The iPhone really is a “smartphone” – but are you aware of everything it can do?
Below are some handy tips that could revolutionise your mobile use.
Keep in mind, only Apple users with iOS 11 software will be able to access them all.
Turn your keyboard into a trackpad
This feature allows users to move the cursor more accurately, without needing to tap on the screen.
Only customers with an iPhone that has 3D Touch capabilities can use this tip.
Simply press and hold anywhere on the keyboard to activate the trackpad.
The keyboard then goes blank, an alert confirming the cursor is in action.
Move your finger around to navigate the cursor through the text.
Keep photos hidden
In a day and age when much is shared, some things are best kept private.
In your photos app, pick one or more images, then tap the share button and select the “Hide photo” option.
You are then given a confirmation message alerting that the images will no longer be visible in your library.
But, if you’re desperate to view it, it will be available in the “hidden album” in your general photo albums.
Edit email attachments
If you’ve received a PDF and need to point out a mistake or focus on one part, you can easily modify it.
Just open the PDF attachment and select the “Share” icon then the “Mark up” icon.
You can then make changes, such as drawing a circle around a given area.
Once you tap “Done”, the mail app will ask how you want to reply or if you want to discard your changes.
If you select Reply or Create a new message, you’ll be able to review your email before you send it.
To view a file you’ve attached to a new email, tap the attachment and tap “Mark up”.
Receive notifications via camera flash
Visual people will find this hack a game changer.
Go into “Settings” then “Accessibility”.
Select “Audio/visual” and switch the “LED Flash for alerts” button onto “On”.
If you’d rather not be disturbed when the iPhone is in silent mode, adjust the flash so it does not light up.
‘Undo’ your previous step
If you’ve deleted an important text, this should do the trick.
It can easily be retrieved by shaking the smartphone, a pop up to “Undo” your action will appear.
Shake the screen again if you would like to “Redo” your typing.
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Enable screen recording
Any phones with iOS 11 have a secret built-in screen recording feature.
Go to “Settings”, followed by “Control centre” and then “Customise controls”.
Select “Screen recording”.
Within three seconds, the screen recording function will begin.
Select the status bar to end the recording.
To view it, the recording will be in your camera roll.
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