iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have started arriving to customers around the world. For those upgrading to one of the devices, we’ve put together a list of 10 useful settings worth checking out below.

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Some of the settings are exclusive to iPhone 14 Pro models, while others were introduced in iOS 16 for the wider iPhone range.

New Settings for iPhone 14 Pro Models

Enable 48MP ProRAW Photos

iPhone 14 Pro Settings ProRAW

The iPhone 14 Pro models have an improved rear camera system that can take 48-megapixel photos, but only in ProRAW mode, which can be enabled in the Settings app. Camera → Formats → Apple ProRAW With the resolution set to 48 MP. A button labeled RAW will appear in the upper right corner to easily turn ProRAW on or off in the camera app.

ProRAW photos retain more detail in the image file for greater editing flexibility. 48MP ProRAW photos are very large files, around 75MB or more each, so be mindful of your iPhone’s storage space when taking photos in this mode.

Enable 4K Cinematic mode

iPhone 14 Pro Settings 4K Cinematic Mode

Cinematic mode videos can now be recorded in 4K on all four iPhone 14 models. In the Settings app, tap to enable higher resolution Type Camera → Kinematics and choose 4K at 24 frames per second or 4K at 30 frames per second.

Cinematic mode, introduced with the iPhone 13 series, has a depth effect with automatic focus changes for “cinematic” videos.

Optimize Activity Mode for Low Light

iPhone 14 Pro Settings Activity Mode Low Light

All four iPhone 14 models feature a new Action mode that adapts to significant shakes, movements and vibrations for smoother-looking video. Apple says that this feature can be used for off-roading in a car, shooting a runner, and more. can be used to record video during

The button for Action mode can be found in the top left corner of the Camera app for video. Activity mode can be optimized for low-light conditions by navigating in the Settings app Camera → Record video → Action mode Low Light.

Turn on the startup sound

A new optional accessibility feature allows all iPhone 14 models to play a sound when turned on and off. The feature can be enabled in the Settings app under Accessibility → Audio/Visual → Power On and Off Sounds.

Turn off Always On Screen

iphone 14 pro always on display

iPhone 14 Pro’s new always-on display mode is enabled by default. It can be turned off in the Settings app below Display and Brightness → Always On.

Always-on screen mode dims the entire Lock Screen, but still shows the time, date, widgets, wallpaper, and unread notifications. After you pick up your iPhone, click or swipe up on the bottom of the screen, or press the side button, the screen returns to normal brightness.

New Settings in iOS 16

Turn on Haptic Feedback for the keyboard

iPhone 14 Pro Settings Haptic Keyboard

iOS 16 added a new haptic feedback option for the stock iPhone keyboard. As with many Android smartphones, the iPhone can emit a slight vibration after each key press while typing, giving physical confirmation that the key has been touched.

The feature is below in the settings app Sounds and Haptics → Keyboard Interaction → Haptic.

Add Battery Percentage Icon to Status Bar

iPhone 14 Pro Settings Battery Icon

iOS 16 finally reintroduced the option to view the battery percentage icon in the status bar on iPhone X and newer models, eliminating the need to swipe down to open Control Center to see the percentage. To enable the new icon on iPhone 14 Pro models, open the Settings app and go here Battery → Battery percentage.

Send a message automatically with Siri

iPhone 14 Pro Settings Automatic Siri Messages

Siri usually asks for confirmation before sending a message to someone, but iOS 16 has a new option to skip the confirmation step. Tap to enable it in the Settings app Siri & Search → Send Auto Message.

The feature can also be activated when the iPhone is connected to headphones or CarPlay.

Ask Siri to end the phone call

iPhone 14 Pro Stop Siri Calling

With iOS 16, you can say “Hey Siri, hang up” during a phone call to end the call on silent, but be aware that the command can be heard by others in the call. This feature can be enabled under the Settings app Siri and Search → End call.

View Wi-Fi passwords

iPhone 14 Pro Settings Wi-Fi Password

You can finally view the password of the Wi-Fi network you’ve connected to before in iOS 16. Tap on the Settings app Tap Wi-Fi → network → tap password field and authenticate with Face ID to see the password.

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