Things to Do with Your New iPhone

Things to Do with Your New iPhone

By Valentina Tuta

Did you recently get a new iPhone but you don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, here are some of the newest and funniest things you can do with your new Apple gadget. Let’s get started!

5 things you can do to get the best out of your device

Update to Get the Latest Features

Okay, it’s true that, if you’re a new Apple user, the first thing you’d like to do is to take pictures with your powerful camera or download games. However, many of your device’s best features may be hidden behind a software update.

Moreover, there are updates that are very necessary because they add stability and security fixes to your device, so it’s a good idea to get them installed as soon as possible. But, how to do it?

It’s very simple, you just have to connect to your Wi-Fi red and follow the route: Settings > General > Software Update to update your device to the latest version of iOS. It may take a little while to download, so you can do more fun things while it completes in the background.

Activate Your Apple TV+ Trial and Watch Some HDR Video

If you didn’t know, every new iPhone has a free three-month trial of Apple TV. This feature can be enabled by opening the TV app that comes preinstalled on your phone. Have you deleted the app in your haste? No problem, you can download it from the App Store again.

It should be noted that you can enjoy this kind of content from any other device just by logging in to your account with your Apple ID credentials. Nevertheless, one of the most impressive features of the latest iPhones are the HDR displays which can hit peak brightness levels of 1200 nits on the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro.

Shoot Some Cinematic Video

Both the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro include the ability to shoot in Cinematic Mode, which allows you to create “filmic” videos with soft bokeh and smooth focus transitions. Furthermore, you have the chance to edit your video after you’ve shot it to further tweak your focus pulls before editing or sharing your clips.

If you want to take a look at this mode, you have to launch the Camera app and swipe until you see Cinematic Mode in the drop-down menu at the bottom (or side) of the screen. You can now hit records to track subjects, adjust the perceived aperture, and more.

Got an iPhone 13 Pro? Try the Macro Photography

If you have an iPhone 13 Pro (there’ll be three camera lenses on the back instead of two) so that you will be able to take photos in macro mode. This is a feature that allows you to get up close and personal with subjects thanks to a very small minimum focus distance.

To do so, the iPhone 13 Pro uses its ultra-wide camera, a lens option that’s missing on the iPhone 13. Likewise, the default iOS Camera app will switch to macro mode automatically whenever you get close to a subject (something you can disable if you want).

Don’t Forget to Protect Your iPhone

More than a feature, this is advice. In order to keep your iphone in tip-top condition 

(and maximize its resale value, if that’s something you may be interested in), it’s important that you buy a case and keep it protected as soon as possible.

On the other hand, if you still don’t trust yourself, consider signing up for AppleCare+ to extend coverage and include a flat-fee repair cost for accidental damage too. And that’s all, of course there are more incredible characteristics and functions, but we’ll leave it for another note.