The Messages app in iOS 13 is getting a WhatsApp style custom contact profile feature. It gives you a separate place where you can have a different name and display picture (which won’t be related to your iCloud account). Now when someone doesn’t have your details in your contact book, they’ll still be able to see your name and photo (and you can are in complete control of who to share this details with). Here’s how you can create a custom iMessage profile in iOS 13.
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Did you know that Safari has a 500 tab limit? It will remember up to 500 tabs without slowing down your iPhone or iPad. Of course, it won’t cache all of those web pages and managing those hundreds of tabs can be quite difficult too. I’m one of those people who do not like closing tabs, even though there’s a quick shortcut for it (tap and hold the tab switcher). It seems like the designers at Cupertino empathize with me as there’s a new way to automatically close Safari tabs in iOS 13.
The @Pwn20wnd team might not have updated Unc0ver jailbreak with support for A12 devices like the iPhone XS and iPhone XR but it has been quick to update its jailbreaking tool to use the new Sock Puppet exploit. This allows the tool to jailbreak iPhones and iPads running iOS 12.2 while it was previously limited to iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2.
While Shortcuts app was released in iOS 12, it’s starting to come of age in iOS 13. It’s now baked into iOS and it supports true, trigger-free automation. Apple has also greatly simplified the process of creating complex shortcuts. This means that Shortcuts can do a lot more now. For example, you can use a shortcut to randomly apply a wallpaper from an album (or an online source) at a tap of a button, or on a daily basis.
Ignorance is bliss. And this is best applicable to unknown callers. Anyone who’s not in your contact book. They’re either a spam caller, a robocall, or an unknown number that you probably don’t want to talk to. If you’re privileged enough that you don’t need to pick up calls from anyone for your job or personal life, you can automate this blissful process using a new feature in iOS 13. Learn how to automatically silence unknown and spam calls in iOS 13.
The iPhone, the Apple Watch and the AirPods form the holy trinity of seamless communication. When you’re using AirPods, you can control playback or take calls from Apple Watch. You can even use AirPods directly with Apple Watch and leave your iPhone behind. Here’s how to use AirPods with Apple Watch.
One of the longstanding annoyances that Apple has fixed in iOS 13 is text editing. Selecting and copying text, pasting it someplace else is all much easier to do on iPhone and iPad thanks to the new gestures. There’s no need to shake the entire device to undo text! All you need is a three finger swipe. While the gestures are simple, learning them all at once can be a bit overwhelming. Use our guide to hear how to use the new text editing gestures in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
With iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple has added native support for PS4 and Xbox controllers to the OS. This makes iPhones and iPads great gaming devices and would help in greatly enhancing the overall gaming experience on them. If you are looking to pair a PS4 or Xbox One controller with your iPhone or iPad, check out this guide.