You are already aware that the new iOS 13 comes with so many features that make the new Apple iOS operating system the talk of the town.
For example, the dark mode has now got more attention than even the iPhone 11 series. Apart from that, the Find My app now has the Find My Friend and Find My Device in it.
It’s two in one app and many more.
The new iOS 13 comes with so many features that will blow your mind. We don’t want to keep you in the dark, that is why we decided to write this article in other to show you all that you can do with your new Apple device that runs on iOS 13. Using these tricks will improve your iPhone productivity.
- 1 Best iOS 13 Tips and Tricks for iPhone
- 2 Tips 1: Disable 3D Touch in iOS 13
- 3 Tip 2: Turn On Dark Mode in iOS 13
- 4 Tips 3: Force All Apps to Use Dark Mode in iOS 13
- 5 Tips 4: Crop and Trim Video in iOS 13
- 6 How to Trim a Video on iOS 13
- 7 Tips 5: Convert a Live Photo to Video in iOS 13
- 8 Tips 6: Track Friends Using Find My Friends in iOS 13
- 9 Tips 7: Enable Low Data Mode in iOS 13
- 10 Tips 8: Set and Share Custom iMessage Profile Picture in iOS 13
- 11 Tips 9: Shuffle Songs or Playlists in Apple Music in iOS 13
- 12 Tips 10: Bookmark All Open Tabs in Safari in iOS 13
- 13 Tips 11: Change the Safari Download Location in iOS 13
- 14 Tips 12: Save and Share Webpage as PDF in Safari on iOS 13
- 15 Tips 13: Download Apps Larger Than 200MB Over Cellular Data in iOS 13
- 16 Tips 14: Automatically Silence Unknown and Spam Calls in iOS 13
- 17 Tips 15: Stop Siri from Announcing Messages in iOS 13
- 18 Tips 16: Share Live Route ETA in Apple Maps in iOS 13
- 19 Tips 17: Switch Wi-Fi Networks and Manage Bluetooth from Control Center in iOS 13
- 20 Tips 18: Install Fonts in iOS 13
- 21 Tips 19: Use QuickPath Swipe Keyboard in iOS 13
- 22 Tips 20: Control HomeKit Device with NFC Tag in iOS 13
Best iOS 13 Tips and Tricks for iPhone
Below are the best tricks and tips on the new iOS 13. To make it easy, we have split it into a section. So here are all the new features and the tips to use on the iOS 13.
Tips 1: Disable 3D Touch in iOS 13
Many folks no longer find the 3D that use to be a hit back then in 2015. The good news is that Apple now allows users to disable the 3D and below is how to do that.
Step 1: Open the Settings App on your iPhone
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Accessibility
Step 3: Now tap on the Touch option and then tap on 3D & Haptic Touch.
Step 4: Finally, turn off the toggle next to 3D touch from green to white.
That’s how to turn off 3D on the new iOS 13. You can still enable it back anytime by following the same method.
Tip 2: Turn On Dark Mode in iOS 13
The Dark Mode seems to be the popular trend since the release of the iOS 13. It’s not a surprise that many don’t know how to enable dark mode on their new iOS 13. Below is how to do that on your iPhone.
Step 1: Move to the control center by swiping up from the bottom if you own iPhone 8 or earlier and swipe down from the top right corner if you own iPhone 11 or X
Step 2: Then tap and hold the display brightness option.
Step 3: Now tap on Appearance Light right below the brightness adjuster. Now everything will turn into the dark mode.
This, however, will only turn Apps that support dark mode on the iOS 13. Nevertheless, you can still force all App to use the dark mode by following tips 3.
Step 1: Open the Settings app and then tap on the Display & Brightness option
Step 2: Now select the dark option if it’s in light mode or you can also toggle on Automatic option.
Tips 3: Force All Apps to Use Dark Mode in iOS 13
If you want all Apps on your iPhone to be on dark mode even those that don’t support Dark Mode on your device, you can still to it. Below is how to force all Apps on your iPhone to use Dark Mode.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Now scroll down and tap on Accessibility and tap on Display & Text Size.
Step 3: Toggle ON Smart Invert option to force all apps to use dark mode on your iPhone.
This will change most of the apps to use Dark Mode on your iPhone. You can give it a try.
Tips 4: Crop and Trim Video in iOS 13
When it comes to the camera, it has been widely accepted that the iPhone has the finest camera. This, however, make most users shoot videos on their iPhone. The good news is that the new iOS 13 now gives you the option to edit and to also crop your videos. To crop any video on your iPhone, follow the steps below
Step 1: Open the Photos App on your iPhone.
Step 2: Next tap on the Videos or select any Album you have a video in.
Step 3: Choose the video you want to crop and tap on Edit from the top right corner.
Step 4: Now tap on Crop Icon from the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: You can adjust the frame that appears in the editing window by pulling in or out.
Step 6: To customized crop, tap on the Aspect Ration option from the upper right corner and then tap on the Original tab to change the orientation from the landscape.
Step 7: You have the option to select Freeform cropping or select the presets.
Step 8: Once you are okay with the cropping, tap on Done.
This is the process of cropping on video on the iOS 13.
How to Trim a Video on iOS 13
Step 1: Open the Photos > Album > Select Video > tap on Edit.
Step 2: Tap on Video icon from the bottom left of the screen.
Step 3: Next, choose the trim, tap on Play to preview and tap on Done.
That’s how to crop and trim a video on your iPhone.
Tips 5: Convert a Live Photo to Video in iOS 13
You can now convert live photos into a video on your iPhone. If you have not done it before, why not give it a try.
Step 1: Open the Photos App and move to select the live photo of your choice.
Step 2: Tap on the Share button from the left bottom corner.
Step 3: Now select Save as Video option from the share sheet.
That’s it. You can watch the video from your Photos app in the video section.
Tips 6: Track Friends Using Find My Friends in iOS 13
This is the most perfect feature many folks will find amazing. With this Find My app you can track your friend and do more. To use this feature is pretty simple and straightforward.
Step 1: Open Find My Friends App and select the friend you wish to track from People section at the left bottom corner. Step 2: Now tap on Directions to track the exact location of your friend. If the Direction is not clickable, click on Ask to Follow Location from the pull-up menu.
Tips 7: Enable Low Data Mode in iOS 13
Many people now spend on data even more than they spent on food and clothing. If you want to reduce the excess usage of Data on your iPhone you can do that now with the new iOS 13. The best way to maintain your Data usage is to turn the low Data mode on your iPhone. Here’s how to do that.
For Cellular Data
Step 1: Open Settings App and tap on Mobile Data/Cellular.
Step 2: Next tap on Mobile Data Options.
Step 3: Toggle ON Low Data Mode option.
For Wi-Fi Data
Step 1: Open the Settings App and tap on the Wi-Fi option.
Step 2: Tap on the “i” button which can be seen right next to your Wi-Fi network name.
Step 3: Then toggle ON Low Data Mode from the options appearing on the screen.
That’s all. This way you will save Data both on your cellular network and WiFi.
First of all, let’s see how to create and set a profile picture on iMessage and then see how to share it.
Step 1: Open iMessage App and tap on ••• option from the top right corner.
Step 2: Then tap on Edit Name and Photo from the bottom and tap on Edit option right below the photo.
Step 3: Next tap on Camera, capture the photo, crop it to fit in the circle and then tap on Done. You can also use an existing photo to set as your iMessage profile picture.
Now let’s see how to share the profile picture you just created.
Step 4: Open iMessage App > Tap on (•••) horizontal dots > tap on Edit Name and Photo.
Step 5: Tap on Name and Photo Sharing and toggle it to ON.
Step 6: Now under the share automatically section, select either Contacts Only or Always Ask and then tap Done.
Now the users you are sending messages will see your profile picture on the iMessage App.
Tips 9: Shuffle Songs or Playlists in Apple Music in iOS 13
Music as many people define it is a message to the soul. It gives us relaxation and inspiration especially when you have good music on your playlist. Manually playing the song is stressful and because of that, Apple now introduces a feature that shuffles all the songs on your Apple music. To make use of this feature, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open the Apple Music app and select any song from the playlist or album.
Step 2: Tap on now playing strip from the bottom of your iPhone screen.
Step 3: Tap on 3 horizontal lines (not dots) from the bottom of your screen.
This will bring the shuffle button which is on the right of Up Next option, tap on it. This will now shuffle your music so that you can enjoy random songs on your device.
Tips 10: Bookmark All Open Tabs in Safari in iOS 13
Some changes have been made in Safari and one of them is the ability to bookmark all open tabs.
Step 1: Open the Safari app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Open multiple websites that you want to bookmark.
Step 3: Open any tab of the opened website and long-press bookmark button from the bottom of the tab.
Step 4: You should see something like Add Bookmarks for 7 Tabs (If you Open 7 tab), select this option. Give them an appropriate name and tap Save.
This will bookmark all of them in one single folder. All you have to do is to tab on that folder to open all the websites you bookmarked.
Tips 11: Change the Safari Download Location in iOS 13
Another great feature on the Safari browser is the ability to change the download location on your iPhone. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Open Settings app, scroll down and tap on Safari
Step 2: Tap on the Downloads option.
Step 3: Choose the Other option right below on my iPhone option
Step 4: Then tap on iCloud Drive or any third-party storage option connected to your device. Select the desired folder or create one folder within it.
Step 5: Finally, tap Done to save the changes.
With the new iOS 13 update, it’s now possible to share the webpage as PDF in Safari. Below is how to do that.
Step 1: Open Safari on your iPhone and visit any website e.g Techyloud.com. Allow the site to load completely.
Step 2: Now press and hold the home button and sleep button or volume up button at once. This will capture a screenshot in the Safari.
Step 3: Tap on the Screenshot on the left bottom corner and tap on Full Page. Then tap on Done from the top left corner.
Step 4: Tap on Done and Save PDF to Files option from the bottom.
Step 5: Choose the folder you want to save the PDF file and tap on save from the top right corner.
Step 6: To share PDF file directly, in step 3, after tapping on Full Page, tap on the Share button from the top right corner. Select any platform to share and tap on Send.
Tips 13: Download Apps Larger Than 200MB Over Cellular Data in iOS 13
With the new iOS 13, you don’t need to grant any permission to download files over 200MB using cellular data. You can set it and make it automatically so that you can download any larger file on your iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Settings App, scroll down and tap on iTunes and App Store.
Step 2: Tap on App Downloads.
Step 3: Now tap on Allow option to skip the limit of 200MB large app download.
Tips 14: Automatically Silence Unknown and Spam Calls in iOS 13
Nothing is as annoying and frustrating rushing out of the bathroom to grab your ringing phone only to notice it’s a spam or unknown calls. To avoid this, you can silent your iPhone from ringing anything Spam or unknown number calls. Here’s how to do that.
Step 1: Open the Settings app and scroll down to tap on the Phone option.
Step 3: In the settings section after scrolling down, Toggle ON Silence Unknown Callers option.
This option will silent any incoming calls you don’t have on your contact list. If you ask me, I will say this is a great way to keep Spam calls where they belong.
Tips 15: Stop Siri from Announcing Messages in iOS 13
If you don’t want Siri to keep announcing your messages, since it’s not all that want your attention, you can do that now. Below is how to do it.
Step 1: Move to the Settings app on your iPhone, scroll down and tap on Notifications
Step 2: Toggle OFF Announce Messages with Siri option from the list.
Siri will stop announcing any message on your iPhone and iPad.
The Estimated Time of Arrival is a new feature on the iOS 13 introduce on the Apple maps which you can share with your friends. To use this feature, make sure your iPhone is updated to iOS 13.
Step 1: Open the Apple Maps, search for the desired destination and tap on Directions > Go.
Step 2: Next tap on the Share ETA option from the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Now tap on any of the recent contacts or select the Contacts to share and it will be done.
Tips 17: Switch Wi-Fi Networks and Manage Bluetooth from Control Center in iOS 13
With the new iOS 13, you can switch between multiple networks and devices from the control panel itself.
Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom or swipe down from the top right corner to launch the control center on your iPhone.
Step 2: Now touch and hold the four icon platter which has Airplane Mode, Bluetooth, Mobile Data and Wi-Fi options.
Step 3: Then touch and hold the Wi-Fi icon.
Step 4: You should now see the available networks. Enter the password and join the network.
You can also manage Wi-Fi settings by tapping on it right below the available Network.
Tips 18: Install Fonts in iOS 13
If you want your iPhone to have a new and unique look, changing the font is the best way to go. Below is how to download and use the custom font on your iPhone running on iOS 13.
Step 1: Download Footer from the Apple store and tap on the getting button. After installing it, tap on Open and now tap on the ‘+’ icon from the top left.
Step 2: Give a name in the Collection Name box and tap OK.
Step 3: Then tap on ‘+’ icon, choose Google Fonts and select the fonts you want to add.
Step 4: After selecting the font, tap on Add to the collection and select the OK option from the screen.
Step 5: Tap on a Back option from the top left and tap on Install Fonts > Allow > Close.
Step 6: Open Settings App > General > Profile.
Step 7: Now tap on Font and collection name.
Step 8: Tap on Install > Enter Passcode and tap on Install again > Done.
Step 9: Open the Settings app again, tap on the General > Keyboard option.
Step 10: Tap on Keyboards > Add New Keyboard and tap on Fonts. This will activate the new font on your iPhone.
Step 11: You can now Open any chat chatting app. Long press the Globe icon from the bottom left the corner and select Fonts from the list. This will bring all the font fonts on the top of the keyboard. Select any one you like to use.
Tips 19: Use QuickPath Swipe Keyboard in iOS 13
The new iOS 13 brings the long-awaited Swiping keyboard. Below is how to use it.
Step 1: Open Settings App and head over to the General option from the list.
Step 2: Tap on the Keyboard option, scroll down and Toggle ON Slide to Type.
Step 3: Now open any app that pop-ups the keyboard and start swiping to experience QuickPath swipe keyboard.
Tips 20: Control HomeKit Device with NFC Tag in iOS 13
To get started, make sure your iPhone is running on the latest iOS 13. You also need to have NFC tags and HomeKit compatible devices.
Step 1: You need to stick the NFC Tag to the HomeKit compatible appliance
Step 2: Open Shortcuts App to create a command/trigger
Step 3: Next tap on Automation from the bottom center of the screen and then select Create Personal Automation.
Step 4: Scroll down and tap on the NFC setting. Tap on Choose option next to Tap an NFC Tag.
Step 5: Now hold your iPhone near the NFC tag. Once it gets scanned, name it and tap on the Next button. Add an Action and search for the action which you want to implement.
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