If you’re looking to get the most out of your iPhone 13 Pro, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the best iPhone 13 Pro tips and tricks that you’ll probably wish you knew about sooner.
If you’ve got a snazzy new iPhone, there are numerous tricks to take advantage off that’ll help make using your device that bit more convenient.
So, whether you have iPhone 13 Pro, or an iPhone 13 Pro Max, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into. In this piece we’ll run you through some of the best iPhone 13 Pro tips and tricks we’ve discovered since using the new device.
The best iPhone 13 Pro tips and tricks
Here are all the hidden tips and tricks for iPhone 13 Pro:
Take a screenshot by tapping on the back of your iPhone 13 Pro
This is an awesome iPhone 13 Pro trick that went viral on social media a few months back. Put simply, there’s a way to take a screenshot simply by tapping the back of your iPhone. It’s called Back Tap and it’s been around since iOS 14.
You can turn this on by opening up the Settings app. Next, open up the Accessibility preferences. Following that, scroll down to “Physical and Motor” and select “Touch.” You can now scroll down further and select the “Back Tap” option.
Once you do that, you can pick which type of action you’d like a Back Tap to trigger. Some options include taking a screenshot, adjusting the volume, and muting your device.
Locate a misplaced iPhone 13 Pro in the dark
If you misplaced your iPhone 13 Pro but know that it’s in your house, there’s a clever way to locate it. Simply turn off all the lights and use the Hey Siri command to turn on the iPhone flashlight. It may not be as useful during the afternoon, but it’s a nifty iPhone 13 Pro trick to keep in mind if it’s later in the day.
Use your iPhone 13 Pro as a level
This is another iPhone 13 Pro tip that novice users might be surprised to learn about. You can actually use your iPhone as a level. It can be used on both horizontal and upright surfaces. You can access it by opening the Measure app and then selecting Level.
Make sure your headphone volume is at a safe level
This iPhone 13 Pro trick first came about with the iOS 14. In short, there’s a way to gauge the decibel level of your headphones. This is a particularly handy feature if you’re prone to blasting your music and want to avoid causing any type of ear damage in the process.
To use this feature, open up the Settings app and select Control Center. Next, hit the green “plus” icon located next to the Hearing setting. Once you do this, you’ll see the Hearing icon in the Control Center every time you open it up. If audio is playing when you open up the Control Center, you’ll see a color-coded audio level. If it’s green, the decibel level is at an appropriate level and if it’s yellow, you’ll be encouraged to lower the volume.
For more information, you can actually tap the icon and you’ll see the exact decibel level of your headphones.
Measure someone’s height with this awesome iPhone 13 Pro trick
This is a fun iPhone 13 Pro trick that leverages Apple’s AR technologies. Basically, you can use your iPhone to quickly and accurately measure someone’s height. All you have to do is open up the Measure app and make sure that the person you’re trying to measure is fully within the screen. If done correctly, you’ll see a line appear above the person’s head. This will reveal how tall they are.
If you need to save the photo for reference, you can conveniently tap the white shutter button to the right.
Scheduling trips with Apple Maps
This feature is new to iOS 15. Essentially, the latest iteration of Apple Maps lets users bring up travel directions while also specifying exact arrival or departure times. This iPhone 13 Pro trick won’t seem great to seasoned Google Maps users, but it’s nice to see Apple Maps finally add it.
Use snazzy effects when texting
Apple a few years ago added several visual effects to the Messages app. To access them, simply type your message and long press on the up arrow. Once you do that, you’ll be able to select from a handful of text effects that will add more pizzaz to your messages.
Push notifications for rain and snow
There are few things worse than stepping outside and getting caught in a torrential downpour or snowstorm. To prevent this from happening, iOS 15 includes a feature that lets users turn on push notifications for rain and snow. This can be turned on by going to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Weather. Once there, allow the Weather app to always access your location.
Following that, simply open up the Weather app, tap the hamburger menu icon in the bottom right-hand corner and select the “Turn On Notifications” setting.
Set up a Legacy Contact
With all of the sensitive and personal information people store on their devices, it only makes sense to set up a Legacy Contact so that someone can access your device if you pass away. It’s a morbid feature, to be sure, but it’s nonetheless helpful to be aware of.
By setting up a Legacy Contact, Apple notes that this chosen person can “access your account and personal information in the event of your death.”
To do this, open up the Settings app and then tap on your Apple ID profile. Next, select Password and Security > Legacy Contact.
Keep unused apps out of sight
This iPhone 13 Pro trick is all about keeping rarely used apps out of sight. After all, sometimes there’s an app that you don’t want to delete because you do use it on very rare occasions.
To hide an unused app, long press on the app in question. Upon doing so, you’ll see a “Remove App” option at the bottom. Once you select that, you’ll see an option to “Move to App Library.” Select that. Following that, the app will be removed from its location. You can still access it by swiping to your last page of apps and then swiping to the left once more.
iPhone 13 Pro tricks 101: Take a screenshot of the display
This iPhone 13 Pro trick is basically iPhone 101. Still, you’d be surprised at how many iPhone users aren’t aware of it. You can take a screenshot of your display at any time simply by pressing the power button and the volume-up button at the same time. These screenshots will automatically populate your Photos app.
Quickly activate video mode
When you fire up the Camera app, it defaults to the Photo setting. Switching to the Video setting is easy and quick, but there’s an iPhone 13 Pro trick that speeds up the process ever so slightly. If you’re looking to start recording immediately — say your toddler is about to walk for the first time — there’s a solution worth mentioning. Simply open up the Camera app whereupon you’ll see the Photos view. Now, drag the shutter button to the right and it will automatically start recording in Video mode.
Stop apps from tracking you
There are several apps which ask for the permission to track you. This is mainly for the purpose of advertising, however, keeping you safety and privacy in concern you can disable apps from requesting you tracking permission. In order to do so you need to go to the Settings of your iPhone and then tap privacy and then tracking. Here you will see all apps that have requested to track you and whether you have allowed them or not. You will find an option at the top saying allow apps to request to track. The option is enabled by default. You need to simply disable it and the apps will stop asking to track you.
Quick way to silence your iPhone
Have you noticed a switch at the top left corner of your iPhone 13 Pro? Do you know what it is? If not, then you can know that Apple calls it Ring/Silent switch. You can use this switch to make your phone silent or ring. If you are in a meeting or doing some important work where you do not want to get disturbed with the calls and notifications then you can simply turn your iPhone silent. You will have to turn that switch on the left to silent your phone. After which you will see a pop up message on your screen saying silent mode on. Similarly, you can turn it to the right to turn off the silent mode.
It can be noted that by default iPhone 13 Pro will not even vibrate when it is in silent mode. However, you can change it by going into Settings, then click on Sound and Haptics and enabling the vibrate on silent option.
Access camera within seconds
You can see something interesting at any point of time. And grabbing the same immediately on your phone without missing it is a task. You will have to quickly access your camera for the same. But unlocking your phone and going to the camera can take time. But if you’re an iPhone 13 Pro user, you can do it within seconds! Yes, you simply need to lift your iPhone so that it wakes up and then immediately swipe left from the middle and you will enter the camera. You will not have to unlock your iPhone for the same.
Get notified for calls even on silent mode
If you do not want to miss calls and messages even when your iPhone is on silent, then here is what you can do. There is a feature called LED Flash Alerts provided by Apple on iPhone 13. You can enable the feature to make the LED next to your camera flash when someone calls you. To enable the LED Flash Alerts you will have to go to settings then click on Accessibility and then tap audio visual. There you will find the option LED Flash for Alerts. Tap it to enable.
You can also use LED Flashlights when you are in dark or in case of need. But how to access it quickly without unlocking your iPhone? The LED flash for camera can be accessed by simply lifting your iPhone so it wakes up. The lock screen will appear, from there you need to press and hold the flashlight button on the bottom left corner until you hear a click sound. And your handy flashlight is ready to use! You can disable it by tapping and releasing the same lock screen flashlight button when you are done.
Your Favorite iPhone 13 Pro Tips and Tricks
So these were some of the best iPhone 13 Pro tips and tricks you would love to try today. My favorite iPhone 13 Pro tips and tricks include setting up legacy contact, push notifications for rain and snow and hiding unused apps. There’s surely plenty more hidden iPhone 13 Pro tips and tricks to discover, so I’ll keep tapping, swiping and noting anything I find. Did we miss out on something important that needs to be added to the list? Which are your favorite iPhone 13 Pro tips and tricks? Let me know in the comments section below.