Read Top Tips and Tricks of iPhone 7
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus do look like their predecessors and one might assume that there isn’t much difference between the phones. But that is not the case, refurbished iPhone 7 has a new Portrait mode on the dual camera plus, it has a completely new Home Button and much more.
Besides this, iOS 10 has its own amazing features. If you are interested in learning the top iPhone 7 Tips and Tricks, we presume that you have come to the right place.
Adjusting the Home Button:
The first thing that you notice about iPhone 7 is that there is no Home Button, in its place, there is a trackpad-like cutout that works when you put your finger on it. To simulate the feel of the button, Home button uses the haptic feedback.
The Good news is that you can adjust the home button to find the one you are most comfortable with. There are three different levels of feedback and you can adjust them by going to Settings, General, Home button and find the right level for yourself.
How to add Widgets to Today Screen:
iOS 10 did many changes to the Today screen, it is completely revolutionized it and gave us something new and more interesting. You can access the Today screen by swiping right on either the home screen or the lock screen on your iPhone 7.
By default, you will be able to see Map destinations for any upcoming appointment, Siri app suggestions and headlines from News app, weather conditions, and calendar events.
If you think it to be too clustered, you can clear away the things you don’t want. All you have to do is look for the Edit option located at the bottom. Now you can delete the ones you don’t want to appear on the Today screen and you can add the ones that you want there. It even lets you get an update from third-party applications.
Enable the Rest Finger to Unlock your Phone Feature:
iOS 10 changes the way you unlock your phone. Instead of the old way i.e. you press your finger on the home screen to unlock your phone, with iPhone 7 you have to simply place your finger on the home screen. If you are comfortable with the old style, there is a way to get that back.
Head to Setting, then to General, there you need to tap on Accessibility. After that look for the Home button option and tap on it too. Then you can turn on or off the Rest Finger to open feature.
Restart your Phone:
The way your restart your phone has changed with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Previously, you use to press and hold the power button along with the home button to restart your device, but now since there is no home button, things have changed.
To restart your iPhone 7 and Plus, you need to press and hold the power button along with the volume down button. We know this might take some getting used to, especially when you have been iPhone user for quite some time.
Turn off Raise to Wake Option:
Among the new features of iPhone 7, the most interesting one is Raise to Wake. You don’t have to manually turn on the lock screen, it springs to life the minute to lift your phone. Although many of you enjoy this feature, there are some who would like to get back to the previous way of turning on the lock screen i.e. pressing the home button.
It is pretty easy to disable the Raise to Wake option, go to Setting, Display & Brightness. Near the area where you adjust the auto-lock time feature of the phone, you will see the Raise to Wake option. A slider will let you enable or disable this option.
Avoid Water Damage:
Apple has finally made their phone water resistant. According to Apple, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can be left in 1-meter water for about 30 minutes and they will come out victorious. These new phones have an IP67 rating for water resistance.
This means that you don’t need to panic if you accidentally drop your phone in the water. Unlike iPhone 6 or lower, where even little water would cause some serious damage, iPhone 7 can live with it.
Enable the Magnifier:
Sometimes one needs to capture things up close, but the default camera does not let you zoom into that extent. There is nothing to worry about, you can do that with the Magnifier option introduced in iPhone 7.
This feature is available to anyone who has updated their phone to iOS 10. To enable the feature, go to Setting, General, Accessibility, and toggle on the Magnifier option.
To use it, you need to triple tap on the home button, a camera interface will open up. You will be able to zoom in more than the normal camera, tap to focus and then capture the moment.
Turning Keyboard into a Track Pad:
This feature might not be new to iPhone 7, but it still seems handy for 3D touch enabled phones. When you are typing a message, an email or writing a note, often you want to move the cursor to make a correction.
All you have to do is tap on the place where you want to make a correction, but this method is not very exact as the tapping is blocked by finger itself. There is another way to go about it as well, hard press on the keyboard and this will turn your keyboard into a Mac like trackpad. You can easily navigate to your desired place and make the correction.
Edit Live Photos:
The feature of taking Live Photos might have been introduced in the predecessor of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but with time Apple has really worked on it. They have enhanced and improved this feature. The best thing is that you can now edit a live picture, to do so, select the desired photo, then tap on the Edit button located at the bottom of the screen.
You will be presented with a number of editing options including adding a filter without losing the animation, adjusting the lighting and color of the picture, cropping the picture and much more. These edits are non-destructive, so you can easily revert back to the original photo.
iPhone 7 might look like iPhone 6, but it has many great improvements to it. The phone comes with latest iOS 10, new home button, a new today screen, magnifier option, is water resistant and some really cool features. You will love the phone’s camera and better battery life. The phone is a complete package for anyone who loves classy smartphones.