iPhone 12. That will switch between 4G LTE and 5G networks – without knowing or doing anything.
How you use your iPhone Are doing Automatic switching is part of the effort to improve battery life. But, you may find that the battery of your iPhone 12 drains faster than before.
Turn it off if you don’t want to sacrifice battery life for 5G speeds. Of course, you can always switch to 5G whenever you want or when services improve in your area.
To turn off 5G on your iPhone 12, always force 4G LTE even when you have 5G coverage. Then, open Settings-> go to Cellular-> Cellular Data Options-> Sound & Data, and LTE Tap on.
Or, if you want your iPhone 12 to be available only using 5G connections, you can choose 5G On.
2. Fine Tune how much data is used on a 5G connection
If you’re happy with the 5G performance, here are the network settings you should check out.
Go to Settings -> Cellular -> Cellular Data Options -> Data mode. You will find three options: 5G, allowing more data on standard, and low data mode.
Although there are brief descriptions under three different layouts, they do not paint the whole picture for the first option.
According to the Apple Support document, more data on 5G will allow you to receive high-quality video and face-time calls.
It also means that your Phone will receive software updates on high-definition Apple TV, And Apple can download music content. And third-party developers have to improve their respective apps.
The default configuration on this page will depend on your data plan and carrier. So, check your iPhone 12 and ensure it’s set to your preference.
3. Unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask
One of the frustrating aspects of the iPhone in the Face ID built-in iPhone to cover the face in public has been the inability to unlock the Phone.
Because half of your face is covered, Face ID doesn’t work. And entering your passcode to unlock your phone works, but it’s not that easy.
When Apple releases iOS 14.5, you’ll have the option to turn on a new face-unlocking feature. That makes it easier to unlock your Phone while covering your face – as long as you have an Apple Watch.
Suppose you don’t want to wait for the update to release. Then, you can still access Public Beta on your iPhone and Apple Watch.
Open the Settings app on your iPhone -> Face ID -> Passcode options when both devices update.
Then, scroll down until you find the unlock in the Apple Watch section, where you can turn on the feature for any watches connected to your Phone. It’s awesome.
4. iOS 14 changed the incoming call alert – change it back
Before iOS 14, whenever you unlocked and used your iPhone – for example, checking emails. And make a call; the incoming call screen is on your entire display.
It takes over. It isn’t enjoyable, of course, but you also know your Phone is ringing.
Starting with iOS 14, Apple changed the incoming call to look like a general warning.
This is a small notification that seems to appear near the top of the screen when you use the Phone. I almost missed a call on many occasions because I missed the warning.
After all, another annoying notification doesn’t need immediate attention.
To get a full-screen incoming call alert. Go to Settings-> Phone -> Incoming Calls and tap on Full screen.
5. Show full notifications on your screen
The first time you try Apple’s Face ID. You’ll see that you can’t see the contents of new alerts and notifications on the lock screen.
For example, you’ll see a simple message alert instead of looking at who sent you a text message and what to say.
By default, all iPhones with Apple’s Face ID tech will hide the contents of the warning until you pick up your phone and unlock it.
It’s a privacy feature I enjoy. But I also find it annoying (and readers and family members have heard some complaints).
You can change how notifications appear on your lock screen.
By selecting Settings-> Notifications-> Preview. You can never choose if you always want to keep the contents of reports hidden on the lock screen.
6. You may still want to turn off this camera feature
Each iPhone 12 model received minor camera updates, one recording video with HDR. Or high dynamic threshold – Dolby Vision.
All this means that your videos will be brighter with more accurate colors and better contrast. Sounds great, right?
It is. I recorded a video with the iPhone 12 Pro a few nights ago, and it called me “Hova.” But there is a problem. Not every service or app will work with HDR video.
Developers must update their app (s) to accept HDR video. But even so, the video viewer will need a capable device to see the HDR difference for Apple devices, including the iPhone 8 or later, the 2020 iPad Air, the second-gen iPad Pro, and some Macs.
So, what can you do? Well, you have some options:
You can turn HDR Video off by going to Settings-> Camera-> Record Video and turning off the switch with HDR Video.
But, going onward, all videos will capture within the standard dynamic range. And there should be no problem sharing or editing them.
Allow HDR video to turn on when you want to share a video with Facebook. Use the Photos app instead of going to the Facebook app and uploading it there.
Using the Photos app, your Phone will convert the video to SDR and upload it.
When you send a video to another iPhone user, Apple will find out if their iPhone, iPad, or Mac HDR is compatible with Dolby Vision. If not, Apple will replace the video.
If you skip HDR video and need to edit your video, you can use Apple’s iMovie app or the Photos app built into your Phone. You can also use iMovie to export the video as an SDR if needed.
7. Avoid random home screen apps
With iOS 14, iPhone users have more options and control. The new App Library works as an app drawer. They allow you to remove apps from the home screen without deleting them.
Hack, you can also customize your phone’s shape with various app icons and widgets. It is like Android, and there is nothing wrong with that.
If you like minimal looks, you’ll want to ensure that installed apps aren’t placed on your home screen whenever you download an app.
Or the flip side, if you don’t wish to new apps, go straight to the app library. You’re sure they’ll forget about their existence in a day or two.
Go to Settings> Home screen and add to Home Select Screen or app library only.
8. Favorite wallpaper
You should add wallpaper or background to another home screen adaptation. In recent updates, Apple has added some of its new wallpapers, which have a cool twist.
Open the SettWallpaperand select Wallpaper from the list. Make sure the switch labeled “Dark Appearance Dummies Wallpaper” is on under the two scenes of your wallpaper thumbnail.
Now, tap Select New Wallpaper and select Steels or Direct. See the the Wallpaper under each wallpaper? It’s half black, half white.
This wallpapers that wallpaper has a light and dark color scheme. And will change depending on your Phone’s system status.
YWallpaperso sets the wallpaper as your background if you are not sold in Dark and Light mode.
9. Turn on Dark Mode. You will not regret it
For dark mode, if you don’t want to adjust the brightness of your screen. You can use the dedicated dark method of your Phone, which has proven to save battery life.
Dark mode converts all-white backgrounds in apps, most often to black scenes. In this way, your iPhone can save battery power. Thanks to the darker colors.
Please turn it on by going to Settings-> Display and Brightness and selecting the Dark option at the top of the screen.
Apple’s apps will change to a black color scheme, and most third-party apps have adopted this feature.
10. Do Not Disturb; turn it on
I often wonder how I got a good night’s sleep before Do Not Disturb added to iOS. When turned on, do not disturb or mute all alerts on your Phone using the set schedule or on-demand.
Your notifications will still be waiting for you when you wake up. But turning on DND won’t make your phone beep or ping about Facebook updates and work emails.
Suppose you worry about someone needing to catch you in case of a problem.
Then, you can ask DND to ring the Phone when you get repeated calls from the same number. You can also decide if you always want to allow incoming contacts in your contacts.
11. Make screen text easy to read
With a couple of taps on your iPhone’s screen, you can adjust the font size to make it easier to read.
Open Settings and go to Display and Brightness-> Text Size. You can use the slider until you are happy with the font size.
You can turn on bold text (below the text size button) for an enhanced oomph.
12. Offer an alternative in Face ID
Apple’s facial recognition feature, Face ID, learns. And updates various aspects of your face with each scan.
If you struggle to get a Face ID to identify you, try an alternative appearance.
Go to Settings-> Face ID & Passcode-> Enter your PIN-> Set an alternate format. And go through the process of re-registering your face.
13. Disable auto-brightness for extended battery life
The brightness level of your phone screen can significantly impact battery life. IOS will default adjust the brightness based on ambient sensor detection light.
But if you want complete control, you can disable auto-brightness. That means your brightness level is the same until you re-adjust it.
Open Settings-> Receipts-> Display and Text Size; at the bottom of the page, you’ll find a switch to turn it off.
Now, whenever you want to adjust your screen. You can do so by swiping up from the bottom of the screen on the device with the home button and opening the control center or swiping from the upper right corner of the new iPhone.
14. Break your privacy settings
You are bombarded with questions the first time you set up your phone and all your apps. About whether you can access your Apple Health information or your camera roll.
From tracking your location to accessing personal information. Getting into the habit of accepting everything is so easy that you can use this app.
But take a few minutes and stay in your privacy settings; each app will adjust to what it can and can’t see. We bring you through two quick steps.
15. The control center taps and swipes everything
A control center can easily change songs, turn on airplane mode, connect to Wi-Fi, or start a timer. But there is more to it than that.
You can depend on your flashlight, check the timer, or start recording your screen with a quick Skype tap.
Open Settings-> Control Center-> Customized Controls.
And customize which apps and features are available in the Control Center. Remove an option with a tap on the red minus button or add a choice by selecting the Green Edition button.
Move features up or down using the three-line dot icon on the right side of the screen.
I like instant access to the Wallet app, turning on low power mode, and toggling dark mode.
As a reminder, if you have a new iPhone with a home button like the SE. You can swipe down the screen to open the Control Center if you have an iPhone.
However, such as the iPhone X, XS Max, or 11, you’ll need to swipe down from the top right corner of the screen where the battery icon is.
When your settings are tweaked, your iPhone runs better than ever. So we have to offer ourselves some of the hidden features we’ve dug up and the best iOS 14 offers.