Apple launched the iPhone 14 lineup on September 16, and the phones are already rolling out to customers worldwide, including the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. Additionally, the devices come with a range of useful settings. Some of them are exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro models. Meanwhile, Apple introduced some of these settings in iOS 16 for a wider range of iPhones. Below, we have listed six new settings that an iPhone 14 Pro owner might wish to check out.
1. 48MP ProRAW photos
iPhone 14 Pro models contain an upgraded rear camera system that can shoot 48MP photos, only in ProRAW mode. In addition, users can enable this in Settings > Camera > Formats > Apple ProRAW with the resolution set to 48MP. After that, users will see a button labeled RAW in the top-right corner of the Camera app that they can use to turn on/off ProRAW easily.
Furthermore, the ProRAW pictures offer more detail in the image file for more editing flexibility. However, each 48MP ProRAW photo could use up to 75MB or more storage space, which users should remember when shooting in this mode.
2. 4K Cinematic Mode
Apple allowed users to record videos in Cinematic Mode in 4K on all four iPhone 14 models. To turn on the higher resolution, users must go to Settings > Camera > Record Cinematic > Choose 4K at 24fps or 30fps.
The iPhone maker introduced the Cinematic Mode with the iPhone 13 series. It features a depth effect with automatic focus changes for “cinema-style” videos.
3. Startup Sound
The Cupertino tech giant included an optional new accessibility feature in the iPhone 14 lineup, including the Pro models. It allows all four models to play a sound when powered on and off. Users can enable this feature in Settings > Accessibility > Audio/Visual > Power On & Off Sounds.
4. Always-On Display
Apple set the always-on display mode in the iPhone 14 Pro models to default. But, users can turn it off in Settings > Display & Brightness > Always On.
5. Action Mode for Lower Light
Apple added an Action Mode to the iPhone 14 lineup that adjusts to significant shakes, motion, and vibrations for smoother-looking video. The company claims that iPhone 14 users can use the feature to record videos while off-roading in a vehicle and more. To enable the feature, users would find the Action Mode button in the top-left corner of the Camera app for video.
Lastly, users can optimize the feature for lower-light conditions in Settings > Camera > Record Video > Action Mode Lower Light.
6. Automatically Send Messages with Siri
Siri usually asks users for confirmation before sending a message to someone. But, with iOS 16, Apple added a new option that skips that confirmation step. Users can enable this in Settings > Siri & Search > Automatically Send Messages. Also, users can use this feature when their iPhones are connected to headphones or CarPlay.