iOS 15 finally lets you check the EXIF details of an image from the default Photos app. This means you’ll no longer have to rely on third-party apps just to check the details of a photo you have taken. You can open any image in the Photos app and tap on the info ‘i’ button to view photo size, maps, photo date, time, resolution, and more.
Live Text uses on-device intelligence to identify text in a photo or camera viewfinder. You can point the iPhone camera to a business card, scan the email or phone number using Live Text, and directly take action on it. It works in photos as well. Open an image from the gallery and identify the text in the photo. It can be helpful when you want to convert handwritten notes to text on the phone. Live Text works in other apps as well. For example, in the Email app, you can use the Email from Camera option and directly import the email address using Live Text. At launch, Live Text support is limited to 7 languages only.
This one is mighty useful to get you through a busy day. Notification summary combines notifications from irrelevant apps and sends you the summary of it at a specific time. By default, it’s turned off. You can enable the toggle from the Settings > Notifications menu and select the relevant time you want to be reminded about the notifications.
Apple hasn’t stopped with a barebone Focus mode in iOS 15. The company even allows you to create custom Focus profiles based on your usage and convenience. From the Settings > Focus menu, you can create as many Focus profiles such as Writing, Yoga, Meditation, and more. For each Focus profile, you can customize the Home screen and Lock screen as well. The possibilities are endless here. The good news is, all the Focus profiles get synced among all your Apple devices using the same Apple account.
The default Do Not Disturb mode gets a new avatar with the Focus mode in iOS 15. Instead of a single Do Not Disturb mode, you get to choose among Home, Work, Sleep, and more Focus profiles with customized notifications and calls behavior for each. Swipe down from the upper right corner and long-tap on the Focus menu. You can select from one of the default iOS Focus profiles. You can further customize each mode by selecting which apps and contacts are allowed to send notifications.
Another handy iOS 15 tip that will be quite popular once the majority of iPhone owners install the update. By majority, we mean both the consumers and developers. Apple has added a SharePlay function that lets users on a FaceTime call listen to Music via Apple Music, watch shows via Apple TV, etc. Basically, you’ll be able to enjoy watching movies or listening to music with your friends while on a FaceTime call. Expect to see companies like Spotify, Netflix, Disney, etc., offer similar integration with FaceTime. Apple has also added the Screen Share function that allows the user to share the screen with other participants over a FaceTime call. Read our dedicated post to learn about screen sharing on FaceTime. SharePlay is not a part of the initial iOS 15 release but should debut later this fall.
Hear me out. Although the news and weather widget is not available in the stable version of Edge as I’m writing this article, you can experience it on Edge Canary. You can install Edge Canary (download link) and enable the feature. Head over to “Settings -> New tab page” in the Canary build without interrupting your workflow on stable Edge. Microsoft has also recently added a floating search button to let users quickly access the widget. If you’re someone who likes Microsoft’s weather and news feed, you should not miss out on trying this useful Edge trick.
Edge Workspaces is an upcoming feature that will let you efficiently organize tabs. While you cannot immediately access this Microsoft Edge trick in the stable build, it is worth mentioning in this list because it is a promising feature. With this feature, you can create separate workspaces based on your needs, and they all open as separate browser windows. If you are interested, go through our article to enable Edge workspaces right now and give it a try.
If you are not a huge fan of Edge’s shopping feature that shows you coupons when you shop online, you can disable it. To do so, go to Settings -> Privacy, search, and services and disable the ‘Save time and money with Shopping in Microsoft Edge’ toggle.
In case you have to deal with outdated websites, you can enable and use Edge’s IE mode to ensure compatibility. Go to Settings -> Default browser and enable the “Allow sites to be reloaded in Internet Explorer mode” toggle. You can then go to “More tools” from the three dots menu and reload the page in Internet Explorer mode. This Edge tip could prove to be helpful for web developers or users visiting government websites.