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Top Hidden iPhone features

Thursday, 17th November, 2016 - 13:32

There are a lot of hidden features on iPhones that not many people know about and most you will be shocked you never found before. We take a look at some of the best ones.

Quick replies

  • Can’t answer a call yet? There are three customisable, pre-set messages you can send instead of answering by either swiping up on the phone icon as they call or click on the message icon above the call button.
  • You can also ask to be reminded of the call later.

Can’t answer a call yet? There are three customisable, pre-set messages you can send instead of answering by either swiping up on the phone icon as they call or click on the message icon above the call button.

Photo and Video tips

  • Have you ever been recording something and thought it would make a nice photo? Well there is a second shutter icon on screen next to the main one that will take a still shot of the current image whilst filming.
  • To reduce camera shake when taking a selfie try connecting some earphones and using the volume button to take the snap.

Have you ever been recording something and thought it would make a nice photo? Well there is a second shutter icon on screen next to the main one that will take a still shot of the current image whilst filming.

Personalised vibrations

  • Set a custom vibration pattern for each contact so that even when on silent you will always know who is calling you.

Set a custom vibration pattern for each contact so that even when on silent you will always know who is calling you.

Texting tips

  • At the end of a sentence just double tap the home button to place a full stop, set a space and be ready with a capital for the start of the next sentence.
  • Hold the 123 button and slide over to the symbol you need and release, instead of wasting time switching between keyboards.
  • For quick access to similar symbols, press and hold on a symbol.

At the end of a sentence just double tap the home button to place a full stop, set a space and be ready with a capital for the start of the next sentence.

Shake to undo

  • Accidentally deleted something or need to delete what you’ve just typed? Just shake your phone to reverse what you just did.

Accidentally deleted something or need to delete what you’ve just typed? Just shake your phone to reverse what you just did.

Spirit Level

  • Enjoy DIY but can’t find your level? In the compass app swipe left to turn your phone into a spirit level.

Enjoy DIY but can’t find your level? In the compass app swipe left to turn your phone into a spirit level.

Stronger passcodes

  • There is an option to set alphanumeric passcodes under the passcode options screen. Adding letters into the mix makes your password even more secure.

There is an option to set alphanumeric passcodes under the passcode options screen. Adding letters into the mix makes your password even more secure.

Help with your sums.

  • Siri is a secret Mathematics genius. Just ask her and she will work it out for you!

Siri is a secret Mathematics genius. Just ask her and she will work it out for you!

Calculator ‘delete’

  • Swipe left or right over the black area at the top of the calculator to delete a single digit from the end with each swipe.

Swipe left or right over the black area at the top of the calculator to delete a single digit from the end with each swipe.

Quick scroll

  • Double tap the top of the screen to jump to the top of a page, and tap again to jump back to the place you got down to.

Double tap the top of the screen to jump to the top of a page, and tap again to jump back to the place you got down to.

Low Power mode

  • Is your battery low but you are still out? Turn on low power mode in the battery settings to switch off a lot of background apps to save energy.

Is your battery low but you are still out? Turn on low power mode in the battery settings to switch off a lot of background apps to save energy.

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