Conversation Boost offers AirPods Pro owners a new way to increase the volume of people speaking close by. The feature was mentioned at WWDC this summer, and is now available with the latest AirPods Pro firmware. Conversation Boost operates as a custom transparency mode, focusing on sound from a person talking in front of you. This can help boost the conversation in a noisy room, or for those who have trouble hearing.
Apple makes it possible to transfer all of your data from an older iPhone directly to a new device. The entire process takes place wirelessly with both iPhones in close proximity to each other. While data can be transferred using other methods, such as a computer backup, the Quick Start method is simplest. Note that some data or apps will be downloaded from iCloud or the App Store directly when using this process.
Verizon offers the iPhone 13 with 5G wireless on their network. If you've purchased your iPhone directly from Verizon, you're probably not having 5G issues. Many Apple customers purchase their devices unlocked from Apple, or at other retailers. Some users have noticed that 5G connectivity is not working on Verizon with their new phones.
Apple iCloud+ offers increased privacy while browsing with Safari on iPhone and iPad. Device owners can enable iCloud Private Relay at any time, as it comes packaged free with the purchase of iCloud storage. This means anyone with an iCloud storage subscription can easily hide their IP address and web traffic. Not only does iCloud Private Relay hide this information from your ISP and the sites you visit, but Apple can't even see your activity.
Apple continues to add customization options to its mobile devices, from home screen widgets to font keyboards. Wallpaper backgrounds for the home and lock screens may be one of the earliest places where iOS allowed users to create a unique look. Now Safari offers the option for a custom background behind the new tab screen.