Four annoying iPhone features and solutions

Your iPhone has a ton of features, especially with iOS 16. Emails can also be edited and unsent, and you can quickly clip persons or objects out of images with just one click. You might not be aware of a few other hidden features, such as the location of all your saved Wi-Fi passwords. Also, you may play games on your iPhone with your Nintendo Switch controllers.

But, not everyone likes every new iOS 16 feature. For instance, not everyone likes the new search button on the iPhone home screen. Fortunately, the majority of these iOS 16 settings and features can be turned off or eliminated completely.

I’ll walk you through how to “fix” the new iOS 16 features that are the least popular. And, make sure you’ve modified some crucial iPhone settings while you’re here.

Four annoying iPhone features and solutions

 

Remove the new search button from the home screen of your iPhone.

You can easily locate a text message, third-party app, file, note, location, or pretty much anything else on your iPhone or online with the search feature. As you are aware, the search bar may be accessed by simply swiping downward anywhere on the screen.

Apple has added a second option to access Search from the home screen with iOS 16 via a little button just above your dock.

The new search button is close to where your thumb may go when swiping between your different home pages, making it simple to mistakenly press.

But you may disable this setting, much like many other new iOS 16 features. To remove the search button from your home screen, simply open the Settings app, navigate to Home Screen, and toggle off Display on Home Screen.

The Search bubble should vanish, and a few little dots representing your different home screens should appear in their stead.

Strip the new search button from your iPhones home screen

 

Avoid obtrusive, embarrassing photo popups on your iPhone’s display.

As a reminder of family vacations, couple photos, and holidays, Apple’s artificial intelligence helps surface photos and videos in various places across your iPhone. However, you might not always want your personal photos to appear unexpectedly, especially if they’re private, embarrassing, or inappropriate.

With iOS 16, you may now stop Featured Images from appearing in photo widgets on your home screen, in the Search and For You areas of Photos, as well as in curated collections known as Memories.

Open the Settings app, select Pictures, and turn off Display Featured Content to prevent these customized images from appearing. The only places on your device where featured content will still be available are your photo library and albums

Avoid obtrusive embarrassing photo popups on your iPhones display.

 

Avoid cutting off your own phone calls by mistake.

The side/power button on your iPhone’s side enables you to easily sleep and wake up the device, but if you unintentionally press it while on a conversation, your call will be cut short. Finally, iOS 16 enables you to stop it from happening if you’ve experienced it in the past.

If you don’t want the side button to end calls, go to Settings, Accessibility > Touch, and turn off Lock to End Call. If you mistakenly press the side button, your screen will go to sleep, but you can continue your phone call without interruption.

Avoid cutting off your own phone calls by mistake.

 

Use the previous iPhone lock screen notifications once more.

The most recent update by Apple adds widgets, font and color customization, a wallpaper gallery, a stylized date and time, as well as one notification change that was not seen. Notifications no longer appear at the top of your lock screen but rather at the bottom, where you can tap to make them fully visible.

Yet, this modification might not be well received by everyone. Launch the Settings app, then select Notifications > Show As to return to how notifications looked on iOS 15. Next, you’ll see three choices:

Count: At the bottom of the screen, notifications are displayed as a numbered count.
Stack: At the bottom of the screen, notifications are displayed in a stack.
List: Your screen is completely covered with notifications.
Selecting the List option will restore the previous notification format.

Use the previous iPhone lock screen notifications once more.

 

Avoid cutting off your own phone calls by mistake.

You may fast sleep and wake up your iPhone by pressing the side/power button on its side, however if you do so while on a call, your call will be cut short. If you’ve experienced it in the past, iOS 16 now gives you the ability to stop it from happening.

If you don’t want the side button to end calls, go to Settings, Accessibility > Touch, and turn off Lock to End Call. If you mistakenly press the side button, your screen will go to sleep, but you can continue your phone call without interruption.

Avoid cutting off your own phone calls by mistake. 1

 

Use the previous iPhone lock screen notifications once more.

The most recent update by Apple adds widgets, font and color customization, a wallpaper gallery, a stylized date and time, as well as one notification change that was not seen. Notifications no longer appear at the top of your lock screen but rather at the bottom, where you can tap to make them fully visible.

Yet, this modification might not be well received by everyone. Launch the Settings app, then select Notifications > Show As to return to how notifications looked on iOS 15. Next, you’ll see three choices:

  • Count: At the bottom of the screen, notifications are displayed as a numbered count.
  • Stack: At the bottom of the screen, notifications are displayed in a stack.
  • List: Notifications appear fully across your screen.

 

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