10 Useful iPhone Tips & Tricks You Must Know
How much do you know about your iPhone? Have you ever asked yourself about such a question? Like many other users, you might use it in every single day with the most basic features and apps, but I bet you never knew your iPhone could do some impressive tasks. So you should really take a moment to read through this article and check out these useful tips and tricks which can enhance your overall iPhone experience.
Here, we uncover ten lesser-known iPhone tricks that you can use every day:
1. Use A Flash for Alerts
Adding an LED light on iPhone might be helpful if the vibration alone doesn’t attract your attention. In this way, whenever you receive an SMS message or other notification, your iPhone’s LED light will blink which can prevent you from missing any important notifications.
To activate it, head to Settings > General > Accessibility and scroll down to the Hearing section. Turn on “LED Flash for Alerts”.
2. Set Sleep Timer on iPhone Music
Do you like listening to music when you go to bed? If so, you can set the music to stop automatically after a certain amount of time so that you don’t have to wake up and turn off the music manually.
First, go to Clock app on the Home screen and then tap the “Timer” option at the bottom of the screen. Select the length of time you wish the music to play for and then select “When Timer Ends”. Then you will see a list of ringtones display on the screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select “Stop Playing”. Then you can start the timer and then enjoy you music.
3. Switch Apps with 3D Touch
On any screen, press firmly on the left edge of the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus display and swipe inward toward the center of the screen to open the app switch. Continue swiping all the way to the right edge to immediately switch back and forth between the last open apps.
4. Improve Your Pictures
Taking good pictures is easier with Apple’s HDR mode. iPhone has included a high dynamic range mode inside the Camera app. It works by taking three pictures at once and combining them to make the best image.
5. Find Your Way Home or Share Your Location
Quick Actions menus are one of the key elements of 3D Touch experience, and the menu for Apple’s Maps is partially handy. Press firmly on the Maps app and you will see four options to choose. You can select either “Send My Location” or “Directions Home”.
6. Use Speak Selection on iPhone to Let it Reads Texts Out Loud
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > turn on Speak Selection. For voice you can choose from a wide range of languages including Australian, British, Spanish accents, etc. from the Speak Selection Menu. You can highlight any text by double-tapping on it and tap the Speak button in the pop-up menu to let it speak words out loud.
7. Filter Spam Messages
What to do if you get a lot of spam messages via iMessage or SMS text? You can use this feature to help! Go to Settings > Messages > Filter Unknown Senders. After that, go to Messages app, and you’ll get buttons for “Contacts & SMS” and “Unknown Senders”. The messages from Unknown Senders trigger an alert sounds/vibration when arriving.
8. Hide Photos and Videos
There must be some pictures on iPhone that you don’t want others to see when they grabs you phone. That is easy. You can go to Photos app, hold a finger on the item for seconds and then select “Hide”. Then it will disappear from the displayed items so that other cannot see the photos directly on the main interface. But you can access to it via Albums button at the bottom of the screen.
9. Customize Your Vibrations
Change the vibration patter for notification. Go to Settings > Sounds > Ringtone > Vibration > Create New Vibration. You will be able to tell who’s calling or texting you just by the vibration.
10. Turn on Airplane Mode to Charge Twice Faster
If you put your iPhone on airplane mode, it will charge twice faster than usual. It is really a good idea when you’re travelling to save more time.
Most of the tips listed in this article are workable for any iPhone models you’re using. So even if you haven’t managed to get your hands on the iPhone 6s just yet, not to fear, you can still make good use of these cool features on your device. And which one was your favorite? Let me know below in the comments!