Apple’s iPhone 15 series is expected to bring a host of improvements. Rumors have suggested a number of features including new cameras, USB-C and even the return of a physical mute switch.
Night mode is a gamechanger for low-light photos on the iPhone. It automatically turns on in certain environments. However, some users may prefer not to have it enabled.
During the launch of iPhone 11 series, Apple introduced a low-light image capture method it calls Night mode. It automatically lights up the environment using software, making it possible to take photos that would otherwise be pitch black. The feature is a great way to get better shots without having to use a tripod, and it’s also useful in dimly lit environments.
While Night mode is a good thing, there are times when it can interfere iphone 15 with iPhone users who want to intentionally take a lower-key aesthetic photo. That’s why iOS 15 will include the ability to turn it off. 9to5Mac spotted the change in an iOS 15 beta and notes that it’ll allow you to keep Night mode off even after you enable it.
You’ll be able to do this by going to Camera settings and tapping on the Night mode icon that looks like a moon. From there, you’ll be able to set the shutter duration manually. If the phone detects movement, a crosshair will appear in the frame to help you reduce motion and improve your shot. You can select Auto or Max, and the setting you choose will be preserved for subsequent Night mode captures. You can also pause a Night mode capture mid-capture by tapping the stop button below the slider.
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A powerful new feature is now available for the iPhone 15 lineup. Apple’s iOS 15 update introduces “Focus,” which helps customers be more present by automatically filtering notifications and apps based on their context. Customers can choose their own Focus or let the device suggest an activity like working, reading, or winding down for sleep. Focus is available on all of Apple’s devices and will work across all apps that support the feature.
Other iPhone 15 features include a new camera with a three-dimensional city-driving experience, which brings more road details to Maps than ever before. Additionally, transit riders can now pin their favorite stations to get notified when it’s time to disembark. Apple is also enhancing the Messages app with support for more stickers and emoji.
A number of seasoned Apple leakers have also claimed that the Dynamic Island, which replaces the iPhone notch in Pro models, will expand to the standard iPhone 15. If true, this would be a major design change that could give the iPhone 15 range a much-needed visual upgrade. Another interesting rumor is that the iPhone 15 Pro models will ditch Lightning in favor of USB-C. If this turns out to be true, it could boost data transfer speeds to 40Gbps, which is far faster than the 3.2Gbps speed of Lightning.
Since the iPhone 7, Apple has promoted its phones as splash- and water-resistant. The iPhone 11 series, for example, has an IP68 rating, meaning it can be submerged in up to six meters of water for 30 minutes.
While that is a lot of protection for an accidental dunking, it is important to note that despite Apple’s advertising cheerily showing people pouring drinks over their phones, no iPhone is actually waterproof. Even if it can survive a dunking, there is a disclaimer in the support documents people search for in a panic as their iPhone is buried under rice: “Splash, rain, and water resistance are not permanent conditions and may decrease over time as normal wear occurs.”
To help prolong the life of your new iPhone 15 you should always remove its case when you’re not using it. A case will cause the phone to sweat, which can weaken the bond between the water-resistant seal and the frame. It will also make the phone more susceptible to physical damage, which could compromise its ability to resist dust and liquids. Aside from removing the case, it’s a good idea to wipe down your device with a soft cloth to keep it clean and dry. This will prevent stains and residue, which can corrode the phone’s internal components.