8 Hidden Features of iPhone 12

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: October 29, 2020

As soon as there’s a
new software update, techies jump to unpack the features.

The case is the same
when it comes to Apple’s iOS 12. So, if you updated the software, you must have
observed a few additions like the Screen Time, Grouped Notifications, and fun
photo effects. It’s actually these minor changes that make all the difference.

Ever since the
announcement in the united states, we’ve had our interest in unpacking the new updates. So, below,
we’ve listed all the new additions that will level-up your iPhone experience:

ID alternate appearance

The TrueDepth sensor of
Apple is the magic to unlocking iPhones with just a glance – yes, that’s how Face
ID works. But, you must have noticed that whenever you wear your sunglasses or
just heavy makeup, the facial recognition fails to make the mark. So, like…
good luck if you’re an actor!

Here’s the good news:
you can now scan the appearance in just a matter of seconds without having to
throw the original. Simply go to settings, then click on Face ID, and enter your
password. You then authenticate and tap the “Set up an Alternate Appearance”

Verification Codes

We all know, how
effective the two-factor authentication is. But because of this, there is an
extra step during logging in. Like, you first have to ask for text, then switch
to messages and copy the code, and then go back to the app on which you were
originally on to paste it in.

Well, iOS 12 cuts the
bullshit. Now instead of compelling you to play musical apps, it will identify
the messages on its own with help from security codes. The app will ask you to
fill it in there and then without forcing you to go through different steps.
This feature is also found in the new version of macOS.


Do you ever have to
share your password in a second? Lucky you, because you can now long-press the
password that is in your iCloud keychain and then AirDrop it to any other
device. The other device will get an AirDrop notification which then puts
passcodes in the keychain. This feature may seem useless at first, but it can
come to great use when someone in your family forgets the password for Netflix
or any other social media account. This tiny detail secures your password for

out USB accessories

Locking your phone
basically means that you also keep it secure from USB accessories which are
plugged in through the Lightening Port. This is regarding privacy and
security concerns stemming from third-party devices – they can access your
phone even when it’s locked!

So, if your phone
ever gets stolen, this feature will block the thief from access entirely!
Hence, to enable or even disable this setting, you need to head over to
Settings, then Face ID and passcodes, and USB accessories. It further takes
notes that lockout USB devices from connecting without permission – only if
it’s been over an hour since the lock.

search in Apple Music

Are you like those
people who can remember some of the lyrics but never the song title? Well, join
us in the group. Apple understands your struggle and permits you to search for
songs just by the lyrics in the Apple Music of iOS 12. Now the next time you and your
friend are discussing a song and the title doesn’t ring a bell, use this

An example of this
would be to search for “everybody’s looking at me now” and get Miley Cyrus’s
Party in the USA.


Yes, you can go to the
Do Not Disturb mode at any time, but most of the times you just forget to turn
it off. Now, you can long-press the button in the Control Center, did you find
the three new presets? Well, you can turn it on for an hour for as long as you
stay on the location.

Sometimes, it even lasts till the evening. In addition,
Siri recommends Do Not Disturb for certain events. So like, if it re
alizes that
you may have an event, you get a notification to turn on the Do Not Disturb option.

Notifications Quietly

Are you one of those
who absolutely loath notifications that come with a strong ring? Take an app
like Trello, it literally sends hundreds of notifications every single day, can
you take that much sound? We thought not. So, use this option to send these notification
directly to the Notification Center without being reminded every few minutes.

better with AirPods and an iPhone

Do you know that Apple
has decided to bring back the Live Listen? It enables AirPods to act as a microphone. This technology supports anyone with
Apple’s wireless earbuds. You can turn it on and off depending on usage.

New Design

Of course, by now
you’ve seen the design of the fresh lineup: iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone
12 Pro, and Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. As far as the design is concerned, they all have
one thing in common, which is their identical aesthetic. Every handset has
iPhone 5-inspired flat sides along with ceramic shield glass right in the
front. iPhone 12 Pro, of course, comes in a brand new Pacific Blue color.

The iPhone 12 Pro Max
is apparently the largest iPhone that Apple has ever produced. It has taken the
6.5-inch display screen of its predecessor, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and stretched it
further to make it 6.7 inches on the diagonal. You may not find it particularly
astonishing or useful, but you can see the size difference by laying it next to
the past Pro Max models or stainless steel models.

We love the subtle
changes! For example, the side button as well as the volume button have been
shifted slightly downwards. Due to this minor change, the phone becomes easier
to hold.

Battery Life

You may have guessed it
already, but since compared to the iPhone it’s the largest iPhone ever, the battery life is also that great!
Of course, if you compare it with 11 Pro Max, that one will beat the new phone purely
in terms of capacity which is 14.13 Wh vs. 15.04 Wh. We haven’t studied the
battery life in stress, but we have to say that it is our favorite feature as
of the lasting endurance but also the various ways in which you can charge the

Like, you may connect
the battery to the Lightening that comes right out of the box and move on to
MagSafe for the rest of the day only to give it a final toss on Qi charging

There are several ways
by which you can make the battery seem more capacious. Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro
Max has the same rating as iPhone 11 Pro Max. Hence, you get 20 hours of video,
12 hours of video streaming, and 80 hours of audio streaming.

Without 5G
connectivity, you can stretch the battery even further. In fact, the phone went
through various tests and it didn’t even come close to hitting the battery

Wide Camera Image Sensor

We are not surprised by the camera system of iPhone 12 Pro Max is one of its greatest achievements!
Look, it’s only just released, so we are yet to find more chances to get full
closure, but overall it is super exciting! Apple has added a 47% larger sensor
in the plus-sized model and, man, does it pay off!

Like, you can actually
see the physical difference. For starters, the camera module on the iPhone 12
Pro Max is larger in size. Next, it also has protrudes which are tiny bit
larger in size. There is also a new sensor and the upgraded sensor-shift the stabilization that sticks out the best.

Because of the brand
new sensor on the wide-angle camera, more light can be captured, which results
in less noisy photographs. We’ve even tested this in low light, and we got spectacular
results! The camera is also backed by an increased ISO. The iPhone 12 Pro comes
with a top ISO of 5,808, whereas the iPhone 12 Pro has a top ISO of 7,616, so
you can see the difference right in your face. There’s also improved lighting
and sensitivity, making it possible to achieve better photos in low lighting.

And finally, the best
advantage of the sensor is its elevated depth of field. By taking only a few
shots, you can notice the blur in the foreground and background that creates
improved subject isolation and overall appeal.

Tele Lens

If you thought the wide-angled camera was the only upgrade, you’re wrong. Apple also moved the
telephoto lens and upgraded it from 52mm equivalent to 65mm equivalent. This
means that there is a 2.5X optical zoom now!

You will see this
difference in any normal shot. The increased digital zoom went from 10x to 12x
maximum, too. So, when you’re shooting a video, you can enjoy a 7X digital zoom
which was previously restricted to only 6X. Of course, the quality is never
compromised in this 7X optical zoom.

Hence, the all-new
iPhone 12 lineup has a neural engine, smart data mode, flat edges, white balance,
lightning cables, and top 5G speed amongst the
aforementioned hidden features. You can purchase it from any Apple store and
confirm payment via your credit cards. 



Updated October 29, 2020
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