1. The power of the home button
You can see it either way: The iPhone SE is way ahead of or behind other smartphones with the retro home button. No matter how you see the return of the haptic button in an iPhone from 2020: It offers some useful functions that are not immediately obvious when you set up the iPhone SE. Configure click resistance For example, the click resistance of the home button in the iPhone SE can also be changed after the setup. There are three strengths to choose from, which determine how hard the Taptic Engine signals: You pressed the button. Call up settings Select “General” Select “Home key” Choose between the three haptic touch strengths.
There is a useful setting for unlocking the iPhone SE faster or just pressing the button to unlock it: Call up settings Call “Accessibility” Call up the “Home button” At the bottom, move the switch “Put finger on to open” Green means: Use Touch ID without printing Gray means: Touch ID only works when the home button is pressed Switch on one-hand operation The home button has a function that allows owners to bring the screen display closer to the thumb. This is useful if you only have one hand free and want to enter a URL in the browser, for example. IPhone SE owners simply have to tap the home button twice (do not press, this opens the app switcher).
2. Better scroll through text with 3D touch
Probably the most underestimated 3D touch feature is scrolling in text using the space bar on the Apple virtual keyboard. This “trick” is worth its weight in gold on the comparatively small iPhone SE! Because many iPhone owners are still trying to put the cursor in the right position in text links or messages in WhatsApp and Co. This is nerve-wracking in the long run, and Apple introduced a feature for it a long time ago. Initially available on the entire display under Force Touch, the space bar can now be used as a cursor aid under 3D Touch for all iPhone models. That’s how it works: In a URL or written text, hold down the spacebar The keyboard appears blurry Move your finger left or right, up or down to move the cursor to the desired location.
3. Change text size on iPhone
I have already set up two iPhone SE in my circle of friends. The choice of text size was different and on the small display, people with poorer eyes clearly benefit from larger fonts. By default, everything is set pretty small on the iPhone. IPhone users who switch from a larger model to the iPhone SE can also benefit from the enlarged font. Here’s how to change the font size in iPhone SE: Call up settings Call up “Display and brightness” Select “Text size”.
4. Improve the battery performance of the iPhone SE
The battery in the iPhone SE is one of the shortcomings. In all tests, the small iPhone with an old iPhone 8 battery runs out of steam relatively quickly. If you want to get everything out of the built-in battery, you should keep an eye on the consumption of the installed apps. Battery use provides information about which application eats a lot of electricity in daily use. You can find out which app needs how much battery.
5. Adjust the portrait effect of photos
With portrait mode, the iPhone SE is ahead of its optical twin, the iPhone 8. Because software blurs the background when you have people in front of the lens. You can change this effect before you take a picture. That’s how it’s done: Open the photo app Switch to portrait mode.