iOS 16 – 10 Settings You Need to Change Right Now
If you have an iPhone and have updated to the latest version of iOS, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of new features. From little things like the new Home screen design to big things like the new lock screen, Apple has made some major changes. The good news is that it’s not as scary or difficult as it looks. In fact, most of these changes are something you can change with just a couple taps on your phone. Here are 10 settings you need to change right now for iOS 16!
While it sounds like something that can track you, it’s actually the feature that lets apps know where you are. A lot of people want it off all the time, but there are actually a few instances where you want it on. For example, if you use an app like Waze or Google Maps, it needs to know where you are so it can provide accurate directions. Or if you use a service like Uber, it needs to know where you are so the driver can find you. This is actually a setting you’ll want to play around with a bit and see what works best for you. The only time it’s really a must-have is if you use an app that lets you order food and you want it to know where you are. But if you feel safer with it off, you can always turn it on temporarily when you’re ordering food and then turn it back off.
Mail, Contacts, Calendars and iCloud Sync
If you’re just now making the switch from your Android device to an iPhone, you might not know that the way you sync your contacts and calendars is different on iOS than it is on Android. The only way to sync contacts and calendars with your new iPhone is by linking your iCloud account with your device. If you have an Android phone, you can still sync your contacts with an iCloud account but they won’t appear on your iPhone. You can still add them manually, but they won’t be updated when you make changes on your Android device. If you have an iCloud account, you should be able to sync your calendars and contacts automatically with your iPhone. You can also sync your Contacts to your Outlook account as well if you prefer.
Siri hasn’t really changed all that much since the last update, but there’s a few things you should know about it if you aren’t using it. For one thing, it can now work with third-party apps. So if you want to use it to order food from a food delivery service, you can use Siri to place your order. You can also use it to send messages, set reminders, and more. For those who are privacy concerned, there’s good news. You have options to turn off the ability for Siri to read your iMessage messages and your reminders. You can also turn off Siri Suggestions which is the feature that allows Siri to learn from your habits and suggest things to you.
The Control Center has been around for a while, but it has a new design in iOS 16 and a few new additions. There’s now a feature that allows you to connect to your wireless headphones and a do not disturb feature that lets you quickly silence notifications. And if you’re using an Apple TV, you can use the Control Center to control your TV. There are a few things you should know about the new Control Center. The first is that if you want to add a few more apps to it, you can actually do that. If you don’t see an app you want on the bottom row, you can add it by swiping up and tapping the plus sign. The other is that you can actually change the order of the Control Center buttons if you’d rather have them in a different order. Just tap and hold on one of the buttons and you can move it up or down.
The lock screen has also undergone a few changes. The biggest change is the addition of a temporary swipe feature that will let you see what notifications are waiting for you without actually unlocking your phone. You can turn this on or off in your settings. There is also a feature that allows you to see who is calling you. This is a new feature of iOS 16 and it will let you see the name and number of the person calling you even if they aren’t in your contact list. There is also a feature that allows you to reply to text messages without even unlocking your phone. You can also add a custom message that will show up as a default whenever someone sends you a message.
Home Screen Design
If you’re not a fan of the way the new home screen looks, there is a way to change it. If you go into your settings and tap on the Home Screen and Wallpaper settings, you can change what your home screen looks like. You can choose from a variety of different themes, including the Dark theme which is the default for iOS 16. You can also choose what wallpaper you’d like on your home screen. There are also a few new wallpapers that you can choose that aren’t available on older versions of iOS. There’s also an option to make your wallpaper a Live Photo. If you’re not sure what a Live Photo is, it’s a photo that moves.
3D Touch Actions
3D Touch is a new feature that some people aren’t sure how to use. But there are actually a few features hidden in the little menu that pops up when you press on certain apps. You can turn on and off what apps you want to use this feature on under the Touch Screen section of your settings. There are multiple ways you can use 3D Touch. You can use it to open the app and then quickly swipe down to see your options. You can also try pressing a bit longer on the app icon. You’ll notice that it changes and you’ll see your options.
If you use Apple Music, you may have noticed that there’s a new update out that lets you change the color of the app. But there’s a few other things you should know. There’s a new feature that allows you to stream music to multiple devices and there’s a few changes to the design of the app. The biggest change is that there’s a new page that shows you what your favorites are. There’s also a new and improved search feature along with updated playlists that include new music and new categories to choose from.
Auto-Answer Calls for Siri and FaceTime
If you’re like me, you probably want to put your phone down when you’re in a meeting or with friends. But if you have a job where you need to keep your phone on you, it can be annoying and distracting when people call you. There’s a new feature that allows you to have your phone automatically answer a call after two seconds if you have it set to silent. So if you get a call and you don’t want to have to go looking for your phone, you can just hit the button on the top and it will answer the call for you and put the person on speaker. There’s also a new feature that allows you to answer FaceTime calls just by lifting your phone up to your ear. So if you’re in a situation where you can’t put your phone down, you can just casually lift it up to your ear without having to look down and hit a button.
The iPhone is an amazing device and it’s only going to get better with each new update. If you want to get the most out of your device, you have to make sure you’re keeping your settings updated and using the device to its full potential. These 10 settings you need to change right now for iOS 16 will help you get started and make the most of your iPhone experience.