iPhone Tricks You Might Not Be Aware of

Posted By on Jun 7, 2016 |


As with other smartphones on the market there are many tricks you can do with your iPhone. However, you might not be aware of all of them. The Apple phone has been on the market for almost a decade. However, there are still many tricks that many people aren’t aware of. Here are some of them:

1. Search in settings

The Settings app provides a lot of flexibility. For example, you can ensure that Facebook isn’t using all of your battery life. You can also add some custom words to the dictionary. However, finding the particular features can be tough. That’s because many layers are deep in various other menus. The good news is that Settings includes a built-in search feature. You simply have to pull down the option from the type then type in the phrase/feature you want to access.

2. 3D Touch

For owners of an iPhone 6s/6S Plus, 3D touch is definitely one of the features of the latest 6 series units. However, you might be surprised about the different options you have. For example, pressing harder on the touchscreen on a link, icon, or photo can access 3D Touch. You can access Quick Settings without entering the app. However, that depends on the app that you’re using.

iphone-476237_640For example, when using the Music app you can go to Search, then access the last song played on the device. You can also play Beats 1 radio. In Settings you can also access Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Battery settings quickly. That is a very convenient feature you should be aware of.

In addition, you can use 3D Touch as a fat way to toggle between different mobile apps. Use 3D Touch on the left side of the mobile phone in order to see the apps you recently accessed. This is like double-tapping the home button.

Keep in mind that 3D touch also functions in other apps. They include Google Maps, Spotify, and Snapchat.

3. Alarm can be accessed form Control Center

Apple added iPhone’s Control Center to iOS 7. After swiping up from the screen’s bottom, quick-access features are then pulled up. You can then Play/Pause music, turn Wi-Fi/Bluetooth on/off, and access mobile apps including the clock, camera, and calculator.

The Control Center’s icon is from the stopwatch feature. This is helpful when timing things is important. However, the stopwatch is part of the clock app. This means you just need 2 taps to have quick access to alarms.

4. Search

You can find a lot of info on your iPhone device by just doing searches for it. On the phone’s home screen you can access search by access it from the top. Then you can search for various items including contacts, app names, etc. There are other things you can do as well. For example, you can type “weather” to see the weather in your particular location. You can also find weather for a city, zip code, etc. by adding the extra information to the term “weather.”

You can also do fast calculations by simply typing them into the phone’s search bar.

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