September 14, 2020, 0 Comments

10 IPHONE TIPS

We bet you never knew your iPhone could do these things.

Even though you use your iPhone every single day, you may not realize how powerful and feature-packed it really is. In fact, your iPhone has a few tricks up its sleeve that you probably don’t know about. With the new iPhone releases and the latest iOS 13 software, we wanted to share some tips so you can take full advantage of your smartphone. They’re extremely convenient and fun, and they’ll hopefully help save you a little time, too

1. RECEIVE TEXTS AND CALLS ON YOUR OTHER APPLE DEVICES

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One of the biggest advantages of iOS over Android is that your iPhone seamlessly pairs with other Apple devices, including the MacBook, iPad, and Apple Watch. If you want to be able to answer a call or reply to a text message from your laptop, here’s what you do:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Phone (or Messages)
  • Tap Allow Calls on other devices (or Text Message Forwarding)
  • Toggle which devices you’d like to receive and send phone calls or messages on

2. PREVENT AUDIO MESSAGES FROM EXPIRING

expiring audio messages apple iphone

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For whatever reason, audio messages sent through iMessage go away after 2 minutes. Here’s how you can prevent your phone from automatically deleting them:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Messages
  • Scroll down
  • Under “Audio Messages” tap Expire
  • Tap Never

3. MAKE YOUR PHONE ‘SELF-DESTRUCT’

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Hidden within your phone settings is the option to erase all data on your phone after 10 failed passcode attempts. Although this potential for data loss may sound scary, it’s highly unlikely a significant other or child would accidentally erase all your data. The reason being because after the fifth failed password attempt, iOS requires a 1-minute timeout before you can try typing a password in again. After the sixth try, you get a 5-minute timeout. After the seventh, 15 minutes, and so on and so forth.

This means it would take more than 3 hours to enter 10 incorrect passcodes. The only person spending that much time probably has bad intentions, meaning you’ll want your personal data to be erased. Here’s how to turn the setting on.

  • Tap Settings
  • Scroll down to Touch ID & Passcode
  • Enter your passcode
  • Toggle Erase data setting to the on position.

4. TAKE A SLOFIE

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Want to take your selfies to new heights? The latest iPhone’s (iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max) front-facing cameras can shoot in slow motion.

  • Open Camera app
  • Tap SLO-MO
  • Tap the camera switching icon to use the front camera
  • Tap the record button

5. RECORD VIDEOS IN A PINCH

records videos apple iphone

Sometimes you need to capture a moment quickly and by the time you open the camera app and switch it over to video mode, the moment has already passed. The latest iPhones have a new setting that lets you record much faster than before.

  • Open the Camera app
  • Hold down the shutter button at the bottom to begin filming
  • Release your thumb or finger when you want to stop recording

6. INCREASE OR DECREASE VOLUME FASTER

volume touchscreen adjustment apple iphone

If you don’t want to keep pushing the volume rocker on the side of your iPhone, now you can adjust the volume by using the touchscreen.

  • Push your volume buttons on the side of your phone like you normally would
  • Rather than continuing to push the physical button, just drag your finger on the volume indicator on your touchscreen, instead!

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  • Scroll on a page as you normally would
  • Long-press on the scroll bar and drag it up or down
  • The faster you drag, the faster the page will scroll

7. REMOVE APP SIZE LIMITATIONS

app size limit iphone

Apple has a safeguard in place to prevent you from going over your carrier data limits when downloading an App. Previously you could only download large files over Wi-Fi. Here’s how to get rid of the download limit.

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap iTunes & App Store
  • Tap App Downloads
  • Disable the Limit

8. MUTE THOSE DREADED REPLY-ALL EMAIL THREADS

mute email apple iphone

If you get trapped in an awful Reply All email thread that’s blowing up your phone, don’t fret — you can escape! Here’s what you do:

  • Open your Mail app on your iPhone
  • In your inbox, swipe right to left across the message
  • Tap More
  • Tape Mute
  • If you want to rejoin the conversation, repeat the first three steps, but tap Unmute

9. USE SIRI TO PLAY LIVE RADIO

siri live radio iphone

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In iOS 13, you can ask Siri to play your favorite radio stations. Here’s what you ask your assistant:

  • Activate Siri by holding the power button or with a “Hey Siri” command
  • Say “Siri, play radio station (name of radio station).”
  • Rock out!

10. TYPE FASTER BY SWIPING

texting swiping apple iphone

Swipe-style keyboards have been popular on Android devices for a while now. It wasn’t until a few months ago that Apple allowed users to install third-party keyboards like Gboard to add the functionality. Now you don’t have to even have to go to the App Store to install one.

If you want to use Apple’s new QuickPath typing just install iOS 13, then compose a message like you normally would. To “type,” drag and hold your finger or thumb on each letter of the word you’re trying to spell. This may take some getting used to.

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