Top iPhone 14 Pro Features to Discover and Customize

Have you recently received the new iPhone 14 Pro or Pro Max? Read on for some of the best features to try and customize on your new device, including always-on screen, enabling the full 48MP camera, Dynamic Islands, and more.

If you can get your hands on the iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max for the holidays, consider yourself lucky as device availability is low.

The Pro model differs from the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus with new dynamic islands, 48 ​​MP main camera, always-on display, etc.

Main Features of iPhone 14 Pro

Permanent view

The iPhone 14 Pro is Apple’s first smartphone to feature an always-on display. This can be customized with a lock screen widget, and from iOS 16.2 you can also choose whether you want a colored background and notifications to show for always-on mode or not.

Check out our full guide on how to customize the always-on display:

And here’s our roundup of great apps to try with Lock Screen widget support:

Use the full power of the 48MP main camera

Shooting with the main 48MP full-resolution camera on the iPhone 14 Pro isn’t something you want to be doing all the time with a single image ranging from 75-100MB+. This is why the default is set to take 12MP images.

But if you want to capture as much detail as possible – enabling an impressive crop – it’s essential to use the full power of the iPhone 14 Pro’s main camera.

Here are some additional camera tips to help you get the most out of your photos and videos:

Looking at the tough battery life?

Especially when you have a new device, you may notice that the battery life seems to be worse than expected. However, this does not indicate that there is something wrong with your iPhone 14 Pro. Here’s what can go wrong and some tips for reducing battery drain without having to buy a portable battery.

dynamic island

Dynamic Island supports native iOS 16 features as well as third party support. This is what is supported directly through iOS:

System alerts and notifications:

  • Incoming call
  • Connected AirPods
  • face ID
  • Pay apples
  • car key
  • AirDrop
  • Unlock the watch
  • Low battery
  • Load
  • Silent ON/OFF switch
  • NFC interaction
  • Playback
  • Focus change
  • Shortcut
  • Airplane mode/no data warning
  • SIM card alert
  • Connected accessories
  • find me

Direct activity:

  • Call in progress
  • SharePlay
  • Music/App is playing
  • timer
  • Map access
  • Voice Memos
  • Screen recording
  • personal hotspot
  • Microphone indicator
  • Camera indicator
  • Socket support for third party applications via API

Now playing:

  • Spotify
  • embroiderer
  • Sounds
  • Amazon Music
  • NPR one
  • covered
  • pandora
  • youtube music
  • SoundCloud

Call device:

  • What is it
  • google voice
  • Instagram
  • Skype

And check out our roundup of some of the first third-party apps to offer Dynamic Island support and live activities:

Satellite Emergency SOS

Hopefully it’s something you won’t need, but it’s worth testing out the new security features on the iPhone 14 just in case you do:

Having problems with your new iPhone?

If you encounter an issue where you need to force restart your iPhone 14 Pro, we have a detailed guide on what to do.

Or bookmark the articles below to be useful when you need them:

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