Of the multitude of different things I use on my iPhone on a daily basis, the Calculator and Phone apps are definitely high on that list.
But sometimes life catches us in a pinch, and that’s why having the ability to access these tools without unlocking our iPhones and finding and launching the Calculator or Phone apps can come in handy.
The iOS 14.5 update that launched almost a month ago fixed an annoying bug impacting iOS 14.0-14.4.2 devices in which when an iPhone connected to CarPlay, any paired Apple Watches would inconveniently stop notifying the user about incoming phone calls.
It seems like it’s been forever since the last time I witnessed an ordinary flip phone in the wild. Today’s vibrant selection of smartphones has all but phased them out. But if there’s one thing I remember from the times they were the mainstream, it was the T9 dialing experience intended for the 3x4 physical dial pads.
Today’s smartphones offer powerful features including a Contacts app that lets you call or message someone with a tap. But if you’re feeling nostalgic and want the T9 dialing experience in your iPhone’s native Phone app, then a new and free jailbreak tweak called EasyDialer14 by iOS developer might be for you.
Apple is making some changes to a feature, introduced with iOS 13, that lets you avoid getting unwanted calls from people you don’t know. In iOS 14.5, Apple's added an informative splash screen along with a banner in your phone recents to make this helpful feature front and center.
We all probably have at least a few favorite contacts saved on our iPhones, whether it’s close family or our best of friends. Fortunately, Apple allows you to set up favorite contacts in the Phone app so that it’s easier to get in touch with them when life necessitates it.
Designating a contact as a ‘favorite’ contact in the Phone app moves that person’s contact information to the dedicated Favorites tab at the bottom of the app, but if you were looking for even more added convenience, then we think you’ll come to appreciate a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called CallFavorites by iOS developer pixelomer.
If you’re searching for quirky and unique ways to make your pwned handset stand out from the rest, then a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed RomanPad by iOS developer Simalary might be able to help.
Just as the tweak’s name implies, RomanPad replaces the traditional numbers on the buttons on the passcode and phone dialer interfaces with Roman numerals.
If you’re in a location with poor cellular service or none at all, but can connect to Wi-Fi, consider using it for calls on your iPhone. Once enabled, you can make and receive calls without worrying about the cell signal.
Here, we’ll show you what you need to know before you use Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone and how to enable it for your iPhone and other devices.
We’ve all been in those awkward social situations where our manners get the best of us. Sometimes we stick around and talk to people even though we really need to get going, and sometimes we’re approached by someone that we really don’t want to be approached by. In any case, it’s a good idea to have slick a way out.
Escape is a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Plat-Ykor that can help in these types of situations. Just as the name implies, this tweak provides users with an on-demand reason to escape unwanted situations, whatever they might be.
Those looking to do away with the round Phone app dialer buttons in favor of something a bit more rigid are likely to take a liking to a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Square by iOS developer PlatYkor.
As depicted in the screenshot examples above, Square replaces the aforementioned buttons with squarer alternatives that can be configured in a bevy of different ways depending on the user’s own tastes and preferences.
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 show incoming calls in a compact banner at the top rather than taking up the whole screen like before. Follow this tutorial to learn how to use the compact UI for calls on your iPhone and iPad, switch between banner-style and fullscreen calls and more.