I’m one of those people who always switch between iPhones using iOS backup because over the years there’s so much information to consider that setting up the phone from scratch already becomes a task too long. But there’s always a time when a serious system error might force you to set up an iPhone from scratch.
And in those moments, there’s always some things that are usually done almost by inertia. Settings that, until we apply them, the iPhone is not really our iPhone. We are going to show you what adjustments Applesfera editors always make when we have to set up an iPhone from scratch.
From enabling the grid in the camera to disabling autocorrect
- Something a server always disables as soon as it starts is automatic correction. For some it may be a blessing, but for me it’s an inconvenience that always ends up bothering me no matter how hard I try to get used to it. However, I leave some autocorrect options active, such as the quick-to-write-a-dot function.
- For the same reason, another thing I always turn off is the predictive keyboard. For me it’s just something that takes up space in the interface and doesn’t help me too much. Especially when I have to write in three different languages on a daily basis.
- And since I speak languages, always add English and Catalan on the keyboard in addition to Spanish so you can easily switch between these keyboards. You can add unlimited languages to iPhone and iPad keyboard.
- Eduardo Archanco and I turned off Live Photos, which surrounds conventional photographs with a little video that helps us remember when the photos were taken. Makes sense, but they can take up a lot of space and have compatibility issues.
- A detail that Eduardo also does in his camera: activate the grid so that the photos do not come out askew.
- David Bernal is clear: a brand new iPhone change your default browser to DuckDuckGo. Confidentiality is important. For this reason, it also enables iCloud Private Relay as soon as it starts.
- Something David also does is configure Mail so that one of its gestures changes from archiving to deleting emails. This is something very typical in Gmail services.
- Another thing I do myself is, in an act of over-prevention, make a first backup to make sure I don’t waste any initial setup effort.
- Eduardo Archanco also verifies that your word shortcuts have been successfully synchronizedso you can keep writing while saving time on repetitive tasks.
- Eduardo also reviews one of the most important sections: location services in settings. Verify that location is enabled only for what you need and that no app has enabled it by taking advantage of an authorization slip.
- A personal hobby: I always organize my less used Apple apps in a folder and I delete all apps that I know I won’t use. With iOS 16, you’ll be able to delete even more apps.
- Finally, so that Messages doesn’t end up cluttering up your storage space, David Bernal and I always enable the option to remove them after 30 days.
These are small details which, as I said, they turn any iPhone into our iPhone. In the familiar we use every day, in what we feel comfortable with. I always recommend using the backup to upgrade to a new iPhone, but in force majeure we’ll still have those little quirks.