It’s no doubt that the quality of iPhone devices produced by Apple, the iPhone 11, for example, is such an amazing and user-friendly smartphone that virtually everyone would love to have one. When you are talking of recent top-notch smartphones, iPhone 11 cannot be left behind, however, being a top-notch phone, it also possesses some top-notch features. The iPhone 11 tips and tricks are series of important information that a new iPhone user or someone upgrading from an older model of iPhone device should know because knowing this would enable the easier use of the iPhone 11.
To enable the smooth use of your new iPhone 11, this article is contained with the several iPhone 11 tips and tricks that will help you out.
iPhone 11 tips and tricks
The New Gestures on iPhone 11
Previous models of iPhones have the home button on them but this is not the case with iPhone 11, the phone has a virtual/digital/in screen home button. To access the home screen when you are in an app or you want to unlock your phone, all you need to do is to swipe up from the center bottom of your iPhone 11 screen.
Similarly, to go to the control center of the iPhone 11, you swipe down from the right edge (the right ear close to the notch) of the screen, the notification center can also be accessed by swiping down from the notch.
The iPhone 11 has a bot called Siri that can help you out when you need help operating your phone, to talk to Siri, you will have to hold down the side button by just saying, Hey Siri.
Navigating to the Apple Pay has also been made easy on iPhone 11, by just double-pressing the side button, you will start the Apple Pay process to pay for apps in the App store.
The Dark mode ability
One of the iPhone 11 tips and tricks is the ability to switch to dark mode when operating the phone. Enabling the dark mode switches the color scheme on the phone to give white texts on a black or dark background which aids the user’s readability especially when in low light or dim environment.
To enable dark mode on iPhone 11, go to the Control Center, select and hold down the Brightness bar and in the bottom-left corner, you will see the Dark Mode toggle, tap on it to switch on.
Presence of the new direct transfer method
The iPhone 11 is not left out of the new iPhone direct transfer method for setting up iPhones. The new direct transfer method has been enabled for iPhones with iOS 12.4 upward of which iPhone 11 is a member of this category having iOS 13.
The exciting feature of this new transfer means it is done on a device-to-device basis and has nothing to do with iCloud. You can easily transfer any file from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 11.
To enable this, when you get to the Transfer Your Data option, select Transfer From iPhone to start a wireless file transfer from an old iPhone.
Taking selfies is a common photography action for smartphones but this is not only the case when it comes to the iPhone 11. iPhone 11 allows the user to take a slow-motion video called “slofie” by Apple Inc. with the aid of the selfie camera. To take a slofie with your iPhone 11, switch the camera to the front-facing (selfie) camera, then swipe over and select the Slo-mo option to begin your action.
Using the Face ID from more angles
The Face ID feature of the iPhone 11 is faster compared to other iPhone devices and also it operates on a wider angle range. This implies that if the phone is not exactly placed in front of the user’s face, the Face ID will unlock the phone still.
This ability alone is one of the most exciting tips and tricks of the iPhone 11. For you to set up Face ID, you must ensure that you are in a well-lit environment and your face is free from any obstructions against its verification such as face caps or sunglasses.
Once you do what I mentioned above, then proceed to Settings, next Face ID & Passcode where you will be asked to input your passcode. After the passcode has been entered, tap Set up Face ID and then Get Started.
The next thing you would be prompted to do is scan your face, two face scans would be required which will involve moving your head slowly while the iPhone 11 captures your face.
The Ultra-wide camera lens
iPhone 11 is manufactured with two camera lenses, the second which is the ultra-wide camera lens is used for taking wider photo shots of the scene you intend to capture. To use the ultra-wide camera, tap the 0.5x button when you are on the camera app.
The Night mode feature for taking pictures
Night mode was added as a feature on the iPhone 11 device to enable users to take better photos under low light or dim conditions. When in a low-light condition and you want to take a picture with your phone, then you need to make use of this iPhone 11 tips and tricks.
To take a picture in low light, you would have to find a small icon that looks like a moon that will appear close to the top of the Camera’s interface. Tap on this icon to put the Night mode on (the icon turns yellow at this time indicating that the Night mode is on). It should be noted the Night mode icon displays the duration of the exposure and this can be adjusted by tapping on it.
The cursor control
Another iPhone 11 tips and tricks “the cursor control” is the ability to easily move the cursor from one portion of a text to another to easily edit and correct mistakes when typing long texts and messages. There are two ways by which this can be done; the first is to hold down the spacebar of the screen keyboard.
Doing this will turn the keyboard into a trackpad which will enable you to move the cursor to any position where you wish to make corrections within the text. The other method is to hold on to the cursor and move by dragging it to the position you want.
The QuickTake video feature
This feature on the iPhone 11 allows you to shoot videos on the phone without selecting Video in the Camera options. The QuickTake feature is used by tapping and holding down the shutter button of the camera in the Photo mode to start the video process and then release it when done shooting the video.
Shooting 4K video with ease
Shooting high-quality 4K videos have been made easier on iPhone 11, unlike other iPhone devices. To do this, simply open the Camera app on your iPhone 11 device, swipe across the screen, and tap on Video. Then tap the resolution icon located at the top of the screen to switch the video resolution between 4K and HD, you can then tap the frame rate icon to switch between 24fps, 30fps, and 60fps.
Mobile Games Control
The iPhone 11 tips and tricks aren’t yet complete without mentioning its ability to support Bluetooth-enabled game controllers such as PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Xbox One controllers. These controllers are to be used for games that support a controller on the iPhone 11 device.
To get started, you will need to put set the game controller into pairing mode; for PS4, the PlayStation button and Share button would be held together for about three seconds while for an Xbox controller, hold on to the pairing button located at the back of the controller until the front light begins to flash very quickly.
Proceed to the settings app on your iPhone 11 device, select and turn on the Bluetooth, then select the controller from the list of wireless devices that are available to be paired with the phone. Launch any game that is controller supported on the iPhone 11 device and enjoy your game.
In conclusion, with these iPhone 11 tips and tricks highlighted above, you can make use of your iPhone 11 to the fullest especially if you don’t know what it is capable of doing.
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