Discover your iPhone's hidden superpowers!
If like me, you love sharing photos from events, you’ve probably run into the low battery warning but there’s still hours to go!
One small tip to help save your battery is to switch to Low Quality Image Mode (Settings > Messages) so all those photos you’re sharing will still look good but eat a lot less juice in the uploading process.
Spotlight is a quick and easy way to access apps instead of scrolling through your app drawer.
To open Spotlight search, just swipe down from anywhere on the Home screen (such as the middle) then type in what you’re looking for.
You'll notice as you type, apps will immediately start populating under the search bar.
Searching for a word or phrase on a web page? In Safari, type in the word in the search bar on the top right and tap Search.
In the results page, scroll all the way down and you will see how many words were found on the web page.
Tap on the searched word/phrase and you will go back to the web page, with the searched word/phrase highlighted in yellow.
In the latest version of the software for Apple devices, there is now a quicker means to get rid of all deleted email for each account.
Go to the Inbox for each account on your mobile.
Click on Edit in the top right corner of your inbox.
Click on Trash All button in the lower right corner.
You’ll be asked to confirm the delete.
If you’re having trouble reading text on your iPhone or iPad, just go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Text to increase the default font size on your device.
You can also set the font to bold by going Settings > General > Accessibility and enabling the Bold Text slider.
Note: For bold text to take affect you will need to restart your device.
Extra headset controls
Here's some tips on how to do more with your headset, for music playback, using the camera, and managing calls.
- Answer call - tap centre button once (tap again to end call)
- Ignore call - long-press centre button (you'll hear two beeps indicating the caller has been sent to voice mail)
- Switch between calls - tap centre button (long press to end that call)
- Play / Pause - Tap centre button
- Next song - Tap centre button
- Previous song - Tap centre button three times
- Fast forward - Tap centre button twice (long-press on the second tap)
- Rewind - Tap centre button three times (long-press on the third tap)
- In camera mode tap the volume-up button to take photos
It's frustrating having the perfect photo opportunity but failing to get the perfect photo. However Burst Mode makes it easy by continuously taking snaps until you choose to stop. Once finished, you can choose the perfect shot and delete the rest.
To access: While in camera mode, simply hold down the volume up button. You'll see the snaps being produced in the preview pane at the bottom left of the screen.
This tip can help older iPhones run more smoothly and quickly.
Open up the App Store app on your iphone
Tap on any of the bottom buttons (Featured, Top Charts, Explore, Search or Updates) 10 times
Your iPhone screen will flash white for a few seconds, then go back to the App Store.
This clears out the App Store’s cache, getting rid of frozen updates and temporary files.
Cool tips and tricks to get even more out of your iPhone, including battery life, taking photos and alerts.
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