March 07, 2018 3 min read
The iPhone 7 and 7 plus are a revolution for Apple. With each update the phones get better, smaller and lighter. They now have so many features that it's easy to get lost with how much power you have at your fingertips. So we've done the the work for you and collated 7 of the best Iphone 7 and 7 Plus Tips to make your day better.
1 - Change The Pressure Of The Home Button
The latest iPhone has removed many things and one of them is the traditional mechanical home button. In it's place is a pressure sensing fixed one with a taptic engine motor behind it. But the cool thing here is you can tweak the buzz based feedback to 3 different levels.
Simply head to Settings > General > Home Button and then select which of the 3 levels of power you like. It will also allow you to sample the settings of each one before you commit. Cool!
2 - Charge and Listen To Music At The Same Time
Obviously the lack of the headphone jack is a big part of the new iPhones mystique. But with all the benefits Apple tells us losing the ability to listen and charge at the same time kind of sucks. But there is a solution that's not a big deal. It's called a lightning connector. You can grab one from Apple here.
3 - The Hard Reset on an iPhone 7 Is Gone
iPhone is the best of all phones for stability. But even the iPhone has issues sometimes and when that happens the 'hard reset' is normally the first thing you do to get back to running order. Unfortunately the iPhone 7 no longer has the mechanical home button. But we have a solution for you.
Simply hold the power button and volume down controls simultaneously for a few seconds this should activate the 'hard reset' and get you back to smooth running order.
4 - Activate Kid Safe Mode
While a stern 'don't touch my iPhone' often suffices, we all have that certain child or friend that wants to have a poke around your phone. Luckily the iPhone 7 has a restrictions setting that offers you full control over adding and deleting apps as well as putting restrictions on others. You will find the restrictions menu under general and simply setup a password.
5 - Your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is Waterproof But...
While the great news is your new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is waterproof, that doesn't mean you should go swimming with it or take a shower and make some calls to your friends. Apple states that if you get your phone wet you need to wait until it drys out before connecting to power and charging. Makes sense right? It should warn you moisture has been detected. Wait until this warning has stopped before connecting to power again. If in doubt take it into a local Apple store.
6 - Tell Siri Who Your Family Is
Siri keeps getting better and the Siri on your new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is the most advanced yet. While Siri is happy to do what you want it will also learn if you give her the information. If your Dad is in the phone as John then simply ask Siri to call your dad. Siri should then ask 'who is your dad' you can then say John and next time you ask Siri to call dad, the info should be saved into Siri's clever brain.
7 - Supercharge The Battery Life of Your iPhone 7
While the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are optimised to get the most out of your battery. Apple has kept the battery relatively the same size, meaning the power can easily run out. That means if you have a busy day making calls or use too many of the apps you may find yourself with a flat battery. If you've ever really needed to make a call and the battery dies, you will know what I mean.
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