Iphone tips

Drag and Drop Content Across Apps

You really need to use this trick in person to check its awesomeness. On your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro, long-press any image/video/file from one app, open another app, and drop it there. Keep the content pinned using one hand and open another app using another finger and drop the content. It works seamlessly across Apple apps. For example, you can select a photo from the Photos app and use the drag and drop method to attach it to an iMessage conversation.

Use iCloud Private Relay

A new iOS 15 feature, iCloud Private Relay hides your IP address and Safari browsing activity from network providers and websites so that no one — including Apple can see who you are or what sites you are visiting. It shields your web traffic from prying eyes and spammers. Private Relay hides data from both the ISP and advertisers that aim to build your online profile. iCloud Private Relay is only available for paid iCloud users. You can enable the toggle from the Settings > iCloud > Private Relay menu.

Check Image EXIF Data

Apart from the improved image quality, Apple now also lets you view the EXIF details of photos right on your iPhone. You can open any image in the Photos app and tap on the info ‘i’ button to view photo size, maps, photo date, time, resolution, and more.

Night Mode for All Cameras

With the iPhone 13 series, Apple is bringing Night mode support to all camera sensors. This means you can now take Night mode shots using the telephoto as well as the ultra-wide camera in low-light scenarios.

FaceTime Eye Contact

You can complement FaceTime HD on the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro with Eye Contact. Once enabled, the feature will make it seem as if you are looking directly at the person on the other end of the call instead of at the camera. To enable it, go to Settings > FaceTime and turn on the switch next to Eye Contact.

FaceTime HD Calls

Thanks to 5G, you can perform FaceTime video calls in 1080p HD on your iPhone 13. Go to Settings > Cellular > Data Mode and select Allow More Data on 5G  to FaceTime in HD over 5G. You can also do enjoy FaceTime HD calls on Wi-Fi.

Install iOS Updates Over 5G

Another benefit of 5G connectivity on the iPhone 13 series is that you can download iOS updates over 5G. To enable that, head over to Settings > Cellular > Data Mode and select Allow More Data on 5G.

Get a MagSafe Charger

If you prefer to charge your iPhone 13 wirelessly, get a MagSafe charger. This is because MagSafe chargers can wirelessly charge the iPhone 13 series at up to 15W speeds, notably faster than the 7.5W maximum charging speed of regular wireless chargers.

Buy 20W USB-C Power Adapter

Your iPhone 13 does not come with a charging adapter, but it sure comes with a Lightning to USB-C cable for fast charging. So, consider grabbing a power adapter with a rating of 20W or higher instead of sticking to your old 5-10W charger. That way, you’ll be able to fast charge your iPhone from 0-50 percent in just 30 minutes.

Restrict 5G

Smart Data Mode aside, you can also restrict your iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro from using 5G (except during video streaming) by turning on Low Power Mode. Head into Settings > Battery to turn it on. Alternatively, you can tap the Low Data Mode icon within the Control Center to turn it on.