At WWDC 2021, Apple introduced yet another version of the iOS. iOS 15 expands on the substantial feature set of iOS 14 by providing improved privacy, straightforward features, and a tighter ecosystem. You might have missed some amazing iOS 15 features if you weren't devoted to the live stream like I was. Don't worry, I've prepared a list of all the coolest iOS 15 new features, tips, and tricks for getting the most out of your iPhone.
Tips and Tricks for iOS 15
Before we get started, here's how to install iOS 15 on your iPhone. It is compatible with any devices released after the iPhone 6s and onwards. If you have one of the most recent iPhone 13 series, it will come pre-installed with iOS 15.
- On your iPhone, launch the Settings app.
- Scroll down and select General.
- Select Software Update.
- Select Download.
- If iOS 14.8 displays at the top, scroll down and select Upgrade to iOS 15. Then hit download and Install.
Android and Windows users can use FaceTime
One of the most significant additions in iOS 15 is the option for Android and Windows users to attend FaceTime calls.
Simply open the Facetime app on iOS 15 and you'll see a new Create Link button on top. Copy that link to your clipboard and share it with your buddies – who can enjoy the Facetime call from Windows, Android, or Chromebook. Facetime was formerly exclusively available on iOS and Mac devices.
This does not, however, imply that your friends can conduct a Facetime call from an Android phone or a Windows PC. A FaceTime link can only be created by an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, but anybody who has the link can attend the call. It's far from ideal, but it's a start.
SharePlay – Watch Films together
With SharePlay on iOS 15, Apple is seeking to bring popular watch party capabilities to the iPhone.
Facetime users can use SharePlay to watch movies, listen to music, and even share their iPhone screens with other Facetime users. This is useful when you want to video chat with your group while watching or listening to music.
To begin using SharePlay, simply initiate a FaceTime call with a friend (s). Then, choose to listen to a song on Apple Music or watch video content on the TV app, or hit the right top corner of a FaceTime session and choose the Share Screen button.
Focus Mode is more than just Do Not Disturb
Focus mode, which is essentially a personalized DND section, was added in iOS 15. Instead of simply silencing calls and notifications, Focus mode allows you to choose which ones to receive. There are four modes to choose from Personal, Work, Sleep, and DND.
To activate the focus mode, expand the Control Center, long-press the focus button, and then select the mode. If you build your own custom focus mode and schedule it to trigger at a specific time during the day, it will be activated automatically.
Live Text - Copy Text from Pictures
Live Text would be one of iOS 15's most impressive features.
Users may use Live Text to not only extract text, email addresses, mobile numbers, but even handwritten text from images but also to quickly copy and paste it anywhere on the iPhone.
Just press on any text area on your iPhone to activate the 'Live Text' feature. This will show up a new option called ‘text from the camera.' Tapping on the camera option will open a smaller camera window where you can point your finger at the text. You can select the text by sliding your finger over it and copy it to your clipboard from here.
In addition, you would be able to differentiate objects in a picture such as flowers, books, mountains, and so on. It will be really handy in your search for that picture you took a few years ago.
Note: This Live Text feature would only be accessible on iPhones having A12 or later. This means that iPhone X and older will not be able to use this feature.