Apple is giving iPhone users new utilities to free themselves from distractions and time-sucks in iOS 15. Focus is a refined version of Do Not Disturb, letting you keep out notifications while you get work done.
It’s also now possible to drag images, selected text and files across apps in Split iphone 15 thuong View or Slide Over. This is especially useful when you need to quickly copy info between two different apps.
Apple’s App Library is a great way to find apps and organize them on your Home screen, but it can be hard to use when you have a lot of Home screens. Here’s how to make it work for you.
The iPhone 15’s App Library organizes your apps into categories with little four-square icons. You can see all of the apps you have in that category by tapping anywhere on that square. You’ll also find Siri Suggestions, which are four apps that Apple recommends to you based on your app usage and location (the suggestions are determined solely by on-device data; no personal information is sent).
While this system does help you find apps faster, it doesn’t give you the ability to customize how they’re organized. Apps are also grouped alphabetically, which can be frustrating when you’re looking for a specific app.
One way to avoid this problem is to long-press on a blank space or an app icon in the App Library to enable jiggle mode, then tap and drag that app to a Home screen page. But if you have too many Home screen pages, this process can take quite a while. Another solution is to reset the Home screen, but that’ll remove your custom folders and widgets and will put all of your apps in their default locations, arranged alphabetically after Apple’s defaults.
With multitasking on, the iPad’s screen splits into two identical parts, and you can open up two different apps side-by-side or stacked. You can also drag images, selected text, files and other content between multiple apps. Apple’s iPadOS 15 update reworked the way the system exposes these features, making it easier to discover and use them.
When an app is in full-screen mode, tapping the multitasking control reveals icons for Full Screen, Split View and Slide Over. You can tap any of them to put the current app into one of those modes. In Split View and Slide Over, the app moves aside to give you access to your Home screen. If you want to switch apps, you can use the App Switcher or a four-finger swipe to move to a new app.
Another new feature is the Shelf, which lines up all of an app’s open windows at the bottom of the screen for quick access. This doesn’t appear when you switch to an app using the App Switcher or four-finger swipe, but you can bring it up whenever you want. The Shelf is especially useful for an app like Mail, Notes or Messages that has lots of open windows. Apple’s Center Window feature, meanwhile, puts a single app window on top of the current full-screen app.
The iPhone 15’s FaceTime allows you to watch movies and TV shows, listen to music and use apps together with one or more people over a video call. It also has a feature called SharePlay that lets you stream videos, TV shows and music to multiple iPhones and iPads at once. This feature was first introduced in iOS 15.
The latest version of iOS has a few other features that can improve your experience on the iPhone. For example, it has a feature that lets you filter out background noise, so your friends’ voices will sound clearer. You can also alter the audio settings, including Voice Isolation, which reduces ambient noise so you can hear your friends better.
If you’re tired of receiving unwanted FaceTime calls, the new iPhone has a built-in feature that lets you block unwanted users. You can find this option in the Contacts app by tapping the “i” button next to a name or number on the list of recent FaceTime calls. This will show you a little contact card for that person, with an option to “Block this Caller” at the bottom of the screen.
You can use the FaceTime app to make a video or audio call with people on Android phones and Windows computers. They can join a FaceTime call by following a link you send them via Messages, email or AirDrop. Then they’ll be directed to a browser-based progressive web app that doesn’t require them to have an Apple ID.