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IN Science & Technology ON 04 Aug, 2016
iPhone is one of the most amazing gadgets developed by Apple. Apart from its quality of being amazing, the gadget is an enigma in itself. There's a myriad of hidden features in iPhone that we still don't know about.
As I know about some features so, I am going to enlighten my fellow iPhone users. Spread knowledge, spread love.
Okay, philosophies apart, here are some iPhone tips and tricks for you.
Moreover, it depends on the version of iOS you are using.
Now you can add a six-digit password to your iPhone. This means now you can use a combination of alphabets and numbers to create a password.
When you receive a call, you notice 3 options, 'Slide to Answer', 'Message', and 'Remind me'. If you don't want to get disturbed while working, you can assign the call time like when you want to be reminded.
Where they say you need to download a separate app for setting a custom ringtone, it's not required anymore. Use Garageband to set a custom ringtone on your iPhone. Create a 30-second track in GarageBand; go to the Share options and choose Ringtone; then assign it to a contact or notification.
While you can set a custom ringtone to the contacts, you can also set custom vibrations to the contacts.
Sometimes, you just want to capture a memory while shooting it. Just tap the camera button, which appears on-screen.
Disable battery draining by using 'Low Power Mode'. Fetch mail, Hey Siri and many other features will be disabled.
You can save webpages as PDF and then further save it to iBooks. Or when you found a PDF online, tap the 'Share' button and save it to iBooks.
Don't you hate to be disturbed by calls and messages during sleep? Enable the 'Do Not Disturb' mode in Settings. You can schedule the time when you don't want to be disturbed.
While you've enabled the 'Do Not Disturb' mode, and you wish to allow some calls to disturb you (not literally), you have an option for that, too. Switch Repeated Calls to ON and you'll be alerted to a second call from the same person within three minutes. You can also specify exceptions for certain people. Tap 'Allow Calls From' to allow this to be overridden by calls from Favourites.
Instead of tapping once on the 123 button, once on your chosen symbol and then once again on the ABC button to go back to the conventional keyboard layout, you can do the whole thing in one gesture.
Tap and hold the 123 button, slide your finger to select the symbol you want to insert, then release. Once it's been added, your keyboard will automatically revert back to the letters keyboard. One tap instead of three: that's some serious time savings right there.
Scrolled a way too down the screen and wish to scroll back on the top? Tap on the top of the screen of your iPhone.
Imagine if you performed some long calculations on the Calculator, and now you realize that you made a mistake by adding a wrong number. Sounds annoyingly cumbersome, doesn't it?
Well, Calculator app for iPhone will help you in solving this problem. Swipe to right on the black screen above the numbers.
Do you fall asleep while listening to music? And wake up with a phone with a low/dead battery? Well, not anymore. Now you can use this hidden feature of adding a 'Stop Playing' timer, you can choose how long you want the music to play for as you drift off to sleep.
Are the vibrations and sounds not sufficient to notify you about the notifications? Enable LED Flash Alerts by going to Settings > General > Accessibility and then going to 'Hearing' section.
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut to get a list of accessibility options. Invert the colors, enable night mode, etc.
If you're looking for a word/phrase on a webpage, type the word in the URL/search bar on the top of the web browser.
You can change the direction of Panorama photograph by tapping on the arrow in the Camera app.
Use the volume button of your headphones when attached to your iPhone and launch the camera app. The volume button will act as a camera shutter.
Need a quick calculation? Recite your equation to Siri and your solution is ready.
Swipe left or right in the Compass app, and you'll see a level allowing you to make sure that bookshelf you are putting up is perfectly leveled.
Night shift dims the white tones of your display, in order to lower the stress on your eyes in low-light conditions.
Have your iPhone read out your texts. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility and toggle the option 'Speak selection'.
Do you want to know at what time you received a message or you sent a message? Swipe the screen from right to left to know the timestamps.
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