The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the most anticipated smartphones of the market, are finally here. This year’s iPhone models may not come with overhauled exterior design changes, but instead Apple introduces a whole bunch of new features and changes as well as performance enhancements.
If you just got a shiny iPhone 7, you should know that your device is far more capable than your old iPhone. In this post, we will show you some iPhone 7 tips and tricks in order to help you get the most out of your new iPhone 7.
- Customize your home button
With iPhone 7, Apple has replaced its traditional Home button, something we have been accustomed to over a decade with a static button powered by Apple’s Taptic engine. The best part is that you can easily customize how your home button feels on your iPhone. iPhone 7 offers three basic settings including basically low, medium and high and you can access all of these settings by heading to Settings > General > Home.
- Hard Reset
This year, iPhone 7 offers a brand new way to hard reset thanks its Taptic engine-powered home button. Long gone are the days when you simply press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home button until your iPhone restarts. Instead, all you have to do now is to press and hold Sleep/Wake and Volume buttons at the same time.
- Use 4K recording
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the first Apple-branded smartphones to include the ability to shoot videos in 4K. If 4K feature is now turned off on your iPhone 7, you can easily turn it on. To do this, you can head to Settings > Photo and Camera and switch to 4K at 30 fps. Note that 4K videos take up a lot of memory, so think twice before moving ahead
- Add Widget to lock screen
In iOS 10, Apple brings widgets to the lock screen. Widgets are really useful and you simply need to swipe left on the lock page to access all of them. Besides, you can easily add new widgets to the lock screen or customize your widgets. To do this, you simply need to swipe right on the lock screen, swipe to the bottom and hit Edit to customize widgets.
- Unlock your phone without pressing the home button
iOS 10 removes the classic “Swipe left to unlock your phone” screen, instead introducing a new “Press home button to unlock your phone.” The new iPhone allows you to unlock your phone as soon as you put your finger on the home button. You can do this by heading to Settings > General -> Accessibility -> Home.
- Use your iPhone as a magnifier
With iPhone 7, Apple lets you use your stunning camera as your personal magnifier, allowing you to zoom in to read things you cannot with your naked eyes. You can activate this feature by heading to Settings, scroll down to General and tap Accessibility > Magnifier.
- 3D Touch
In iOS 10, Apple has taken 3D Touch to a whole new level, as it is now present in more places, thereby offering you quick access to more apps. For example, you can quickly reply to comments right from your lock screen or send effects in Messages app without even opening the app.
- Close an app or multiple apps at once
If you want to close or kill an app running in the background, all you need to do is to double-press the home button and swipe up on the app you wish to close.
- Raise to Wake
iOS 10 running on the new iPhone 7 includes a brand new feature called Raise to Wake. This may come in handy, as it wakes up your phone every time you pick up your phone, eliminating the need for button-punching steps.
- Adjust text size
The new iPhone 7 allows you to easily adjust text size for easy reading. To do this, you can head to Settings > Display & Brightness > Text Size.
That’s it! These are ten best iPhone 7 tips to help you make the most out of your new device. If you have got any questions, let us know in the comments below.