iOS 13 has been out for quite some time and it brought various important feature and performance updates to our devices. Some of them include a new dark mode, better overall performance, faster Face ID, swipe-based keyboards and many more. However, one can also find many additional hidden features in iOS 13 if they look for them. Considering this, we have created a list of the Top 13 iOS hidden Features that you can enable on your device.
iOS 13 Hidden Features:
Control Centre WIFI Options
iOS 13 has a new hidden feature in control center that lets users change their WIFI networks on the go. To access this feature, users just have to long press in the bank space between WIFI/Bluetooth toggle that will display the extended options. Next, you have to Force Touch the WIFI icon which will display the list of available networks for you to choose from.
Control Centre Bluetooth Options
Similar with WIFI options, users on iOS 13 now have access to their Bluetooth options straight from their control center. Also, the process is similar toggling the WIFI options and users have to long press the blank space between WIFI/Bluetooth toggle to display the extended options. Now, you only have to Force Touch Bluetooth icon to display the list of devices that you can connect to.
Use Siri Offline
iOS 13 now lets users access Siri even when the devices are offline. Obviously, its features are limited but users can still access it for some basic tasks. Some of the doable things include setting an alarm, changing music tracks, etc. Go give it a try.
Hashtags on the Notes App
On iOS 13, users can easily open their desired notes on the app with a single tap through the use of Hashtags. To use this feature, users only have to write the first word with a hashtag before it. This will highlight and save it for easy access to the user. Now, users can see the” Tags” section at the bottom of their notes app and it displays all the recent hashtags on one place. Again, tapping a particular hashtag will immediately show notes with those specific hashtags.
iOS 13 also brings back the location access settings for all iOS devices. This feature was announced back in the keynote and it is finally available for all devices. Also, there is a new option that requires apps to ask permission to access your device locations
Blocking and Thread Muting in Mail
In iOS 13, the list of blocked contacts and number in our devices now extend to the Mail app as well. This simply means that there is a new feature for blocking contacts in Mail through the settings. Also, users have now the ability to mute an entire email thread in the Mail app. Users only have to swipe a message and tap on the “More” option to access this feature.
Silence Unknown Callers
iOS 13 also has a neat feature called “Silence Unknown Callers”. As the name suggests, this feature will literally silence all unknown calls that you get in your devices. Also, this feature is disabled by default but users can enable it through Settings> Phone> Silence Unknown Callers.
Shut down Music through the Timer
iOS 13 also provides users the option to shut down their media playback on a pre-defined time period. Here, the said feature can be accessed through the Clock> Timer> Choose the time period> When timer Ends> Scroll down and Choose “Stop Playing”> Set. Now, all our media play backs will end at our pre-defined time period.
Low Data mode
Ever had a situation where you had low data but the apps use it rapidly with no means to preserve it? Worry not, iOS 13 now brings a new “Low data mode” that can reduce you overall data usage. The said feature is easily accessible through Settings> Cellular> Low Data Mode.
Automated Tab Closing and Safari Screenshots.
Users now have an option in iOS 13 where they can choose to automatically close unused safari tabs over a period of time. Also, users can decide the duration to automatically close unused tabs. In the similar manner, there is a new screenshot option in safari where users can take screenshot of the whole page to share it with other people easily.
Updated Mute Switch Notification
iOS 13 also comes with a new and updated mute switch notification that is active by default. Whenever we toggle the Mute Switch, there is a new interface that shows at the top of our displays. Here, the feature is less intrusive and replaces the previous pop-up interface in the middle of our screens.
Optimized Battery Charging
Apple has also added a new battery life extending feature in our iOS 13 devices. Here, the feature is known as “Optimized Battery Charging” and is said to limit charging in our battery extending its life in the long run. The said feature can be accessed through Settings> Battery> Battery Health> Optimized Battery Charging.
Time Synced Lyrics in Apple Music
Apple Music on iOS 13 now presents lyrics synced to the currently playing tracks. Also, the lyrics will scroll along with the track as it progresses. Similarly, users can access Lyrics through tapping the new lyrics icon at the bottom of the song interference easily.