The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have started arriving at customers’ doorsteps worldwide. For those who have upgraded to one of the devices, we’ve put together a list of 10 useful settings that are worth looking at below.
New Settings for iPhone 14 Pro Models
1-Enable 48MP ProRAW Photos
The upgraded rear camera system on the iPhone 14 Pro models can capture 48-megapixel images, but only when used in ProRAW mode, which can be turned on in the Settings app under Camera Formats Apple ProRAW with the resolution set to 48MP. To easily turn ProRAW on or off in the Camera app, a button with the label RAW will appear in the top-right corner.
ProRAW photos keep more detail in the image file for greater editing flexibility. 48-megapixel ProRAW photo clocks in at a hefty 75MB, so if you shoot in this mode, be mindful of the storage space on your iPhone.
2-Enable 4K Cinematic Mode
Videos shot in Cinematic mode can now be recorded in 4K on all four iPhone 14 models. Select 4K at 24 or 4K at 30 frames per second under Camera Record Cinematic in the Settings app to enable the higher resolution.
For “cinema-style” videos, the new Cinematic mode on the iPhone 13 lineup includes a depth effect and automatic focus changes.
3-Optimize Action Mode for Lower Light
New Action mode is available on all four iPhone 14 models, allowing for smoother-looking video by compensating for strong shakes, motion, and vibrations. Apple claims the function can record video while driving off-road, watching a runner, and more.
In the top-left portion of the Camera app for video, there is a button for Action mode. By going to Camera Record Video Action Mode Lower Light in the Settings app, Action mode can be tailored for low-light situations.
4-Turn On a Startup Sound
All iPhone 14 models now have an optional new accessibility feature that makes power-on and power-off sounds. The feature can be turned on in the Settings app under Accessibility Audio/Visual Power On & Off Sounds.
5-Turn Off the Always-On Display
The new always-on display mode for the iPhone 14 Pro is turned on by default. Go to Display & Brightness Always On in the Settings app to disable it.
The time, date, widgets, wallpaper, and unread notifications are still visible even though the Lock Screen is completely dimmed in the Always-on display mode. The display returns to its normal brightness once you lift the iPhone, Press the side button, swipe up, or tap from the bottom of the screen.
New Settings in iOS 16
6-Turn On Haptic Feedback for Keyboard
The stock keyboard on the iPhone now has a new haptic feedback option, thanks to iOS 16. Like many Android smartphones, the iPhone has a vibrating key-press confirmation feature that lets you know when a key has actually been pressed.
The feature can be found in the Sounds & Haptics section of the Settings app under Keyboard Feedback.
7-Add a Battery Percentage Icon to Status Bar
Viewing a battery percentage icon in the status bar on the newer iPhone X was finally restored in iOS 16, removing the need to swipe down to open Control Center to see the percentage. Open the Settings app, go to Battery Battery Percentage, and turn on the new icon for iPhone 14 Pro models.
8-Automatically Send Messages With Siri
Siri typically requests confirmation before communicating with a person. However, iOS 16 now offers a new method to bypass the confirmation step. Select Siri & Search Automatically Send Messages in the Settings app to turn this on.
The feature can also be activated when an iPhone is connected to headphones or CarPlay.
9-Ask Siri to Hang Up a Phone Call
With iOS 16, you can say, “Hey Siri, hang up” during a phone call to end the ring hands-free, but note that the command can be heard by others on the call. This feature can be enabled under Siri & Search → Call Hang Up in the Settings app.
10-View Wi-Fi Passwords
You can finally view the password of a Wi-Fi network you have previously connected to on iOS 16. In the Settings app, tap Wi-Fi → tap a network → tap the password field and authenticate with Face ID to view the password.