12 useful tips to get the most out of your iPhone

By SSPDaily editionMar 8, 2024 12:38 PMTech
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12 useful tips to get the most out of your iPhone. Source: www.cnbc.com

How well do you know your phone and how do you use it to its fullest potential? You might be surprised to learn that you have no idea about half of its functions, even though you use it every day.This was reported by SSPDaily.

To remedy the situation, USA Today has published a detailed report on the useful features of iPhones that their owners don't even realize they have. Here are 12 expert recommendations about the hidden capabilities of your phone that will allow you to fully utilize its reserves.

Turn on background sounds

White noise is great for getting things done, falling asleep, or drowning out annoying sounds. And you don't need to install an additional program to do it.

To activate white noise on your iPhone, open Settings. Then "Special features" - "Audio/visual" - "Background sounds".

Clean up your photos

You can take photos through the Notes app on iPhone without them appearing in the camera roll. Go to Settings. Next: "Notes" and turn off the "Save to Photos" feature. Now open the Notes app. Create a new note and click on the camera icon - "Take a photo or video".

Quickly check your privacy

The App Privacy Report shows you how apps use your data. Go to Settings - Privacy & security - App privacy report to access it. Here you can revoke any permissions if you see something you don't like.

Change the sound of your voice assistant

You can change the voice of your voice assistant if it gets on your nerves. For iPhone: Go to Settings - Siri & Search - Siri Voice.

For Android: On most phones that use Google Assistant, say: "Hey Google, open Assistant settings." Go to All Settings - Assistant Voice and select one of the options.

Turn your camera into a magnifying glass

Open Settings next: "Special features" - "Touch screen", and then activate "Magnifier". Press the side button three times and your camera will turn into a magnifying glass.

Two thumbs up

Typing with your thumbs at the bottom of the screen has become so easy that Amazon has redesigned its shopping app to move the search bar there. Chrome for iPhone does the same thing. Hold down a URL and you'll see a "Move address bar down/up" sign. Cool, right?

Update error

Updating to iOS 17 resets some users' privacy settings. If you've ever disabled the Important Places feature on your iPhone, the update may have re-enabled it. Check it now to make sure it's turned off if you prefer it that way.

If you don't respond

Just like with email, you can mark a message as unread so you don't forget to reply. On iPhone, simply swipe right on a conversation to mark it as unread.

Turn off the power

This feature is for iPhone 15 only. Open Settings - Battery and you'll see when you need to replace the battery. On older models, you'll need to go into the phone's analytics to do this.

Additional privacy

Almost all social networks remove metadata that reveals small details of a photo, such as when, where, and how it was taken, but not data showing when you sent the message.

You can do this yourself. Open the image you want to send and click the share button. Select Settings, turn off the Location option, and then click Done.

The best emergency setting

Emergency SOS allows you to call for help if you are stuck somewhere without cell service.

You can use this feature by pressing the side button and one of the volume buttons until the Emergency SOS slider appears.

Drag the slider or keep pressing the side button and volume button to automatically contact emergency services. Set up your medical ID and emergency contacts before you need them.

Siri, stop

You can change your smart assistant's settings to call Siri when your phone is unlocked, or turn it off altogether.

Open Settings - Siri & Search. Tap Listen and select Mute. You can turn off the "Allow Siri while locked" option to prevent Siri from activating when you press the button in your pocket.

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