Think you are an iPhone ace? Take a look at these “mind blowing” hidden tips to improve your gameplay on the latest iOS.
Surprisingly, there are a ton of hidden features on the iPhone, as well as some useful built-in shortcuts that you might have missed.
They all exist in your iOS device just waiting to be discovered. So here are some more useful tips and tricks for the iPhone and iPad that I found and for which you will thank me.
I’m sure you know you can move apps around on your iPhone screen, place apps in folders, and even move apps to different pages on your iPhone. It’s a great way to organize your device and often people group apps into genres like gaming, productivity, social media, or finance so they can find their apps quickly.
As a reminder, to move apps, just tap and hold any app and start dragging it across the screen. By doing this, all of your apps should start jiggling, called jiggle mode, where they become mobile.
Now, still holding this app, you can either drop it on top of another to create a folder, or drag the app to the right edge of the screen until the next page appears where you can then “let go” the application to place this.
But what if you want to move multiple apps at once? Not many people know you can do this, but it’s a huge time saver – it’s called creating a âstackâ.
To do this, again, press and hold an app (you may need to move it around a bit) until your apps start to wiggle.
Then, while still holding your finger on the app, use another finger to tap other apps around it – they’ll all stack on top of the one you’re hanging on to. Once you’ve stacked your apps, you can move them all at once.
Insane hidden PDF function
This next insane feature blew me away and it’s something that I only recently found. You can turn any webpage into PDF document and save it on your device!
To do this, first navigate to Safari on your iPhone or iPad, then find the share icon (it looks like a square with an upward-facing arrow sticking out of it, and it’s probably at the bottom of your screen).
Tap that icon and a sharing menu will appear, but search for the word âoptionsâ at the top of that menu. Once you have pressed “options” you will be prompted to choose “Send As – Automatic, PDF or Web Archive” – ââchoose PDF and select “Done”.
Now when you want to send a webpage to someone through the share menu, it will become a PDF document.
You can send it via AirDrop, Messages, Email or if you are looking for âSave to Filesâ option, it will save the PDF to your device (located in the Files app).
To find the Files app, quit Safari, swipe down from the top of your screen to your usual apps to display a search tab. Now search for the word “files”: the app icon is white with a blue folder on it. You will find the PDF here, if not, search for it in the Files app.
This is a very useful feature, especially for students who collect research materials that may need to be printed out for reading.
Finally, my favorite hidden feature is called âEmergency Bypassâ which allows you to select contacts in your iPhone that can bypass your phone on silent or do not disturb mode. Why would you want this?
Well that means that a child or even an elderly family member is always able to contact you no matter what mode your phone is set to.
To give these special contacts a direct line to you, go to the Contacts app, tap their name, click “Edit” in the upper right corner, scroll down and tap “ringtone,” then turn on ” Emergency bypass â. In this menu, you can also change the vibration pattern or choose a ringtone specifically for that person.
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