So you just got a brand new iPhone—welcome to the club! You might be unsure where to begin, whether you received it from a friend or gave it to yourself. Let’s go over a list of fun and practical things you can do with your new Apple device.
Update to get the up-to-date features
To update your device to the current version of iOS, connect to Wi-Fi and go to Settings > General > Software Update. It may take a bit to download, so do something else entertaining while it finishes in the background.
Watch some HDR video after activating your Apple TV+ Trial
Every new iPhone includes a three-month trial of Apple TV, which you can activate by simply launching the TV app that comes preloaded on your iPhone. If you accidentally removed the app, you can reinstall it from the App Store.
You may use your Apple ID credentials to access your account from any other device (including smart TVs and computers) and enjoy content there. The HDR screens of the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro, which can reach peak brightness levels of 1200 nits, are by far one of the most remarkable features of the current iPhones.
Play some games with your Apple Arcade Trial
Apple Arcade is a subscription service that offers unlimited access to high-quality, exclusive games. Trivia games like SongPop Party, rhythm-action games like Taiko no Tatsujin, remakes of historical classics like The Oregon Trail, and modernized iPhone faves like Tiny Wings+ and Jetpack Joyride+ all have something for everyone.
The free trial period is also three months long.
Create a cinematic video
Launch the Camera app and swipe until you see Cinematic Mode mentioned at the bottom (or side) of the screen. You may now use the record button to follow subjects, change the apparent aperture, and do other things.
You may even edit your video after it’s been shot to fine-tune your focus pulls before editing or uploading it.
Learn about different Photographic Styles
Since the iPhone makes alterations in the image processing pipeline rather than adjusting the look of the image “in post,” it works a little differently from simply shooting with a filter.
Important features like skin tones are kept while contrast and saturation in other areas of the image are increased. By touching the relevant icon in the Camera app, you can change Photographic Styles.
Shoot some Macro Photography with an iPhone 13 Pro
Thanks to a very short minimum focus distance, macro mode lets you to get up up and personal with subjects.
The iPhone 13 Pro accomplishes this with its ultra-wide camera, which the iPhone 13 lacks. When you get near to a subject, the default iOS Camera app automatically switches to macro mode (something you can disable if you want).
Make use of that LiDAR Scanner
The iPhone 13 Pro features a LiDAR scanner, which uses a laser to create a 3D model of the environment. This feature increases the performance of augmented reality (AR) in apps like Google Maps and games like Angry Birds AR and Smash Tanks.
It may also be used with programs like Polycam to make stunning 3D scans of the environment around you. You may either share them with the rest of the world or maintain a 3D record of your favorite spots to look back on in the future.
You can use Polycam on an iPhone without a LiDAR scanner, but the results will be less striking because it relies on normal pictures.
Your device’s camera already uses your LiDAR scanner to improve autofocus performance in low light by calculating the distance between you and the topic you’re pointing at.