You may have seen Dynamic Text before where you can change the size of your font right across your iPhone or iPad. Well now in iOS 15 you can change that on an app-by-app basis. Here’s how it works.
This new text size control is located in Control Centre, so to activate it jump onto the Settings app and then scroll down to the Control Centre options.
From here you can add additional sections into Control Centre and if you scroll down you should find Text Size as an option.
Tap the + button to enable that now. Of course you can rearrange the objects in Control Centre by dragging and dropping them just like this. I’ll move my Text Size one slightly higher up in that list.
From then on it’s as simple as swiping down from the top right corner of your device to bring up Control Centre and then tapping on that new Text Size button.
On this screen you have two options at the bottom. On the right hand side you can change the text size across the entire phone and on the left you can change it just for the app you’re currently in.
So in the Settings app where I am at the moment, if I were to boost that text size up slightly higher for this app only you will then see that the writing in the Settings app is much bigger than it is in other apps on my phone.
If I jump out of Settings and go into Twitter for example you’ll see the font size there is much more standard compared to the larger size I’ve just created in Settings.
But of course we can change it in Twitter too if we wanted to. Again I’m going to pull down from that top right corner to get Control Centre open and from here once again I have the option on the right hand side at the bottom to change the font size across the entire device and on the left to change it only in Twitter.
I can make the writing a bit bigger but actually for Twitter I want to make it a little bit smaller so I can see more on the screen at once.
Again you can fine-tune this as much as you like for every single app you use and you may find that some require bigger text and some require smaller text.
Whilst this certainly isn’t the biggest feature in iOS 15 it sure is nice to have and I can certainly see myself making good use of this over the coming year.
Let me know in the comments down below what you think of this feature and what else you’re excited for in iOS 15 and don’t forget you can like this video and subscribe to my channel where there are loads more iOS #QuickTips waiting for you there.
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With the iOS 15 update, Apple has brought a new secret feature to your iPhone and your iPad and it’s called Background Noise.
Here’s how it works,
There are two ways to activate Background Noise – the quick way is to use Control Centre and we’ll set that up in a moment.
Before we get started we’re going to jump into the Settings App and go to Accessibility.
From here, under the Hearing options, we’re going to choose Audio/Visual.
On this screen we can turn on our background sound to get a preview of what it’s going to be like, and we can customise the sound itself.
At the moment, by default, it will start with Raindrops.
Of course we’ve got a few different options to customise the sound as well, so we can have an Ocean or a stream or some white noise or some dark noise.
You might notice that it’s downloading that as well, that’s so it can work offline, when you’re using your phone anywhere.
When you’ve chosen your sound you can then choose the volume it’s going to play at as well.
I don’t want mine quite as loud as it is at the moment, so I’ll pull that volume slider down a little bit.
And then you’ve got another option to decide what your background noise is going to do when you’re playing other audio on your phone.
For example in the Music App or on a YouTube Video you can choose to pause your background noise completely when you’re using media, or you can turn the volume down a little bit so it will duck in and out around the songs or videos that you’re enjoying.
You can hear what that sounds like by pressing the Play Sample button just like this.
Yeah I think that’s a good volume!
You can also choose to have that background noise going when you lock your phone which means you could be studying or focusing and this will play in the background even when you’re not using your device.
Okay now we’ve got our background noise configured, we’re going to go back into the Settings homepage and this time we’re going to choose Control Centre.
From here you want to scroll down and enable the Hearing option.
Now no matter where you are on your iPhone or your iPad if you pull down into Control Centre you can now press that new Hearing button that I’m pointing to now.
From here you’ve got a very simple toggle at the bottom to turn background noise on or off and you can customise what sound you get here as well.
So if perhaps you don’t fancy the Raindrops anymore you can go for the Stream or the Ocean or something else instead.
This has been a really quick guide to using background noise on your iPhone and iPad, I hope you found it helpful.
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