New iPhone features that you simply must try-Magical photo trick, notifications, more

You should try these new iPhone features for a much richer, and fun, experience.

| Updated on: Nov 28 2022, 20:23 IST
Have the new iPhone 14 Pro? These iOS 16.1 features will blow your mind
1/5 1. Live Activities Live Activities has been introduced to iOS which displays your current live activities such as a cab ride, a sports game or your scheduled flight and more, in real time. The feature especially well with the Dynamic Island feature as it transitions to the new notch when the iPhone 14 Pro is unlocked. (Apple)
2/5 2. Dynamic Battery Percentage Although battery percentage was brought back with the iOS 16 first release, it was a disappointment as the battery drain only changed the percentage, often causing confusion as the battery logo in the background remained unchanged. Now with the iOS 16.1 update, the battery icon, along with the percentage will adjust in real time, according to your battery drainage. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
3/5 3. Clean Energy Charging If you've already installed the iOS 16.1 update, there’s a new battery option visible in the Battery Settings called Clean Energy Charging. Only available in the US right now, this feature lets your iPhone 14 Pro detect and utilize a lower carbon emission electricity option if available, thus reducing your carbon footprint. (Pixabay)
4/5 4. Shared iCloud Photo Library Sharing photos with your friends and family just became a lot easier! Apple has finally brought the shared iCloud Photo Library feature with the iOS 16.1 release, allowing up to 6 users to share one photo library (Pixabay)
5/5 5. Apple Fitness+ without Apple Watch Apple’s Fitness+ app only worked with the Apple Watch until now, leaving users without an Apple Watch disappointed. However, there’s good news as Apple has finally brought out the feature which will let you track all your fitness activities without needing an Apple Watch. (Apple )
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Try these amazing iPhone features that will leave you surprised. (Unsplash)

The iPhone is a hidden well of secret features. Literally! Chances are that you may have been introduced to some common features of the iPhone, but the truth is that there are a number of secret tricks that can make your tasks faster, easier, smarter and yes, fun too. And with every update of the iOS, the iPhone gets better and better with time. Recently, Apple has introduced iOS 16 for iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11, and other supported models with a number of new features. Here are some cool iPhone tricks that you must try now. From removing the background from photos, Notification style customisation to battery percentage indicator - have a look at these amazing features.

iPhone battery indicator

Thanks to the release of iOS 16, Apple has decided to change the design of the updated battery percentage indicator in the status bar. This allows you to see the exact battery percentage inside the battery icon in percentage terms.

Background removal from iPhone photos trick

  • Yes, this new magical iPhone feature separates the photo's background from the main subject.
  • First, open your image in Photo or any supported app.
  • Then touch and hold the object or objects you want to cut out. When you see a glowing line around the subject, release it.
  • Now, the copy or Share menu will pop up.
  • You will get a "Quick Actions” options, tap on that to see more options and then, select "Remove Background.”
  • Now, simply, tap "Copy" to add the new image file to your clipboard. This way you can paste it anywhere else.

iPhone Notification style

Step 1:

How do you prefer to keep your notifications panel on your iPhone? If you haven't updated your iPhone with the latest iOS 16, then there are chances that your iPhone is still delivering notifications in List View. 

Step 2:

Once you update your iPhone with the latest version of iOS 16, you will be able to change the style. 

Step 3:

Open the Settings app on your iPhone and then tap on the Notifications option.

Step 4:

Here, it will open up the Display As section at the top of the screen. You will simply need to select the option that you want to opt out from Stack, List, and Count.

Step 5:

Stack Views will keep the notifications placed at the bottom of the display while bundling them all in one place. While the Count View will completely hide all your notifications and show only the total number at the bottom with a cleaner view.

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First Published Date: 28 Nov, 20:21 IST