Apple launched three new iPhones a couple of months ago and all of them look amazing. The Cupertino tech giant innovated the smartphone industry when it equipped iPhone X with an all-screen design and it continued this tradition with iPhone XR, XS and XS Max. However, today we are not going to cover the design of iPhones, and instead, we are going to present a bunch of tips and tricks that will help all iPhone users get the most out of their devices.
Essential iPhone Tips & Tricks
Even though iOS 12 might be packed with cool features, there are still some tips and tricks that all iPhones users need to learn if they want to help their iPhones reach their full potential. Some of these tips and tricks will help people enhance the average battery life of their iPhones, while others will teach people about amazing things that they never knew their iPhones could pull off. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.
#1 Running Out of Battery?
iPhones are great tech devices, but they all share the same flaw. Apple is not known for equipping its iPhones with large batteries. Fortunately, there are a bunch of settings that iPhone users can disable in case they are running out of battery and doing this will greatly improve how much the battery charge can last for. We should note that even though iPhone users will have to disable lots of settings, they will still be able to receive texts and calls.
- Disable Wi-Fi;
- Disable Bluetooth;
- Turn Off Location Services;
- Disable 3G;
- Disable LTE;
- Turn Off Vibrate on Ring & Silent;
- Turn off Auto-Brightness;
- Disable the Fetch New Data option in “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”.
#2 Enhance Your Passcode Security
iPhones are expensive devices and it should come as no surprise that a sparkle comes to the eyes of thieves whenever they see an iPhone left alone on a restaurant’s table. This is why we advise everyone to make sure to use a complex passcode so that no one can crack the iPhone so that the police has enough time to recover it.
Nonetheless, iOS now ships with a feature that lets people use Alphanumeric Code instead of a basic six-digit passcode. This feature can be accessed by heading over to Settings – Touch ID and Passcode (or Face ID and Passcode) – Change Passcode – Options – Select ‘Custom Alphanumeric Code’.
All that’s left now is to type in the desired passcode. Another tip here is to write a custom alphanumeric code that you won’t forget, so it would be a great idea to write it down on a physical piece of paper.
#3 Block Specific Apps From Using Mobile Data
If there’s something that we all can agree on, then it has to be the fact that mobile data is super expensive. Things get even worse for people who live in the US or Canada because the network carries in these two countries are infamous for overcharging for their mobile data services. Luckily, there is a way lower the overall amount of mobile data that an iPhone uses on a daily basis and this can be done by blocking specific apps from using data.
The great thing about this trick is that it’s super easy to use. The only thing that iPhone users need to do is to head over to the Settings panel, access the Cellular option, and then disable any app they want from the “Use Cellular Data For” panel. It’s that simple!
#4 Close Three Apps at the Same Time
Don’t you hate it how you have to basically claw at your iPhone’s screen in order to shut down all the apps that you recently opened? Well, many iPhone users don’t know this, but iOS 12 allows them to close three apps at the same time. While this might not be a groundbreaking tip by any means, it’s still good to know about it.
#5 Bubble Level
Another cool feature about iOS that most iPhone users don’t know about is the gyroscope bubble. The iPhone can be used to line it up with a household item, wall or any other object in order to see if it’s perfectly horizontal or vertical. This hidden feature can be accessed by launching the compass app and then swiping right.
#6 Save All Your Passwords
We advise everyone to never use the same password for multiple accounts because if one of those accounts get hacked, then all others are compromised. However, having different and complex passwords for different accounts can difficult to remember. Apple knows that too well and this is why it introduced a cool feature in iOS called “AutoFill Passwords”.
All iPhone users can manually add their username and passwords in the Settings panel for specific apps or websites and then the app/website will remember it. After this is done, the only thing that iPhone users will need to do in order to log in is to use the Touch ID fingerprint scanner or the Face ID selfie camera.
#7 Remote Selfies
This tip goes out for all iPhone users who still use headphones that have a cord and haven’t switched to Apple’s latest AirPods. Having shaky hands can be quite annoying and getting that perfect Instagram selfie is going to difficult. Fortunately, this can all be avoided by using the volume up or down buttons on the headphone’s cord in order to trigger the iPhone’s camera.
#8 Automatic Texts
If you are the type of person who lives a busy life and you don’t always have time to answer incoming calls, then this trick is just what you need. Did you know that you can get your iPhone to send automatic texts that are customized such as “Can’t answer right now, I am driving” for example.
Everyone can enter specific texts that they want their iPhone to send when they are busy and these texts can be introduced by accessing the following panels Settings – Phone – Respond With Text. On the downside of things, there are only three customized texts that iPhone users can enter.