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Tips and tricks for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro users

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Bought or planning to buy your new iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Pro? You'll get improved cameras, longer
life and brighter displays. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro are some of the best smartphones on the
market. Below, we'll share some useful tips on how to use these smartphones.

The iPhone 13 may look like the iPhone 12, but it has quite a few new features and improvements. If
you're upgrading from an older model, a whole world of new features will open up for you.

1. Transferring data from an older iPhone
You don't have to set up your iPhone 13 from scratch, because there are several different ways to
transfer your data from an old iPhone to a new one quickly and easily.

We have described all the ways in this article.

2. The meaning of 5G icons
The iPhone 13 lineup supports advanced 5G technology. It offers very high mobile internet speeds of
up to 4 Gbps and 200 Mbps. There are four different icons in the status bar: 5G, 5G+, 5GUW and 5G
UC.
5G connectivity is very fast, but it consumes a lot of battery power. To solve this problem, Apple has
added a "Smart Data" mode to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro that turns off 5G connectivity when
it's not needed.

For example, 5G connectivity isn't needed when scrolling through your Twitter or VKontakte feed. In
such cases, the mode will automatically switch to 4G. However, if you decide to download a film, the
smartphone will switch to a faster 5G connection.

You can control the mode via Settings > Cellular > Voice and data. Select 5G Auto to enable Smart
Data mode or 5G On to disable it. In the second case, the 5G network will be used whenever it is
available, and your smartphone will run out of power faster.

4: Restrict 5G
You can also prevent your smartphone from using the 5G network (apart from watching videos
online) by turning on power saving mode. This is activated via the Control Panel or via the battery
settings.

5. 20 W USB-C power adapter
The iPhone 13 doesn't come with a power adapter for charging, but it does have a Lightning/USB-C
cable for fast charging. You'll need to get a 20W power adapter to go with it. It will help charge your
smartphone from zero to 50% in just half an hour.

6. MagSafe charger
Your new iPhone has a MagSafe connector. It's a set of magnets in the back that the new charger and
various accessories attach to. You can buy MagSafe accessories in a separate section of the Apple
Store. MagSafe chargers charge an iPhone 13 at up to 15 watts, twice as fast as a conventional
wireless charger.

 

Rostov-on-Don, Russia – December 2021. iPhone 13 Pro in white background. New smartphone from Apple company close-up.

 

 

 

7. Install iOS updates via 5G
With 5G support, iOS updates can now be downloaded via mobile internet. To do so, go to your
cellular settings and select the "Allow More Data on 5G" option.

8. FaceTime HD Calls
With 5G, FaceTime video calls are 1080p HD. Go to your cellular settings and turn on "Allow More
Data on 5G" to use FaceTime in HD over a 5G connection. On Wi-Fi, calls work too.

9. FaceTime eye contact

The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have the Eye Contact feature. When you turn it on, your
conversation partner will feel like you're looking directly at them instead of at your camera. Turn it
on using Settings > FaceTime.

10. Night Photography on all cameras
All iPhone 13 cameras now support Night Mode. Now you can take photos in the dark with a
telephoto lens and even an ultra-wide-angle camera.

11. EXIF data
Apple has also made it possible to view the EXIF data of photos directly on your iPhone. Open any
photo in the Photos app and tap the "i" icon to view its size, location, date, time, resolution etc.

12. iCloud private hub
Unfortunately, this feature is no longer available in Russia, but you can read about it in this article.

13. Content dragging
On iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, you can pinch any image/video/file in one app and drag it to
another app. Hold the file with one hand and open the other app with the other hand.

The feature works in all Apple apps. For example, you can select a picture from Photo and drag it to
chat in Messages.

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