using an iphone right out of the box with the default settings is usually fine.
10 iPhone Settings You Should Change
however with just a few tweaks you can increase the security and privacy on your iPhone plus you get a lot more out of it .
today I’ll tell you about some iPhone settings that you should change let’s get started .
the iPhone lockscreen can let your completion a lot of tasks without unlocking your phone and while that is
handy it does pose a security threat since anyone can reply to your messages interact with Siri and even access your Apple Wave wallet from the lockscreen if
that doesn’t scare you it showed it fortunately you can make your lockscreen more secure by changing
the following settings :
go to touch ID and passcode in settings under the allow
access when locked category choose the things you don’t want to be accessible from the lock screen I would recommend turning of Siri turning off reply with
message and turning off wallet obviously you should pick and choose these settings according to your own
preference no matter how much Apple improves its flagship device somehow
the speaker quality tends to remain subpart at least when compared to the competition but iOS does have an equalizer and it can give you speaker of volume boost when you want go to EQ inside music settings choose the late-night preset to get a decent volume
boost on your iPhone speaker try it out the next time you find yourself at an impromptu house party and amaze your friends .
so Apple upgraded the base model iPhone to 32gb but without any external card support that space will fill up quite fast considering all the 4k footage you can shoot and the high resolution images that the iPhone is capable of taking to get around this you can use a nice
little setting that will save you anywhere up to 50% space on every image in settings go to camera here tap on formats and choose high efficiency instead of most compatible your iPhone will then encode videos in the H dot 264 standard which results in similar or even better quality in a much smaller file size images taken with this setting result in a format called a gif however your iPhone will automatically export to JPEG
when you try to share the image with an on a gif compatible device so it’s a win-win regardless of the usability of a feature like this having all your notification content visible on the lockscreen is honestly kind of silly not just that it’s also privacy threat since anyone can read your personal messages without ever having to unlock your iPhone inside settings go to notifications in show previews you can choose between always ven and log and never select when unlocked and you’re all set never is also a perfectly fine option to go with but it may be seen as being a little paranoid choose at your
own risk .
another iOS 11 specific feature do not disturb while driving is extremely useful and one you should definitely be using if you drive often go to do not disturb inside the Settings app under the do not disturb by driving section tap on activate if your car has Bluetooth you should definitely select the vent connected to car bluetooth option if not you can choose automatically and the iPhone will automatically turn on do not disturb mode when it detects that your driving distracted driving is never safe and this feature will make sure that you drive safely at all times having your phone stolen is never a fun feeling however it can be made worse if someone then starts using a sim in a different phone they can easily impersonate you that access to almost every account will have online and basically destroy your life you can prevent this by simply using a simple in phone settings :
go to simple enable SIM PIN and set up a pin this ensures that whenever your SIM is inserted into a different phone or even when your phone is restarted it will ask for the SIM PIN obviously you shouldn’t forget your own simple either so memorize it as best you can ius 11 brought the ability to offload apps from your iphone this results in the app getting uninstalled but all the documents and app specific information still remain saved on your phone offloading apps can help you get storage space back from apps that you don’t he’s often and when you do need them again you can simply install them back and they will work as if they were always ,there kind of like magic in settings go to general and then to iphone storage tap on offload app your iphone helps in making this decision for you by showing the last time you use a specific app so you can read out apps that you downloaded but rarely ever used iPhone users have been asking for a dark mode since what feels like eternity and Apple has finally delivered the feature will almost in settings go to general head over to accessibility and then display accommodations upon invert colors and enable smart invert I use 11 inverts colors in such a way that your images and app icons are not affected by the color inversion but the entire UI system-wide is converted to a dark theme,
I think this is as close to a dark mode as Apple will ever let us get since I was 10 iPhones require the user to actually press the home button to unlock the device and go to the home screen if you prefer the old way of simply touching the home button to unlock and get to the home screen all you need to do is
go to settings and then general here head over
to accessibility tap on home button and enable rest finger to open now with raise to way we’ll be able to open your iPhone by simply touching the home button making the process far more streamlined a drop
on iOS has a big problem since it is set to everyone by default anyone with an iOS device or a Mac can send images to you the iPhone will still display a prompt to accept or decline the image but it can get weird in public places where people can send weird images and spam you with them you can simply swipe up to open the control center and tap on airdrop select contacts only so only your contacts will be able to discover your phone on airdrop and send files or
images to you CD prefers using Bing as its default search engine so anytime you ask Siri to search for something it will show results from Bing even though Bing is decent enough most of us are far more accustomed to using Google who make CD use Google to search information all you have to do is add Google before the command something like kcd Google iPhone traits Siri will tell you that it is searching Google for the keywords you mentioned and will display search
results from Google instead of Bing well those were some iPhone settings that you should change right away but are you aware of some other settings that you
should change do let me know in the
comment section below .