10 Simple Tips & Tricks to Help You Master Your New iPhone
Macworld|February 2023
Did you just get a new iPhone 14? These tips will help you get the most from it.
By Jason Cross
10 Simple Tips & Tricks to Help You Master Your New iPhone

So you just unboxed your brand new iPhone. Maybe it's the first one you've ever had. Maybe you're replacing an iPhone 8 that has seen better days. Maybe you get an iPhone every year, but you're just super casual about using it.

Whatever the reason, you will enjoy your time with your new phone so much more if you spend a little time learning some new tips and tricks. Some of these you may know, others you may have never heard of, but they all make life with an iPhone a little nicer.

1. CHANGE SIRI'S VOICE

Siri's voice is quite iconic, but did you know you can change it? There are multiple varieties (American, Australian, British, and so on) to choose from, each with several voices, including different genders. Just open Settings and tap Siri & Search and then Siri Voice to listen to the options. You may have to download new voices, so this is usually best done when connected to Wi-Fi.

2. SWIPE TO SEARCH EVERYTHING

It's always surprising to see how many people don't seem to know about or use the iPhone's powerful global search feature. Like Spotlight on the Mac, it can find apps, search the web, and search through all sorts of content on your device like photos, documents, emails, messages, and more.

Just swipe down on your Home screen to access it. Not down from the top edge (that will open Notification Center or Control Center)-give the home screen a downward swipe from anywhere in the middle of the screen.

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