iOS 17 has a hidden feature: why it is needed and how it works
It's no secret that gadgets hurt eyesight. Smartphone manufacturers offer to reduce the brightness of the display and use features such as dark mode, night mode, automatic screen dimming, etc.
Apple recently introduced a new Screen Distance option in iOS 17 (and iPad OS 17) for FaceID-enabled devices. Slash Gear has provided details about the feature.
What is Screen Distance and why is it useful?
Screen Distance uses the device's front-facing camera and other sensors to determine how far your eyes are from the display. If you hold the gadget too close for a long period (about a few minutes), a warning will appear on the screen.
Do not hold gadgets at a distance of less than 30 cm from your eyes. Screen Distance will help you determine the optimal distance.
The developers explain the need for this feature by taking care of health. The main goal of Screen Distance is to help users get rid of the bad habit of holding the screen too close and reduce eye strain.
Apple also believes that Screen Distance will help prevent the development of myopia (nearsightedness) in children.
How to turn on Screen Distance
To start using Screen Distance, you need an iPhone X or later running iOS 17 or iPad OS 17.
To enable the feature:
- open the Settings app;
- select Screen Time;
- tap Screen Distance;
- tap the switch next to Screen Distance to turn on the function (the switch will be green when on and gray when off).
Earlier, OBOZ.UA reported that iOS 17 finally offers new ringtones for iPhone.