iOS 15 is now available for download. The operating system is compatible with a variety of models ranging from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone 13 2021. iOS 15 features enhancements and new features including Focus mode that replaces Do Not Disturb, FaceTime UI tweaks, iMessage tweaks, and upgraded Safari. Additionally, Apple still provides some really interesting hidden features, which we will explore next.
Scan any type of text with the iPhone camera
You can point your iPhone camera at a sign or piece of paper to detect it and create it automatically, then copy it to an email or other document with iOS 15. You can use this scanner just by long-pressing the button inside the text field, as if you were copying and pasting an image.
The scan button resembles the shape of a piece of paper with brackets surrounding it. The camera will provide instructions for obtaining the best results after you press the button and focus your camera on what to scan.
Drag the Safari address bar near the center of your screen.
There have been a number of changes to Safari made by Apple. Following the update, one of the biggest changes you’ll notice is that the address fields are now at the bottom of the page with all the functions included.
The idea is to lower the address bar so that customers can browse Safari and browse the internet since all buttons are closer to your thumb. However, this change may be difficult for some users.
If you want it to return to its original position, tap the Aa icon in the Address Bar (don’t press long instead, tap). Next, you will see an option to show the Address Bar at the top of the menu on the right side. Simply tap it to display it.
Receive real-time rain alerts via the iPhone weather app.
When Apple purchased the popular application for weather Dark Sky Fans immediately wanted to see that the weather application for iPhone would have real-time rainfall warnings. These alerts came into use with iOS 15.
You can enable an alert about precipitation by tapping the three-line icon in the right-hand corner of the Weather app, in iOS 15. Then tap on the three-dot circle icon located in the upper right corner of your screen, followed by Notifications. Next, turn on the switch next to My Location, and then tap Done.
Drag-and-drop between apps on iPhone
The iPad has long had the ability to drag and drop text, documents, and images between applications. You can use this feature by launching your Photos app and exploring your most recent images. When in full-screen mode, do not tap the image. Instead, put your finger on the image and swipe across the screen.
If the thumbnail doesn’t move when another photo appears, switch to the messaging app. On the thumbnail, there will be an orange circle with a plus sign indicating that you can raise your finger. The photo will appear in the text field, waiting for you to email it.
More in-depth information regarding Photos
Every time we look at a photo in the Photos app, we can tap it to reveal the information overview, which will display information about where you saved the photo, along with any EXIF information such as shutter speed, location, and the camera.
Make the size of the text that is utilized in certain applications
As of now, you can change the size of the system-wide font to suit your preferences. However, with iOS 15, you can adjust font size based on the application. You can, for instance, choose different font sizes within Twitter and Mail.
To utilize this new feature, launch your Settings application, and then go to Control Center and scroll down until you see the option titled Text Size. You can access it by clicking the green plus symbol.
Afterward, open the app and set the font size. If you’re using Face ID on your iPhone, swipe down from the upper right corner, and if you’re using Touch ID, swipe up from the bottom. Click on the text size option.
You’ll need to slide the left-hand switch on the bottom-right corner of the screen in order to apply the changes to the program you’re currently using. Afterward, you can resize the font.