You requested, and we answered your burning iPhone 15 questions

Ever since our opinions for the iPhone 15 and 15 Professional went up on Tuesday morning, you’ve had a ton of inquiries to ask concerning the telephones — in feedback, on The Vergecast, on Threads, an Instagram App, and in a reside Q&A. So we thought we’d put all that info collectively in a pleasant little smorgasbord of nerdy tidbits and philosophical pondering and select a couple of favorites within the course of.

Because the mute change goes away, Apple put an indicator within the standing bar so you possibly can examine in case your ringer is silenced at a look. However what if you happen to discover it annoying and wish it to go away? Nice information: you should have the ability to banish it from sight.

We virtually received the proper child images function.

A reader requested if you happen to might change the important thing body in a Stay Photograph and nonetheless preserve the depth map to show it right into a Portrait Mode picture. Think about a world the place you possibly can take an image of your children, decide the body the place they’re really wanting on the digicam, and switch it right into a Portrait Mode picture after the very fact! It’s the dream! However whilst you can have Stay Photographs and the automated depth map saving function enabled concurrently, you solely get the depth map for the only key body. We had been so shut.

Joe Rossignol from MacRumors stopped by our iPhone 15 Q&A to ask a query about new battery optimization charging choices on the telephone. It seems that Apple snuck in a brand new setting to restrict charging to 80 p.c, which is able to assist lengthen the battery’s lifespan… how well timed! Sadly, this setting doesn’t work in our testing to this point.

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Wouldn’t it’s good to tie your ringer on / off setting to a spotlight mode? You may on the iPhone 15 Professional or 15 Professional Max, the place it’s now a filter choice in your focus modes in addition to an motion within the Shortcuts app. That’s not essentially the most enjoyable you possibly can have with Shortcuts, however it’s helpful.

This Vergecast hotline query is a delight. Begin at 33:35 to listen to Jordan’s query a couple of theoretical energy wrestle between two telephones related by USB-C. Deputy editor Dan Seifert received to the underside of this one.

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