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Six things you didn’t know your iPhone could do

Here are some awesome iPhone tips and tricks that you probably didn't know existed.

IN THE world of smartphones, one can find that the phones can sometimes outsmart their owners with all their fancy tricks. Here are a few tricks you didn’t know your iPhone could do.

Shake it to undo

Have you made a mistake while typing or editing a picture?

Don’t stress, just give your phone a little shake and it will ask you if you’d like to undo the action. 

Recharge faster in airplane mode

This is the best trick for people who live on the run. If you want to charge your phone faster, switch it to airplane mode. This trick switches off wireless and cellular access, allowing your phone to recharge up to twice as fast.

Use your volume buttons to take a photo

It can be difficult to take the perfect photo by touching the capture button, especially when you are wearing gloves. But Apple thought of everything. You can take the photo by pressing either the volume up or the volume down button. 

Level things out with your phone

Need to hang a picture frame, but you don’t have a level bar to check if it’s straight? In the Compass app on your phone, swipe left and your iPhone becomes a perfect level.

Customise your shortcuts

If there’s a certain word or phrase (or a password) that you use a lot, you can create a shortcut for it.

Go to:

  • Settings
  • then General
  • choose Keyboard
  • then Shortcuts
  • And choose Add New Shortcut.

Enter a word or phrase and the shortcut you’d like to use for it. Every time you type that shortcut, the whole word or phrase will appear. You can even create shortcuts for emoji.

Not so good with number passwords? 

You can change your phone’s passwords to use letters in stead of numbers.

By default, your iPhone asks you to type in numbers when you create the passcode that unlocks your phone. But you can change this setting.

Go to:

  • Settings
  • General
  • Passcode Lock
  • And turn off “Simple Passcode.”

You will be asked to change your passcode, and a full keyboard will appear onscreen instead of just the number pad. This keyboard will pop up every time you unlock your phone.


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