15 useful tips and tricks iPhone owner should know about
There are so many collections online that will help you with tips and tricks for Apple Watch. Like them we too have made our own collection which will surely help iPhone users are on top of their game! Ensure you read all 15 tips and you will have an amazing experience!
If you happen to have recently brought a brand new Iphone model like iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 or models older than that then we must tell you that this is the place you must visit and read as we have some handy tips and tricks that will save you a lot of time while making you more productive with your phone. These tips clearly work on older iPhone models, as well. All you need to ensure is that your device is up and running. The software must be Apple’s latest iOS 12 or 11.
Video walkthrough: Useful iPhone tips
We highly suggest that you familiarize yourself first very well with all our 15 handy tips by watching this fantastic and unique hands-on video walkthrough by Harris’s, which we have embedded in the post right below. Once you see that, you can read each tip’s description further below in order to understand the working of the trick and tip.
The video covers the following iPhone tips and tricks:
1. Move multiple apps at once
Our first trick is “Move multiple apps at once”. This app helps you in organizing apps directly on your Home screen. Using the latest update in iOS 11, now you can move multiple icons all at once. First you will have to enter iOS’s jiggle mode by tapping and holding on an icon. Next you will have to move the icon slightly so that the “x” in its top-left corner vanishes quickly. Finally, you will have to tap on other app icons to add them to your final selection and move them to a new position.
What you will find funny is that Android users have had this useful feature for so many years and hence, it’s a relief to know that Apple has included it now in the iOS.
2. Make the screen significantly dimmer
Our second tip for you is to help you “Make the screen significantly dimmer”. One of the biggest issues in an iPhone is the screen’s lowest possible brightness that is always too bright for any one’s eyes in a dark environment. All you need to do is Go to Settings → Accessibility → Zoom → Zoom Filter → Low Light. Hence with a simple triple-press of the Side/Power button, you can now easily switch between the normal and dimmed appearance.
For those who don’t know how to get quick triple-press access, please remember to include the Low Light filter in the accessibility shortcut menu under Settings → Accessibility → Accessibly Shortcut.
3. Memoji/Animoji reactions in Messages
Our third trick for you is “Memoji/Animoji reactions in Messages”. Since iOS 10, anyone can tap and hold a chat bubble in Messages to send a Tapback reaction. But after iOS 12 released, you can use your own Memoji or Animoji as a reaction. All you have to do is simply select an Animoji or Memoji in Messages. Next step would involve you in making a facial expression that you want. Finally, you will drag the character and drop it on a message bubble.
It is so similar to how we can tap and hold a sticker in Messages to peel it since you’re allowed to strike a pose before dropping your Animoji/Memoji on a bubble.
4. Swipe-to-delete in Calculator
Our fourth tip is “Swipe to delete in calculator”. For anyone who has used Apple’s Calculator app, you all know how frustrating it can be when you can accidentally hit one wrong key, and the whole calculation gets disrupted. With this tip you can now delete the last typed digit and swipe from right to left to the results section. You can do this multiple times to undo your last steps.
5. Custom text alerts
Our fifth trick is “Custom text alerts”. Her you can create custom text tones and ring alters for people in your Contacts list. With this trick, you can understand whose ringing or texting you without looking at your iPhone.
You can set custom vibrations to know who’s texting or calling, which is really cool and saves a lot of your valuable time.
6. Turn your iPhone into a loupe
Our sixth entry is “Turn your iPhone into a loupe.” This trick helps you in reading a small text like prescriptions or product specifications via the use of a Magnifier. It’s not the same as zoom in the Camera app. Magnifier applies various optimizations so you can take a closer look at things that can be too small to see in regular times.
There’s a slider bar for adjusting the zoom and buttons to toggle the LED flash, lock the focus, and access the filters. You can adjust the exposure and saturation separately.
To enable or disable this feature, go to General → Accessibility → Magnifier.
7. Location sharing via Quick Type keyboard
Next up is “Location sharing via Quick Type keyboard”. In iOS 10 or the newest ones, a single tap on the Quick Type keyboard in Messages will allow you to send your current location to the person you’re chatting with. If Siri determines that the recipient is asking where you are and you start typing “I’m at”, you will see a Current Location button. When you tap it you can send your exact location.
If any person is asking for your phone number or email address Siri can put the right info above the Quick Type keyboard that you can send with a tap.
8. Quiet notification delivery
Next up is “Quiet notification delivery.” With the new iOS 12, Instant Tuning allows you to manage all notification deliveries. Press notification on the Lock screen or slide over and tap “Manage.” This will display a new menu on the Lock screen with appropriate options like “Deliver Quietly“.
Later, when you get nudged by notification you don’t want to see, just press and select this option. Then every notification from that app will be delivered silently to your Notification Center without popping up on the Lock screen.
9. Notification settings shortcut
Next up is “Notification settings shortcut.” Here you have to press a notification banner, tap the Settings button to quickly jump to the notification screen for that app in Settings. This helps you save quite a few taps in the process and a lot of time.
10. Lyric search
Next we have Lyric Search. Here you can type lyrics into the search field in the Music app or iTunes, and it will search that song for you if it can recognize it.
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11. Search shortcuts
Our 11th entry is “Search Shortcuts”. Here using iOS’s Search feature, you can detect certain types of queries and offer to run a relevant search in the right app automatically.
All you must do is copy a link from Messages and you will see a shortcut at the Search interface offering to open the link in Safari. There are other shortcuts like Search Web, Search App Store, and Search Maps that appear depending on your query.
12. Siri: flashlight, passwords & more
Our 12th trick is Siri” flashlight, passwords, & more. Apple’s assistant Siri can adjust or access the ever-growing number of features in iOS. In iOS 12, Siri can turn the flashlight on or off on your behalf, which is very useful when you are wearing gloves.
Siri can also show your passwords that can take you to the Passwords & Accounts section of the Settings app. Then after you authenticate yourself, Siri can reveal your saved passwords. With iOS 12, the ability to autofill passwords also works on Apple TV and even with third-party managers like 1Password and LastPass.
13. Multi-keyword search in Photos
Our 13th trick is Multi-keyword search in photos. This app automatically recognizes objects, people, and scenes in your photographs, allowing you to surface things easily. But did you clearly know that Photos lets you be really specific by chaining multiple keywords together?
You can start by typing your first search term—e.g., the word “beach”.
Now you can select one or more terms from drop-down suggestions you see in Photos. You can then see both keywords in the search box results.
14. DND at Bedtime
Our second last entry is “DND at Bedtime.” This tip is perfect for those who hate waking up to many missed notifications.
This is a handy feature in iOS 12 that does a few things on your behalf to minimize any distractions that can disrupt your sleep. Not only does the app silence all calls and texts, but it also dims the Lock screen and routes all alerts to Notification Center until DND ends.
For anyone that uses this feature, you will wake up to a weather forecast on your lock screen, which we think is amazing. On unlocking the phone, the weather widget won’t be seen again until the device enters another Do Not Disturb cycle.
15. Measure almost everything
Our last trick/tip is “Measure almost everything”. This is a new app in iOS 12 that takes advantage of computer vision, artificial intelligence, machine learning, facial recognition, and augmented reality and allows you to measure almost any object by pointing your iOS device’s camera at it.
It’s not perfect but does the job well.
You can also check out these Apple Watch tips and all the new features in iOS 12.
Your own tips?
We hope that you’ve learned some new things about your iPhone today. If you already knew about all the tips mentioned above, rechecking them might prompt you to memorize a few of these handy features.
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