This year’s new iPhone lineup includes eight devices ranging in size and price. Between iPhones, there are hardware differences, but each model generally runs on the same software. So no matter which version users have, they can customize their settings to make iPhone work its best for them. All the iPhones right now run iOS15, and it is packed with many improvements. Along with the new settings options in iOS15, plenty of features have been around for a while.
Six steps to set up a new iPhone –
Bring back full-screen incoming call alerts – Apple starting with iOS 14, have changed the incoming call promptly to look more like a typical alert. When the phone is used, a small notification shows up near the top of the screen. To get the full-screen alerts back, go to Settings > Phone > Incoming Calls and tap Full Screen.
Turn off 5G coverage – Apple has a Smart Data feature specific to its 5G phones. It automatically switches between 4G LTE and 5G networks, and it is a part of an effort to improve battery life. iPhone’s battery drains faster than it did before. If the user wants to save the battery, shut 5G down and turn it back on when needed. To turn off 5G, forcing the iPhone constantly to use 4G LTE even if 5G coverage is there. Open the Settings app, go to Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Voice & Data and tap LTE.
Change Siri’s voice – When iOS 14.5 debuted earlier this year, Siri gained two new voices. It no longer defaults to a female’s voice for the 1st time. The 1st time users can set up a new device and will be asked which Siri voice they want to use. Once the selection is made, Apple will change Siri’s voice across all devices linked to the user’s Apple ID. Users can check out the voice options by going to Settings > Siri & Search > Siri Voice.
Now users can select how much data is used on a 5G – If the user is using 5G then here is a network setting they should be aware off. Go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Data Mode. The user will find three options: Allow more data on 5G, Standard and Low Data Mode. Allowing more data on 5G, the phone will stream high-definition Apple Music content and Apple TV, download software updates, give high-quality video and FaceTime calls, and allow third-party developers to improve their respective apps.
In Safari move the address bar to its original place – In iOS 15, Apple moved the address bar in Safari to bottom of the screen by default. Users can change this by opening Settings, tapping Safari, and choosing the Single Tab option under the Tabs subheading.
While wearing a mask, unlock the phone – Now, the users can turn on a face unlock feature that makes it super easy to unlock iPhone when the user’s face is covered as long as the user owns Apple Watch. Once both devices are updated on the user’s phone, open the Settings app and then open the Face ID & Passcode option. Scroll down until the Unlock with Apple Watch section is found. The users can turn on the feature for any watches linked to their iPhones.