Useful Things You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Do With Your iPhone

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Yeah, we all know that we can send messages, receive calls, surf the net, read books, and do a whole lot more with the iPhone. It works efficiently for all the things you need it for but you can do all these tasks a lot faster if you know these tricks that will surely improve your iPhone experience:

  • ?Stop Music with a Timer


If you?re the music lover like I am who likes listening to music before sleeping, but always forget to turn the music off, then this will work for you. You can use a timer to shut down the music when you?re ready to sleep. Tap on Clock?>?Timer?>?When Timer Ends. Scroll down and tap?Stop Playing. Then, set a timer (e.g. 30 mins) and tap?Start. Listen to music and it will be turned off after 30 minutes.


  • Delete a Digit in the Calculator App

Instead of tapping the Clear [C] button, you can swipe your finger to the left or right of the numbers to clear the digit that you entered wrong.

  • Use Headphone Cord to Take a Photo

Is your shaky hands not getting you good photos? Taking photos is now easier using your headphone. Simply press the volume up-and-down buttons on your headphone.

  • Change Shooting Directions in Panorama Mode

Not? that this actually changes a lot, but just in case you were wondering, you can tap the arrow in Panorama mode to switch the shooting direction so you can take a panorama picture from left to right instead of right to left.


  • Save Battery Life

When your battery is running low, turning off the following settings can help make it last longer. With these off, you can still receive calls, SMS and even go online with EDGE connection.

  1. Settings?>?Wi-Fi?>?Off.
  2. Settings?>?Bluetooth?>?Off.
  3. Settings?>?Privacy?>?Location Services?>?Off.
  4. Settings?>?General?>?Cellular?>?Enable 3G?>?Off.
  5. Settings?>?General?>?Cellular?>?Enable LTE?>?Off.
  6. Settings?>?Sounds?>?Vibrate on Ring & Silent?>?Off.
  7. Settings?>?Brightness & Wallpaper?>?Auto-Brightness?>?Off.
  8. Settings?>?Mail, Contacts, Calendars?>?Fetch New Data?>?Off.
  • Find a Word or Phrase in a Web Page

Searching for a word or phrase on a web page? In Safari, type in the word in the search bar on the top right and tap?Search. When you do this, you will see on the results page how many words were found on the web page. Tap on the searched word/phrase and you will be re-directed to the web page with the searched word/phrase highlighted in yellow.

  • Undo Typing and Redo Typing Function

Do you always accidentally delete your message??Shake your iPhone?and tap?Undo Typing?to delete the message. Shake your iPhone again and tap on?Redo Typing?to retrieve the original message.


  • Type Emoji Using Shortcuts

If you like using Emoji when typing in your iPhone, do this to type Emoji with alphabets shortcuts:

  1. Go to?Settings?>?General?>?Keyboard?>?Keyboards?>?Add New Keyboard?>?Emoji.
  2. Go to?Settings?>?General?>?Keyboard?>?Add New Shortcut?
  3. Insert a frequently used Emoji in?Phrase.
  4. Insert a text in?Shortcut?which will be used to convert to Emoji.

????????? Turn Your iPhone Assistive Touch Icon On/Off Quickly

The assistive touch icon could be a little annoying since it is always on top (or wherever) of the screen. Here?s how to turn the Assistive Touch menu icon ON and OFF easily:


To activate ?Triple-click Home?, tap on?Settings > General > Accessibility. From there, tap on ?Triple-click Home? and select?Toogle AssistiveTouch. To turn on the AssistiveTouch icon, triple-click on iPhone Home button again. It will take about 2 seconds to bring back the AssistiveTouch icon.


????????? Disable Messages Preview

Here is a simple way to prevent others (or nosy people) from accidentally reading your incoming SMS alerts when your iPhone is left unattended. Go to?Settings>?Notifications?>?Messages?>?Show Preview.?Tap the option and turn it off.


????????? Activate Text-To-Speech Option

Want to learn the pronunciation of an unfamiliar word? Activate the ?Text-to-Speech? function to let your iOS read out a highlighted article for you. You can also do this if you just want to listen to your iPhone read an article while you are driving or relaxing.

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