iPhone tips for iOS 16: you should disable these 3 features right away

iOS 16 just came out and has a lot of cool features to try out. Yet Apple also has a few functions turned on by default that you don’t want to use. In these iPhone tips, we show 3 features of iOS 16 that you should turn off right away.

3 features of iOS 16 you should turn off right away

iOS 16 gives your (old) iPhone a fresh new look with cool new functions. Think, for example, of the new lockscreen that finally gives you more freedom to set a cool background.

iOS 16 lock screen emoji

Yet iOS 16 also turns on a number of functions by default that you are not necessarily waiting for. In these iPhone tips we will therefore show you three functions that you can better turn off.

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1. Remove Home Screen Search Button

Since iOS 16, a new search button has appeared on the home screen and the button (with the dots) to switch between tabs has disappeared. But you don’t need that new search button at all. You can search your iPhone at any time by swiping down with your finger in the middle of the screen. Therefore, just turn the button off, you do that in the following way.

Disable Search Button in iOS 16 on iPhone

  1. Open ‘Settings’;

  2. Scroll down and choose ‘Home screen’;

  3. Turn off the ‘Show on home screen’ option.

disable search button on your iPhone in iOS 16

2. Turn off personalized recommendations and tips on iPhone

When you browse the App Store, you regularly see recommendations, tips, and advertisements for other apps on your iPhone. This is because there is an option (default) that gives Apple permission to do that. That’s why you’d better turn this setting off.

  • Go to Settings’;
  • Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen;
  • Choose ‘Media and purchases > Show account’;
  • Turn off the ‘Personalized Recommendations’ slider and tap ‘Done’.
Personalized recommendations

3. Ask to connect to hotspots

You may have experienced it: you are walking through the city and just when you check your iPhone, you are asked if you want to connect to a hotspot. This is not necessary at all, especially if you have a large data plan. It is also a lot safer not to connect to public hotspots.

You can set your iPhone to stop asking at all. In these iPhone tips, we’ll show you exactly how to do that.

  • Tap ‘Settings’;
  • Go to ‘Wifi’ and scroll down;
  • Tap ‘Ask to connect’;
  • Then choose the ‘Off’ option.
connect hotspot turn off ios 16

More iPhone Tips for iOS 16

Of course, there are also nice new features in iOS 16. Do you still have to install the latest version of the operating system? Then grab the 4 handy iPhone tips before you install iOS 16. Are you more interested in what new features iOS 16 has? Then check the article below!

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