The initial iPhone settings are not always optimal for everyone at once. Therefore, after the purchase, it is better not to delay optimizing the smartphone for yourself. Otherwise, there may be some unpleasant consequences. How I personally set up my iPhone – read in this material.
Setting up geolocation
Probably everyone knows that one of the most voracious elements of a modern smartphone is geolocation. If on one side of the scales – the convenience of determining the location, then on the other we have a reduced autonomy. But it is not at all necessary to completely abandon this function. iOS allows you to flexibly configure geolocation so that you can use it comfortably and not waste its functionality on unnecessary things.
To select the options you want, you need to go to “Settings” – “Privacy” – “Geolocation Services”. First of all, you need to configure specific applications. Some software should be completely prohibited from accessing the location, while others should be configured on request. In addition, you should scroll to the very bottom and go to the “System Services” section.
This is where the geolocation is used quite often and thereby consumes the battery. In this section, you can safely turn off almost all toggle switches, leaving the network search and Find iPhone. Important locations should also be deactivated. Otherwise, the iPhone will record all the movements of its owner.
Also, after purchasing and activating a new iPhone, I would recommend setting up iCloud right away. By default, Apple gives 5 gigabytes of free storage. As a rule, users remain on this tariff, although there is a possibility of increasing the “cloud” space up to 2 TB. It’s bad that there is very little space on the free plan, so you need to immediately disable unnecessary downloads.
Personally, I disable photo sync. They take up a lot of space, and nothing will be left of these 5 gigabytes in a fairly short time. It is also worth turning off automatic backups. It’s clear that you can’t live without backups at all, but it’s better to periodically do this manually, simultaneously deleting old versions. Otherwise, the system can “spawn” several backups, which also take up a lot of space.
I turn off the fashion functions, turn on the “pensioners”
Apple is trying very hard with the introduction of new features. Every year iOS gets all sorts of trendy features that are supposedly designed to make life easier for the user. But somehow, personally, they don’t really take root with me. For example, Screen Time monitors application usage in detail. It can even block access to social networks if the user stays in them too much.
For me personally, this is useless, besides “Screen Time” wastes battery power. Instead of new features, I just tweak the old and needed settings. This list includes a Do Not Disturb mode that dramatically improves the user experience. Yes, it is not so fashionable and even in a pensioner way.
Redesigning how notifications work
Another flexible customization of iOS has been notifications for quite some time now. Apple allows for very flexible customization of applications so that pop-ups are as comfortable and convenient as possible. As a rule, programs send notifications with sound, vibration and a sticker on the icon. For example, for a news application, this is not necessary at all: at some points it would be very distracting. Therefore, I turn off the sound and stickers for applications that require little or no response.