The 8 series with iPhone, namely the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are not that much different from their predecessors. However, every new series of iPhones and iPads come with some extra features that make them stand out from the old crowd.
In this article, we will discuss exactly those features, 10 of which are not so well known. While iPhone 8 Plus parts are not rare, it’s better to go for a try yourself before you go into a repair shop if your phone fails you.
1. The TrueTone Toggle
The True Tone feature in iPhones is such a cool feature. It changes the display color and brightness subtly depending upon the kind of lighting condition you are in at any given time. So the content on your phone’s screen is perfectly adjusted to ambient light.
This feature was first available on the iPad Pro. To turn this on, go to Settings > Display and Brightness and flip the toggle next to True Tone. It can be controlled by a long press on the brightness slider as well.
2. Add Portrait Lighting to Your Photos
Only the iPhone 8 Plus has this feature, and for good reason. This is much more than simple portrait focus. Using the depth map from the standard portrait mode photo, the phone can apply special filters on the photo, making it look more natural or more dramatic as you please.
This feature is available in the Portrait Mode in the camera app. There will be a new option “Natural Light” with various buttons above the shutter button. This carousel continues left and right, so hold and slide along this row to see other options.
3. Making Better Resolution Videos
The 8 series of the iPhones have received better video capture capabilities through better iPhone 8 Plus parts optical. Both iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus are now capable of shooting true 4K UHD videos at 60 fps, can you believe that!
For slow motion videos though (at up to 240 fps) the resolution is reduced to 1080p full HD. To access the high-res video feature, go to Settings > Camera > Record Video and you’ll see a list of options to choose from.
4. Auto Brightness Controls
The iPhone 8 series comes with iOS 11. This means some controls are shifted to other places for better usage. Accordingly, the automatic brightness controls are available in the accessibility settings now.
In an iPhone 8/+, just go to Settings > Accessibility > Display Accommodations and toggle on Auto-Brightness. Also, you can still control the standard brightness settings through the Control Center.
5. Enabling Emergency SOS
This feature is actually always on in your iPhone 8 plus, did you know that? Anyway, there is another feature you can turn on, named “Auto Call”. Press the power button five times rapidly and an automated call with your location will reach the emergency services. Very handy if you are hurt, stuck, or cornered.
6. Customizing Control Center
Do you not like what appears on your control center? You can easily tweak that. Just open Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls and you can add and remove whatever controls you like to the thing that appears when you swipe up on your iPhone 8 Plus.
7. Tell Siri Who You Are
We all have noticed that Siri can be a bit impersonal. Try ordering custom iPhone 8 Plus parts online. To fix this, go to Settings > Siri & Search > My Information and pick your own name from the Contacts list. Of course, make sure you have yourself added as a contact first.
8. Add Effects to Live Photos
Swipe up in the default photos app on any live photos to find many attractive and interesting effects you can apply on them. Best of them, probably, is the Loop effect that keeps looping your shots infinitely.
9. Spirit Level
Ever had to check if a table is perfectly horizontal or not? Swipe right on the compass app to find a neat artificial spirit level. Yeah, you don’t need to add any extra iPhone 8 Plus parts for this feature.
10. Driving Mode
Apple has added a new feature in the iPhone 8’s called Do Not Disturb While Driving. It can be found in Settings > Do Not Disturb and you can set it to come on Automatically or When Connected to Car Bluetooth. Just remember, when set to auto, it will turn on when you are in a car as a passenger as well.