Your iPhone can do all sorts of magical things that you probably aren't aware of. Here's a list of some of the iPhone's coolest hidden features.
1- Shake to undo
Make a mistake while typing or editing a picture? No worries ! Just give your iPhone a little shake and it will ask you if you'd like to undo the action. Cheers!
2- Recharge your battery faster by switching to airplane mode
Switching to airplane mode turns ON - draining wireless and cellular access, allowing your phone to recharge up to twice as fast.
3- Automatically turn off your music with the timer
If you like to doze off with music playing like I do, you can use the timer to automatically turn your music off so that it doesn't play all night. In the Timer app, select "When Timer Ends" then scroll down and select "Stop Playing". The Timer will automatically turn off your tunes after whatever length of time you set.
4- Take a Photo with the volume buttons
Sometimes it's hard to snap a picture by touching the capture button - if you're wearing gloves, say - in which case, you can take the shoot by pressing either the volume up or the volume down button. Problem solved!
5- Take multiple photo bursts all at once
If you hold down the capture button, your phone will take a series of rapid shots, or bursts, in quick succession. This is especially useful if you're photographing a moving subject. Later you can scan through all the bursts and pick your favorite ones.
6- Reveal timestamps on text messages
Drag the text bubble to the left and you'll see a timestamp for every text message. Among other things, this will show you just how much time you waste on text.
7- Make your iPhone speak selected text
I like to use this one randomly just to freak people out. First you have to enable Speak Selection. To do that go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Speak Selection and turn it ON. A "Speak" button will now appear whenever you select text.
Bonus: you can also choose different accents (would you prefer and Aussie iPhone?) and even control the speed at which selected text is spoken. Trust me, you can waste a lot of time with this one.
8- Start a new sentence just by double-tapping the Spacebar
Whenever you're typing and you need to start a new sentence, just double-tap the spacebar and it will automatically add a period and a space for you.
9. Add web suffixes with a single tap
It took a while to learn this one - and I wish I'd known about it sooner. When you're typing in a web address, just hold down the "." at the bottom of your keyboard, and a menu will pop up showing a list of web suffixes (.com, .net, .edu, etc.)
10- Create custom keyboard shortcuts
Say there's a certain word or phrase (or a password) that you use a lot. You can create a shortcut for it.
Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Add New Shortcut. Enter a word or phrase and the shortcut you'd like to use for it. Every time you type that shortcut, the whole word or phrase will magically appear. You can even create shortcuts for emoji!
11. Create a passcode with letters (not just numbers)
By default, your iPhone asks you to type in numbers when you create the passcode that unlocks your phone. But you can change this setting. Go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock > turn OFF "Simple Passcode". You will be prompted to change your passcode, and a full keyboard will appear onscreen instead of just the number pad. This keyboard will pop up every time you unlock your phone.
12- Set your phone to emit light flashes for alerts.
Instead of having your iPhone ring or vibrate when you get a call or a message, you can have it emit an LED flash. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > scroll down and turn ON "LED Flash for Alerts".
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