Did you know that you can now reject all unknown calls on your iPhone to block telemarketing and fraud calls? This is just one of the useful new settings that Apple made available in iOS 1
iOS 13 includes some powerful hidden information editing gestures. Many of these gestures work everywhere in the operating system, not just editing text. You can now undo changes by:
- Swiping across the screen with three fingers left or
- tapping the screen with three fingers twice
You may end up being the least useful of Apple's " Gesture "say goodbye: undo shaking. Go to Settings> Accessibility> touch and turn off "Shake to Undo". This option has been around for a long time, but in iOS 13 Apple has finally provided some alternative gestures.
You can also repeat a change by swiping across the screen with three fingers to the right. Use these new gestures to undo or redo changes. For example, moving an e-mail message to the wrong folder and to third-party applications that support the undo and redo function.
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Enable dark mode (automatic)
During the upgrade, iOS 13 asks if you want to enable the brand new dark mode , If you've gone through the initial setup process in a hurry, you may have missed it, or you may want to automatically switch between light and dark topics.
Go to Settings> Display and Brightness to toggle the dark mode. Turn on Automatic to automatically switch between light and dark at sunrise and sunset, just as you can turn on the night shift at sunset and turn it off at sunrise. You can also enable a custom schedule here if you have unusual times and still want to use both topics.
Third-party apps can detect if the dark mode is enabled and display their content accordingly. If you have an OLED display (iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone 11 Pro models), the dark mode can even extend your battery life because OLED displays actually turn off pixels when black is displayed. For this reason, OLED displays have deeper black levels than their LCD counterparts.
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Muting Unknown Caller Calls
Are you among those people who have one Do not answer a call from unknown callers? You're not alone. Apple has now added an option to iOS 13 that automatically rejects all calls from numbers that are not in your contact list. You can enable the feature in Settings> Phone> Mute Unknown Callers.
If you receive a call from an unknown number, your iPhone will not ring as usual. The number is stored in your list of recent callers in the phone app and the caller is prompted to leave a message. The calling person hears the default number of ringtones before being forwarded to the voicemail.
This does not only apply to non-shared numbers (often referred to as "unknown callers"). This applies to all numbers that are not in your contact list. Your iPhone will continue to leave numbers in your contacts list, numbers you recently called, and "Siri suggestions" based on your phone's use.
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New Location Data Permissions
With iOS 13, it's even easier ever before to control the release of your location data. You are regularly reminded that apps are using your location data in the background, and you are asked if you want to continue to allow it. Also, apps can no longer request permanent access to your location when they first open it.
You can prevent notifications by reviewing your privacy settings today. Go to Settings> Location Services and scroll down to see a list of apps that asked for your location information. Tap each option and choose between Never, Ask Next Time, Ask Next Time, and Always.
"Ask me next time" is a good option for most apps because you can select "Allow once" if the app requests location data. The more conservative "While using the app" option is the second best option for frequently used apps, especially for social media apps like Facebook and Twitter.
You should always consider before authorizing an app to "Always" use your permission. Apps with widgets and Apple Watch companions only require "While using the app" to get relevant data. Each app should include a brief description below these options to explain which features require access to your location at any given time.
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Control Which Apps Can Be Used to Access Bluetooth
 iOS 13 introduces a new privacy control that lets you control which apps can access Bluetooth data. Some apps can use Bluetooth data to search the environment for devices and then use that information to deliver relevant advertising.
To prevent this, apps must now obtain permission to use Bluetooth. When you use apps that request Bluetooth access, you are prompted to grant or deny permission. Be careful when giving your consent. If your app requires little access to Bluetooth, reject that request.
You can review your existing permissions in Settings> Privacy> Bluetooth. If you use Facebook, you must already grant or deny access to Bluetooth, and you can review your decision in Settings> Privacy> Bluetooth.
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Removing Location Data From Images When Sharing
Photos are more than image files. They also contain metadata that contains information about the photo, including the camera and lens used, camera settings, and location information. If you've granted the camera access to your location services under Settings> Privacy> Location Services, the GPS coordinates will be recorded in each photo you click.
It is not recommended for the recording to deny the camera app access to your location. The ability to display your pictures on a map or to group them by location is one of the great advantages of mobile photography. However, sharing this additional information with the world can be a problem.
Fortunately, you can now remove location data from your photos when you share them:
- Start Photos and select the images you want to share.
- Tap the Share button to see a list of recipients and actions.
- Tap Options at the top of the screen labeled "1 Photo Selected."
- Uncheck "Location" and tap Done.
You must do this every time you share photos.
Disable charging the optimized battery to 100%
Apple has introduced a new setting in iOS 13 with Optimized Battery Charging to improve the battery performance in the long term. The default enabled feature uses machine learning to prevent your device from being charged more than 80% until you need it.
iOS used to charge your device 100%, let it unload, and then trickle it back down to 100%. Over time, this will lead to a deterioration of the battery, which is expected to delay Optimized Charging. However, if you have an irregular schedule or your iPhone battery is already in poor condition, you should disable the feature.
Go to Settings> Battery> Battery Health and disable "Optimized Battery Charging" feature. We recommend that most users leave this setting alone. If your iPhone refuses to charge 100%, your schedule may experience problems.
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Take control of Safari through the Website Settings window.
Safari in iOS 13 has some notable changes. The "AA" button in the upper left corner of the screen is no longer used only for the Reader mode. If you tap on it, you can change the font size, view the Reader view, request a desktop version of the site you are visiting, and hide the full-screen toolbar altogether.
You can also find an option called Website Settings. Tap it and you can set default behavior for many of your favorite websites. This includes the ability to always request the desktop Web site and automatically use Reader View whenever possible.
You can also check site-level permissions here. You can grant or deny access to your camera, microphone, and location permanently. The latter is especially useful when you are fed up with repeatedly asking for your location. Leave these settings in the Questions section for you to be prompted each time.
Other changes for iOS 13 you should review
There are a lot of changes to keep track of iOS 13, so you're bound to have missed something. At the top of the list is the new "Sign in with Apple" option, which enables a one-time login that uses your Apple ID without revealing any unnecessary personal information. It's like logging in to Facebook or Google, with the exception that privacy is more important than these services. For example, you can choose to share an anonymous, one-way e-mail address with each service you log in to. E-mails sent to this address will be forwarded to your primary e-mail address, but the service will not receive information about your actual e-mail address.
Open the App Store and a new Apple Arcade tab will appear. The new subscription game service costs $ 4.99 a month with a free one-month trial and will eventually provide access to over 100 games to download and enjoy. The service is cheap, the games are of high quality and no microtransactions or austerity measures are allowed for free play.
iOS 13 is very popular. Read the full list of new features and changes in Apple's latest update.
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