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10 Settings to Change on Your iPhone Right Now By Mike Peterson Your iPhone is pretty much ready to go right out of the box with just some light setup required. But whether you're an iPhone newcomer or a veteran of the iOS platform, there are some settings that you should change. Many savvy iPhone owners have probably changed these settings already. But check the list and see if there are any that you missed. Continue reading to learn 10 Settings to Change on Your iPhone Right Now. 10. These Battery-Saving Features Want your iPhone's battery to last longer? There are likely several features you may be missing that could help your device save some battery life throughout the day. They include Background App Refresh and Mail settings. You'll want to head to Settings General Background App Refresh and disable this for most of your apps. It isn't that useful for most apps, and you'll be able to tell pretty quickly if you should switch it back on for some. If you use the default Mail app, you'll probably want to set Fetch New Data to a longer interval, like 15 minutes or more. Just pull the screen down in the Settings app to open the search bar, then type Fetch New Data. 9. Enable Silence Unknown Callers Robocalls are still a massive problem in the U.S., despite the best efforts of carriers and government bodies to combat them. As of iOS 13, however, you can now send all unknown callers straight to voicemail. To enable that feature, just head to Settings Phone and tap Silence Unknown Callers. Any call from a number not in Contacts, Messages or Mail will be sent to your voicemail without ringing your phone. Which is handy, since important unmarked calls will probably leave a voicemail. 8. Set up Your Emergency Features The emergency contacts on your phone are something that we hope you never have to use. But they're a good thing to set up anyway. First o' , head to Settings Emergency SOS and enable Call with Side Button. That way, five clicks on the side button will quickly dial 911 (or your country's equivalent). Then, scroll down and tap Emergency Contacts in Health. From here, set some emergency contacts. When the feature's enabled, first responders will be able to see their contact information from your lock screen. Your contacts will also be notified automatically when you send out an Emergency SOS. 7. Enable Two-Factor Authentication We strongly recommend setting up two-factor authentication on your Apple account if you haven't already. That way, a hacker won't be able to access your Apple ID — even if they've obtained your password via data breach or phishing attack.

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