Top 10 Ios tips

Make a FaceTime call to Android and Windows users

Earlier, FaceTime was only available on iOS devices like iPhone, iPad or iPod. Now Apple’s FaceTime supports android devices and advanced PCs. Android and Windows users can now join FaceTime calls via a web app. Before you can chat with someone using Windows or Android, you need to make a link for them to join.

  • Start the FaceTime app on your iPhone
  • Tap Create Link The share sheet will open. You can tap Copy to copy the link and paste it wherever you like, or choose an app or person to share it with.
  • When you’re done, you’ll see the FaceTime Link call in the main history list under “Upcoming” calls.
  • The call hasn’t started yet, and it won’t until you tap that upcoming “FaceTime Link” call and then tap “Join” in the upper right. Tap the info button (i) on the call if you need to share the link again or if you want to delete it. The link should remain active until it’s manually removed, so you can add it to a calendar event a month away or schedule a FaceTime call for next year’s Mother’s Day. Other feature additions to FaceTime include the option to blur your background with ‘portrait mode’, voice isolation mode, wide spectrum mode. Much like Zoom, Facetime now also allows you to schedule calls so that people can join in at the right time. See also: The best 5 iOS 15 features you need to know about

SharePlay – Watch movies or listen to songs together when on a Facetime call

SharePlay. It’s a new software feature on top of FaceTime that allows you to watch and listen to movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, and more with friends and family while video chatting. To use SharePlay on an iPhone:

  • First, make sure that everyone on the call is using iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.
  • Next, start a FaceTime call — either one-on-one or a group call — with everyone you want to watch or listen with.
  • Once you’ve done that, exit out of the FaceTime call (which will automatically move to a picture-in-picture window) and head over to a SharePlay-compatible app.
  • After that, playing something over SharePlay is as simple as it is when you’re just watching or listening alone: just select whatever content you want, and it’ll play for everyone.
  • Controlling a SharePlay stream just requires that you play, pause, and skip around as you usually would. SharePlay automatically keeps everyone’s streams in sync so that if one person pauses to get a snack, the movie will pause for everyone.
  • You have two options for ending a stream: either end it for everyone on the SharePlay call or end it just for you (letting everyone else continue to watch. See also: All the ways Siri is changing in iOS 15

Unhide Hidden Album in Photos

In iOS 14, you can no longer see the Hidden Album in the Photos app. It’s now ‘hidden’ by default, which is probably how it should’ve been all along. Head into Settings > Photos, and then turn on the switch next to Hidden Album in case you want to unhide it.

Low Power mode Shortcut.

The low power mode is a beneficial feature in iOS. It suspends some processes and features to get some more hours out of battery. It is useful when you can’t charge your phone and need to get some more time out of the battery percentage left. To enable Low Power mode, iPhone users have to go to Settings > Battery and then enable it. But there is a shortcut to do so, and this Tip for iPhone will tell you how to do it right from the home screen.

Notify in Messages

Have a habit of muting group chats? You can still choose to be notified whenever someone mentions you by name. Head over to Settings > Messages, and then turn on Notify Me.

Send Audio Messages via Siri

Did you know that you could record and send voice messages without lifting a finger? Thanks to Siri, you now can. Just say Send an audio message to [Contact Name] to start recording a voice message. Then, say Send.

Turn off iCloud Private Relay for Wi-Fi

If you notice a major dip in data network speed following the iOS 15 update, you need to disable iCloud Private Relay for the Home/Work Wi-Fi. Simply open the Settings app on the iPhone, navigate to Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi network, and turn off iCloud Private Relay from the following menu.

Tap the Back of Your Phone to Perform Actions Faster

Imagine this: a simple double or triple tap on the back of a phone helps you perform quick actions on your iPhone. The Back Tap feature is an Accessibility tool, but you can customize it to control your phone.

  • Open Settings > Accessibility.
  • Tap Touch.
  • Swipe to the bottom and choose Back Tap.
  • Tap Double Tap or Triple Tap to pick an action. For instance, use a double tap for a screenshot. Tip: You can set up Back Tap with customized Shortcuts for more powerful automations too.

Set Key Photo for Albums

iOS 14 lets you set any image within an album as the key photo. Simply long-press an image and tap Make Key Photo.

Make iOS keyboard into Trackpad.

Apple has constantly been working to make typing experience on the iPhone better and better. With this simple trick for iPhone, you can turn your iOS keyboard into a Trackpad and easily move your cursor back and forth simply by swiping on the keypad.

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