Screen & keyboard: Apple iPhone 5s

Learn how to customize the screen and keyboard settings on the Apple iPhone 5s. Find out more on this page:

 

Backlight

Home screen

Keyboard

Multitasking

 

 

Backlight

Brightness

To make the screen backlight brighter or darker, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any screen, slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center.
    • Note: If a small arrow appears, slide your finger up again.
  2. Touch and drag the Slider to manually adjust screen brightness.
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Timeout

The screen will automatically turn off when the device auto-locks. To set the auto-lock timeout, follow these steps:

 

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Auto-Lock.
  4. Choose from the following options:
    • 1 Minute
    • 2 Minute
    • 3 Minute
    • 4 Minute
    • 5 Minute

 

 

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Home screen

Add widget or shortcut

To add a widget or shortcut to the Home screen folder, follow these steps:

 

  1. Tap and hold one of the icons you want to put in a folder until the icons jiggle.
  2. Once the Home screen icons jiggle, drag one of the icons you want to insert into a folder onto another icon you want to include in the folder.
  3. If desired, tap the text area to edit the name of the folder.
  4. Press the Home key when finished.

 

 

Delete widget or shortcut

To delete a widget or shortcut from the Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. Touch and hold the item you want to delete until the icon jiggles.
  2. Tap the  X at the top right of the icon.
  3. Confirm deletion.
  4. Remove your finger.

 

 

Home screen wallpaper

To change the Home screen wallpaper picture, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Wallpapers & Brightness.
  3. Tap the image of the Lock or Home screen.
  4. Select the image to use.
  5. Tap Set.
  6. Select desired option:
    • Set Lock Screen
    • Set Home Screen
    • Set Both
  7. Press the home button at the bottom center of the device.

 

Lock screen wallpaper

To change the lock screen wallpaper picture, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Wallpapers & Brightness.
  3. Tap the image of the Lock or Home screen.
  4. Select the image to use.
  5. Tap Set.
  6. Select desired option:
    • Set Lock Screen
    • Set Home Screen
    • Set Both
  7. Press the home button at the bottom center of the device.

 

 

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Keyboard

Change default keyboard

To change the default keyboard, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Keyboard.
  4. Tap Keyboards.
  5. Tap the desired keyboard to change the software and hardware layouts.

 

 

Enter symbols & numbers

To enter symbols and numbers with the keyboard, follow these steps:

 

  1. Tap the 123 button at the bottom left hand side of the keyboard.
  2. Choose the desired symbol or number.
  3. Tap ABC to return to letter input.

 

 

Text entry mode

To change the text entry or predictive text mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Keyboard.
  4. Tap the sliders to enable or disable for the following:
    • Auto-Capitalization
    • Auto-Correction
    • Check Spelling
    • Enable Caps Lock
    • "." Shortcut

 

 

Turn on / off haptic feedback

We're sorry, this feature is not available on your device.

 

To turn on or turn off keyboard clicks, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Sounds.
  3. Tap the slider to turn Keyboard Clicks on or off

 

 

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Multitasking

Turn on / off multitasking

We're sorry, this feature is not supported on your device.

 

 

Switch windows

To switch tasks or windows, follow these steps:

 

  1. While in any app, quickly press the Home button two times in a row.
  2. A list of previously opened apps will appear at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the desired app to switch to it.
  4. Tap and drag to scroll through a long list of apps.

 

 

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