Apple recently rolled out iOS 13 for all its devices and the update features some awesome features. Many are big features that you already aware of, like the dedicated dark mode and Apple’s first Swipe keyboard, while others are little hidden ones that you might not know about. I have been using the iPhone 11 running on iOS 13, and here are some of the tips and tricks that every iPhone owner should know about.
(Keep in mind that these tips work on older iPhone modes, as far as your device is running on Apple’s latest mobile operating system)
1. Turn on dark mode
Apple has finally added a native dark mode that shows darker backgrounds and colours. Not only can it save battery life, but it is also easier on your eyes, especially on a plane, when you don’t want the other person sitting next to you being bothered by your bright screen. However, dark mode isn’t enabled by default.
It’s so simple to turn off dark mode. You can do it from the control center with a dedicated button.
*Simply swipe down from the upper portion of the iPhone’s screen to open the control center.
*Tap and hold the screen brightness toggle.
*Tap the “Dark Mode” on the bottom left.
What’s more, you can also schedule dark mode to turn off and on at a specific time of the day. Here’s how to do it.
*Tap Display & Brightness.
*Under appearance, select either light or dark mode.
*Toggle the automatic settings on.
*Tap custom schedule or set Dark mode to turn on automatically, depending on the time of the day.
2. Make websites easier to read
When you launch Safari and open a website (say, indianexpress.com), you will find a new view menu in the search bar – denoted by two As (a smaller A and a larger A). Tap this and you can increase or decrease the size of the text on the website you’re currently browsing on, request the desktop version of a website instead of the mobile version, enable the reader view of the website, and check website settings.
3. The new swiping QuickPatch keyboard
Swiping keyboards have been on Android for ages and even through third-party iOS keyboards. But with iOS 13, Apple is adding the ability to type by swiping across keys on the keyboard. Apple calls it QuickPatch, and it’s super fun to use. Here’s how to enable it.
*Go to Settings
*Tap Scroll down and type the toggle for Slide to Type.
4. Hide your locations from apps
iOS 13 is getting a new feature that makes you aware of how apps are tracking you. This is a useful feature because there are many apps that constantly use Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or cellular to determine your exact location even when not needed. You can manually adjust this by following these steps:
*Go to Settings.
*Open Location Services.
*Tap any app (say, Facebook). Once you choose an app, you will get four options: Never, Allow Next Time, While Using the App, and Always. This way you can change each app’s permission. Now the next time the app wants to access your location, you will be prompted again.
5. Connect two pairs of AirPods with one iPhone
Yes, it is now possible to connect two pairs of AirPods or Powerbeats Pro to the same iPhone. This feature is useful when a friend of yours is sitting next to you on the same flight and both have agreed to watch the fifth season of House of Cards.
You will need to set up the new pair of AirPods with the iPhone before you even share music. Here’s how to do it.
*Place the other AirPods or Powerbeats Pro in their charging case.
*Open Settings app and tap on the Bluetooth button.
*Hold the pairing button on the back of the charging case.
*Tap the guest pair of AirPods when they appear under other devices.
*Start playing music.