Apple releases new "iPhone can do what?" videos



Just a few days ago, Apple released five 15 second video tutorials that showed iPhone users how to use certain features like Safari Reader Mode, which eliminates links and videos to make a website more streamlined and easier to read. Do not disturb while driving prevents you from being distracted by notifications when behind the wheel, and AirDrop lets you share files with another nearby iPhone user without the use of a cellular connection or Wi-Fi. The other two videos revealed how to search your pictures by subject and how to have the text on your iPhone screen read to you with Speak Screen.

Today, Apple released another five video tutorials starting with one that shows how Face ID on the iPhone will verify your identity, allowing you to use your face to log-in to apps like the one for your bank. Have a problem with your iPhone and need help from an expert? Another video reveals that if you tap the Apple Support icon, help will be on the way. The next video shows you how to change the Key Photo on your iPhone. This is the thumbnail image that represents a photo in your photo library. Thanks to Apple's Live Photos, the iPhone records what happens 1.5 seconds before and 1.5 seconds after you snap the shutter and take a picture. You can use any of the frames to change the Key Photo. To do this, open the Live Photo and click on Edit. Move the slider to change the frame. When you see the shot you want, take your finger off of the screen and tap on the box that says Make Key Photo.

Did you know that you can access the boarding pass for your flight on the iPhone? Thanks to one of the new video tutorials released by Apple, you can see how this done. When you get a notification on your iPhone relating to your flight, tap on it and you will see a boarding pass with your seat number. Obviously, this is available only with certain airlines like JetBlue. In what is less a video tutorial than a video reminder, Apple points out that you don't have to worry about water, rain or spills with the 2018 iPhones. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max carry an IP68 rating, which means that the phone can be submerged in nearly 5 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes and emerge unscathed. The iPhone XR has an IP67 rating allowing it to be submerged in water for a bit over 3 feet for up to 30 minutes without sustaining any damage.

Apple has a website full of helpful hints for iPhone users that you can find right here.

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26 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's all about 2019 Apple. Samsung has laid the gauntlet, and that gauntlet is awesome. Let's see what you guys do now.

2. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Samsung S10 is the one to beat.

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Fruit phones? No one cares, they do not count anymore!

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Actually they still count big time. Hate them or not, they're still the standard (undeservedly so), but still the standard.

6. maherk

Posts: 7013; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly. They might not be the best at doing every single thing, but iPhones will always be one of the best overall phones in the market, running on a platform that is catered to their fanbase. They are always top 3 in the screen, camera, battery, speaker department, and always the number one at performance. As much as someone can dislike the company as a whole, there is no arguing that them and Samsung sets trends in this industry.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31601; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right. People give iPhones all this hate, and try to dismiss them, but they’re very good devices, polished, powerful, and a vast ecosystem. They only need 4-5 things to make them absolutely killer, and it’s Apple’s conservative approach that holds them back. I like having one around, as I have a lot vested in iOS too. Samsung is a risk taker, and I love that about them.

12. midan

Posts: 3121; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

And yet iPhones are by far best selling phones. Even haters like you care a lot ;)

20. ijuanp03

Posts: 660; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Apple only cares about your money.so...

22. midan

Posts: 3121; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

With those amazing devices they can have some of my money!

4. jjface

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

what?

7. Bobbii

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

Can do 5W safe charging

8. kennybenny

Posts: 225; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Correction: iPhone can do what Android did 6-8 years ago. Roasted!

10. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 150; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

iPhones aren't special. Samsung and other Android phones are much more innovative

11. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

iPhones are great BUT they have been selling the same old for years without anything worth upgrading. It's about time they stop holding onto their billions and put some into real innovations. They're also too greedy. Look what you get with the S10 compared to the iPhones. You don't even get a fast charger which is taking the piss for 1K+

13. midan

Posts: 3121; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"iPhones are great BUT they have been selling the same old for years without anything worth upgrading." But that's what everyone does? That's why the whole phone industry is down.

14. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

Apple is the biggest offender of that, though. Look at how little their designs have changed over the years, they simply rehash the same old s**t every year without making meaningful or innovative progress.

15. midan

Posts: 3121; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

But why change something which works so well? Apple got the design right a long time ago already.

16. Vancetastic

Posts: 1761; Member since: May 17, 2017

You just said that the whole phone industry is down. Which is it? You contradict yourself in your zeal to cheerlead Apple.

25. koioz

Posts: 184; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

works well like what? like the always beta os which updates to fix bug and bring new bug? LoL

26. midan

Posts: 3121; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

We were talking about design..

29. riteshrkm

Posts: 164; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Does what? A simple multi window which is in Android for 5 yrs now. For no reason Apple don't want to put that in Iphones.

30. midan

Posts: 3121; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Maybe the reason is that the screen is just way too small and it's not intuitive to use and the user interface or user experience wouldn't be good enough. If Apple doesn't think it's good enough, they won't do it at all. That's how Apple do things.

32. koioz

Posts: 184; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

The reason is ios behind the hood is a very fragile piece of junk code. Remember the single "hindi/character" that destroys and brick lots of ios device? Or the date gate that when you set your calender on specific date the iphone will brick? How about the simple web link which also brick the iphone? That's the reason why apple is having a difficulty adding features on ios. The code is too fragile to modify.

18. J2017

Posts: 75; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Huawei has both Samsung and Apple beat in terms of innovation.

23. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

I tell you what Apple can't do, Daylight savings time of course

33. Wazupmrg

Posts: 198; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Apple is the next BlackBerry

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