Iphone tips

Security recommendations

The feature notifies you in case your password is weak or can be easily hacked. Besides this, the iCloud keychain will verify whether or not your chosen password has been part of a data breach. This password monitoring feature will not only allow you to change your password instantly but also enable you to avoid using repetitive passwords or those commonly used across the globe.

Change display settings like dark mode, text size, and zoom

  • Open the Settings app and tap Display & Brightness.
  • From here, you can change the appearance (dark or light), text size, text boldness, display zoom, and more.

Use Smart Stack on iPhone

The Smart Stack feature is an unbiased example of excellence and innovation. Adding to the widgets feature, iOS 14 came with a smarter form of these widgets. Smart Stack Widget on your iPhone home screen uses on-device intelligence to present you with the right widget at the right time. For example, you’ll start your day with a weather/news widget, maps during your regular travel time, and a calendar throughout the day.

Change default web browser and email app

To date, tapping a link on your iPhone will redirect you to the Safari browser or the mail app (based on relevancy). But things changed with the release of iOS 14. Now, you can change your default browser and email app in a few simple steps.

Pin conversations in the Messages app

The new messages app in iOS 14 is adorned with features like Thread messages, Memoji, Group chats, tagging people in group chats, pin conversations, etc. Amidst the list of features, pinning conversation is undoubtedly the eye-grabber. The feature lets you pin the conversations and access them from the top of the app.

Use Back Tap for quick actions in iOS 14

Back Tap is another iOS 14 accessibility feature that comes in handy. You can execute actions like screenshots with a double or triple tap on the iPhone’s back. It works with iPhone X and later models and also supports most cases and covers. Here’s how to enable Back Tap;

  • Open the Settings app and tap Accessibility.
  • Tap Touch.
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap Back Tap.
  • Tap Double Tap or Triple Tap.
  • From the next screen, choose the desired command.

Make app folders on iPhone

I created two app folders on my iPhone. One has the apps I rarely use like Apple Maps, Tips, Find My, etc., and the other folder has my bank and finance apps. You, too, can use app folders to organize your apps. For this, long-press an app icon until all icons start jiggling. Next, drag and drop one app over the other to make a folder. You can add more apps to the folder or even have multiple pages inside a folder.

Change app icons

The inbuilt Shortcuts app lets you change the app icons to anything you like. You can use images of your own or buy icon packs for a more professional look. We have a step-by-step guide that shows you how to do this.

Use App Library and get rid of multiple Home Screens

With the introduction of App Library in iOS 14, you can have just one Home Screen. All your apps live in categories inside the App Library. We have an excellent guide that shows you how to use App Library like a pro. Next, let me show you some cool things to customize your Home Screen.

Plan a cycling trip in Apple Maps

One of the many Apple Maps features in iOS 14 includes dedicated cycling directions. The feature lets you check the distance, set the route, know the traffic, average time, etc. You can either access cycling direction through the Maps application or ask Siri to do it for you. I love how it tells you not just about the traffic but also about the elevation in your way.

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