Many features of iOS 15 are downright useful, like the new ability to unlock your iPhone using Face ID even in times when, for one reason or another, you find yourself needing to wear a mask.
However, other functions are activated by default without this being a decisive advantage in your daily life, since you will rarely use them if you are one of the users who will make typical use of the terminal.
In order to save battery and protect your privacy, here are five iPhone features you can turn off if you don’t use them daily to improve phone performance. You’ll see how quickly your iPhone delivers more daily usage time.
Disable Keyboard Hints
When you write a message on Whatsapp, or compose an email on your iPhone, you have probably already noticed the word suggestions that appear above the keyboard. While this can be useful for slow typists, for nimble fingers, word suggestions often come too late.
If you don’t use this feature, you can simply turn it off, which means there will be one less task running in the background so the iPhone can focus on what you really want to do.
To do this, go to ‘Settings’ and move the slider to the left when you are in ‘General > Keyboard’ and the ‘Predictive’ selection.
Automatically close Safari tabs
On the iPhone, a few dozen open tabs can quickly add up and cripple Safari. Even if you want to keep your tabs open, finding the one you want among a sea of open tabs can be a daunting task.
If you are someone who rarely closes a tab after using it, you can do this automatically by taking advantage of system settings. Your iPhone may automatically close “not recently viewed tabs” after a day, week, or month.
To do this, you need to go to ‘Settings’ and select ‘Safari > Close Tabs’ to mark the time interval you want.
Stop application version requests
Do you mind that you keep seeing notifications to review apps on the App Store? By moving the corresponding slider to the left in “System Preferences”, you will be able to stop these feedback requests.
To do this, go to “Settings > App Store” and deselect “Ratings & Reviews” in the app.
Disable automatic app downloads and updates
Apple offers the ability to automatically download and update apps. This is useful if you want the app you download to your iPhone to be automatically downloaded to your iPad as well.
But the functionality isn’t always convenient, nor are automatic app updates. Luckily, you can disable both settings.
To do this, go to “Settings > App Store” and move the slider to the left in the “Apps & app updates” tab.
Stop keyboard clicks
For many users, iPhone sound when typing is a feature that can be a bit annoying. If your iPhone is on silent mode, you won’t hear these sounds, but you might also miss an important notification.
So what can you do if you don’t want to disturb others every time you write a message? Luckily, you can disable touch tones in system settings. Proceed as follows.
To do this, go to ‘Settings > Sounds and vibrations’ and uncheck ‘Keyboard clicks’. In the same place, you can also disable the sound that occurs when locking the terminal.