Sometimes it seems that we know almost everything about the iPhone. It turns out that many functions remain outside our field of vision or are forgotten. However, they are very useful in everyday life. You may not need them every day, but expanding your horizons is worth it. In general, one feels that Apple engineers took care of everything, and the iPhone was years ahead of its time – other smartphones can only dream of this. Today we will talk about a few simple but incredibly convenient features in iOS which you might not know about for some reason.
Panoramic shooting on iPhone
Panoramic shooting is very convenient when you want to capture as many objects as possible in the frame. There can be many people in the photo and beautiful landscapes. You can shoot not only horizontal panoramas but also vertical ones – all you need to do is turn your phone 90 degrees and start shooting.
Why is it convenient? This way, you can capture the crowns of trees if you take a photo in the forest or tall buildings. By default, iPhone prompts you to shoot by turning your smartphone from left to right. Is it possible to do the opposite? Of course! Here’s how to do it.
- Launch Camera on iPhone.
- Select Panorama mode.
- Touch the arrow indicating the shooting direction.
Siri Voice Recognition
Siri is perhaps one of the most useless features of the iPhone. But, as they say, once a year, the stick shoots – it has interesting settings that not everyone knows about. For example, you can give Siri information about who your relative is. It is very easy to do this.
- Fill in your details in the Contacts app.
- Go to Settings and select Siri & Search.
- Activate the slider next to “Hey Siri” if turned off.
- Click “My Info” and choose your contact.
- Call Siri and say the name of a contact who is your brother (brother’s wife, son, matchmaker, or brother-in-law ).
- Confirm your choice.
Now you can call Siri and ask her to call (“Call your brother”), write a message, or set a mention.
How to answer a call without touching the screen
Apple is constantly upgrading the iPhone, making it suitable for all occasions. One of the chips is dedicated to answering calls when your hands are busy, or there is no way to be distracted. How can this be checked?
- Go to Settings and select Accessibility.
- Click “Touch,” and at the very bottom, select “Audio Source.”
- Tap Auto Answer Calls, activate the slider, and choose how long you want to answer calls automatically.
Ready! The function is very convenient; however, sometimes, it can let you down. Be careful and protect your data.
Toning Safari websites
A lot has changed in iOS 15, but not everyone noticed it. One of the tricks is toning websites in Safari, which allows you to color the iPhone status bar in the color of the title (header) of the site. This way, you won’t see the top of the display on an iPhone with a Face ID. Many people don’t like it – just like the address bar at the bottom, but it’s worth a try.
- Open Settings.
- Select Safari.
- Click the slider next to “Allow websites to be tinted.”
- If tinting is disabled, then switching tabs in Safari or scrolling will not affect the color of the status bar.
How to arrange icons on iPhone
Many of us are used to the arrangement of icons on the home screen, but sometimes we want to move everything again or reset it to factory settings. I will reassure you that you won’t have to carry anything manually; reset the iPhone to factory settings. Here’s how you can arrange the icons to the factory settings.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Basic.
- Tap “Transfer or reset iPhone” at the bottom.
- Click “Reset” and select “Reset settings home.”
- Confirm your choice.
Now the icons on the screen of your iPhone will be located in the same way as they were located when you first started your smartphone after unpacking.
How to take photos on iPhone without hands
Photos on the iPhone always turn out very high quality, but taking pictures is not so easy. You want to take a selfie, but you have to bend your finger in an unusual way. Pressing the volume buttons is also not an option because the picture is blurred when you press the iPhone twitches. In addition, we try to hold the smartphone with our fingers so as not to drop it. What to do?
You remember the good old EarPods: wired headphones are still in demand. While taking a picture, you can press any volume key to take a picture. Headphones, by the way, do not need to be kept in your ears. In the same way, you can start recording videos.