Some of the best features on any device are the hidden features.
Apple recently released iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3, bringing yet more new features to its iPhone and iPad lineup. With the launch of iOS 14 in September, Apple completely changed how iPhone owners interact with their home screens, including the the ability to add widgets, an app drawer of sorts and the option to create your own app icons.
For its part, iOS 14.3 added Fitness Plus, Apple’s new subscription workout service and a hidden camera feature for iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max users (more on that below).
These welcome enhancements will surely enrich your experience, but my favorite tricks in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are the ones you have to work to find. For instance, you can now fully ditch Apple Mail and Safari with a new default apps setting.
Below, I’ll walk you through how to use ten of the best hidden features I’ve uncovered in iOS 14.3. This list will surely continue to grow, so check back for more gems.
Set your default email or web browser
It’s true, Apple is finally giving up some control over your default apps. Right now the feature is limited to email apps and web browsers. So, for example, you can assign Chrome to be your go-to browser or Outlook as your email app of choice.