The iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones on the market, and people are always looking for ways to make the most of their devices. In this article, we will be discussing some of the best hacks that will help you get the most out of your iPhone 13. These hacks include tips and tricks that are up to date as of 2022. So whether you are a new iPhone user or an experienced pro, read on for some helpful advice!
Creating Text Replacements
You probably don’t want to type out full phrases such as “on my way,” “be right back,” etc. Luckily, there is a hack for that! To access the Keyboard’s Text Replacement option, go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement. Click the plus (+) sign at the top of the screen to add a phrase and a shortcut. When you input the shortcut (such as “omw”) in the future, the phrase (“on my way”) will immediately be placed in the text field when you go to write a message. This is especially helpful when typing out long messages or email replies!
Automatically Update Apps
Apps always work better when they are running with their latest updates. So make sure you set the App Store to auto-update apps as soon as the updates become available. To do this, first open the App Store, tap Updates on the device’s Settings menu, and then turn on the option next to Automatically Downloaded Apps. Just be sure to choose “Always Ask” or “Ask if Over 200MB” if you’re worried about using up too much data. If you don’t want to wait, open the App Store app, tap your photo, swipe down to update, and then Update All if necessary. (Pro tip: If an app appears in that list that you no longer want to be installed, swipe it left to remove it from your home screen without searching for it.)
Hiding One Of Your Home Screens
Have some apps you don’t want others to see, but you also don’t want to remove on your iPhone? First, collect them all together on one screen. Then, while holding down your finger, press the home screen scroll dots at the bottom to enter jiggle mode. Then Tap the home screen scrolling dots at the bottom. You’ll be given an Edit Pages interface allowing you to blackout a whole page of apps’ from your home screen view. Of course, this does not delete any applications. Instead, you may still swipe down to access Spotlight search and quickly find them. It’s an excellent way to keep particular applications private.
Deleting Your Info Safe If Your iPhone Gets Stolen
Do you know that the iPhone 13 has a feature that erases its data if a wrong passcode is input ten times in a row? Sounds convenient, right? Follow these steps to enable this function. First, open the Settings app on your iPhone and scroll down until you see Face ID & Passcode. Then after you enter your passcode, switch on Erase Data. The feature will keep all of your private information in your iPhone secure in the case of someone stealing your phone and attempting to get into it without your passcode.
FaceTiming With Multiple People
Have you ever wanted to FaceTime multiple people at the same time? Luckily for you, with the iPhone 13, there is a way to do it. On your iPhone, open the FaceTime program. Select the + sign in the upper right corner of your screen. Fill out one of the two fields with either a name or a number, and then press Call. Choose Video or Audio to begin making your phone call. Just like that, you can have that group call with your family you have been meaning to have while also getting to see their faces! Up to 30 more people can be called this way.
Adding Multiple Faces To Unlock Using Face ID
Do you have someone close to you that you would want to access your iPhone with ease? Or do you and someone else share a phone? Well, with the iPhone 13, both of those things just got simpler by having the ability to use multiple faces for Face ID. To do so, open the Settings app on your iPhone. Next, scroll down and select Face ID & Passcode. Next, enter your passcode and when prompted, choose Set Up an Alternate Appearance from the list of options. Next, scan your face using the camera on your phone. Then simply follow the on-screen instructions to finish the process, and you are all set.
The bigger screen size is nice, but that’s not what makes the iPhone 13 so unique! With all of its features, it can change your life for the better. Whether you’re writing an email, texting someone via iMessage, or FaceTiming with friends and family, these hacks are sure to make life so much easier. So get started today working your iPhone like a Pro!