When the iPhone crashed into the market, it forever changed how we use our phones. That’s especially true for dads, who, let’s face it, aren’t always the most adept at new technology.
By now, dads have mostly adapted to the fast-paced, post-smartphone world. But they still have a few settings they insist on using to help make their lives a little easier.
While he might crack a joke about how his eyesight’s “not what it used to be,” he’s not wrong. At least by cranking the text size to 500% he can make out his texts a little more clearly. Every dad older than 40 instinctively knows how to change the text size on their phone, and they do it.
Similar to how dad’s eyesight needs giant letters, an impossibly bright screen is required as well, apparently.
Limiting Data Usage
Dads live every day terrified of running out of data. They switched from unlimited data to the smallest family plan imaginable at some point in 2012, and ever since that day they have fought a never-ending battle to preserve data wherever they can.
They look up their data usage about three times a day, and then go back to switch all their apps to “wi-fi only.”
Your dad has probably had his iPhone for about four years now. The home button stopped working about two years ago, and ever since then he’s been using Assistive Touch, the floating little white orb that hovers on the screen as a home button replacement.
Randomly, dads know how to set it up, even though it involves going through roughly 12 different pages in your settings, but they don’t know how to change their ringtone from the default Apple tone.
Dictation For Texts
Texting can be tough, especially for dads who didn’t grow up texting constantly. That’s why almost every text message sent from a dad is dictated by pressing that microphone button in imessage and speaking your message. Dads even add punctuation, which involves him talking into his phone saying something like, “That sounds fine comma I’ll see you later period.”
However, there is one iPhone setting where dads are truly next level. And we are so sorry for the pun but…
iPhone As A Level
Did you know that the Compass app includes a level? Dads do. It’s like Apple put that in there just to get dads to buy their phones, because even though a level costs like five dollars, having a level on the phone is definitely worth hundreds of dollars to a dad. Dads will use other settings more, but they’ll love this setting the most. It is the most dad setting possible.