Tips and Tricks for New iPhone 13 Owners

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If you were lucky enough to get a new iPhone 13 for the holidays, we’ve got a series of useful tips and tricks for you that will help you get the most out of your new device.

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Beyond the basics, here are 10 more useful tips about your new ‌iPhone‌:1. Check Your iPhone Warranty

If you need a repair, want to pick up AppleCare+ for your new ‌iPhone‌, or just want to see your warranty status and what’s available to you, you can do it right on your device. Open up the Settings app. Tap on “General.” Tap on “About.” Tap on “Limited Warranty” or “‌AppleCare‌+” to see your device status.

If you have ‌AppleCare‌+, the section will be labeled with ‌AppleCare‌+ and will let you know your ‌AppleCare‌ expiration date. If you don’t, it will say “Limited Warranty” and it will let you know when it expires.

‌AppleCare‌+ is good for two years or indefinitely if you renew it monthly or yearly, and it covers manufacturer issues and two incidents of accidental damage per year so long as you pay the deductible. It’s generally a good idea if you’re accident-prone and want to make sure you can get an affordable fix if you drop or otherwise damage your phone.

The Limited Warranty is Apple’s manufacturer warranty that lasts for a year after purchasing your ‌iPhone‌. It entitles you to hardware support for any manufacturing issues, and it allows for a year of chat and phone support.

With the Limited Warranty, once that year is up, your ‌iPhone‌ is considered out of warranty. If you didn’t purchase ‌AppleCare‌+ when you bought your phone and want to get it, you have 60 days to do so.2. Auto Schedule Low Power Mode to Save Battery

Using the Shortcuts app, you can create an automation that will cause Low Power Mode to come on automatically at a certain battery percentage, so you won’t need to turn it on manually. Open up the Shortcuts app. Tap on “Automation.” Tap on the “+” button. Tap on “Create Personal Automation.” Scroll down to “Battery Level.” Tap on the parameter that you want. Options include “Equals x%,” “Rises Above x%,” and “Falls below x%.” You’ll want to use “Falls Below” or “Equals” for this Shortcut. Use the slider to select a specific percentage. Tap “Next.” Tap “Add Action.” Search for “Low Power Mode.” Tap on “Set Low Power Mode.” Tap on “Next.” If you want your ‌iPhone‌ to ask you before turning on Low Power Mode, leave the “Ask Before Running” toggle activated. If not, turn it off. Tap “Done.”

From there, your Shortcut will run any time your ‌iPhone‌ hits the threshold that you set for Low Power mode. You can adjust the setting in the Automation section of the Shortcuts app.

If you want to set Low Power Mode to come on at a certain time, follow the above steps but use “Time of Day” as the first parameter, choose a time, and then follow steps 8 through 14.

Low Power Mode is designed to cut down on background processes to preserve battery life when your ‌iPhone‌ is low on battery, and your ‌iPhone‌ will automatically present a Low Power Mode pop-up suggestion when the battery dips below 20 percent. Using the Shortcuts app to create the Low Power Mode automation is a useful way to get Low Power Mode to come on when your battery is at a higher percentage.tiga. Customize Your Safari Start Page

You can change what’s displayed on your Safari start halaman, opting in to (or out of) sections like Frequently Visited, Shared With You, Siri Suggestions, and more, plus you can pick a custom wallpaper. Open up Safari. Open up a new blank page. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the laman. Tap on “Edit.” Toggle on the sections that you prefer. Toggle on “Background Image” if you want to pick a custom background for Safari. You can choose from the available Apple-designed backgrounds or use your own photo by tapping on the “+” button. If you want the same Start Page on all devices where you’re signed into iCloud, toggle on “Use Start Page on All Devices” at the top of the halaman. When you’re all done customizing, tap on the “X” button in the upper right hand corner.

Options that you can toggle on or off include Favorites, Frequently Visited, Shared With You, Privacy Report, ‌Siri‌ Suggestions, Reading List, and ‌iCloud‌ Tabs.4. Change Your Safari Design

Apple attempted to introduce an overhauled Safari design in ‌iOS 15‌ with floating tabs and an interface that merged the tab bar and the URL bar, but the changes were not well received and Apple ultimately reverted to the standard iOS 14 Safari design.

Safari Tab Bar on bottom (left), Safari Tab Bar on top (right)There are still remnants of that new Safari design, though, and you can elect to move your Safari Tab Bar to the bottom of the Safari interface, and you can chose to activate “Allow Website Tinting,” a feature that blends the background color of the website with the URL bar when it’s positioned at the top. Open up the Settings app. Scroll down to Safari. Under Tabs, select the “Tab Bar” option for a tab bar located at the bottom of the Safari window. Choose “Single Tab” for the top bar. Toggle on “Allow Website Tinting” if you want to have the color blending feature when using the top bar, and choose “Landscape Tab Bar” if you want to see your open tabs when the ‌iPhone‌ is held horizontally.

Note that “Allow Website Tinting” is a feature that shows up when using the top bar. It causes the URL bar to turn the background color of the website when you scroll down on a page for a more seamless look.

Tip: You can also swap between the top and bottom navigation bars in Safari itself. Just tap on the “Aa” icon in the URL bar and then choose “Show Bottom Tab Bar” or “Show Top Address Bar.” 5. Rearrange Your Home Screen Pages

If you want to rearrange your various Home Screen pages that house apps, you can do so quickly and easily. Press and hold in an empty space on the ‌Home Screen‌ to enter “jiggle mode,” where the app icons are wiggling slightly. Tap on the row of dots at the bottom of the page. Your ‌Home Screen‌ pages will be shown in a grid view. Put a finger on one laman and drag it to move it to a new position relative to your other pages. Once you have your pages the way you want them, tap on “Done” in the upper right corner.

Tip: You can also delete ‌Home Screen‌ pages using this interface. At the grid view, tap on the checkmark under the laman that you want to eliminate, and then tap on the minus (-) icon to delete it.

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