While iPhone and iPad have had a system-wide dark mode since iOS 13 and many third party apps have their own dark or night mode settings, there are still instances where the screen remains bright. One such instance that you've probably noticed is the Google search results in Safari, which can suddenly seem blindingly bright if you're in a dark setting and using dark mode. Before Apple developed its true dark mode people would use the "Smart Invert" and "Classic Invert" to emulate a dark mode.
There are many ways to get extra help when using the iPhone for everyday tasks. One of the Accessibility features built into iOS is Typing Feedback. This feature provides auditory confirmation of keyboard input across the system. Entering text in any app can be accompanied by live feedback to read characters, words, or help with predictive text options.
PBS stations will air "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on December 13 at 7:30 PM.
The beloved Peanuts Christmas special can also be watched for free via Apple TV+ from December 11-13. At other times (starting December 4), the show is an Apple TV+ exclusive available to those with an active Apple TV+ subscription.
The most recent iOS update has arrived for the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. iOS 14.2.1 has been released for these models only, with other compatible devices staying at iOS 14.2. While this is a minor update, it offers several bug fixes for owners of iPhone 12 series devices.
iOS 14's Back Tap is a new Accessibility feature that lets you accomplish a variety of tasks by simply tapping the back of your iPhone. It can not only change various settings, but, using Shortcuts, it can launch apps or even specific functions of apps as well, making it incredibly versatile. One such function, if it suits you, is checking sports scores of specific teams. For instance, you can set up Back Tap to go right to ESPN's Game Cast of your favorite team. Here's how to set it up on iPhone: