Hidden Features of iOS 13 to Help Make Life Easier

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iOS 13 is an Apple mobile operating system that comes with a variety of hidden features to make life easier for Apple users. So there are plenty of reasons for Apple users to upgrade to iOS 13. We have accumulated a list of 30 hidden features of iOS 13 that will make your life easier. Here they are:

  1. Easy Switching to the Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) and Bluetooth Devices: Unbolt the ‘Control Centre’, then either tap and hold the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth icon to get connected swiftly.
  2. Shutting Up Unknown Callers: Go to ‘Settings’, then select ‘Phone’ and choose the option, ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ to avoid receiving their calls.
  1. Downloading Large Applications (Apps) on Mobile Data: Go to ‘Settings’, then select ‘iTunes & App Store’; move to ‘Mobile Data’ section & tap ‘App Downloads’. Select ‘Always Ask’, as it will always ask you to download the application if it is over 200 MB (MegaBytes).
  1. Dual-SIM Support for FaceTime & iMessage: You can deploy both of your connected phone numbers on FaceTime and iMessage to capitalize on your dual-SIM iPhone.
  1. Deleting Apps Directly from the App Store: Open the App Store, tap your ‘Profile Icon’ that will be on the top right. Scroll down to the section, ‘Updates’; find the updated application that you want to delete by swapping left and tapping, ‘Delete’.
  1. Ameliorated Silent Mode Display: Toggle the mute switch on your iPhone to let iOS 13 tell you that whether you have changed the silent mode to on or off.
  1. Automatically Closing Safari Tabs: Go to ‘Settings’, select ‘Safari’ then ‘Close Tabs’ and you will be done.
  1. Saving Open Tabs in Safari as Bookmarks: Open Safari and tap & hold the ‘Bookmarks Button’. Then you should tap ‘Add Bookmarks for [number] Tabs to create a bookmark folder for those tabs. Name the folder and tap ‘Save’.
  1. Using a Bluetooth Mouse with an iPhone or iPad: Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Devices > Bluetooth Devices. Then you will be able to pair your iOS 13 device with a Bluetooth mouse.
  1. Safari Download Manager: Simply tap a link to download a file, then tap ‘Download’. You will see a download icon that will appear on the top right which will allow you to check the download status. To change the download location, go to ‘Settings’ then select ‘Safari’ & opt for ‘Downloads’. Select your preferred destination for download. You can also tap ‘Remove Download List Items’ to clear items from the download list on Safari.
  1. Taking Screenshot of a Full Web Page: If your phone has a face ID (Identity), then you can either tap ‘Power + Volume Up’ or ‘Power + Home’ depending on your device to take a screenshot. After that, you will need to tap the ‘Screenshot Preview’ on the bottom left, then tap ‘Full Page’ and ‘Done’; then ‘Save PDF (Portable Document Format) to Files’.
  1. Saving Screenshots to Files: Take a screenshot on your device, then tap ‘Preview’ and ‘Done’ respectively. Now tap ‘Save to Files’ and choose where you want to save the screenshot.
  1. Much Refined Messages Search: The ‘Search Box’ in Messages shows useful recent links and contacts. It also shows basic search results quickly.
  1. Lyrics Synchronized (Sync) with Songs on Apple Music: If you use Apple Music, then you can play any song. Once you play the song, you can tap the player to make it full-screen. Afterward, you should tap the ‘Lyrics’ button on the bottom-left. Doing this will let you play the song lyrics sync with it.
  1. Low Data Mode: You can enable ‘Low Data Mode’ to reduce mobile data usage in iOS 13 by going to ‘Settings’, then selecting ‘Mobile Data’ and opting for ‘Mobile Data Options’.
  1. Optimized Battery Charging: Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health to see optimized battery charging; it will help you reduce your battery aging.
  1. Image OCR (Optical Character Recognition) in Notes: If you save an image with text in the ‘Notes app’, then OCR will take effect. The search for text in the ‘Notes app’ and pertinent images will also start showing up.
  1. Add People to Folders in Notes: Open Notes and tap the ‘three-dots icon’ on the top right, then select ‘Notes’. Now choose the notes you want to group in a folder, then tap ‘Move to’ and ‘New Folder’ respectively to create a new folder. Tap ‘Folders’ on the page where you see all of your notes. Afterward, open the folder you want to share. Now tap ‘the three dots icon’ on the top right and select ‘Add People’. By doing this you can share the folders with people you want to.
  1. Sending emoji Is Even Simpler Now: You will find a dedicated emoji button on the iOS keyboard, so sending it will be much easier for you.
  1. Compressing and Expanding Files: iOS 13 supports zipping and unzipping the files. You can transfer ZIP or TAR files to the ‘Files app’ on iOS. Tap the file, and it will be opened. To compress the files, open the ‘Files app’ and tap & hold any file, then select ‘Compress’. To compress multiple files at once, you will have to select them all and follow similar steps.
  1. Creating Folders on Your iOS Device Storage: If you access the ‘On My iPhone’ or ‘On My iPad’ local storage drives through the ‘Files app’, then you should know that you can also create folders there. Just tap and hold on the vacant space, then tap ‘New Folder’.
  1. Zooming Photos In or Out: Go to the ‘Photos app’, then go to the tab, ‘Photos’. Pinch to zoom photos in or out.
  1. Removing EXIF (EXchangeable Image File Format) Data from Photos: Open the ‘Photos app’ and opt for the photos you want to share. Now tap the button, ‘Options;’ at the top, See the ‘Include’ section at the bottom. Now you can disable ‘All Photos Data’ and 'Location’ to remove EXIF data from the photos before sharing.
  1. Improved Location Privacy Settings: Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. Now tap any application name, then you will see a new option, ‘Ask Next Time’. This is a good option to control your location settings.
  1. PS4 (Play Station 4) and Xbox One Controller Support: iOS 13 supports the official PS4 and Xbox One controllers. The original Xbox controller is not supported, but one shipped with Xbox One S (Slipper Form Factor) and the newer ones are supported.
  1. Application Subscription Warnings When Deleting Apps: If you have acquired a subscription for any application on the App Store, then iOS 13 retells you about your active subscription while you delete the app.
  1. Books App Gets Reading Goals: Open the ‘Books app’, and you will see a new option, ‘Reading Goals’. Tap it, then tap ‘Adjust’ to set your reading goals.
  1. Attachments to Calendar: Open up ‘Calendar’, and add a new event by tapping the ‘+’ button on the top-right. Afterward, scroll down and tap ‘Add Attachment’ to let the iOS 13 allow you to attach documents to your calendar event.
  1. Three-Finger Tap Twice to Undo: In apps, such as ‘Notes’ you will be able to tap with the three fingers to open the cut, copy, and paste menu. Do it twice to undo.
  1. Bluetooth Privacy Settings: Go to ‘Settings’, select ‘Privacy’, and you will see a new menu called ‘Bluetooth’. You can enable or disable Bluetooth from here.

To Sum Up…Are not you feeling excited about the iOS 13 thirty hidden features? If yes, then the time has come for you to upgrade to the Apple mobile operating system, iOS 13. Last but not least, Apple always comes up with something useful to retain its loyal customers using its operating system time and time again. If you would like some assistance with your iPhone, please contact us, and we can get help you out here at Cellfixx.

Published on:
August 1, 2022