With the latest release of iOS 13, there are a ton of new ways to get the most out of your iPhone.
Here are some of our favorites.
1. Turn on Airplane Mode for faster charging
Did you know that airplane mode can reduce power consumption by switching off your phone’s wireless radios? This can cut your charging time significantly if you’re in a rush. To enable:
Go to Settings > Airplane Mode
2. Type faster with Slide To Type (gesture typing) in iOS 13
This setting can boost your typing speeds by up to 75%. To enable:
Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Slide to Type.
3. Send Spam Callers Directly to Your Voicemail
Robocalls are still annoying as hell. But now there is a way to send them directly to your voicemail. So they will not interrupt your day.
Go to Settings > Phone > Silence Unknown Callers
4. Preserve Your Phone’s Battery Life with Smart Charge
Enabling the new Smart Charge setting is just one of the several things you can do to keep your battery at top health. This video gives a quick rundown.
5. Save Your Eyes By Using Dark Mode At Night
Blue light, especially late at night, can seriously interrupt your sleep. The latest version of iPhone software makes it super easy to pick the right dark hours for your lifestyle.
Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Turn on Automatic > Options, select your desired blue light blocking times
6. Choose Who Can Call You When You’re On Do Not Disturb
A new feature lets you customize who can make your phone ring when you are on “Do Not Disturb” mode. This is perfect for making sure a child or family members can contact you in case of emergency.
Go to Contacts > Pick a Contact > Edit > Ringtone or Text Tone > Emergency Bypass.
This will allow the notification to bypass your Do Not Disturb setting when they call.
7. Turn Your iPhone into a Laptop by Pairing it with a Wireless Keyboard
Need to pound out a long email? Just pair your iPhone with a Bluetooth keyboard to get the full typing experience.
8. BONUS HACK: Get Revenge on Robocallers With This APP
Sick of Robocallers? RoboKiller is a new app that helps you get revenge by using artificial intelligence to waste telemarketers’ time with a convincing sounding human voice. Best part? You get to listen to the calls with the spammers afterwards for a good laugh.