With this year’s iPhone 13 Mini, the iPhone 13, 13 Pro Max and 13 Pro, Apple’s lineup now includes eight devices in price and size, from the compact iPhone SE to the larger iPhone 13 Pro Max.
The iPhone SE 3 and iPhone 14 are also rumored to be joining the growing Apple smartphone market soon. Although there are hardware differences between the iPhones, each model runs on the same software. So regardless of what feature you have, you can customize your settings to make your iPhone work better for you.
All iPhones you can buy from Apple are now running iOS 15, which includes upgrades to FaceTime, Safari, and many other new features. Besides the new system options in iOS 15, there are many features that have been around for a while that you may have missed. Below, we will take you through the steps to change a handful of settings that will make your iPhone even better.
For more, here’s how to set up your new iPhone and how to transfer your data from your old iPhone. Plus, this iOS 15 trick gives you more iCloud storage for free.
1. Restore full-screen incoming call alerts Prior to last year’s iOS 14 update, the incoming call screen will receive on your entire display when your iPhone is unlocked and in use. It was embarrassing, sure, but it still got the job done.
Starting with iOS 14, however, Apple changed the incoming call to look more like a proxy alert. That is, a small notification that appears near the top of the screen when using your phone. On more than one occasion I almost missed a call because I rejected the alarm as another annoying notification that did not require my immediate attention.
To get more full screen alerts, go to Settings> Phone> Incoming Calls and tap Full screen.
2. This Siri voice Siri gained two new things when iOS 14.5 debuted earlier this year. And for the first time ever, Siri is no exception to a woman’s voice. Instead, the first time you set up a new device you will be asked what type of Siri you want to use. Once you make your choice, Apple will switch Siri items across all devices connected to your Apple ID. She is beautiful.
You can check the sound options by going to Settings> Siri & Search> Siri Voice. To learn more, check out our complete guide to Siri voice conversion.