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Old 17th September 2020, 14:03   #12916
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iOS 14 downloaded and lots to explore/learn.

One very convenient feature is buried in Accessibility.

Accessibility > Touch > (right at the bottom) Back Tap. There are various options available for a double tap or a triple tap on the back of the phone. It’s very intuitive and simple.

I find one setting particularly interesting - double tap (or triple tap, it’s up to you) to take a screenshot. No more fiddling with side buttons or otherwise on older iPhones. Simply double tap (or triple tap) and a screenshot is taken.

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Old 17th September 2020, 15:11   #12917
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I find one setting particularly interesting - double tap (or triple tap, itís up to you) to take a screenshot. No more fiddling with side buttons or otherwise on older iPhones. Simply double tap (or triple tap) and a screenshot is taken.
This was something new for me Thanks. I have set double tap to app switcher and triple tap to screenshot.
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Old 17th September 2020, 15:41   #12918
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This was something new for me Thanks. I have set double tap to app switcher and triple tap to screenshot.
You are welcome Audioholic 😊

I did some research on this, it seems Back Tap works only with glass back iPhones. Supposedly, it wonít work with the 6S or the 7.

Owners of the 6S/7 who have upgraded to iOS 14 please confirm/deny. It would be good to know and these owners wonít go crazy as to why Back Tap is not working on their phone.

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Accessibility > Touch > (right at the bottom) Back Tap. There are various options available for a double tap or a triple tap on the back of the phone. Itís very intuitive and simple.

I find one setting particularly interesting - double tap (or triple tap, itís up to you) to take a screenshot. No more fiddling with side buttons or otherwise on older iPhones. Simply double tap (or triple tap) and a screenshot is taken.

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This is an excellent find Cyborg. Thanks.
This isn't available in iPhone 7 (where I installed iOS14 in the morning).
Have now scheduled download for my Xs
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Replaced the battery of the iPhone 7 as well successfully. Found a so called genuine replacement battery on Amazon for 1699 and it came in a similar packaging as my earlier replacement battery along with a replacement dual sided tape similar to OE.
Link to the battery please.
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You are welcome Audioholic 😊

I did some research on this, it seems Back Tap works only with glass back iPhones. Supposedly, it wonít work with the 6S or the 7.

Owners of the 6S/7 who have upgraded to iOS 14 please confirm/deny. It would be good to know and these owners wonít go crazy as to why Back Tap is not working on their phone.

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There is a problem with this.

The moment I read your post I tried this and got the settings changed. Now, whenever I am keeping my phone down on a hard surface its taking a screenshot.
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Link to the battery please.
https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B08...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is the link. The battery has lasted three days with occasional use and finally arrived at 1%. I will recharge once the battery goes dead to recalibrate and then also upgrade iOS.
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I can confirm it doesn't work with 7 Plus
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It's quite surprising on Apple's side of giving the option that doesn't work. If it doesn't work then why give it! Might be a bug?
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Another great feature in iOS 14, this time with the “Photos” (gallery).

In iOS 13.7 (last update with iOS 13) there was an option to hide photos which appeared as as a “Hidden” folder in My Albums at the bottom in “Utilities”, after “Media Types”.

Now with iOS 14 you can hide the “Hidden” folder completely. To the casual person who may have your phone, your private media remains secure.

Go to:
Settings
Scroll down to Photos
Inside Photos scroll down to “Hidden Photos” and deselect the button (switch off) this option.
The Hidden album will no longer show in your Photo gallery.

To see your hidden content simply go back and select or switch on “Hidden Album” and it will appear again as normal in your gallery as “Hidden”.

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Old 18th September 2020, 01:47   #12926
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Any recommendation for charging cable as the original is now about to fail after almost 2 years. I checked out the 'AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Charge and Sync Extra Tough Cable, 3 Feet (0.9 Meters)' available for Rs.799. Are these good?

I am also looking for a cable to be used in car and I prefer placing the phone near the handbrake area. So looking for something that has the right kind of length.
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If you also have airpods pro, you can almost get vulcan hearing. Under accessibility and airpods, you can actually customise the transparency mode aka amplify it. Set it full and you can hear yourself breathe!

Another great Airpods Pro feature is the Spatial Sound. When turned on, it looks like the sound is coming from iPhone even if you turn your face away from it. Its spooky and magic and the same time. Really happy with the upgrades so far.
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Owners of the 6S/7 who have upgraded to iOS 14 please confirm/deny.
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It's quite surprising on Apple's side of giving the option that doesn't work. If it doesn't work then why give it! Might be a bug?
Yep, it doesn't work on my dad's 6s. But then, that feature itself isn't visible on that phone so not sure why you're blaming Apple.

It does work on my 11 though and even over the Spigen cover.

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I checked out the 'AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Charge and Sync Extra Tough Cable, 3 Feet (0.9 Meters)' available for Rs.799. Are these good?
I have been using these; both braided and non-braided for quite a few years now; I've kept these as spare in the car or primary use after OEM was split. Highly recommend.
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Old 18th September 2020, 09:03   #12929
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Apple's online store going live in India on September 23.

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/...-september-23/
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Any recommendation for charging cable as the original is now about to fail after almost 2 years..
I never use the charging cable provided by Apple due to its horrid quality. I always purchase BoAT cables on Amazon for the same. I have a 1.2m cable & 2m cable at home and another 2m cable in the vehicle. 2m is long enough for the phone to be on the windshield mount & charging at the same time. They are metal braided, strong & have never given me any trouble. Have also convinced my brother to replace his android charging cables with BoAT cables. Do consider them while finding a replacement.

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OT, an iPhone X that I also use is having battery issues. It keeps showing 1% while charging but after I erase all settings, the charging gets to 100%. Has happened twice so far. Is my battery kaput?

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