5 iPhone Tips for the Holidays & Christmas

Dec 22, 2023 - Leave a Comment

iPhone tips for the holidays

The holidays are here, so let’s cover a few iPhone tips that will help you get the best use of technology over Christmas and New Years. From capturing and sharing moments, making sure your device lasts through the festivities, getting festive, to staying connected to those you’re apart from, let’s use your iPhone well this holiday season!

1: Capture and Share Memories with Camera, Videos, Live Photos

Use the iPhone camera to capture memories
Use your iPhone camera to capture moments with Photos, Videos, and Live Photos. Photos are always a hit, while using Video and Live Photos can offer a more dynamic way of capturing festivities, helping to bring those holiday snapshots to life when you play them back.

And don’t forget to share those great moments, captures, pictures, video clips, with those you love. You can use shared iCloud Photo Libraries to easily exchange photos between family members, friends, coworkers, and anyone else, in a personal and private way, that does not rely on social media.

2: Stay Connected with FaceTime and Video Chat

Making a FaceTime Call on an iPhone
Spending the holidays away from those you love and care for can be challenging, but thanks to FaceTime you can easily connect with loved ones over the holidays, no matter how far apart you are.

You can start a FaceTime call or even use video chat on Instagram, Zoom, Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, and many other apps.

Video chatting is a much more personal way to connect with people compared to a phone call, and can be quite enjoyable!

3: Optimize Battery Life for Extended Festivities

Low Power Mode toggling on with iPhone, battery icon changes to yellow to indicate ion

It’s never fun when your iPhone battery dies and suddenly you can’t use your phone, especially when it means no more photos or capturing of memories and moments.

If you plan on having a long visit, it’s a good idea to put your iPhone into Low Power Mode to extend battery life, and make sure your phone lasts through the festivities.

Also, consider turning down the screen brightness, and close unused apps that are running in the background, to further extend battery life.

4: Customize Festive Wallpapers

Christmas wallpaper

Infuse your iPhone with holiday spirit by updating your wallpaper on your home screen.

Explore sites like Unsplash for themed wallpapers that bring a touch of Christmas magic to your device. Search for Christmas, and get lovely wallpapers like this one available to you.

This simple customization not only gets you into the holiday mood but also adds a personal and seasonal flair to your iPhone.

5: Efficiently Manage Shopping Lists with Notes and Reminders

How to Share Reminders on iPhone & iPad

Streamline your holiday shopping by using the Notes and Reminders apps to create organized shopping lists. Jot down last minute gift ideas and necessary grocery items, track your purchases, and set reminders for important dates such as shipping deadlines and holiday events.

You can also share your notes and reminders. This helps you navigate with friends, families, coworkers, and anyone else, and just generally stay on top of your to-do list, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable holiday season.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!


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Posted by: Ali Khan in Fun, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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