We all know about Apple’s flagship iOS device called iPhone but there are few weird yet surprising facts and tricks about iPhone that you might have not known before! So, Congratulations! You are here on time! Introduced in 2007, iPhone has emerged to be the most popular smartphone device. IPhone is known for its’ remarkable features and robustness but there is more to it.
Today, let’s look at some amazing iPhone hacks and tricks which will make your life easy. I am a iPhone user and I have personally tried and tested these hacks on my iPhone 6, software version 11.3.1
I am sure you will enjoy these hacks. So, let’s explore them.
Top 10 iPhone hacks you must know
1. Emergency SOS
Security is everyone’s priority, right? And iPhone is nowhere lagging behind when it comes to their customers. This first hack is mind-blowing, and I am sure, all you women out there would love this hack!
So, all you guys out there, if you think you are in danger or any suspicious situation then make use of your iPhone. Only thing you need to do is press the lock button on your iPhone 5 times in a row and ta-da! A screen like this will appear.
You need to swipe Emergency SOS, and your GPS will send your location to the nearest police station. This small step can literally save your life. So, be thankful to your iPhone!
2. Grammar hack
To all the grammar nazis out there, you will definitely love this hack. We spend so much time on punctuation but here is the trick for iPhone users.
Some grammar tricks you can use that will save your time.
Start a sentence
iPhone keyboards knows Grammar and can complete complex sentences. It also has other smart and handy features that can help you with your punctuation skills. Press ‘space bar’ twice continuously and you will see a full stop ‘.’ and the next character will automatically be capital! Whoa! Isn’t its so simple?
Make sure you have enabled “.” shortcut . If not, then go to Settings > General > Keyboard > enable “.” shortcut
This will ensure that this hack works!
MacOS and iOS users are lucky enough to have text replacement feature built in. This is where you can show your hidden talent! Jokes apart, remember times when message your address to someone, or when you are planning to start writing a novel. It is so time consuming to type in the whole thing!
And if you are lazy like me then kudos! You have this feature with you.
Just follow these simple steps and you are done!
- Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement
- Add (click + icon) new phrase and shortcut
- And save your text replacement.
Now, you don’t need to write the whole thing!
3. Undo Calculation
Calculating can sometimes be tedious, especially when you made a mistake. You just need to Swipe right and the last figure automatically goes away.
So, whenever you add extra digit in your calculation you know what to do! Smart and easy trick that can save your time.
4. Undo Typing
Another very interesting trick you can follow to save your time. Look how magically this works! If you make a typing mistake, or if you want to undo then hitting backspace is outdated! Try something new. Shake your iPhone a bit and its done!
Type and if you want to undo then shake your phone a bit and you will see the results. A pop up message will come in between, just click undo and move ahead.
5. Selfie time
Clicking a perfect selfie is very hard. We tend to click 20 selfies and at the end we end up deleting 19 because of bad profile, blur picture, bad shot, etc. have you ever experienced the same? If yes, then try this out.
Plug an earphone and use earphone button to click a perfect selfie anytime anywhere! You don’t have to waste your time looking for right pose or brightness. Hold up your phone in any direction you want and hit earphone button to click a flawless picture.
6. Track iPhone
If you are a cautious parent, and you need to track your child activity then you can use this hack. You just need a tool called mSpy and iCloud that’s it! You don’t need to install any other software to track remote iPhone activities!
7. Accessibility shortcut
Your iPhone has lots of accessibility features that you will love to try. This is a wonderful hack for iPhoneX but any iPhone user can use this.
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Shortcuts
Select as many shortcuts as you want and if you want to access those shortcuts then press Home button 3 times in a row and menu pops up!
7. Airplane mode
You should make use of this feature. This mode is not just for traveling but you can use it for your battery life.
When you are in a hurry and with low phone battery then set your phone to airplane mode and keep it for charging. Your phone will charge quickly and you can go carry on with your work!
8. Storage Full
this kind of dreadful message can take away your breath especially when you are in a middle of capturing a fun filled moment! Am I right?
In order to capture photo even when your storage is full you just need to follow these steps:
- Make use of Facebook or Twitter Application.
- Click on new post or tweet and make use of camera.
- Click some pictures and done.
These pictures will be saved in your camera roll even in such fatal situations!
8. Make a Call
Why waste time searching and digging the contact list to make a call? You can simple Click Green button and your last dialed number will be called!
Easy and simple!
9. Increase your phone storage
We all face storage problem and sometimes we don’t even know what to do.
To make some storage space, hold down the “Power” button on your iPhone, wait until you see the option to slide and power off your phone and then hold down the “Home” button. By doing so you are going to clean out your phone’s RAM. This step will clear all the space that your apps might have consumed.
10. Automatically offload apps
this hack comes in handy when you want to save your battery life and storage space! You just need to go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > Enable Offload Unused Apps.
Enable this feature and it will automatically delete apps you haven’t used in a long time! Make use of these smart and amazing hacks and make your life a bit easy.
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