Hidden iPhone Tricks Everyone Needs to Know
Whether you’re a casual user or an expert, there are things about your iPhone that you just don’t know. Sure, you may have heard of these tricks from other people who use their iPhones more often than you do; however, they may not be as effective or useful as they could be if they were known by all of us. And while this is only a small sampling of what’s possible with the hidden features on your phone (and some are more useful than others), we’ll go over each one in detail below so that everyone can learn how to better use their devices!
Close multiple Safari tabs at once.
Closing multiple tabs at once is a great way to save time and space on your mobile devices. Here’s how:
- Press and hold the tab you want to close.
- Drag it down until all of your tabs have disappeared from view, or until they’re visible but not open in Safari anymore (if this happens, tap one more time). You should see a message appear asking if you want to save those closed tabs as separate files in iCloud Drive or elsewhere; choose Save as New Window if so; otherwise hit Done and then reopen them there later!
The parallax effect is a technique that makes objects appear to move when you move your phone. To enable the parallax effect, go to Settings > Motion > 3D Touch & Gestures and scroll down to “Parallax Effect.”
You can also change how fast or slowly items are moving by tapping on them in any app (or using a three-finger swipe on an app screen). You can also adjust their intensity by tapping on them again until they either grow brighter or dimmer—the higher your tap speed, the quicker they’ll respond to your touch. And if you’d rather have no movement at all than have some very slow motion movements going on instead of real ones? Disable this option!
Put the cursor wherever you want it.
This trick is great for when you need to highlight text or select a range of text in your email. It’s also useful if you’re writing an email and want the cursor to move around as much as possible. Hold down the Shift key, then click where you want the cursor to go. You’ll get this effect:
Stop notifications and texts coming through.
- Turn on Do Not Disturb.
- Turn off notifications for individual apps.
- Turn off notifications for all apps, except when you need them (like if you’re at home).
- Turn off text previews and badges; these can be distracting when you’re trying to concentrate on your work! You can also turn off lock screen notifications so that someone doesn’t see that their phone is ringing from across the room before they pick up their phone and check who called them.
Scan documents with your phone.
If you want to be able to access documents, business cards and barcodes on the fly, there are a few ways you can do this. First off, take a screenshot of whatever it is that you need to scan with your phone’s camera (and yes—you can also use this trick for QR codes). Then open up Google Maps and select “Google Street View” from the bottom menu bar at the top left corner of your screen. Tap on any address or landmark in Street View and then press “Take Photo.” After pressing “Take Photo,” hold down both volume buttons until your phone vibrates once or twice; release them when prompted by Google Maps’ shutter sound (it should say something like: “Ready take photo?”). When finished taking pictures from different angles (if necessary), close out of Google Maps app so that all three apps remain open in their respective windows before opening up another one such as Instagram or Snapchat for example..
Put a bubble-level on your iPhone.
- Install the Compass app.
- Tap on the compass until it shows a level.
- Tap on one of your bubbles to start/stop recording your measurements.
Have Siri read you text messages.
If you want to make sure your text messages are secure, it’s a good idea to have Siri read them out loud. To do this:
- Open a text message and press and hold the home button on your phone (this will activate Siri).
- Ask Siri to read the message aloud—and she’ll do just that!
Play games against Siri.
If you’re looking for a way to play games against Siri, there are several options. One of the most popular is “Would You Rather.” In this game, one person asks Siri a question and then each person in turn responds with either yes or no until all players have had their say. The player who chooses either the most extreme response wins!
Another fun option is guessing the next song that’ll come on Spotify based on its title or lyrics (or both). With some practice, you can get pretty close!
Put your phone in lost mode.
If you don’t have the right password, it’s not hard to get into your phone if you know where to look. The first thing I’d do is put my phone in lost mode and enable iCloud Find My iPhone. Then, I’d go into Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone (or use the shortcut Apple gives you), choose Lost Mode and enable it.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way:
- Choose a message for your phone that will let someone know where it is (and what they should do with it). If possible, choose a contact who knows how to find iPhones or other devices—for example, if their job involves working at an Apple store or tech company then make sure they’re on-call 24/7 so they can help!
- Choose whether or not this person should call 911 immediately when they find your device; I recommend doing so because otherwise there may be legal issues regarding how long someone has access before turning off Lost Mode (which could lead us back down another rabbit hole).
- Set up an account PIN number so only authorized personnel can access its contents without having access through remote wipes based off last known location data alone; this way even if someone hacks into our computers remotely accessing files outside protected folders like Documents & Data folder…we’ll still need physical possession before deleting anything else off system memory which would include photos stored locally (iCloud Photo Library) too!”
Have Siri call you by name.
This one is simple, but it’s also a good one to know. Siri can call you by your name, nickname or pet name. It doesn’t matter if you’re married or not—Siri will still call out the person’s last name before their first!
B2B Companies in Pune- This trick might seem like cheating on your partner or family member who hasn’t given permission for Siri to use their phone number. But really? They probably won’t mind if they see what else she can do with her new powers!
Control what apps are able to use cellular data.
- Go to Settings > Cellular.
- Tap Data manage feature and then turn off cellular data for apps that you don’t want to use cellular data.
- Turn on cellular data for apps that you do want to use cellular data
These tricks will help you use your iPhone more efficiently and effectively.
- Save time by using the camera on your phone to take pictures of documents, receipts, or other important items.
- Increase battery life by turning off unused apps when not in use. This can save up to 20 percent of battery power.
- Set up recurring payments for things like Netflix subscriptions so that buying new episodes doesn’t feel like an expense every month (and so they’re less likely to tempt you).
So there you have it. These are the tricks we think will make your life as a “power user” easier and more efficient. You can now get things done faster and with less hassle, even if you’re not an expert on iOS!