9 iPhone Settings Everyone Should Change

Many people think that on the iPhone settings are enabled by default and nothing needs to be configured here. Remember how you bought your smartphone – bought it, unboxed it, activated it and immediately started using it, right?

In all fairness, Apple itself often prides itself on the fact that its devices do not require any additional settings and are made for people. I admit that at first I thought so too, but then I immersed myself in the subject Apple ecosystemsrealized that unnecessary settings on iPhone just basically.

In today’s article, I would like to tell you how to properly configure your iPhone so that it is only a pleasure to use it. I’m sure each of you will be able to find something useful for yourself.

We have collected some iPhone Settings for you that should be on every iPhone.

How to Disable Ads on iPhone?

Advertising is a real scourge of modern society. Everywhere you look there are signs, posters, billboards everywhere. The smartphone is the same – constant mailings from various markets, games and other applications. Personally, I am very tired of all this. It is quite clear that turn off ads on iphone won’t work because Apple doesn’t control most advertising messages, but something can still be done.

First of all, I recommend disable advertising mailings from Apple itself. Yes, they don’t come that often, but are they necessary? I really doubt it. It is much better to subscribe to a cool Telegram channel, where they post only the best news from the world of Apple and read them when you feel like it, not when Cupertino forces you to, right?

  • Open “Settings” on your iPhone.
  • Click on your first and last name at the top of the screen.
  • Open the “Name, phone numbers, e-mail” section.
  • Scroll down to “Apps, Music, TV Shows…”.
  • Disable the toggle switch next to this option.

This is how you can opt out of Apple ads in two clicks.

Second, I recommend opt out of personalized ads on iPhone. Yes, this setting does not affect the number of ads, but it will remove Apple’s ability to collect your data:

  • Open “Settings” on your iPhone.
  • Next, go to the “Privacy” section.
  • Scroll down and go to the Apple Ads section.
  • Disable the slider in front of the “Contextual advertising” item.

Do not hesitate to disable contextual advertising on iPhone

These two settings won’t take you much time, but they will save your data and at least rid you of annoying ads. I turned them off during the iPhone 5s and, you know, never suffered from them.

How to improve Siri?

The next iPhone setting to disable is Siri and dictation improvements. Again, the reason is trivial – Apple collects our data and then stores it on its servers. Cupertino does not hesitate to write about it on its official website:

For disable Siri and improved dictationYou will need:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Next, go to the Privacy section.
  • Scroll down to Analytics and Improvements.
  • Turn off the toggle switch next to Enhance Siri and Dictation.

Think Apple isn’t following you? No matter how.

How to Enable Grid on iPhone Camera?

For learn how to take great pictures on iphone there is no need to take special courses and sit for hours studying various materials on this topic. Practice is your best friend. Try to take photos from different angles, unscrew all the sliders and finally turn it on grid on camera.

First, the straight lines inside the grid will help not overwhelm the horizon, because now you can focus on the straight lines and align the frame with them. Secondly, if you shoot a specific object, you can place it exactly in the center, and the image will turn out to be much colder. Proven over the years. Well, if you want more, you are welcome in this article.

For enable grid in iphone camerafollow the simple instructions:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Then go to the Camera section.
  • Activate the toggle switch in front of the Grid element.

Make sure to enable the grid in the iPhone camera.

I receive messages twice on iPhone?

The real pain of any iPhone owner is messages that arrive twice. I sincerely don’t understand why Apple implemented this setting in their smartphones, but we certainly don’t need it.

Duplicate Messages on iPhone terribly boring. It would be nice if they came during the working day, because at night the iPhone buzzes twice. In fgeneral, disable snooze notifications on iphone you may like this:

  • Go to Settings, Notifications.
  • Scroll down to Messages.
  • Next, find the item Configure notifications, Snooze notification.
  • Check the box next to Never.

If your iPhone is getting notifications twice, feel free to turn off this toggle switch.

Privacy Protection in iPhone Mail

Well, the last setting that concerns iPhone privacy is “Privacy Protection in Mail”. Here is what Apple writes about it:

The Mail app’s Mail Privacy Shield feature helps protect your privacy by preventing email senders from knowing your activities in the Mail app. When you enable this feature, it hides your IP address so that senders cannot associate it with your other online activities or determine your location. It also prevents senders from seeing if you’ve opened an email sent to you.

I can’t say everyone should do this, as I’m not sure everyone is actively using the Mail app, but for many this option would be very useful. Think for yourself. No one can know if a message has been read in the mail. At least, that’s why it’s worth enabling:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Then go to Mail, Privacy Protection.
  • Turn on the toggle switch next to “Action protection in Mail”.

There are many privacy settings on the iPhone. But this one just can’t be ignored.

Why is the voice on iPhone recorder terrible?

During my college years, I actively used the voice recorder in class. I wrote some thoughts after the lectures, I left notes for the future, and so on. And you know, I was extremely surprised that in the modern world, where a smartphone can do everything, no phone can record normal quality sound. At the same time, voice recordings weigh oh-ho-ho!

Yes, I can’t completely solve this problem, because I’m a journalist, not an engineer, but something can be done. Just a few weeks ago I discovered that How to Improve Microphone Sound Quality on iPhone. For that:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Then go to the Recorder section.
  • Go to the Sound Quality subsection, select Lossless instead of Compressed.

Have you wanted to improve the recording quality on your iPhone recorder for a long time? Here are the instructions for you.

I honestly don’t understand why Apple sets the “Compressed” option by default. Do they really not understand that the sound is not a less important parameter than the camera? In short, it’s weird.

Also, in the microphone settings, I also recommend turn off the toggle switch in front of the Geocontextual Names item. After that, iPhone will stop naming voice recordings based on where they were saved. Again, it’s unclear why Cupertino chose to do this in the first place.

How to Allow Cellular Downloads on iPhone?

Finally, I decided to leave the most important parameter that each user must define. Yes I’m talking about Downloading App Store on Cellular. Although unlimited tariffs for cellular communications have disappeared in Russia, we are still not deprived of gigabytes. Personally, I update apps on cellular without any issues and I don’t see anything wrong with that. Even the deshman tariff of popular operators is enough.

For Allow Cellular Downloads on iPhoneYou need:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Next, navigate to the App Store section, find the Cellular Data subsection.
  • Enable the toggle switch in front of the Automatic Downloads item.
  • Next, open the Applications item and set Always ask.

Enable cellular downloads, you’ll thank yourself later.

By setting the toggle switch opposite the Always Ask item, you can protect yourself from accidentally downloading a 10GB toy update. In this case, the iPhone will no longer resist downloading over the cellular network. Conveniently? I think so.

Where is the equalizer on iPhone?

If there are any among our readers who use a Xiaomi smartphone as a second phone, then they are probably familiar with the built-in equalizer. In Chinese devices, it is very flexible and allows you to configure everything exactly to the smallest detail. Clearly Apple is unlikely to do this, as no flexible iPhone configuration no need to say, but equalizer on iphone also exists, albeit clumsily.

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Then go to the Music section, scroll down to the Sound section.
  • Find and go to the Equalizer section and set the mode you need.

Can adjust equalizer on iphone as you wish, but I recommend that you install late night fashion. This is especially true for rock music fans. It looks really cool.

How to Improve Apple Maps?

I myself practically do not use Apple Maps, but sometimes such a need arises. I particularly use the Maps app on my iPhone when getting directions using Siri. It’s convenient if you wear headphones or drive and don’t have time to open Yandex.Maps.

In Apple Maps settings I found an interesting setting – Preferred mode of travel. It is necessary in case your iPhone automatically determines the mode of transport you will use. This option will be especially useful for walkers and cyclists.

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Next, open the Maps section, then Preferred mode of transportation.
  • Specify the type of transport you need.

I rarely use Apple Cards, but setting them up is still important.

This adjustment will not take you much time, but it will greatly facilitate the laying of a route in case of urgent need. By default, a car is defined here, but for well-known reasons, for example, I don’t drive a car.

Maybe you have your own suggestions on what settings you absolutely need to change in iPhone? Reader! Have your say in the comments below or in our Telegram chat, we’ll meet there.