It’s common to take your iPhone for granted. After all, you use it every single day. But there are a few tricks that you might not know about. And with new features like Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time with iOS 14, we thought it was time to share iPhone smart settings so you can get the most out of your smartphone.
1. RECEIVE CALLS AND MESSAGES ON YOUR OTHER APPLE DEVICES
Enable this option if you’d like to be able to answer a call from your laptop or desktop. For example, if you’re working in your office and get a phone call while at home with your family, you can answer that call using your computer.
- Click on Settings
- Click the Phone (or Messages) option.
- There will be an option Allow calls on other devices (or Text Message Forwarding)
- Select on which devices you’d like to receive calls or messages
2. PREVENT MESSAGES(AUDIO) FROM EXPIRING
If you’ve ever sent an audio message to someone using iMessage, you might have noticed that it disappears after two minutes. Luckily, Apple makes it easy to keep those messages forever:
- Go To Settings
- Click on Messages
- Scroll down
- Under “Audio Messages,” click Expire
- Click on Never
3. TURN YOUR IPHONE ‘SELF-DESTRUCT.’
One of the lesser-known features of iOS that can be quite useful is the ability to set a maximum number of failed passcode attempts. After you’ve entered your passcode incorrectly ten times, all data on your device gets erased. Although this may sound scary, safeguards are built to prevent anyone besides yourself from accidentally wiping your phone clean. After five unsuccessful attempts, you get a 1-minute timeout before trying again; at six tries, it increases to 5 minutes; and at seven shots, 15 minutes.
- Click on Settings
- Touch Passcode & ID Option-click on that
- Enter passcode
- Toggle Erase data setting to the on position
4. RECORD VIDEOS IN A PINCH
The camera on your iPhone is great for shooting beautiful photos and videos, and now the experience is even better. With the latest update to iOS, you can begin recording videos much faster than before. Here’s how you can record videos in a pinch:
- Open your Camera application on your phone
- On shutter button is available Hold down that button at the bottom to begin filming
- Release your finger when you want to stop recording