Helpful Tips, Tricks, and How Tos for New iPhone Owners

Did you get a new iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, or 12 Pro Max for the holidays? If so, make sure to take some time to browse through this article, which is packed with helpful tips, tricks, and guides for the iPhone 12, 12 mini 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, and earlier iPhone models.

Whether you're new to iPhone or have upgraded to a new model, there's likely to be something in here for you. There are hundreds of features and hidden tricks available on the iPhone, so it can be easy to forget the full range of what the iPhone can do.

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Below, we've rounded up our most useful iPhone-related how tos and tutorials, both for general iPhone usage and for getting used to iOS 14.

Tips for Beginners

Using iOS 14

iOS 14 in More Detail

For iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Owners

Must-Read Security Tutorials

Hidden Tricks and Tips

In-Depth Guides

We have in-depth guides on many of the features found on the iPhone as well as Apple's services and iOS features, so make sure to check those out if there's a particular aspect of the iPhone that you're interested in learning more about.

Selling Your Old iPhone

If you're planning to sell or give away your old iPhone now that you have a new model, make sure to check out our detailed guide on how to cleanly erase your old devices to get rid of all your data.


Videos

Over on our YouTube channel, we've shared quite a few videos filled with useful tips and tricks related to the iPhone and iOS, all of which are well worth watching to get acquainted with features you might not know about or might have forgotten. We've also got some great comparison videos comparing the cameras of various smartphones.

More Info

Know a super useful iPhone tip that other MacRumors readers might not be aware of? Make sure to share it in the comments below.

For more info on Apple's latest iPhones, and the iOS 14 operating system, make sure to check out our detailed roundups: iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and iOS 14.

Top Rated Comments

dannyyankou Avatar
14 months ago


Gosh, I miss the days the iPhone didn't need pages and pages of instructions to find all the functions.

Well that would take us back to an iPhone with fewer features.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ScreenSavers Avatar
14 months ago
Very detailed post. Lots of good info for new users.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WannaGoMac Avatar
14 months ago
Gosh, I miss the days the iPhone didn't need pages and pages of instructions to find all the functions.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ScreenSavers Avatar
14 months ago


Do not let you tease - get these wallpapers (iPhone 11Pro i guess) and your notch is gone in a matter of seconds, as it is on these phones. ;)

Like the infamous iPhone XS box...

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Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ScreenSavers Avatar
14 months ago

That's to trick those unfamiliar with the notch to not discover it until it's too late.
Is there an option to set the top to be all black yet?

The “notch” isn’t bad. Why would one reduce screen size just to hide it?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EvilEvil Avatar
14 months ago
The notchless iPhones in the header image are such a tease.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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