Did you know that your iPhone is a magical device that can do myriad functions to make your life simpler? You probably know that and that’s the reason why you joined the Apple family.
However, even the most fervent iPhone users are blissfully unaware of some of the features that are hidden in plain sight. Take a look below at some of the useful, lesser-known, and interesting features of your iPhone that can boost your productivity. Also, knowing these iPhone tricks will help you get the most out of your device.
Simply shake to undo
There’s no need to trouble your fingers when you want to delete a written text. All you have to do is shake your iPhone to erase the writing. Here’s how to do it –
- Go to Settings > tap on Accessibility
- Tap Touch (on iOS 13 and advanced)
- In the Interaction section, you need to tap on Shake to Undo and move the slider to green/on
Then, you can get rid of your written text by simply shaking your phone and tapping Undo on the pop-up window. Changed your mind? You can shake your phone again and tap Redo on the pop-up window.
Recover permanently deleted photos
Even with iCloud and other cloud-based backup solutions, photos can sometimes get removed or deleted by accident. You might end up wiping out your entire picture gallery with a single wrong tap.
When you want to retrieve deleted photos, keep in mind that your Photo app has a folder named ‘Recently Deleted’. This folder saves images for up to thirty days before they’re deleted permanently. So, you can easily restore those pictures by going to the folder and tapping on restore.
But, if it is has been more than 30 days, you need to use Disk Drill to recover your permanently lost photos. Connect your phone to your Mac using a Lightning cable and open Disk Drill on your Mac. Then, you have to select your iPhone on the list of available drives. To scan for deleted photos and files on your iPhone, you have to click on ‘Recover’. Preview the images or files that can be restored and select ‘Recover’ to restore them to your phone.
You can find out more here about how to recover deleted pictures on iPhone.
Close browser tabs automatically
To automatically close Safari browser tabs so that you can keep your web browser running efficiently, you have to –
- Go to the Settings app on your iPhone, scroll down, and tap Safari
- Tab on Close Tabs
- You can set it to close your browser tabs after a day, week, or even a month. Or, you can choose to leave it in manual mode.
Keep more complex and longer passcodes for better security
The recent breach of iCloud security has further emphasized the need for protecting your sensitive data. One of the simplest and most underrated ways of safeguarding your iPhone is to create an alpha-numeric, longer passcode that will be difficult to bypass. You just have to go to Settings > tap on General > tap on Simple Passcode setting > accessing ‘Passcode Lock’ and disabling this setting so that you can create a passcode that is longer than 4 numbers.
iPhone displays are getting bigger. This is making it a challenge to type, especially with one hand. Fortunately, you can enable the one-handed keyboard feature on your phone by holding down the globe icon or emoji on the bottom left of your keyboard > selecting the right or left-handed keyboard icon > tapping on the arrow in the blank space that is created by the keyboard shift to go back to normal.
Charge your iPhone’s battery quickly
To charge your iPhone’s battery faster, put your phone in the Airplane Mode first. This mode turns off several features of the phone including Wi-Fi and cellular networking. Therefore, there is less for the battery to do and it charges much faster than normal.
Use dark mode on your iPhone and save your eyes
Dark modes are extremely popular features, especially for people who have a habit of using their devices in the dark. When you enable dark mode, your bright iPhone interface will switch to a dark color that is easier on the eyes in dark or low-light situations. Since iPhone doesn’t offer a dark mode, you can use this trick –
- Tap Settings > tap General > tap Accessibility
- Tap Display Accommodations > tap Inverted Colors
- Pick Smart Invert to switch some of the on-screen colors to the dark mode or Classic Invert to switch all colors to dark mode.
You can easily switch on or off the dark mode.
Hopefully, these iPhone tricks and tips will help you to make the most of your iPhone in 2021.