If the new iOS 16 features are bothering you, here’s how to get rid of them
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Remove the new search button from the home screen of your iPhone
The iPhone’s search feature lets you quickly find a text message, a third-party app, file, note, or website — pretty much anything on your device or on the web. As you know, to get the search bar, just swipe down anywhere on the screen, and it will appear.
With iOS 16, Apple is adding another way to access Search from the Home screen, via a small button just above the dock.
However, it’s easy to accidentally trigger the new search button, because it’s close to where your thumb might go when scrolling between your different home pages.
But, like many new features in iOS 16, you can turn this setting off. Simply launch the Settings app, go to main screen and switch appear on the main screen To remove the search button from your home screen.
The search bubble should be gone, replaced with a few small dots representing your different home screens.
Stop Unexpected (and Embarrassing) Photo Popups on iPhone Screen
Apple’s AI helps show your photos and videos in different places across your iPhone, as a family vacation reminder, couple photos, and vacations — but you might not always want your selfies to pop up unexpectedly, especially if they’re private, embarrassing, or inappropriate.
With iOS 16, you can now prevent featured photos, as well as curated groups known as Memories, from appearing in the Photos widgets on your Home screen, the Search, and For You sections of Photos.
To block these specially designed images, run a file Settings Application, go to Pictures and switch Show featured content. Not all premium content will appear across your device – instead, it will only be available in your Photos and Albums library.
Avoid accidentally ending your phone calls
The power/side button on the side of your iPhone allows you to quickly fall asleep and wake up your device, but if you accidentally press it during a phone call, you will end your call prematurely. If this is something you have struggled with in the past, iOS 16 finally allows you to prevent this from happening.
In Settings, go to Accessibility > touch and switch Lock to end call To prevent the side button from ending your calls. If you accidentally hit the side button, your screen will go to sleep, but you’ll still be on your phone without interruption.
Go back to using your old iPhone lock screen notifications
Apple’s latest redesign brings widgets, customizable fonts and colors, a wallpaper gallery, and a stylized date and time to the lock screen, plus one overlooked change in notifications. Instead of appearing at the top of the lock screen, notifications now appear at the bottom, which you can then tap to appear full screen.
However, not everyone may be happy with this change. If you want to go back to the way notifications looked on iOS 15, launch the Settings app and go to Notices > Show as. You will then see three options:
- Number: Notifications appear as a numbered number at the bottom of the screen.
- pile: Notifications appear in a pile at the bottom of the screen.
- existing: Notifications appear all over your screen.
To go back to the old notification style, choose existing Selection.
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