Lesser – Known Tips And Tricks Of iPhone


The iPhone is a remarkable tool with hundreds of excellent features, but there are several unknown features and tricks that you may not have recognized existed – until now. Here, we have hand-picked our preferred iPhone tips and tricks that can help you accomplish things faster and easier, and that you will wish you had known earlier.

iPhone Keyboard Tips

You have most likely been using your iPhone’s keyboard for eternities without understanding that it’s really easier than you thought to add symbols to your messages. Instead of tapping once on the 123 button and then again on the ABC button when you are done, you can tap and hold the 123 button, then slide your finger to select the symbol you want to use. Once it’s been added, your keyboard will automatically revert back to the letters keyboard.

Shake to undo

This one can be a little uncomfortable at times but it’s also a bit of a life saver. If you have just keyed a long sentence and by mistake deleted it, you can give your iPhone a shake to bring up the undo/redo button function. Ensure you are holding onto your iPhone tight before you shake it.

Tap to go back to the top

Just scrolled down a really long list on follow-ups or a whole lot of emails? You can tap at the very top of the iPhone’s screen to go straight back to the top. This works in most iPhone apps

Remove the last digit in the calculator by swiping

If you use the calculator app a lot there’s a convenient time-saving trick you might be unaware of. If you have just keyed a long number and want to remove the most recent digit you entered, you can swipe left or right in the black area where your calculation appears.

Stop music with a timer

This is a nifty trick for those of you who fall asleep while enjoying music. The challenge with that is it will still be playing all night long, and by morning probably the battery is drained out. Using the hidden ‘Stop Playing’ timer, you can choose how long you want the music to play for as you fall asleep.

To set up the timer, go to the clock app and then tap ‘Timer’ in the bottom right of the screen. Select how long you want your timer to last for and then tap ‘When Timer Ends’. Here, scroll down to the bottom of the menu and select ‘Stop Playing’. Press start on the timer and then begin playing your music from the Music app. When the timer ends, the music will fade to a stop. It will also work for audio books and other media.

Triple Click shortcuts

Another convenience setting that could be useful is the Accessibility Shortcut, which can be found by going to Settings > General > Accessibility and then scrolling right down to the bottom. Tap ‘Accessibility Shortcut’, and you will see a menu of options. From here you can turn on the Home button triple click, which can be used to reverse the colours of your iPhone for better visibility in low-light, zoom in to tricky-to-see parts of the screen and more.

Picture courtesy- indiatimes.com

by techtalks @TechTalks September 1, 2015 12:30 PM UTC


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