Three iPhone settings you should NEVER change – check it out now

YOU MAY have heard tons of advice about the settings to look for to get more out of your iPhone – but what about the settings you shouldn’t touch?

Adjusting your mobile phone’s settings may in some cases prevent it from connecting to the internet and damage your screen. Here are three settings to avoid.

Avoid editing these important iPhone settings if you can


Avoid editing these important iPhone settings if you canCredit: Getty – Contributor

1) Auto Brightness Display

Auto-brightness is enabled on your iPhone by default and does what it says on the tin, adjusting brightness levels based on the lighting conditions around you.

The ambient light sensor near the selfie camera reduces brightness in darker locations and increases brightness in brighter locations.

Turning off this feature – especially to set your screen to maximum brightness all the time – can reduce battery life and damage your device.

That’s because your iPhone uses more power when displaying at full brightness than at low brightness.

Turning off auto-brightness can also adversely affect your vision.

Trying to squint at a dark screen in bright sunlight or looking at a bright screen in a dark location will strain your eyes, making them feel tired and uncomfortable.

You can turn auto-brightness on or off in Settings > Accessibility > Screen & Text Size.

To reset auto-brightness settings, turn auto-brightness off and then back on.

2) Date and time

Changing the date and time on your iPhone may seem like a cheap way to time travel, but it can cause serious problems.

A common reason to do this is to speed up time in an iOS game that requires real-world time lapse to progress.

However, changing the date and time on your iPhone can cause problems when trying to connect to some websites.

I can also mess with apps and features like Screen Time, which tracks how much you use your iPhone over time.

To make sure the date and time on your iPhone is always correct, turn on Set Automatically in Settings > General > Date & Time.

3) MMS and SMS texting

Any messages you send that aren’t iMessage are MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) or SMS (Short Message Service).

An MMS has a file like an image or video attached while an SMS just contains plain old text.

You can disable SMS and MMS messaging in your settings – but we wouldn’t recommend that.

Doing so means you can’t send SMS or MMS messages to your friends who don’t have iPhones.

You will still be able to use iMessage, but messages sent to Android smartphones will not be delivered to their recipients.

You can swap your MMS and SMS settings by going to Settings > Messages > SMS/MMS.

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Caroline Bleakley

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