Are you the proud owner of the new iPhone 13, but aren’t quite sure how all the bells and whistles work? Some insider knowledge, tips and tricks might help. 

For the uninitiated, the iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by  Apple Inc, that use Apple’s iOS mobile operating system.  As of November 1 2018, more than 2.2 billion iPhones had been sold worldwide, and is regarded as the original smart phone and arguably the globe’s most celebrated.

The humble iPhone has a user interface built around a multi-touch screen. They connect to both cellular networks and Wi-Fi, and can make calls, browse the internet, take pictures and videos, play music, and send and receive text messages and emails. Since it’s initial release in 2007, the iPhone’s features have certainly come a long way. Improvements have been made to keep up with consumer demand, such as larger screen sizes, waterproofing, the ability to install third party apps, and many more accessibility features. 

Each September, consumers have come to expect and look forward to the annual iPhone release event orchestrated by Apple, the latest of which being the iPhone 13. However, every model of iPhone is always slightly different, so what are some tips and tricks to help users make the most of the newest release?

Seven Insider Tips On Using The iPhone 13

Whether you’re eager to start connecting to 5G or capture footage with the most up-to-date Apple camera technology, then the iPhone 13 is definitely worth the purchase price. Even if you’re not the type to jump at the annual models released by the tech giant, the latest updates have wowed both new converts and seasoned professionals when it comes to making the most of the smartphone. 

Focus Modes – Remember when our only options were Do Not Disturb or normal phone function? The iPhone 13 seems all too aware of the distractions that smartphones can herald, and has introduced Focus Mode. Users can select the apps or the contacts which can send you notifications, and you can also create dedicated focus profiles like “work” or “sleep”. 

Schedule Notifications – Particularly in the era of working from home, many of us have grappled with disturbed sleep from emails or notifications from apps. Now, users can add a specific window of time that each app sends these notifications. To enable it, head over to Settings > Notifications > Scheduled Notifications and toggle the switch, and pick your app. 

Screenshots Made Easy – How many times have you accidentally locked your phone by trying to press the buttons required for a screenshot? Now, iPhone 13 users have the option to customise the actions required, and can now simply double-tap or triple-tap to take a screenshot. Turn this feature on via the Accessibility settings. 

Scan Text To Your Phone – One of the neater tricks of the iPhone 13 is its ability to scan text directly from the camera and paste it into a document, allowing users to skip the process of typing the addresses and other texts manually. All you need to do is point your camera at a snippet of text, and tap the icon that appears in the bottom right corner of the camera. 

Improved FaceTime – The iPhone 13 has a feature dubbed Eye Contact, which improves your experience with FaceTime video calls. Essentially, the Eye Contact feature augments the FaceTime call to make it look like you are looking at the person, rather than at the screen. Enable this feature by going to Settings > FaceTime and enable the toggle next to Eye Contact.

Drag And Drop Photos – Exchanging information in the digital age can be a challenge, but now iPhone 13 users can drag and drop content between apps. To move text or images between apps, simply long press on the subject until it becomes translucent. When holding the selected objects, swipe on the tray below to go to the app of your choice and “drop” the images.

Built In Authenticator – Forget about relying on third-party apps like Google Authenticator for digital security, as the iPhone 13 now features a built-in version that gives the ability to quickly generate verification codes and enter them into your online accounts. You can set up an authentication code generator on your device by going to Settings > Passwords.

Although we live in an increasingly digital age, technology has also brought with it an extra set of distractions on top of whatever happens to pop up during our day to day lives. If you’re looking for advice on how to make the most of your iPhone 13 or any of the other models, then it’s always worth speaking to the experts. 

Talk Technology With The Professionals

SOS Phone Repairs are specialists in high-quality, cost-effective phone repairs, tablet repairs, and PC repairs, all backed with a six month warranty. Founded in 2015 in Coffs Harbour and now with over sixteen outlets located all over Australia, our primary driving factors remain the same: people and phones. 

Whether it’s to get a few more years out of your trusted iPhone, to fix one up to sell, or to repurpose an old one as a gift, repairing a smartphone might just be easier and cheaper than you think. However, if you’re in the market for a new smartphone, SOS Phone Repairs also stocks a wide variety of refurbished handsets at a fraction of the cost of a brand new one. While each has been carefully restored to perform at their best, all refurbished smartphones purchased through SOS also come with a twelve month warranty, and can be purchased at any of our sixteen store locations.  

If you are on the hunt for a quote, diagnostic, or even just some good old fashioned, friendly advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or give us a call today at SOS Phone Repairs.