iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have started arriving to customers around the world. For those who have upgraded to one of the devices, we’ve compiled a list of 10 useful settings below that are worth checking out.
Some settings are exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models, while others were introduced in iOS 16 for a wider range of iPhones.
New settings for iPhone 14 Pro models
Enable 48MP ProRAW Photos
The iPhone 14 Pro models feature an improved rear camera system that can take 48-megapixel photos, but only in ProRAW mode, which can be enabled in the Settings app under Camera → Formats → Apple ProRAW with the resolution set to 48 MP. In the Camera app, you’ll see a button labeled RAW in the top right corner that easily turns ProRAW on or off.
ProRAW photos retain more detail in the image file for more editing flexibility. 48MP ProRAW photos are very large files, each approximately 75MB or more in size, so be mindful of your iPhone’s storage space when shooting in this mode.
Enable 4K movie mode
All four iPhone 14 models can now record videos in Cinematic mode in 4K. To enable higher resolution in the Settings app, tap Camera → Cinematography recording and choose 4K at 24fps or 4K at 30fps.
Movie mode, which was introduced in the iPhone 13 series, offers a depth effect with automatic focus changes for “cinema-style” videos.
Optimize action mode for low light
All four iPhone 14 models feature a new Action mode that adjusts to significant shake, motion and vibration for smoother video. Apple says the feature can be used to record video while driving off-road in a vehicle, filming a runner, and more.
You’ll find the Action mode button in the top left corner of the Video Camera app. In the Settings app, Action mode can be optimized for low-light conditions by going to Camera → Record video → Action mode Lower light.
Turn on startup sound
An optional new accessibility feature allows all iPhone 14 models to play a sound when turned on and off. The function can be activated in the Settings app under Accessibility → Sound/Visual → Power-on and power-off sounds.
Turn off the always-on display
iPhone 14 Pro’s new Always On Display mode is enabled by default. It can be turned off in the Settings app under Display and brightness → Always on.
Always-on display mode mutes the entire lock screen, but still displays the time, date, widgets, wallpaper, and unread notifications. Once you pick up your iPhone, tap or swipe up from the bottom of the screen, or press the side button, the display will return to normal brightness.
New settings in iOS 16
Turn on haptic feedback for the keyboard
iOS 16 added a new haptic feedback option for the stock iPhone keyboard. Like many Android smartphones, the iPhone can vibrate slightly after each key press while typing, physically confirming that a key has been tapped.
In the Settings application, this function is under Sounds and Haptics → Keyboard Feedback → Haptics.
Add a battery percentage icon to the status bar
iOS 16 finally reintroduced the ability to display the battery percentage icon in the status bar on iPhone X and later, eliminating the need to swipe down to open Control Center to see the percentage. To enable the new icon on iPhone 14 Pro models, open the Settings app and go to Battery → Battery percentage.
Automatically send messages using Siri
Siri normally asks for confirmation before sending a message to someone, but in iOS 16 there’s a new option to skip the confirmation step. To enable it in the Settings app, tap Siri and search → Send messages automatically.
The feature can also be activated when the iPhone is connected to headphones or CarPlay.
Ask Siri to hang up the phone call
In iOS 16, you can say “Hey Siri, hang up” during a phone call to end the call hands-free, but remember that the command can be heard by other people on the call. In the Settings app, this feature can be enabled under Siri & Search → Call Hang up.
View Wi-Fi passwords
Finally, you can view the password of the Wi-Fi network you previously connected to on iOS 16. In the Settings app, tap Wi-Fi → tap the network → tap the password field and authenticate with Face ID to view the password.
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