If you’re the type of Iphone user who just turns it on and then starts downloading apps or making calls, that’s fine. But the thing is, you are doing yourself a disservice by not using the power of your Iphone. Here are some useful tricks that will make you a professional user before the day is over.
Assign a frequent function to “Touch the back”
IOS 14 has a feature called “Touch the back”. A function that you can assign different tasks. When you quickly tap two or three times on the back of the phone, you can, for example, activate the camera, activate Siri, mute or activate the Notification center. To find the function, go to Settings, Aid, Print, then scroll down and select Press on the back.
Turn the keyboard into a trackpad
When using the keyboard on your Iphone, long press the space bar to convert the keyboard to a mini trackpad. The keys will disappear and you can move your finger around the keyboard to move the cursor or select text just like on your Mac.
One-handed user keyboard
When it comes to the keyboard, there is a hidden feature in the Emoji menu. When using the keyboard, press and hold the Emoji icon (or globe) at the bottom left and you will find a settings menu. At the bottom you see three options: left, center and right. If you press the left or right buttons, it will shrink and move the keyboard to the selected side, so it will be a little easier to reach the keys with your thumb. To return to full screen, just press the arrow button.
Control the camera with your voice
If you set up voice control to remotely control your Iphone, you can have it take pictures, a feature that is really useful if you are trying to take a picture of a greasy burger. To activate the function go to Settings, Aid and activate Voice control. When you are ready to take a hands-free picture in the camera app, simply say “Turn up the volume” or “Turn down the volume” (the function is only available in English) and the keystrokes that normally activate the camera shutter will be performed without that you need to touch the volume buttons with fluffy fingers.
Set Medical ID
If you set up Medical ID on your Iphone, for example, in the event of an emergency, ambulance personnel can gain access to important information that you choose to share, such as any illness, age or blood type. To set it, go to the Health app, tap on your profile picture and select Medical ID to enter the information. You can also decide if this information can be read even if the phone is locked.
Turn off the camera shutter sound
The camera’s clicking sound may initially have its charm. But after a while, it’s the most annoying. Strangely enough, there is no simple on / off button in the camera app. The easiest way to silence it is to turn off the sound completely on the Iphone.
Take a screenshot of the entire web page
There are many times when it is useful to take a screenshot and it is just as easy to take one. On button + volume up on an Iphone X or later models, while holding down the + button Home on phones with Touch ID. You can also image what you can not see on the screen, a feature that is perfect if you are going to take a screenshot of a web page. After taking a screenshot, tap the small screenshot icon at the bottom left, then tap the Full Page tab. You will then see the rest of the screenshot, which you can then edit or save in its entirety.
Move multiple apps at once
You already know how to move apps to your homepage. Press and hold until they begin to shake. But did you know that it is possible to move more than one at a time? Tap and hold the app icon until it starts shaking, then use your other fingers to highlight other apps you want to move and they will be added to the original stack of apps. Then just drag the stack where you want it.
Scan a document
You already know that you can use notes to write down ideas and shopping lists, but the app can also be used to scan documents. When you are in a note, press the camera icon above the keyboard and select Scan documents. Then follow the instructions on how to place your document – the result will be clearly better than if you just use the camera app to take a picture.
Original article by Tamara Palmer
Translated and edited by Petter Ahrnstedt