Thanks to policy changes at Twitter, SMS two-factor authentication (2FA) is no longer available for free. Users must have a subscription to Twitter Blue in order to use SMS for 2FA when securing their accounts. Twitter claims that requiring membership will reduce abuse of the platform by "bad actors". While SMS verification is a convenient and popular way to increase account security, it's not the most secure. Using an authentication app provides improved protection for your account.
Apple has added Voice Isolation mode to cellular phone calls with iOS 16.4. This means iPhone owners can use this custom Mic Mode in apps such as FaceTime, WhatsApp, Zoom, and now phone calls. Voice Isolation can help eliminate ambient background noise, bringing more emphasis and clarity to words spoken in the foreground. The sound effect can be toggled on or off when in an active call.
There are many ways to customize the Mail app on iPhone to suit your personal preferences and needs. Sometimes accessing specific folders requires digging down into mailboxes on your device. To reduce the amount of tapping for frequently accessed email folders, these locations can be added as a custom mailbox.
Once added, the custom mailbox appears in the main list of Mailboxes in the iOS Mail app. You can rearrange the list of mailboxes to make these custom folders even more accessible. When folders are added to the list of mailboxes they can be opened with a single tap.
The iPhone keyboard likes to think it's smart. After all, it learns words and grammar over time based on your typing habits. While this provides incredible convenience, sometimes automatic suggestions and autocorrect don't work as expected. If you find the iPhone dictionary suggesting the wrong spellings, or otherwise causing more harm than good, the keyboard history can be cleared.
Accessing multiple email inboxes from a single app makes iPhone Mail convenient. By default, each account gets listed using the email address associated with the account. When using many email accounts, the list can get cluttered or confusing. Luckily, iOS includes the option to rename each account with a nickname or shortcut. Renaming email accounts makes them easier to spot in a long list, and can simplify the email inbox list.