IPHONE Posts on XDA

Google Fit now allows you to measure your heart rate using your iPhone’s camera

Earlier this year, Google introduced the ability to measure your respiratory and heart rates on some Android phones. The feature allows users to take advantage of their phone's cameras to make the measurements -- without needing a smartwatch. These very welcome additions have finally made it to the Google Fit app on iOS. iPhone users...

How to set an audible “Low battery” or “Full battery” notification on iPhone

In some ways, iOS and Android have become relatively similar operating systems. However, there are still plenty of differences between the two. One of the things I miss about Android is audible full battery notifications -- which aren't available by default on iPhones. There is a way to enable them, though, for both low and...

How to effortlessly take long exposure photos on your iPhone

iPhones -- particularly newer models -- are known for their powerful cameras. The resulting images are sharp, vivid, and can often be mistaken for DSLR shots in some cases. However, there are plenty of options, modes, and tricks that not all iOS users are aware of. Without installing any third-party editing or photography apps, you...

First 10 things to do with a new iPhone or iPad

Apple products are known for their durability, and they tend to be supported for years to come. The company has been manufacturing several models of its iPhone and iPad lineups to match almost all budgets and needs. If you don't want to spend a fortune on an iDevice, you're no longer limited to older, outdated...

Apple releases the first beta of iOS 15.3 to public testers

Following the release of iOS 15.2 to the public last Monday, Apple seeded iOS 15.3 developer beta 1 on Friday. This first beta build of the upcoming iOS release is now available to public testers, too. We haven't been able to discover any new visual changes in this update. It likely focuses on fixing bugs...

iPhones could finally be getting periscope zoom, but you will have to wait

iPhones — particularly newer models — are known for their powerful cameras. The resulting images are sharp, vivid, and can often be mistaken for DSLR shots in some cases. However, one feature they current lack is periscope zoom. The most some current models support is 3x optical zoom. With a periscope lens, that could potentially...

XDA Basics: How to mute voice feedback during Apple Watch workouts

The Apple Watch is a great device for plenty of reasons, including fitness. However, a recent watchOS software update added a feature that has been annoying some users. During a workout, Siri would interrupt the music or podcast you're listening to and announce your latest milestones. For example, if you're walking or running, it will...

XDA Basics: How to set an iMessage photo and name on your iPhone

iOS 13 introduced the ability to set a profile photo and name on iMessage. This allows your social circle to save your picture to your contact card. This way whenever you call or text them, your photo will appear instead of the default contact icon. It also allows them to update or save your name...

XDA Basics: How to screenshot on iPhone with a double back-tap

When someone says screenshot on iPhone, the first thing that comes to mind is holding two buttons together. On older iPhones, it's the Home and Power buttons, while newer, Face ID ones use the Side Button and Volume Up combination. On Macs, the process is a bit more complicated, but we've got you covered. While...

iOS 15.2 allows you to erase a locked iPhone without connecting it to a PC

For the longest time, resetting and erasing a locked iPhone required a Mac or Windows PC. Users would need to put the device in DFU recovery mode and connect it to a computer with a cable. The process is somewhat lengthy and not as simple as factory resetting an iPhone when you know its password....

XDA Basics: How to install and use a third-party keyboard on your iPhone

Apple's built-in iPhone keyboard doesn't get a lot of attention and love. Every once in a while, the company will tweak its design or add a major feature, such as typing by swiping. Otherwise, the set of keys millions of us depend on every day to communicate remains the same. iOS has supported third-party keyboards...

Apple has released iOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.3, here’s what’s new

Apple has released iOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.3 to the public. The company had been testing them since late October, but the stable releases are finally available to everyone. iOS 15.2 comes packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. These features include some that Apple had teased during WWDC21, such as...