THERE ARE a bunch of new iOS tricks that will polish your iPhone experience.
Historically, with every iPhone upgrade, Apple drops handy features that users eventually catch on to.
The iOS 16 upgrade has some lesser-known tricks that users loveCredit: Apple
But iOS 16 — Apple’s latest software upgrade — has been around for almost half a year, and users are just now realizing these life-saving tricks.
So don’t waste any more time with these seven little-known software gems announced by Apple.
1. View and share saved WiFi passwords
For some time, Apple has allowed users to share passwords by placing devices close to each other.
But now you can save passwords for your own records or share them with an Android user.
Open Wi-Fi in the Settings app and tap the small information icon next to the network.
Tap the Password section to view the network password, and then use Face ID or enter your passcode to view it.
2. Password protection for hidden and recently deleted albums
You can now lock the hidden album on your phone so private pictures stay private indeed.
Just launch the Photos app and go to the Albums tab at the bottom of the screen.
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Scroll down to see the Hidden and Recently Deleted albums with a little lock next to them.
You must use Face ID or your passcode to access the content of these albums.
3. Copy and paste photo and video edits
Open a photo edited in your Photos app.
Tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner, then select Copy changes.
Lastly, open the photo you want to copy these changes to. Tap the three-dot menu, then tap Paste Edits.
4. Haptic feedback for your keyboard
“Haptic” keyboard simply means that the phone vibrates slightly every time you press a key.
If this is for you, go to: Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Keyboard Feedback and enable Haptics.
5. Pin your favorite tabs in Safari
Open Safari and tap and hold on an open tab. You’ll see the option to pin tabs.
This permanently pins the tab at the top of Safari, where it exists as a small tab preview. Just tap on it to view it.
6. Face ID also works while lying down
Good news for sloth-like iPhone fans who prefer to stay horizontal.
You can now finally use Face ID to unlock your iPhone when it’s in landscape mode, e.g. B. when lying on your side.
You don’t need to enable any setting for this, you just need to have an iPhone 13 or 14 with iOS 16.
7. You can now remove even more pre-installed Apple apps
Apple tends to tell us what we need on our phones – to the dismay of many users looking to free up storage.
But since iOS 10 we can disable different apps like stocks, maps and calculator.
But with the arrival of iOS 16, you can now add Find My iPhone, Clock, and Health.