Complete Guide as How to Customize Your iPhone

Customize your iPhone

As lately Apple has released iOS 13, you will find that this new OS update brings with it some of the awesome features to explore and use. Be it enabling a system-wide light-on-dark color or asking Siri to sound more natural  there are various other features which you can use the way you want. With new year you can customize your iPhone accordingly. Here in this guide find how to customize your iPhone and work as a pro.

Customize your home screen

Customize home screen of iPhone

Tired of looking at the same dull home screen? It’s time to do some changes on your screen. You can start with changing your Wallpaper. You can make the image behind your apps on the home screen pretty much anything you want. Find the wallpaper settings by going to Settings -> Wallpaper -> Choose a New Wallpaper. You can even use Live or Video Wallpaper.  Go to Settings -> Wallpaper -> Choose a New Wallpaper -> pick Dynamic or Live.

You can be tidy and put Apps Into Folders. Organize your home screen based on how you use apps by grouping them into folders. Start by lightly tapping and holding on one app until all of your apps start to shake. Then drag and drop one app onto another to put those two apps into a folder.

Also all of your apps don’t need to be on a single homescreen. You can make separate “pages” for different types of apps or different uses by tapping and holding apps or folders, then dragging them off the right edge of the screen.

Customize iPhone Lock Screen

Customize iPhone Lock Screen

Just like on the home screen, you can change your iPhone lock screen wallpaper to use a photo, animation, or video. Also create a secure password.  The longer your passcode, the harder it is to break into your iPhone The default passcode that Apple recommends is 4 or 6 characters (depending on your iOS version), but you can make it longer and stronger. Simply go to Settings -> Face ID (or Touch ID) & Passcode -> Change Passcode and following the instructions.

Siri now in iOS 13 comes more in natural voice. So ask her and get suggestions. Siri can learn your habits, preferences, interests, and location and then use that information to suggest content to you. Control what Siri suggests by going to Settings -> Siri & Search -> Siri Suggestions and setting the items you want to use to on/green. Note that Siri will include Shortcuts app which will help apps to communicate with Siri. Siri will also use HomePods to learn and recognize voices of different people. It will also be possible for Siri to read messages aloud. 

Customize iPhone Ringtones & Text Tones

Ringtone on iPhone

The ringtones show your personality and its time to get a new one. Also you can make all kinds of changes, including text tones, changing tones so you know who’s calling or texting without even looking at your phone. As your iPhone comes pre-loaded with dozens of ringtones. Change the default ringtone for all calls to the one you like the best to get notified when you’ve got a call coming in.

Go to Settings -> Sounds -> Ringtone. You can assign a different ringtone for everyone in your contacts list. That way, a love song can play when your spouse calls and you’ll know it’s them before even looking. Go to Phone -> Contacts -> tapping the person whose ringtone you want to change -> Edit -> Ringtone.

Get Full-Screen Photos for Incoming Calls. Go to Phone -> Contacts -> tap the person -> Edit -> Add Photo.

Just like you can customize the ringtones that play for phone calls, you can customize the sounds like play when you get text messages. Go to Settings -> Sounds -> Text Tone.

You’re not limited to the ring and text tones that come with the iPhone. You can buy ringtones from Apple and there are apps that help you create your own tones.

Customize iPhone Notifications

Customize iPhone Notifications

Your iPhone helpfully notifies you know when you have calls, texts, emails, and other pieces of information that might interest you. But all those notifications can be annoying. Customize the way you want by choosing a number of notification styles, from simple pop-ups to a combination of sound and text, and more. Find the notification options in Settings -> Notifications -> tap the app you want to control -> choose Alerts, Banner Style, Sounds, and more.

You can also group notifications into a “stack” that takes up the same space as one notification. Control this on a per-app basis by going to Settings -> Notifications -> the app you want to control -> Notification Grouping.

If you don’t want a sound to play when you get a notification, you can make the camera flash light up instead. Set this up in Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Hearing -> move the LED Flash for Alerts slider to on/green.

 If your iPhone has Face ID, you can use it to keep your notifications private. This setting just shows a basic headline in notifications, but when you look at the screen and get recognized by Face ID, the notification expands to show more content. Set this up in Settings -> Notifications -> Show Previews -> When Unlocked.

Customize your Display Options

Customize Display options

To get things better visualized you can opt to customize display settings. Use Display Zoom that  magnifies your iPhone screen automatically. To use this option, go to Settings -> Display & Brightness -> View -> Zoomed -> Set. Most iPhone model support Display Zoom, but the iPhone XS does not (though the XS Max does).

Also adjust the font size.  The default font size on your iPhone may be a bit small for your eyes, but you can increase it to make reading more comfortable. Go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Larger Text -> move the Larger Accessibility Size slider to on/green -> adjust the slider below.

If the bright colors of the iPhone screen strain your eyes, you may prefer to use Dark Mode, which inverts bright colors to darker ones. Find the basic Dark Mode settings in Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Display Accommodations -> Invert Colors.

Few other ways to customize your IPhone

How to customize your iPhone

There are many other things such as apps that you can customize the way you like.

  • If you have a clutter of apps that you don’t use and are taking your iPhone you can delete them. Tap and hold until they shake, then tap the xon the app icon.
  • You also go to Control Center and customize it. Go to Settings -> Control Center -> Customize Controls.

The iPhone comes with a pretty good onscreen keyboard, but you can install third-party keyboards that add cool features, like Google search, emojis and GIFs, and much more. Get a new keyboard at the App Store, then go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Keyboards. In iOS 13 the QuickType virtual keyboard now features QuickPath, allowing the user to swipe their finger across the keyboard to complete words and phrases. This functionality was previously exclusively available via certain third-party keyboard applications such as SwiftKey or Gboard.

  • Many users may be using Google Chrome on iPhone or Safari browser. So change vice versa as you want. Go to Settings -> Safari -> Search Engine and making a new selection.
  • If you’ve got an iPhone X or newer, you can create all kinds of cool customized gestures and shortcuts for various tasks.

To get the most control over customizing your phone, you can jailbreak it. This removes Apple’s controls over certain kinds of customization. Jailbreaking can cause technical problems and reduce your phone’s security, but it does give more control.

Some more features you can use now in your iPhone if you have updated to iOS 13.

A new single sign-on implementation known as “Sign in with Apple” was implemented, allowing users to create accounts with third-party services with a minimal amount of information. Users have the option to generate a disposable email address for each site, improving privacy, anonymity, and further reduces the amount of information that can be associated with a single email address. All iOS applications that support third-party login methods (such as Facebook and Google login methods) must support the “Sign in with Apple” system, and the iOS human interface guidelines recommend that developers place the “Sign in with Apple” option above other login methods.

Several improvements to performance in iOS 13 were implemented. Face ID on the iPhone X, XS / XS Max, and iPhone XR now unlocks the devices up to 30 percent faster than it does on iOS 12. App downloads will be up to 50 percent smaller due to a new format, and app updates will be up to 60 percent smaller

  • iOS 13 also adds official game controller support for the Sony DualShock 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One controller. iOS 13 adds support for Audio sharing with AirPods.
  • All iOS devices with an A9 processor or newer can create custom Memoji. These Memoji can be used as an iMessage profile picture or as a sticker in iMessage.
  • The Maps app features a redesigned maps UI, featuring more detailed maps, and a street level imagery implementation similar to Google Street View named ‘Look Around’.
  • Redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up with the ability to suggest when a reminder should be delivered to the user, and the ability to tag contacts so that references to reminders can be surfaced elsewhere (such as in Messages).
  • The Photos app uses machine learning to auto-hide “clutter” images such as screenshots and pictures documents, among other features.

So you can customize these new features as well. By customizing your iPhone, you can have your iPhone match your personal style, tastes, and ways of using it. You can make full use of your iOS device as you want with all the above tips and features.