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iOS 16: trick to create perfect geometric figures in photos and screenshots

(photo: Composition/Jose Arana)

In the past week, Manzana made headlines again with the official launch of iOS 16along with first impressions of the iPhone 14 Pro and other devices as they are released. However, although it has existed for years, a trick of little-known iOS has gained popularity, which allows improve screenshots and annotations on the app Grades.

This trick appeared in TikTok, it even resonated with media outlets like The Verge. And that, in a very simple way, allows you to create arrows and perfect geometric shapes, even when the pulse of the hands is not adequate, being somewhat unstable.

Create geometric figures perfectly in iOS 16

Since the official release of iOS 13 three years ago, users have been able to create perfect shapes like arrows, squares, or perfect circles.

Y no third-party apps needed or things like light pens, because fingers are the only tool.

(photo: Composition/Jose Arana)
(photo: Composition/Jose Arana)

To create something similar to what can be seen in the image above, with perfectly geometric shapes, just follow these steps:

– Take one screenshot of the iPhone.

– Click on the Photo In the bottom left.

– In the snapshot editing panel, click on the pencil icon at the top and select a tool at the bottom.

– The user will be able to create shapes like arrows, squares, diamonds or circles with your fingers, but after you draw them, you don’t have to lift your fingers.

Once it is finished, you will be able to see that without lifting your finger from the screen, the geometry will automatically appear with precise and straight lines if you have to have a perfect hand to make them.

(photo: Composition/Jose Arana)
(photo: Composition/Jose Arana)

It’s not just a feature that only applies to screenshots, of course, you can also do this on any other photos stored on the device and, what is more interesting, in the Apple Notes app.

The operation is the same and you will only have to create the shapes with tools such as markers, pencils or highlighters without moving your finger once you have finished with them and they will automatically be perfect.

Of course, this trick also works on iPad. Among these, what is particularly interesting are the styluses that are used as Apple Pencil. This way, the user will be able to create a much more professional note or send a screenshot highlighting a particular item without having to manually highlight it, which doesn’t always look good.

Two settings for the lock screen in iOS 16

1. Change notification preview

With iOS 16, you can choose how you see notifications on the lock screen. You can hide them and show just a few at the bottom, create a group of notifications, or show them in a list.

To enable any of these three options, simply go to Settings > Notifications and in “Show as” select one of them.

You can also select whether the preview is always, only if the iPhone is unlocked, or never. This is done from the section Preview.

iOS 16 settings. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)
iOS 16 settings. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)

2. Change the color of the clock, text and other elements

With iOS 16, you can also change the style or color of the clock, text, and other elements on the lock screen.

To do this, you have to long press lock screen to open the customization menu. Then click on ‘Personalize’ and change the style of the clock and the rest of the elements, choosing different shapes and colors.

iOS 16 settings. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)
iOS 16 settings. (photo: Composition/Jose Arana)

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