iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have arrived to customers all over the world. For those who have upgraded to one of the devices, we’ve compiled a list of important useful settings worth checking out below.
Some of the settings are exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models, while others were introduced in iOS 16 to a wider range of iPhones.
The new settings for iPhone 14 Pro models
iPhone 14 Pro models feature an improved rear camera system capable of capturing 48MP photos, but only in ProRAW mode, which can be enabled in the Settings app under Camera Formats Apple ProRAW with a resolution set to 48MP. In the Camera app, you’ll see a button labeled RAW in the top-right corner, which lets you easily toggle ProRAW on or off.
ProRAW photos retain more detail in the image file for greater editing flexibility. 48-megapixel ProRAW photos are very large files, around 75 MB or more each. So, keep your iPhone storage space in mind when taking photos in this mode.
All four iPhone 14 models can now record videos in Cinematic mode in 4K. To turn on the higher resolution in the Settings app, tap Capture Camera and choose 4K 24fps or 4K 30fps.
Introduced with the iPhone 13 range, Cinema mode offers a depth effect with automatic focus changes for cinema-style videos.
All four iPhone 14 models feature a new Action mode that adapts to strong shock, movement, and vibration to make videos look smoother. Apple says the feature can be used to capture video while off-road in a vehicle, film a runner, and more.
An action mode button is located in the top left corner of the camera app for videos. In the Settings app, the action mode can be optimized for lower light conditions by navigating to Camera Capture Video Action Mode Low Light.
The iPhone 14 Pro’s new always-on display mode is enabled by default. It can be disabled in the Settings app under Display & Brightness Always On.
Always-on display mode dims the entire lock screen but still shows the time, date, widgets, wallpaper, and unread notifications. As soon as you lift the iPhone, tap the bottom edge of the screen or swipe up, or press the side button, the display returns to normal brightness.
New Important Settings in iOS 16
iOS 16 added a new haptic feedback option for the standard iPhone keyboard. Similar to many Android smartphones, the iPhone can generate a slight vibration after each key you press while typing to provide physical confirmation that the key was pressed. In the Settings app, the feature is under Sounds & Haptics Keyboard Feedback Haptics.
iOS 16 finally reintroduced the option to show a battery percentage icon in the status bar on iPhone X and newer, eliminating the need to swipe down to open Control Center to see the percentage. To enable the new icon on iPhone 14 Pro models, open the Settings app and navigate to Battery Battery Percentage.
Siri normally asks for confirmation before sending a message to someone, but in iOS 16 there’s a new option to skip the confirmation step. To turn this on in the Settings app, tap Automatically send Siri & Search messages. The function can also be activated when an iPhone is connected to headphones or CarPlay.
With iOS 16, you can say “Hey Siri, leg up” during a phone call to end the call hands-free, but note that the command may be heard by others on the call. In the Settings app, this function can be activated under Siri & Search Hang up call.
You can finally see the password of a Wi-Fi network you were previously connected to on iOS 16. In the Settings app, tap Wi-Fi, tap a network, tap the password field, and authenticate with Face ID to see the password.
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