Your iPhone becomes such an essential part of your daily routine that you may think that you know every feature. But, there is always something else that you can learn to get the most of your device.
You can do simple things to improve your experience with your iPhone and maximize your enjoyment. This list of tips will help you take advantage of everything that your iPhone can do for you.
Simplify Things With A Swipe
Closing apps in iOS takes only a few seconds. You simply tap the home button twice and then swipe up on the thumbnail.
Access your inboxes in the Mail app by swiping from left to right from the edge of the screen. You can also go back to a previous page and move to the next one in Safari, allowing you to go back to the search results page.
Having Issues Getting Online? Disable LTE
In general, LTE networks are super fast, but occasionally, you may experience some trouble accessing the internet.
While switching off LTE is not guaranteed to work every time, it does seem to help in many situations to ensure that you can get online when you need it the most. All you have to do is tap Settings, followed by Cellular, and toggle off the switch to disable LTE.
Forget About Folders — Spotlight Is Better
Creating folders to organize your apps by theme or usability may seem like a good idea, but in reality, it is not the best option.
The simplest and easiest method to access your apps is Apple’s Spotlight Search.
Your primary apps are always available on the first or second screen, but with Spotlight Search, you can locate anything else with just a few taps.
From the home screen, swipe down from the top of the display. Then start typing, and iOS will recognize the app you want and limit the search results.
Use Clipboard To Dial Phone Numbers
This easy workaround will help when your iPhone doesn’t automatically recognize phone numbers from websites or email messages.
Use your finger to press on the phone number for a few seconds to highlight it. Move the two blue posts to highlight the number if you didn’t get it all or selected too much. Then, drag the number down to your Phone app to start the call.
Use Walls To Increase Volume
Walls? Yes, walls (or any hard surface). How does it work?
The iPhone already has a powerful speaker, but how can you make it even louder without buying a separate Bluetooth speaker?
Simply place the iPhone near a wall, making sure that the bottom speaker is facing it. The sound is amplified by the hard surface and makes it seem like the music is louder.
You can achieve a similar result with one of these iPhone holders from Amazon.
Express Yourself With Emoji
Everyone is familiar with the famous adage that an image is worth a thousand words, which is why emoji are so popular. Emojis are simple, small, and convey your message quickly.
Open your Settings app, tap General, and then Keyboard. If you don’t see an emoji keyboard, tap Add New Keyboard… to find or install one.
If you are tired of having to repeat the name of your family and friends every time you want to text them using your voice, you can set up Siri to recognize phones by providing it with further details.
Keep the home button pressed for a few seconds and give Siri the information you want to remember. You can say a name and your relationship with that person to ensure that you do not need to speak their full name next time you text them. A simple “Text my mom” should do.
Access Your Drafts Faster
Sometimes you need to prepare a message and save it without sending it. You would typically have to go to your list of inboxes to access your drafts, choose the inbox you need, and then hit Drafts.
However, there is a faster way to find your drafts. Keep the Compose button pressed in the bottom right corner of the screen while viewing your list of messages. That will give you instant access to your drafts.
Adjust The Size Of Your Display
Is the text too small and hard to read? Increase the text size in apps and messages by tapping Settings, selecting General, and then Accessibility. In the center of the screen, select Larger Text and use the slider to adjust it.
Close Multiple Apps At The Same Time
Usually, when you want to close an app on your iPhone, you need to double-tap the Home button and flick the app up toward the top of the screen.
However, there is a way to close up to three apps at the same time. Just place three fingers on the screen and swipe up to close all three apps.
What Are Your Tricks?
Do you have any tips or tricks to help you fully enjoy your iPhone? Let us know in the comments!