Consulting tips

Smart Lists in Apple Reminders

Apple Reminders gets a useful add-on called Smart Lists. They are basically your normal lists with a smart brain behind them. You can create any list into Smart list by adding conditions to the list. As soon as you create a task that meets all the Smart List conditions, the app will automatically send the task to the Smart List. No manual input is needed from users.

Remove Home Screen Pages

With iOS 14, Apple offered an option to hide home screen pages. iOS 15 takes it a step ahead and allows users to remove home screen pages completely in the app. Long press on empty screen on the home screen and select dot menu above the Dock. First, disable the home screen page that you want to hide and tap on the ‘–‘ icon at the upper left corner to remove the home screen page.

Unlock Home Using Apple Wallet

Another useful add-on for those living in a complete Apple ecosystem. Users can now unlock home, hotel room, or even office using the stored key in the Apple Wallet app. Open the Apple Wallet app, use the stored digital key, tap the phone to the lock, and voila! The room is ready to serve you. It will be up to third-party devices and hotel chains to quickly implement the functionality.

Turn Off Night Mode

The iPhone 13 series will automatically enable Night mode in low-light scenarios for the best possible photos. However, in some cases, you might want to disable Night mode. Thankfully, there’s a way to do this as well. Just go Settings -> Camera -> Preserve Settings and enable the Night Mode toggle.

Record Macro Videos

Yep, you are not just limited to macro photos. You can also record macro videos on your iPhone 13 Pro series, including slow-motion and time-lapse videos.

Shoot Macro Photos

If you have the iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max, you can use the ultra-wide camera to take macro photos as well. Simply get up close to a subject and the camera will automatically switch to macro mode.

Track Your iPhone Even When Switched Off

Thanks to an improvement from Apple in iOS 15, you’ll be able to track your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro even when it is powered off. This will ensure that you can track your iPhone even when it is stolen or it has run out of battery.

Change Default Browser

You no longer need to have Safari as the default browser on your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro. Instead, you can set up any other supported third-party web browser like Chrome or Firefox as the default one on your new iPhone. To do that, dive into the Settings app on your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro and select the app that you want to make the default. Then, tap Default Browser App and specify the app as the default.

Watch Videos in Picture-in-Picture Mode

Take advantage of that big screen of your iPhone 13 Pro Max by watching videos in Picture-in-Picture mode. Swipe up while watching a video in full-screen mode, and you should see the video show up in a floating PiP pane automatically. The functionality works on apps such as Apple TV, Hulu, YouTube, and Netflix.

Get the MagSafe Wallet Case with Find My Support

If you are someone who tends to lose or misplace their iPhone frequently, get the new MagSafe Wallet case from Apple. Alongside the iPhone 13, Apple launched an updated MagSafe Wallet case with Find My functionality built in. This means you’ll be able to track the case using the Find My app on your iPhone and other Apple devices. The case can come in handy if you are unable to track your iPhone directly. You can instead try to locate your wallet case.