There’s already a lot your iPhone can do. From helping you to find your way home, to making calls, and taking photos. Our phones always save us. But well, we will always want more because we are humans, its in our nature.
There are lots of cool iPhone features stashed somewhere beneath the surface that you most likely are not aware of. We have compiled a list of the best hacks you can do on your iPhone. Let’s show you how to find them.
1. Faster Phone Charging
Tired of waiting for your phone to charge slowly? I know how frustrating that can be. Why wait that long when you can optimize your phone’s charging capacity with just a single button press? Okay, here’s how it’s done. Ready? Alright, here we go. Just turn on your phone’s flight mode and that should do it! The logic? By knocking out all your phone’s Wi-Fi-searching, data-draining communication skills, it takes the strain off your battery while it’s being powered up. Not hugely, true. But if you’re looking to maximize power within a short period, that extra 4% you’ll add in 30 minutes connected to the mains could make all the difference.
2. Faster Searches
When it comes down to emergencies like checking some live scores, or trying to prove a point in an argument, a split second counts! To save valuable time and optimize your browsing speed, hold down the full stop icon whilst typing an address. This brings out a series of URL suffixes (.com, .uk, .co, etc).
3. Location History
Want to know your trajectory over a course of time, that’s an easy one. Over time your iPhone gathers information about your location and stores them. To get your location history, head to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations. Here you can see not just where you’ve been, but how long you’ve spent in each place.
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4. Locking Your Camera’s Focal Point
We all know that tapping the screen while taking a photo will set the camera’s point of focus, right? Good. Annoyingly though, every time you move the camera after picking a focal point, it disappears. Well, no more. Instead of just tapping the screen, press for a second or two until an ‘AF Locked’ box pops up. Now you can twist, turn and swing the thing around without losing focus.
5. Set A Music Timer When You’re About To Sleep
Are you the type that enjoys listening to a little soothing background music as you drift off to the Land of Nod? Then you’re all too familiar with waking up later to a flat battery or the music still playing! Unless, of course, you set your music to turn off on a timer. In the Clock app, slide along to the Timer options. Here, under the ‘When Time Ends’ tag, you can switch out the alarm option for a ‘Stop Playing’ tag. This will turn off the tunes, be it through Apple Music or Spotify, when the timer hits zero. Pretty simple yeah?
There are many more things your iPhone can do that you may not know about. The hacks are just a drop in the ocean of possibilities that awaits you on the other side of knowledge. Since we have these phones, maybe its high time we start utilizing them too!
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