20 Secret and Hidden Features in iOS 15 That Will Turn You Into a Pro iPhone User

This hidden iOS 15 feature is copied straight from Microsoft’s Edge browser. Like Edge Collections, you can create a specific group containing web pages and give it a relevant name. It’s really useful during research and shopping on the web.

When multiple tabs are open, tap on the Tabs menu at the bottom and select the New Tab Group from x Tabs option. Give it a name, and you are all set to sync the group across all the devices running the Safari browser.

10. Access Spotlight from Lock Screen

Spotlight now uses intelligence to search photos by location, people, scenes, or objects. Using Live Text, Spotlight can also find text and handwriting in photos. Spotlight now offers web image search and all-new rich results for actors, musicians, TV shows, and movies.

Contacts search through Spotlight has also received a UI makeover. It now displays recent conversations, shared photos, and even their location if shared through Find My.

It’s only logical for Apple to allow users to access Spotlight from other places as well. With iOS 15, you can take advantage of Spotlight search from the lock screen. Use the same swipe-down gesture on the lock screen and start using the Spotlight search. This is one secret iOS 15 feature that’s bound to make your life easier on a daily basis.

11. Drag Apps from Spotlight to Home Screen

In iOS 15, it is possible to drag an app from the Spotlight search or suggestions and place it right on the home screen.

12. Remove Person Suggestion from Memory

Users can already select Suggest Fewer Memories Like This when viewing a memory in the For You section of ‌Photos‌ or remove a photo from photo suggestions entirely, but now you can choose to feature a specific person less often.

When viewing the For You section of the ‌Photos‌ app, you can long-press on the photo with a person and select the Feature a Person Less option to prevent that person from popping up as often. The Remove From Featured ‌Photos‌ option prevents a specific photo from reappearing.

13. Change Text Size Per App

In iOS 14, you can change the text size across all the apps. iOS 15 now allows you to keep the text size change to a specific app only. Make sure to keep the app open while using the Text Size toggle from the Control Centre.

change text size per app

You can either keep the changed text size to the app only or apply the change to all apps on the iPhone.

14. Bulk Edit Date and Time in Photos

As we mentioned above, one can change the default date and time in a specific photo in the Photos app. You can also select multiple images in the Photos app and select the Share button at the top.

Select Edit Date & Time from the following menu and change details.

15. Email from Camera

This one is a part of Apple’s Live Text feature. When you try to compose an email in the default Email app, the keyboard will offer an option to scan the email ID using the default camera on the iPhone.

Use the Email from Camera button and it will open the camera interface right into the Email app. Scan the email ID from a visiting card or billboard and the Live Text function will automatically read and add the email address in the Email app.

16. Turn off Private Relay for Specific Wi-Fi Connection

With iOS 15, Apple has added a couple of privacy-related features to the iCloud subscription. One of them is iCloud Private Relay that monitors your internet connection and prevents third-party trackers. In some cases, it might slow down the internet connection speed on the iPhone.

turn off icloud private relay in wifi

Thankfully, Apple has added an option to turn off Private Relay for a Wi-Fi connection. Simply open the Settings app on the iPhone and navigate to Wi-Fi > Wi-Fi network and turn off iCloud Private Relay from the following menu.

17. Enhanced AirPrint

In a surprising move, Apple has dramatically improved the AirPrint Interface with new options and features. When you try to print a document or webpage, the printing interface will offer new options, including presents, copies, orientation, and more.

18. Remove Home Screen Pages

With iOS 14, Apple offered an option to hide home screen pages on the iPhone. With iOS 15, you can remove home screen pages entirely from the default interface.

Long press on empty screen on the home screen and select dot menu above the Dock. First, disable the home screen page that you want to hide and tap on the ‘–‘ icon at the upper left corner to remove the home screen page.

19. Keep Location Visible When Power off

This is one of the best features of iOS 15. When you power off the iPhone, the device will go into a Power Reserve mode that makes it perform like an AirTag. During Power Reserve mode, your iPhone can be tracked via Find My app on other Apple devices.

This is really handy if someone steals your iPhone and turns it off. You can still track it via the Find My function from the other Apple device. According to Apple, users can track the iPhone event after a factory reset.

20. Hide IP Address from All Websites

iOS 15 now allows you to hide IP address from both the third-party trackers and websites. Open the Settings app on the iPhone and go to Safari > Privacy & Security > Hide IP Address and select Trackers and Websites from the following menu.


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