December 8, 2022
  • December 8, 2022

Do not change five of these iPhone settings

By on November 27, 2021 0


The iOS Settings app is packed with plenty of settings ready to be changed. And I’m a big fan of changing these settings to personalize and personalize your iPhone for you.


There are some settings that you should just leave out, as playing with them can have big drawbacks. OK, your iPhone isn’t going to explode, but playing around with it might tear your hair out to find out what’s causing the problem.

Date and hour

Playing around with your date or time is a quick way to have trouble connecting to websites. And what’s annoying is that you won’t get a message or notification explaining why you’re having issues, and you’ll end up tearing your hair out trying to figure out why.

Settings> General> Date and time

Automatic brightness

Leave this for two reasons.

The first is that it does what it says on the box – it automatically controls the brightness. This means that it will intelligently darken the screen when you’re in a dark room, and brighten it up when the weather is nice and you might not be able to see the screen otherwise.

Keeping this on is also a great battery saver, especially for people who would otherwise keep their screens at full brightness.

Oh, and one thing to keep in mind about keeping your screen at full brightness is that it can damage your screen over time.

Settings> Accessibility> Text display and size> Automatic brightness

Send by SMS

Remember SMS? Apple blurred the line between iMessage and old school texting years ago, but it’s important to keep in mind that people still use it and if you play around with this setting you won’t be able to text anyone. .

So, keep this one on.

Settings> Messages> Send by SMS

My number

Only change this if it is wrong. It does not change your actual phone number. In my experience, playing around with this can cause iMessage activation issues.

Settings> Phone> My number

Cellular data network

Yeah, leave it all out unless some tech support agent asks you to change something.

If you’ve messed it up, luckily there’s a Reset options link at the bottom of the screen that will bring the Thins back to a working state.

Settings> Cellular> Cellular data network