iOS 16 tips and tricks you can try: Lock Mode for more privacy to end a call with Siri

iPhone owners got a glimpse of iOS 16 this week. The latest version of iOS is packed with many new features. but, apple She didn’t tell us about the many features that were buried inside the update. We tested the 5 hidden tricks of the current iOS 16 on your iPhone 13 mini. Fortunately, many of them also work on older versions of the iPhone.

Use Siri to hang up

Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, has always been good at calling people and setting alerts and reminders. Now, with a new feature in iOS 16, Siri can end calls for you, all hands-free. This feature is really useful if you use the iPhone hands-free mode a lot, or if you use wireless earbuds like AirPods. To use Siri to hang up. just go to Settings > Siri and search > Siri Call Hangup and enable Siri Call Hangup Property. Now, say the words “Hey Siri, hang up” to end an active call. Do note that only iPhone 11 and above are supported. As of now, this feature is limited to seven languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Cantonese.

Lockdown mode is not available to everyone. (Screenshot: iPhone 13 mini running iOS 16)

lock mode

One of the lesser known but important features of iOS 16 is the new Lock Mode feature designed to keep your device safe from hackers and phishing attacks. On the description page for the Lock mode feature on Apple’s website, the company says it designed the new block mode for “very few individuals” who could be targeted with sophisticated attacks. Hence, it targets investigative journalists, celebrities and politicians.

This optional feature, when enabled, will limit or disable certain functions such as it will block attachments and specific features in messages, incoming FaceTime calls, disable selected web browsing options, and remove shared albums.

Think of Lock Mode as a more robust protection that’s been added alongside what Apple promises in terms of standard privacy features across Apple devices. In a way, Lockdown mode is designed to fight attacks from malware and spyware like winged horse.

Users can easily turn on the lock mode by going to Settings > Privacy and security > Close the situationFaucet Turn on lock mode then hit Play and restart.

Now, it is easy to delete duplicate photos on your iPhone. (Screenshot: iPhone 13 mini running iOS 16)

Detect duplicate photos

Many duplicate photos keep accumulating on your iPhone and take up unnecessary space. This can be a problem when your iPhone is running out of storage space. Now, thanks to iOS 16, Apple has created a new duplicate detection system that will make it easier to remove duplicate photos in the Photos app.

To find the Duplicates folder, head over to File albums tab in Pictures Scroll to the bottom of the screen – you’ll find it under it Services. Inside the folder, you will find a list of duplicate photos in your photo library. Select what you want to mergeThe Photos app combines your captions, keywords, and other data into a single image.

Get haptic feedback on the Apple keyboard

for years, Android It has keyboards that provide haptic feedback through the keyboard. iPhone users had no choice but to switch to Files Third party keyboards for haptic feedback when typing. With iOS 16, Apple finally introduced Haptic Notes for its virtual keyboard.

If you want to enable haptic feedback in iOS 16, here is how you can do it:

  1. open the Settings The app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap Sounds and haptics.
  3. Scroll down and tap keyboard notes.
  4. Tap the toggle next to my touch.
  5. Exit the Settings app.

FaceID in landscape mode

Finally, Apple fixed a long-standing issue with FaceID on iPhone. It now works in landscape view. Users can already use files Face ID on their iPad is in landscape mode, so extending the feature to iPhones makes a lot of sense. The idea behind this feature is simple: let users unlock the iPhone when it’s not in a standard portrait orientation. However, this feature is limited to iPhone 13 and later models.