Your iPhone has a lot of hidden features you may not know about. We’ve rounded together 7 hidden features that will help make you an iPhone power user.
1. Copy and paste across devices
With Universal Clipboard, you can copy text, images, photos, and videos on one Apple device and then paste the content on another Apple device. For example, you can copy a recipe you found browsing the web on your Mac then paste it into a grocery list in Notes on your nearby iPhone.
2. Night shift will help you to sleep better
Cooler blue light typically given off by the displays on your iPhone interferes with the natural processes that help you fall and stay asleep. To reduce that interference, Apple has built in Night Shift. It lets you manually or automatically move the display towards the warmer, yellower part of the colour spectrum at night. And that can help you get to sleep — and stay asleep — better.
Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift.
3. Schedule the iPhone’s Do Not Disturb feature so you don’t get notifications at night
Do Not Disturb is a godsend on the iPhone. When enabled, it keeps all notifications and calls from buzzing you.
You may not know that you can schedule Do Not Disturb to turn on and off at the same times every day — perfect for getting some peace and quiet at night.
4. Control your iPhone just by tilting your head
From the Settings app, go to General → Accessibility → Switch Control and enable it. The select Switches and add a new camera switch.
For the left or right head movement option, select an action you want the movement to control, like replicating your home button.
Now blue bars will appear around the frame of your iPhone’s display. Your iPhone’s selfie camera will recognise your face and centre the bars when your head is perfectly placed in the middle of the screen. Then just tilt your head to the left or right to launch the corresponding action.
5. We can delete apps now even what apple makes
Apple installs 30 apps on the iPhone that you may not use
You can delete the following apps from appearing on your home screen by going to Settings → General → Restrictions. Enter your iPhone’s passcode and uncheck any of the following to hide their respective app icons: Safari, Camera, FaceTime, iTunes Store, Podcasts, and News.
6. Use your camera as a magnifying glass
The Magnifier essentially turns your iPhone into a magnifying glass, using the built-in camera. If you have trouble reading the newspaper or need to see the fine print on a label, just fire up the Magnifier and it’ll magnify things up to 500%!
Go to General → Accessibility and then enable “Magnifier’’
Once enabled, just triple-press the Home button to start it up. You may have to choose Magnifier if you have multiple accessibility options enabled.
7. Switch iPhone to Grayscale mode to extend battery life
When your iPhone battery is running low and you do not have a charger nearby, you could switch the device’s full-colour screen to grayscale mode to extend its battery life.
From the Settings app, go to General → Accessibility → Grayscale