While most iPhone users know Siri's basic functions, such as setting reminders or sending texts, there lies beneath this surface a myriad of lesser-known features. These hidden gems within Siri's capabilities are designed not only to enhance efficiency and productivity but also to add an element of fun and ease to the daily digital experience. These overlooked aspects of Siri uncover new ways to leverage Apple's voice assistant in everyday life, maximizing the full potential of what the iPhone has to offer.
With the launch of iOS 17.2, Apple has introduced settings making it possible to customize the default alert tone for iPhone notifications. This is especially useful for those who are not fans of the new Rebound tone, which replaced the familiar Tri-tone starting with iOS 17.
One of the best features of the iPhone camera is Portrait mode. By simulating an expensive DSLR camera and lens setup, images captured in Portrait mode blur the background, highlighting the subject and providing a more professional result. Those shooting in Portrait mode may not even realize this setting has more to offer when editing photos.
The background blur, or bokeh, is not fixed as it would be when capturing images using different aperture (or f-stop) settings. In fact, on the iPhone, the background blurriness can be adjusted after the picture is taken.
Threads has responded to user complaints by introducing a new privacy option, which allows users to disable the automatic sharing of Threads posts on Instagram and Facebook. Seeking to boost the popularity of its new platform Threads, Meta displayed suggested posts on other Meta-owned apps. This move triggered criticism from users, who were automatically enrolled in external sharing.
As the end of the year approaches, don't forget to dive into your personalized Apple Music Replay data to reveal the musical highlights of 2023. Unlike Spotify Wrapped, Apple Music Replay offers a year-round glimpse into your listening, allowing subscribers to track their musical preferences at any time.