With the pre-orders of the new iPhone XR about to start pouring in, you may want to pick a device that caters to your choice of color and provides you the opportunity of storage you need. If you are keen to order the phone as soon as the pre-order option goes live, you are ready to grab a model with a screen size of 6.1 inches. However, even if you plan to get up early on the specific launch date of the phone or stay awake till late night, you may not be able to get the model you want. To pre-order the device is the best option you have now if you want to avoid the crowd. If you want to be one of the first ones to grab this model, you need to walk with the clock before midnight. The best trick is to pick up the model you want by the time the pre-order of the phone comes live just as people did before the release of iPhone XS or iPhone Max. You may have to spend some time while reading through this guide before putting the pre-order. Let’s see the list of iPhone XR tips and tricks.
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iPhone XR tips and tricks
1. Things to do
Even though the pre-order option of iPhone XR is yet to start, you can always visit the website of Apple Inc and select your favorite model. You can make the process of pre ordering swifter when you start taking a look at the options beforehand. Fortunately, you may no longer need to hop through the bunch of different menus when the pre-order starts if you choose before. The following tips will help you to pick up the favorite model of iPhone XR.
- Open the Apple store app or the iPhone XR page on the browser
- Log in to the account you want to use to pre-order the phone
- Now select the model of your choice from the options that are available
- You can choose the storage option you want and the color along with the method of payment
- If you choose to work from the website of Apple for this job, you can click on the heart placed next to the Select button. However, if you are working from the Apple Store app, you can simply tap the heart on the upper right portion
When you complete the steps listed above, it will help you to store the device in your Favorites. As soon as the pre-order of this new device goes live, you can visit the Favorites and then tap on the device you have chosen. When you access the website, you have to click on the little bar located at the top right corner to visit the Favorites or click on the Blue icon if you are accessing Favorites via Apple Store app. You are now ready to buy the phone.
2. Enhancing the speed of the device
Just like the other devices in the iPhone family, the new iPhone XR can turn sluggish over a period of time. While powering the device off can help you clear the memory, you can delete some of the photos, files, and apps or archiving them in the cloud too, to help you free up space on the device. You must visit Settings to find out the apps that refresh in the background thereby consuming the precious power of the device. Updating the iOS on the device can gear up its speed.
3. Making the phone preventive to hacks
While you can open the iPhone XR using the Face ID, the phone can be called completely secure only when no one can guess the passcode. The iOS may ask you to use a six-digit passcode but you can surely make the device more secure with a passcode made from alphabets and numbers. If you are keen to change the passcode of the device, you can head towards Settings and tap ID and Passcode. When the device prompts you to enter a new passcode, you can tap the Passcode Options and Custom Alphanumeric code. You are now ready to change the passcode in the new device but make sure that you are able to remember it.
4. Joining the FaceTime group
While joining a group, you can call about thirty-two participants at the same time. All that you need to do is to enter more than one contact in the address box when you start the chat. There are tiles exhibiting the participants and you have to tap on each tile to bring the person in front of your view.
5. Reminding you to call later
The iOS can remind you to make calls later and what you have to do is to tap on Remind Me Later button located above the slide. Whether you want the device to remind you about the call within an hour or more is your choice. However, make sure that you have uploaded the contact details so that the device can locate your address. The time is largely based on the movements of the GPS.
6. Customizing the ringtones
Based on the music tracks present in the iTunes library, you can choose to customize the ringtone in the device. You can create a duplicate version of the track you want for the ringtone, convert the type of the file and import it into the iTunes as one of the ringtones. After this, you can sync the ringtone with the phone. However, you can create the ringtone of your choice from an audio creation of your own too and it is going to be user-friendly on this device.
7. Unlocking the screen
It is easy to unlock the device by simply looking into it. If you have already created the Face ID by visiting the Settings page, you can complete a series of steps such as rotating the head in a circular motion so that the phone can capture your face in different angles. After completion of the Face ID setting, you are ready to look into the screen and unlock the device easily, unlike the fingerprint touch option in the previous models. You can also add two different profiles when you want to unlock the phone using a different appearance or want to share the device with someone.
8. Taking the screenshot
Even if the Home button is absent in the new iPhone XR, it is easy to take a screenshot with this device. You have to hold the Volume Up and Power button at the same time and tap the buttons as quickly as possible. While holding the buttons down, you have to pull up another window to put the power off. After taking the screenshot, you can mark up or edit the image.
9. Customization of the control center
You have been waiting to do this for a long time. Just visit Settings and Control Center and Finally Customize Controls. The controls that appear are present on the top and you have to tap the minus sign to remove and tap and hold them around to make the desired changes on the device.
10. Shaking the device to undo
This seems to be a bit weird initially, but it can save you when you type a long sentence and then delete it accidentally from the device. Just shake a phone a little bit, and you can bring the Undo-Redo box to complete the rest of the work.
11. Activating the Do not Disturb while driving
You have heard about the Do Not Disturb option but it is good to know about the different variants of this mode. Visit Settings and then go to the Do Not Disturb option and under it, Do not Disturb While Driving and tap Activate. You can choose from the options Manually and Automatically depending on your choice. If you find this option disturbing, you can turn it off as well.
12. Accessing the Portrait Lighting
The iPhone XR has only a few Portrait Lighting features, but it can still produce attractive effects with very little time and effort. When you open the Camera app, you can swipe across the rotating menu at the bottom to access the Portrait Mode. You can tap on Natural Light to brighten the face in the photograph.
13. Taking a better selfie
While the selfies continue to dominate the action of the mobile phones, you can apply a trick if you are not satisfied with the selfie you take using the new iPhone XR. Using the volume button on the attached pair of headphones when the Camera app is open helps you to take better selfies. It will not only help you to take powerful selfies that are more natural looking but reduce the shakiness of the phone greatly.
14.Ready to order
If you are already planning to place the pre-order of this model, you may be feeling the excitement within and ready to do all the tricks and tips with different applications to improve its performance. Are you ready to use the phone and apply the tricks and tips? You can try the tips listed above or more to enhance your experience of handling the new device.