iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have been launched to customers all over the world. For those who have upgraded to one of the devices, we’ve compiled a list of 10 useful settings below that are worth checking out.
Some settings are exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models, while others were introduced in iOS 16 for a wider range of iPhones.
New settings for iPhone 14 Pro models
Enable 48MP ProRAW Photos
iPhone 14 Pro models have an upgraded rear camera system that can take 48-megapixel photos, but only in ProRAW mode, which can be enabled in the Settings app under 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 enable or disable ProRAW.
ProRAW photos retain more detail in the image file for greater editing flexibility. 48-megapixel ProRAW photos are very large files clocked in at around 75MB each or more, so keep your iPhone’s storage space in mind when shooting in this mode.
Enable 4K Movie Mode
Movie mode videos can now be recorded in 4K on all four iPhone 14 models. To enable the higher resolution in the Settings app, tap Camera → Cinematic recording and choose 4K at 24 frames per second or 4K at 30 frames per second.
Introduced with the iPhone 13 series, Cinematic mode provides a depth effect with automatic focus changes for “cinema style” videos.
Optimize action mode for less light
All four iPhone 14 models have a new action mode that adapts to significant shakes, movements and vibrations for smoother video. Apple says the feature can be used to record video while driving a vehicle off-road, filming a runner, and more.
An action mode button can be found in the top left corner of the Video Camera app. In the Settings app, Action Mode can be optimized for low light conditions by navigating to Camera → Record Video → Action Mode Light Down.
Enable a startup sound
An optional new accessibility feature allows all iPhone 14 models to play a sound when turned on and off. The feature can be enabled in the Settings app under Accessibility → Audio/Visual → Turn sounds on and off.
Turn off the Always-On Display
iPhone 14 Pro’s new always-on display mode is enabled by default. It can be disabled in the Settings app under Display and brightness → Always on.
In Always-on display mode, the entire lock screen is dimmed, but the time, date, widgets, wallpapers, and unread notifications are still displayed. Once you lift the iPhone, tap or swipe up on the bottom of the screen, or press the side button, the screen will return to normal brightness.
New Settings in iOS 16
Enable keyboard haptic feedback
iOS 16 added a new haptic feedback option for the iPhone’s default keyboard. As with many Android smartphones, the iPhone may make a slight vibration after each key you press while typing, which is a physical confirmation that the key has been pressed.
In the Settings app, the feature is under Sounds & Haptics → Keyboard Feedback → Haptics.
Add a battery percentage icon to the status bar
iOS 16 has finally reintroduced the option to view a battery percentage icon in the status bar on iPhone X and newer, eliminating the need to swipe down to open Control Center to see the percentage. To enable the new icon on iPhone 14 Pro models, open the Settings app and navigate to Battery → Battery percentage.
Automatically send messages with Siri
Siri normally asks for confirmation before you message someone, but in iOS 16 there is a new option to skip the confirmation step. To enable this in the Settings app, tap Siri & Search → Send Messages Automatically.
The feature can also be enabled when an iPhone is connected to headphones or CarPlay.
Ask Siri to end a phone call
With iOS 16, you can say “Hey Siri, hang up” during a phone call to end the call hands-free, but keep in mind that the command may be heard by others during the call. In the Settings app, this feature can be turned on under Siri & Search → Hang up call.
View Wi-Fi passwords
You can finally view the password of a Wi-Fi network you have previously connected to on iOS 16. In the Settings app, tap Wi-Fi → tap a network → tap the password field and authenticate with Face ID to view the password.