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  • If you're like the millions

  • of iPhone users in this world,

  • you might think you're using your phone

  • to its fullest potential.

  • But there are so many hidden features

  • that you may not know about.

  • Here are 23 of the most useful iPhone tricks

  • to make your life easier.

  • Let's start with the iPhone's hidden dark-mode feature.

  • Sure, you can dim your screen from the Control Center,

  • but there's a hidden feature

  • to make your screen even darker.

  • Go to Settings, General, Accessibility, enable Zoom.

  • Now, triple tap the screen with three fingers.

  • Select Choose Filter. Click Low Light.

  • If you wanna disable it,

  • just triple tap the screen with three fingers again,

  • and select None.

  • While in the Settings,

  • you can also customize your Control Center.

  • So go to Settings, Control Center, Customize Controls.

  • Add, remove, and rearrange various controls.

  • While you're customizing the Control Center,

  • you can add the Screen Recording function,

  • which will easily enable you to record your screen.

  • Then, you can bring up the Control Center

  • and tap the record button.

  • The phone will record the screen without audio.

  • Tap "record" when finished.

  • The video is saved with your photos.

  • You can't record audio coming from the phone,

  • but you can use the phone's mic to record your own audio.

  • Now, go back to the main Settings screen

  • and tap your name.

  • Go to iCloud, Photos, and switch iCloud Photos to "on."

  • This will automatically

  • upload all your photos and videos to iCloud.

  • You can also set other backups

  • for things like Mail, Messages, and other individual apps.

  • Or scroll down to iCloud Backup

  • and click Back Up Now

  • to back up things like app data, settings, and photos.

  • If you wanna organize your notifications,

  • select Notifications on the main Settings screen.

  • Notifications are grouped by app,

  • but you can change that with each app.

  • For example, you can choose to have your messages

  • all show up individually.

  • Go to Notifications. Select an app,

  • and choose how you want to organize the notifications.

  • You can also disable Notification previews

  • for specific apps.

  • Select an app and change Show Previews to Never.

  • And speaking of notifications,

  • you can create custom alerts for your calls and texts

  • that can be assigned to your contacts.

  • This can help you know

  • exactly who is trying to reach you

  • without looking at your phone.

  • From the main Settings, select Sounds & Haptics,

  • Ringtone, Vibration, Create New Vibration,

  • tap out a pattern, and save it.

  • Next step, to assign it to a specific contact,

  • go to your address book, choose the contact,

  • tap Edit, select the tone or vibration you want to assign,

  • then press Done.

  • If you wanna sound super smart in your texts,

  • just use the...

  • Go to General in the main Settings

  • and select Dictionary.

  • Click here, and add the one you wanna use.

  • And if you have a word or a phrase that you use a lot

  • that the iPhone keeps autocorrecting,

  • just add it to the Dictionary.

  • Select Text Replacement in the General menu under Settings.

  • Tap the plus sign

  • and enter the word you want it

  • to remember in both fields.

  • If you're ever in trouble,

  • the iPhone can be set to send an emergency call.

  • Scroll down to Emergency SOS,

  • enable Auto Call, and Call with Side Button.

  • Pressing the power button five times,

  • or pressing and holding power

  • and volume up or down

  • will make an emergency call.

  • A little below the Emergency SOS setting

  • is iTunes & App Store.

  • From here, you can disable

  • all those annoying requests to rate apps.

  • Just select disable In-App Ratings & Reviews.

  • Scrolling down even further

  • in the Settings menu is the Camera.

  • Go in here, and turn on the Grid setting.

  • This will help you to take perfect overhead shots.

  • When you hold the phone over something to take a photo,

  • two crosshairs will appear.

  • Your phone is perfectly level when they line up.

  • Going back all the way up in the Settings menu

  • is the Personal Hotspot,

  • which will let you use your iPhone

  • as a personal router.

  • Just enable your iPhone's hotspot setting,

  • and its data signal will be shared.

  • Go to Settings, Personal Hotspot, set a password,

  • switch the Hotspot to "on."

  • Your iPhone will appear under available WiFi networks.

  • Connect by entering the password.

  • Be aware, this will rely on your phone's data,

  • so don't download any extremely large files.

  • Those are all the settings to adjust and change.

  • But if you're ever in another app

  • and you wanna quickly get to Settings,

  • all you have to do is say,

  • "Hey Siri, go to Settings,"

  • and she will bring you right there.

  • You can also get quick access

  • to things like passwords and your flashlight.

  • All you gotta do is ask.

  • "Hey Siri, turn on a flashlight."

  • - It's on.

  • - Ever type in the wrong number in your calculator?

  • Just swipe, and it will delete the last-entered digit.

  • And speaking of numbers,

  • the iPhone has a built-in tape measure,

  • perfect for all those times you don't have one handy.

  • The Measure app uses augmented reality

  • to measure everyday objects.

  • It's not as accurate as a tape measure,

  • but it does give you some pretty close approximations.

  • You can also turn your keyboard into a mouse trackpad.

  • Start typing text in any app,

  • force press on the keyboard,

  • the letters will disappear,

  • and it will let you move your cursor

  • around a block of text.

  • If you ever need to sign a document,

  • you can do it straight from your phone.

  • Preview the attachment in the Mail app.

  • Tap the toolbox icon

  • and then tap the Signature button

  • in the Markup preview.

  • Sign the document using your finger on the touch screen,

  • and then tap Done again.

  • Place the signature where it belongs in the document,

  • and then tap Done again.

  • Finally, you can mark up any screenshot

  • to add text, highlights, or just draw on it.

  • What was your favorite trick?

  • Let us know in the comments.

If you're like the millions

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/02
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