iPhone devices that are running on iOS 14 or above are packed with some incredible features. From iPhone SE to iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 11 to iPhone Pro Max, some features are common in all these powerful devices. Indeed, the battery life and camera quality, and a few more hardware features are better in iPhone 12 Pro Max, but there are things that users can do in almost every iPhone device.
Current iPhone devices are running on iOS 14.4, and iOS 14.5 beta version is also available for download. One of the biggest and most useful features that will arrive in iOS 14.5 is unlocking Face ID while wearing a face mask. However, there are still many useful features available on iPhone, but users don’t get to use them because of their default settings. If you wish to get the best out of your iPhone, here are the settings you should change.
Change Incoming Call Alert
People using iOS 14 or above, while checking email or doing something else if someone calls them, the alert screen covers the whole display. It can be frustrating for many users who know their phone is ringing.
Full-screen alert is a default feature on iOS and above, but you can change it if you don’t like it. You can set a call alert at the notification bar and the top of the screen while receiving a call. So when you’re using your iPhone, incoming calls don’t disturb you by covering the whole display. So if you don’t want your incoming call to cover the whole display while using your phone, open Settings>Phone>Incoming Calls and toggle off Full Screen.
Control Your 5G Connection Data
If you’re using a 5G internet connection and are quite satisfied with it, you should look into this setting once. Move into Settings>Cellular>Cellular Data Options>Data Mode. Under the Data Mode, you’ll find three separate options: Low Data Mode, Standard Mode, and Allow more data on 5G.
Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing Face Mask
Unlocking your iPhone while wearing a face mask will become easier with iOS 14.5. People who wear a face mask usually face problems while unlocking their iPhone through Face ID. But Apple has decided to add a new feature to make Face ID unlock easier. If you want to unlock your iPhone without removing your face mask, you’ll have to enable the feature.
Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t released the official iOS 14.5, but you can download the iOS 14.5 beta version to enable it if you want to use this feature. To enable the Unlock with Apple Watch feature, go to Settings>Face ID and Passcode>Unlock with Apple Watch. So once you enable it, you’ll be able to unlock your iPhone easily while wearing a face mask.
Preview Full Notification on Lock Screen
People who are using an iPhone with Face ID for the first time will notice a strange thing that they can’t see the full notification on their lock screen. Now, if someone delivers you a text, you’ll only see a message alert and not what’s in that message.
This notification feature is enabled by default in iPhone with Face ID lock. You can consider it a privacy feature, but if you’re frustrated and don’t want it to happen, you can change how your notification should appear. Go to Settings>Notifications>Show Previews and choose Always to see notification even if your iPhone is locked.
Home Screen Application Clutter
On iOS 14, Apple added several features for users to control and manage installed apps. There’s a new app drawer available for users to remove unused apps from the home screen and move them to the App Library without uninstalling them.
If you want to keep your home screen clean and don’t want to see unused apps on the home screen, you’ll have to follow a few steps to give your home screen a fresh look. You have to tap and hold on to the unused app and choose to move to the App Library.
Enable Dark Mode
Dark mode in Apple iPhone and iPad has been available for quite some time. You won’t have to adjust your screen’s brightness if you enable the dark mode. It saves your device’s battery life and stays smooth for the eyes too. Dark mode doesn’t just turn the background of the home screen black, but it also works on installed apps and systems. To turn on dark mode, visit Settings>Display & Brightness and choose Dark.
IOS 14 has changed and improved a lot of things on the iPhone. From call alerts to Control Center and Dark Mode, things have gotten so much better. Indeed, some of the features are disabled by default, and users have to open them in settings and turn them on to start using them.
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