iPhone Settings

How to change Siri's voice / accent on iPhone

Apple Siri

Apple's personal voice assistant offers a variety of options to customize the way it sounds. Siri supports many different languages tailored to regions around the world. When it comes to English, Apple has built-in a few options to tweak how Siri talks. The most basic option is choosing whether Siri speaks in a female or male sounding voice.

How to stop AirPods from automatically switching devices

AirPods Pro

The AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max have one thing in common, they all automatically switch between the iPhone, iPad, or Mac. This means if you're wearing AirPods and switch devices, the audio connection follows wherever the same iCloud account is used. For some situations, this feature can be an inconvenience.

How to use Siri with a face-down iPhone

Siri

Ever notice that Hey Siri does not respond when the iPhone is face-down on a table? In fact, this can happen in a pocket, bag, or any situation where the front of the iPhone is covered up. This is a feature of iOS, which shuts off Hey Siri automatically when the iPhone is face-down. Placing the device in this position is the quickest way to disable Hey Siri at any time.

How to disable Optimize Battery Charging on iPhone

Optimize battery charging iPhone

Hidden among the many changes and improvements to iOS 13 is a feature Apple calls Optimize Battery Charging. All rechargeable batteries have a limited lifespan, which means over time their capacity to hold power declines. Apple has added automatic charging optimization to the Battery Health feature of iOS. From the time your iPhone is updated to iOS 13, this feature is switched on by default.

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