How to customise control centre on the iPhone X

Control Centre is really handy for getting to those settings that require a bit of drilling down quickly. I use it mainly for enabling low power mode or greyscale. Here’s how I customise it.

Head over to settings and tap control centre. From here tap customise controls. You can now add and remove items in your control centre as you see fit.

How to get more battery life out of your iPhone X

I’ve got two main tips that I use to get more battery life out of my iPhone on long day trips away from a power socket.

Low battery mode

This is a great feature even when you have a fully charged battery. Head to settings, battery and toggle on Low Power Mode.

My next tip is a bit more drastic but works wonders.

Enable display accommodations

By enable black and white mode you can stretch your iPhone battery even further.

Head over to settings, general, accessibility, display accommodations, colour filters. Turn this toggle on and use greyscale.

How to add lined paper to Notes

I’ve been using a lot of default Apple apps in a bid to simplify both my workflows and data. In this day and age it’s good to have your data in just a few places and I’m starting to delete third party apps that hold my data (more on this in a later post).

Here’s how I add lined paper to the Notes app on iOS.

  1. Open up Notes
  2. Create a new note
  3. Tap on the Share icon (see first image above)
  4. Tap ‘Lines & Grids’
  5. Choose the grid pattern that you want