As iPhone users, we’re always looking for ways to make our devices work better. Whether customizing our Control Center or managing our battery life, plenty of tips and tricks help us get the most out of our iPhones. To take it to the next level, we spoke with Kenny Riley from Velocity IT, Jorge Rojas from Tektonic, and Ed Anderson with Dyrand Systems to get their expert advice on how to maximize the capabilities of our iPhones.
Customizing Your Control Center
According to Kenny Riley, the first thing he tells his clients to do is to customize their Control Center. “The Control Center is a powerful tool that allows you to access many of your iPhone’s most useful features with just a swipe and a tap,” he says. “By customizing it to your needs, you can save time and make your iPhone work better.”
Jorge Rojas agrees, saying he often sees clients unaware of the many features in the Control Center. “By default, the Control Center includes things like airplane mode, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, but you can add many other features,” he says. “You can add a flashlight, screen recording, and even a magnifying glass.”
Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls to customize your Control Center. From there, you can add or remove features to create a Control Center that works best for you.
Using Siri Shortcuts
Siri Shortcuts is a powerful tool that allows you to create custom voice commands for tasks that you do frequently. According to Ed Anderson, “Siri Shortcuts is one of the most underrated features on the iPhone. It’s like having a personal assistant to help you get things done quickly and easily.”
Go to Settings > Siri & Search > All Shortcuts to create a Siri Shortcut. From there, you can choose from pre-made shortcuts or create your own. For example, you could create a Siri Shortcut that automatically sends a text message to your spouse when you leave work or one that starts playing your favorite podcast when you say, “Hey Siri, let’s get informed.”
Managing Your Battery Life
Battery life is always a concern for iPhone users, but there are several things you can do to extend the life of your battery. Kenny Riley suggests turning on Low Power Mode to limit background app refresh and other battery-draining functions. “Low Power Mode is a great way to extend your battery life when you need it most,” he says. “It’s especially useful when you’re traveling or away from a power source for an extended period of time.”
Jorge Rojas also recommends managing which apps are allowed to use location services. “Location services can be a major drain on your battery, especially if you have a lot of apps that are constantly checking your location,” he says. “By going to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, you can choose which apps are allowed to use location services and when.”
Finally, Ed Anderson suggests using the battery health feature to understand your battery’s overall health better. “The battery health feature can be found in Settings > Battery > Battery Health,” he says. “This will give you information on the overall health of your battery and allow you to turn off performance management if necessary.”
By customizing your Control Center, using Siri Shortcuts, and managing your battery life, you can take your iPhone to the next level. With the expert advice of Kenny Riley, Jorge Rojas, and Ed Anderson, you can ensure you’re getting the most out of your iPhone and maximizing its capabilities. So customize your Control Center, create some Siri Shortcuts, and manage your battery life like a pro!
In addition to these three top tips, there are a few more things that the experts from Velocity IT, Tektonic and Dyrand Systems recommend to iPhone users.
Kenny Riley suggests taking advantage of the “AssistiveTouch” feature. “AssistiveTouch is a feature that creates a virtual button on your screen that can perform various functions,” he says. “You can use it to take screenshots, control volume, and lock your screen. It’s especially useful for people who have difficulty using the physical buttons on their device.”
Jorge Rojas recommends taking advantage of the “Night Shift” feature, which reduces the amount of blue light emitted by your screen at night. “Blue light can interfere with your sleep patterns, so using Night Shift can help you get a better night’s sleep,” he says. “To turn on Night Shift, simply go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift.”
Finally, Ed Anderson suggests using “iCloud Backup” to ensure that your data is always safe and secure. “iCloud Backup automatically backs up your photos, contacts, and other important data to the cloud,” he says. “If your iPhone is lost or stolen, or if you need to replace it, you can easily restore all of your data to your new device.”
In conclusion, these tips from Velocity IT, Tektonic, and Dyrand Systems are just a few of the many ways you can make your iPhone work better. By customizing your Control Center, using Siri Shortcuts, managing your battery life, and taking advantage of features like AssistiveTouch, Night Shift, and iCloud Backup, you can get the most out of your device and take your iPhone experience to the next level. So try them and see how much more efficient and convenient your iPhone can be!