The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have started arriving for customers around the world. For those who have upgraded to a single device, we’ve compiled a list of 10 useful settings that are worth a look below.
Some settings are specific to the iPhone 14 Pro model, while others were introduced in iOS 16 for a wider range of iPhones.
New Settings for iPhone 14 Pro Models
Enable 48MP ProRAW Photos
The iPhone 14 Pro model has an upgraded rear camera system that can shoot 48-megapixel photos, but only in ProRAW mode, which can be enabled in the Settings app Camera → Formats → Apple ProRAW With the resolution set to 48MP. In the Camera app, a button labeled Raw will appear in the top-right corner to easily turn ProRAW on or off.
ProRAW Photos retain more detail in the image file for greater editing flexibility. 48-megapixel ProRAW photos are huge files that clock in at around 75MB or higher, so pay attention to your iPhone’s storage space when shooting photos in this mode.
Enable 4K Cinematic Mode
On all four iPhone 14 models, Cinematic Mode videos can now be recorded in 4K. To enable High resolution in the Settings app, tap Camera → Record Cinematic And choose 4K at 24 frames per second or 4K at 30 frames per second.
Introduced with the iPhone 13 lineup, Cinematic Mode has a profound effect with automatic focus changes for “cinema-style” video.
Optimize Action Mode for Lower Light
All four iPhone 14 models have a new Action Mode that adjusts key vibration, speed, and vibration for smoother-looking video. Apple says the feature can be used in a vehicle to record video while off-roading, film runners and more.
A button for Action Mode can be found in the top-left corner of the Camera app for video. In the Settings app, Action Mode can be customized for low light conditions by navigating to Camera → Record Video → Action Mode Lower Light,
turn on startup sound
An optional new Accessibility feature allows all iPhone 14 models to play a sound when powered on and off. This feature can be enabled under the Settings app Accessibility → Audio/Visual → Power on and off sound,
turn off always-on display
The new Always-On Display mode of the iPhone 14 Pro is enabled by default. This can be turned off under the Settings app Display & Brightness → Always On,
Always-on display mode dims the entire lock screen, but still shows the time, date, widget, wallpaper, and unread notifications. Once you pick up the iPhone, tap or swipe down the screen, or press the side button, the display returns to normal brightness.
New Settings in iOS 16
turn on haptic feedback for keyboard
iOS 16 has added a new haptic feedback option to the iPhone’s stock keyboard. Similar to many Android smartphones, the iPhone may vibrate slightly after each key you press while typing, providing physical confirmation that the key was tapped.
In the Settings app, under Convenience Sounds & Haptics → Keyboard Feedback → Haptic,
Add Battery Percentage Icon to Status Bar
iOS 16 finally reintroduced the option to view the battery percentage icon in the status bar on the iPhone X and newer, eliminating the need to swipe down to open Control Center to view the percentage. To enable the new icon on the iPhone 14 Pro model, open the Settings app and navigate to Battery → Battery Percentage,
Automatically send messages with Siri
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 enable it in the Settings app, tap Siri & Search → Send Messages Automatically,
This feature can also be enabled when an iPhone is connected to headphones or CarPlay.
Ask Siri to hang up a phone call
With iOS 16, you can say “Hey Siri, hang up” during a phone call to end the call hands-free, but note that the command can be heard by other people on the call. In the Settings app, this feature can be enabled under Siri & Search → Call Hang Up,
View Wi-Fi Password
You can finally see the password for a Wi-Fi network that you have previously connected to on iOS 16. In the Settings app, tap Wi-Fi → Tap Network → Tap on Password field And authenticate with Face ID to see the password.