5 tricks that will blow your mind for iOS 17

We know that the wait until WWDC24 where we will see iOS 18 for the first time is going to be a bit long, however, don't worry because your friends at iPhone News are always here to serve you.

We show you five incredible tricks that will blow your mind, so you can get the most out of iOS 17. Discover with us these fantastic tricks, we are sure you didn't know most of these… or did you?

Orientation lock when you open an app

Let's be honest, sometimes we want to have the screen orientation locked, and sometimes we don't. This will depend on the applications we are using, for example, WhatsApp will predominantly be used vertically, while others that are aimed at consuming multimedia content, such as YouTube, perform much better horizontally, especially on devices of standardized size such as the iPhone 15.

Did you know that you can have your iPhone lock the screen orientation automatically based on the app you are using?? Well yes, it is one of these things that iOS users sometimes don't even think about.

To do this you simply have to follow the following steps:

  1. Open the application Shortcuts and go to the automation section.
  2. Press the “+” symbol in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. In the search box, choose the option “app > opens > run immediately”, to do this simply choose which application will activate the automation.
  4. Press “next” and in the search box type “set orientation lock.”

You just have to save the automation, and now when the applications you have selected are opened, the screen orientation lock will be defined, so that you never have that absurd problem again.

Are you bothered by the brightness of the screen at night?

Sometimes we are in bed using our iPhone and we think: The brightness is at a minimum but it still bothers me.


Don't worry, we have the solution to that problem, and you will be able to adjust so that the annoying minimum brightness stops causing you problems falling asleep easily. For this we only have to follow the following steps:

  1. Open the application Settings of your iPhone.
  2. Go to the accessibility section.
  3. Choose the shortcut option within the accessibility options.
  4. Select the reduce white point option until a blue mark appears.

Now the minimum brightness that you will be able to adjust on the screen it will be even lower than what was shown previously. However, if you want to more precisely adjust the white point of the screen, just head to the screen and text size section within the accessibility settings, where you can reduce it even further.

Improve your voice on phone calls

Since iOS 15, Apple has been integrating systems that allow it to adjust or improve the clarity of its users' voices when they have phone calls. FaceTime, but now with iOS 17 this possibility has even been transferred to calls through the mobile line. Don't miss the opportunity to take full advantage of making calls with unbeatable clarity or sound quality. For it, follow these steps:


  1. Make sure you are making a call, only then will this setting appear.
  2. While you are on the call, display the Control Center, and choose the option that appears in the upper right, with the microphone symbol.
  3. A drop-down menu will appear with several options, so you must choose the central one.

We do not recommend that you choose the last option, since it is a configuration that will also allow you to capture the sound around you, that is, the other interlocutor will even hear the whispering of the people passing around you.

Remove audio from your Live Photos on iPhone

When Apple introduced Live Photos, it showed the world a hybrid between GIFs and videos. The intention is none other than to capture a photograph without giving up also capturing the moment immediately before and after the shot, a kind of flash, a mini-memory. However, the reality is that users who have the function activated do not know how to deactivate it.

One of the most annoying issues with Live Photos is the fact that sound is recorded, and when all you want to do is take a photo, the last thing you want to do is record sound. The problem comes when you want to share the Live Photo, and you have not known how to remove the audio. But don't worry, once again we are here to help you, You just have to follow these steps:

Live Photo

  1. Open the application Photos of iOS.
  2. Search for any Live Photo.
  3. Select the edit option in the upper right corner.
  4. Within the editing tool, press the Live Photo icon in the lower area.
  5. Now click on the speaker icon in the upper left corner.
  6. Finally press “OK” and the edited Live Photo will be saved again without audio.

Save battery by disabling this absurd functionality

Keyboard haptic feedback It was integrated into Android devices for centuries, however, it took a long time to reach iOS, and now we can understand why. iPhones are not devices that stand out for their autonomy, especially in non-Max models, however, this functionality is very popular with certain users because it allows us to have feedback on what we are writing.

However, although you may not know it, use haptic feedback on iOS keyboard has abnormally high battery consumption. We remind you that the iPhone's Haptic Touch is not a simple vibration motor, it is the most advanced system on the market, even though Apple has decided to do without physical 3D Touch on its devices.

Be that as it may, head to Settings > Sounds and vibrations, and later, in the keyboard response area, deactivate this functionality. However, I do not recommend that you disable system vibration, because that way you will be able to interact better with your iPhone.