The 10 best iPhone tricks you didn’t know existed: iPhone tips, shortcuts

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The 10 best iPhone tricks you didn’t know existed: iPhone tips, shortcuts

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The 10 best iPhone tricks you didn’t know existed: iPhone tips, shortcuts
and hidden features

by Ashleigh Allsopp

iPhone keyboard tips

*1. You’ve probably been using your iPhone’s keyboard for ages without
realising that it’s actually easier than you thought to add symbols to your
messages. Instead of tapping once on the 123 button and then again on the
ABC button when you’re done, you can tap and hold the 123 button, then slide
your finger to select the symbol you want to insert. Once it’s been added,
your keyboard will automatically revert back to the letters keyboard.

*2. That’s not all! There are many additional symbols hidden within your
keyboard that you may never have discovered. Tap the 123 button to go to the
numbers and symbols keyboard, then tap and hold a symbols such as the pound
sign to find other currencies.

*3. This one might sound simple but it’s a massive time saver that I know
many people don’t know about. Instead of going to the symbol menu to find a
full stop, you can double tap the space button. It’ll add a full stop to the
end of the word you’ve just typed and set you up ready to begin the next

*4. Shake to undo This one can be a little awkward at times but it’s also a
bit of a life saver. If you’ve just typed a long sentence and accidentally
deleted it, you can give your iPhone a shake to bring up the undo/redo
button. Just make sure you’re holding onto your iPhone tight before you
shake it!

*5. Tap to go back to the top

Just scrolled down a really long list in notes or a whole ton of emails? You
can tap at the very top of the iPhone’s screen to go straight back to the
top. This works in most iPhone apps.

*6. Delete the last digit in the calculator by swiping

If you use the calculator app a lot there’s a handy time-saving trick you
might not know exists. If you’ve just typed a long number and want to delete
the most recent digit you entered, you can swipe left or right in the black
area where your calculation appears.

*7. Stop music with a timer

This is a cool trick for those of you who enjoy falling asleep to music. The
problem with that is it’ll still be playing when you wake up in the morning,
and you’ve probably just drained most of your battery in the process. Using
the hidden ‘Stop Playing’ timer, you can choose how long you want the music
to play for as you drift off to sleep.

To set up the timer, go to the clock app and then tap ‘Timer’ in the bottom
right of the screen. Choose how long you want your timer to last for (you
can choose a matter of minutes or hours if you’d prefer) and then tap ‘When
Timer Ends’. Here, scroll down to the bottom of the menu and select ‘Stop
Playing’. Press start on the timer and then begin playing your music from
the Music app. When the timer ends, the music will fade to a stop.

This trick will also work for audiobooks and other media.

*8. Get your iPhone’s flash to blink when you get a message

If you find that the vibration or sound that your phone makes when you get a
message is not always enough to attract your attention, there’s another
element that you can add to the alert – light. By going to Settings >
General > Accessibility and scrolling down to the ‘Hearing’ section (this
feature is designed for people with hearing impairments), you can turn on
‘LED Flash for Alerts’. Now every time you get a notification, the flash
next to your iPhone’s rear-facing camera will blink.

*9. Triple Click shortcuts

Another accessibility setting that could come in handy is the Accessibility
Shortcut, which can be found by going to Settings > General > Accessibility
and then scrolling right down to the bottom. Tap ‘Accessibility Shortcut’,
and you’ll see a menu of options. From here you can activate the Home button
triple click, which can be used to invert the colours of your iPhone for
better visibility in low-light, zoom in to tricky-to-see parts of the screen
and more.

*10. Use your headphones to take a selfie

Selfies are all the rage right now (as we’re sure you’ve noticed) so this
handy trick can help you get a better shot. When the camera app is open on
your iPhone, you can use the volume up button on your headphones to take a
photo. Not only does this reduce shake, it also means you can take a more
natural-looking photo from further away or take a photo hands-free.

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