Apple Watch offers a wide variety of functions to Apple users, way beyond a simple pedometer or fitness band. That being said, sometimes the most useful activity data is also the most basic. There are times when tracking the distance walked, flights of steps climbed, or total steps helps achieve goals. Most step trackers are pre-set to encourage 10,000 steps per day.
The Spotify app includes many settings to customize the experience and control how much data is used while listening. Spotify Premium members can access premium streaming audio quality on their iPhone and iPad. By default, Spotify automatically controls the audio quality based on a variety of factors that are not explained. If you are a subscriber and prefer to maximize audio quality most of the time, these controls can be manually set to "Very high" to improve music quality.
Ever since iCloud+ was released by Apple, the Safari browser on iPhone offers increased privacy features. iCloud Private Relay automatically obscures your IP address, browsing activity, and location from the websites you visit. It works by sending web traffic to an Apple server, which removes the IP address and relays the the traffic to a second server for forwarding to its destination.
Apple continually adds new features to the iPhone operating system including helpful reminders and Siri suggestions. For example, a missed call can generate a reminder to call back known contacts later on. Similarly, the Mail app keeps track of sent messages that go unanswered. After several days, sent messages without a reply are moved back to the top of your inbox.
Once again New Year's Day is upon us, and after the celebrations will come a long list of New Year's resolutions. One of the best tools to help achieve your goals in the new year is already in your pocket. There are many iPhone apps that can be tailored to specific fitness, financial, and intellectual goals. Here are some of our favorites across a range of popular New Year's resolution themes.