20+ Useful iPhone SE 2 Tips and Tricks (2021)

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Today we will discuss iPhone SE 2 tips and tricks. Here are the best iPhone SE 2 tips and tricks you can use to make your life easier. These iPhone SE 2020 tips and tricks will help you use your iPhone better in 2021. The use of this model will become easier for you after knowing these tips and tricks.
iPhone SE2020 is the cheapest latest iPhone with top-notch performance. The new ‘Special Edition’ iPhone is similar to iPhone 8 in terms of form factor.
The best thing about the new iPhone is that it features Apple’s flagship A13 Bionic chipset just like iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, which means great
performance in just $300.

If you were considering purchasing an iPhone 8 for some time, don’t. iPhone SE 2020 is the best phone you can purchase in a budget. If you’ve already bought iPhone 8, then try to return it. If you’ve already purchased iPhone SE 2020, here are the best tips and tricks to get the most out of your new phone:

iPhone SE 2 tips and tricks 2021

In this article, we will discuss tips and tricks of the iPhone SE 2. These tips and tricks will make easy for you to get familiar with this new model.
Following are the tips and tricks of iPhone SE 2020:

1. Backup photos and videos:

Photos and videos are an important part of our lives. We relive memories using these precious pieces of our past. The new iPhone SE 2020 includes 4K video recording,
which means enhanced video quality but with more space. 4K takes more space than usual videos hence requires more storage.

Google Photos offers you a platform to store unlimited free compressed photos. In case you prefer using iCloud, then you need to enable iCloud backup to store your photos
there. The free iCloud account gives users 5GB free storage, after that you’ve to pay for more pictures and videos. Therefore, the first thing you should do on you’re your new iPhone
SE 2 is to enable backup for your photos and videos.

2. Wireless charging:

The new iPhone SE 2020, put it differently, iPhone 8 of 2020, supports wireless charging, thanks to the glass rear. With wireless charging, you can charge
your iPhone wirelessly with ease, without the need of plugging any charging cable. 

You need to determine a charging hotspot for your iPhone carefully. Ensure you select a perfect spot where you find yourself most likely. For me, it’s
my laptop desk, and next to my bed, hence my wireless chargers are set up at these places. This way, I can effortlessly charge my phone without worrying about
plugging a cable when I go to sleep.

3. Assistive Touch:

The physical home button was removed on iPhones. However, iPhone 7 introduced the touch-sensitive home button, it doesn’t click like the physical button but feels
like it. If you don’t like physical home key or for some reason your home button isn’t working as expected, then you can simply use the Assistive Touch
feature.

Assistive Touch makes it easy for users to enable a virtual home button that can float around the screen. It has more features than the physical button. You can capture
a screenshot, lower or increase volume, launch control center, launch Siri, rotate the screen, lock screen, mute, unmute, restart your iPhone, and do more with this
Assistive Touch.

4. Tweak the Intensity of the Home Button

The Home button on the 2020 iPhone SE is not really a physical button. Instead, it is a touch sensitive button and it works in a similar way to how the
Force Touch trackpad on MacBooks work. Apple makes it easy to customize the intensity of its feedback as per your liking. Simply start the settings app on your iPhone and head over to
General” -> Home and select your desired option.

5. Turn on/off 4K video:

If you are not interested in video quality and want to stay with 720p or 1080p videos, simply disable 4K video on your new iPhone SE. Turning off 4K from the
settings will slightly lower the video quality and helps save storage. You can turn off 4K video recording on your iPhone SE from settings.

6. Optimize Battery Charging

If you want to prolong your iPhone SE battery life, you should enable the Optimize Battery Charging feature. As such, the OS will see your
daily usage habit and charge your iPhone accordingly. It will slow down or even delay to charge it past 80% until you need to use it. This will help in
maximizing the lifespan of your iPhone’s battery.

7. Enable dark mode:

The dark mode is the best solution for your eyes. It not only helps you in keeping your eyes safe but also allows you to have a restful night. The dark mode is one
of the best feature on iPhone.
For this purpose, there are different methods of turning on dark mode like Launch the control center. On holding brightness icon you will see a dark mode option on the bottom left
corner. Simply tap Dark Mode option and your iPhone will switch to the dark mode. Alternatively, you can activate dark mode by following these steps:

  1. Start the settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap Display and Brightness.
  3. You can select a light and dark present at the top of the screen.
  4. Alternatively, you can activate the automatic switch located below the light and dark
  5. After that, you can decide whether you want to follow an automatic schedule of sunset to sunrise or you want to follow your own schedule.

8. Use third-party keyboards:

Apple has added support for third-party keyboards, which means you can download your favorite keyboard to type with. With the iPhone SE 2020, you can download a
Keyboard of your choice from the App Store and use it instead of default apple keyboard. If you like the default iOS keyboard, then by all means stick with it, but I recommend switching to
Gboard as it is the best keyboard that I think available on any platform.

9. Connect Multiple AirPods to Your iPhone

The iPhone SE 2 supports Audio Sharing which lets users share whatever audio they are playing on their AirPods to another pair of AirPods as well.
Simply launch the AirPlay section from Control Center and flick open the second pair of AirPods to connect and use it alongside your own AirPods.

10. Use multiple fingerprints for Touch ID:

iPhone SE 2 comes with Touch ID instead of Face ID. It is the only iPhone in the current Apple lineup to feature a physical home button. If you are not aware, you can add up to five
fingers to set up Touch ID. Simply head over to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Fingerprints and add up to five fingers. You
can use these fingers to unlock your iPhone. If you want, you can also set up your foot thumb if you’re into that kind of experimentation.

11. Don’t close apps:

Force quitting apps doesn’t save battery life of your iPhone. According to apple, the iOS is optimized to manage apps in the background thereby saving your battery. Force quitting
recent apps won’t help save your battery, but instead, it’ll do the opposite. When you remove an app from ‘recent apps’ which you frequently use, the
next time you’re going to open the app will consume more power resulting in more battery usage. Therefore, closing recent apps is actually a bad idea.

12. Haptic Touch:

iPhone SE 2020 features Haptic Touch instead of 3D Touch. Haptic Touch mimics 3D Touch but doesn’t feel like one. You can touch and hold on apps, and
menus will pop up, depending on their features and developers. You can enable Haptic Touch feature in Settings.

13. Easily Cut, Copy, and Paste Text

This is more of an iOS 13 feature but one that’s still worth mentioning. There are new gestures in iOS that let you easily cut, copy, and paste the text.
Use the three-finger pinch gesture to copy text, a three-finger double pinch gesture to cut text and a three-finger expand gesture to paste the text.

14. Charge your iPhone SE faster:

If you want to charge your new iPhone SE faster than you should, there are a few simple steps which you need to follow. Charging an iPhone when you want the most is always
a pain in the neck. To charge your iPhone faster, you need to use a fast charger or turn on Airplane mode. Turning on Airplane mode disables all other
connectivity options and consumes little power. You can also power off your iPhone entirely and charge to make the charging process even faster. 

15. Swipe to delete on calculator:

Did you know you can easily delete the last integer you entered on your iPhone’s built-in calculator? Simply swipe right or left on the numbers will delete one entry in the calculator. It’s an handy tip that helps me a lot. Rather than clearing all the entries,
you can swipe over digits, and one digit will be cleared.

16. Undo type by shaking:

Typing a long article or a story and want to undo typed sentences quickly? Shake to undo the last action! To enable the ‘Shake
to Undo’ feature, simply head over to Settings> Accessibility>Shake to Undo.

17. Try Gesture Typing

Starting with iOS 13, Apple finally included gesture typing support to the in-built iOS keyboard. On the small 4.7-inch screen of the iPhone SE, gesture typing works very well. The feature works in the same vein as to how SwiftKey and Gboard work.

18. Use camera filters to take better selfies:

We all love taking selfies. The new iPhone SE 2 features a powerful camera that supports portrait mode, thanks to A13 Bionic chipset. You can make it even
better by using filters in the default camera app. I like Vivid from the iPhone filters; it makes pictures look more saturated. You can also choose from
other options such as Vivid Warm, Vivid Cool, Dramatic, Dramatic Cool, Mono, Dramatic Warm, Silvertone, and Noir.

19. Automate Tasks Using Shortcuts

Don’t let its small size fool you. One of the best iPhone SE 2020 tips comes in the form of the new Shortcuts app. This gives users the ability to automate repetitive tasks or group multiple tasks together. For example, you can create a shortcut to turn off Do Not Disturb mode, turn off Bluetooth, turn on low power mode and more. All with just a single command. It turns your iPhone into a handy and quick assistant which is super useful.

20. QuickTake

Just like the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro product line, the new iPhone SE includes QuickTake in the camera app. This lets you tap and hold on the
trigger button to instantly start recording a video, just like the way it works in Snapchat. The video will stay in the same frame and shot as the photo, which
is very cool.

21. Mute Unknown Callers

Unknown callers can be annoying. Again, if you put your iPhone on silence, there is a risk of missing an important calls. In this regard,
putting an iPhone in silent mode is not an ideal solution. Apple has solved this problem in iOS 13 by adding the option to Mute Unknown Callers.

This feature lets you attend necessary calls only. Simply follow these steps to mute unknown callers on your iPhone:

  1. Start the settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Phone.
  3. Flip the silence unknown caller switch to on position.

22. Automatic closing of Tabs

In the latest model of iPhone SE, you don’t need to close tabs by your self. Rather there are settings in the Safari browser by which tabs will be closed
after some time. You can set this time duration. To change the settings of automatic closing of tabs, simply follow these steps:

  1. Start the settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Safari and select Close tabs.
  3. Choose the manual mode of Close Tabs.
  4. Lastly, Choose the duration for automatic closing of tabs

These are a few of the iPhone SE 2 tips and tricks. What are some of your favorite tips and tricks for the second-generation iPhone SE? Share with us in the comments section below.
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