Are you old enough to remember life without smartphones? They have now become so enmeshed in the fabric of our everyday lives, it’s hard for many people to imagine a time when the average person didn’t stare at their iPhone nearly all day every day.
There are iPhone apps for literally just about everything under the sun, making life easier, and keeping you entertained around the clock. In fact, you’d probably be amazed at how many things your phone can do that you’re not even aware of.
This article takes a look at tips and tricks for your Apple smartphone that will take your user experience to the next level. Keep reading to get the inside scoop.
Search Your Photos
If you’re like most people, you probably have hundreds or even thousands of photos on your smartphone. The massive number of pics can make it nearly impossible to find what you’re looking for without wasting hours scrolling.
Fortunately, your iPhone makes it easier to locate specific pics faster than you ever dreamed possible. So what’s the secret?
Open your photo gallery. Then type what you’re looking for in the search field. You can use any type of search criteria you need to locate the content of the image. For example, simply type hat, car, sunglasses, boat, etc.
Now let your phone do the rest of the work for you. IOS will narrow your search to images containing your keywords. What could be quicker or easier than that?
Find Your Car
Have you noticed that parking lots seem to be getting bigger and bigger? It’s not hard to lose track of your car. These are the moments when you could use a little help getting back to your ride without wasting hours of your life wandering around.
The key to using your phone to find your car is to make sure that your car is equipped with Bluetooth capability. If it does, then you’re totally in luck. Here’s what to do:
First, pair your phone with your car via the Bluetooth connection. Now open the Maps app and locate your car on the map. It’s really that simple.
And to make matters even more convenient, you can even add the parking level and space number along with photos.
Here’s what to do when you discover Bluetooth not working.
Make Your Own Emojis Shortcuts
In just a few short years, texting has quickly become the primary form of communication for millions of people around the world. This should come as no surprise given that texting is fast and easy, and it eliminates the need for annoying chit-chat.
One of the best parts of texting is using emojis. What are emojis so fun to use? Well, they allow you to punctuate your text message or communicate with just a single image.
Now iOS allows you to create a shortcut for your favorite emojis so that you can reduce the amount of time you spend typing.
All you need to do is go to Settings>General>Keyboard>Text Replacement. Now enter whatever emoji you’re wanting to edit, and then type the word or phrase you want to use for a shortcut.
This isn’t limited to emojis. In fact, you can add shortcuts for other text words and phrases you use often, which is a cool time saver. Or even create shortcuts for email addresses and phone numbers so that you won’t need to remember so much information or type it all out every time you want to send a message or make a call.
Set a Timer In Your Music App
Have you ever fallen asleep listening to music? Perhaps this is the only way you can fall asleep.
Whatever the case, there’s no reason to waste battery allowing your music to play all night long while you snooze away.
Your phone actually has a hack that enables you to set a stop time.
Open the clock app, select timer in the bottom right corner, and then tap “when the timer ends”. You’ll have a number of choices here including “stop playing.”
Select “stop playing”, and just remember to press start before cranking up your favorite tunes.
Grab a Photo While Making a Video
Here’s a super dope tip that even the most seasoned iPhone user has probably never noticed.
Have you ever been in the middle of recording a video and wanted to grab a still photo of the image you’re recording? If so, you’re totally in luck!
The secret to this tip is to open your camera app, select video, and start recording. Once your phone is recording, you’ll notice a white button in the bottom right corner of your screen. Just tap the white button, and a still photo of the image will be immediately delivered to your photos app.
Use Your Phone to as a Level
When it comes to doing a job right, you simply need the right tools. Well, your smartphone is like having a toolbox right in your pocket.
For example, do you need a level to hang pictures on the wall? No problem!
It’s no secret that hanging things like photos, paintings, and shelves can be a major headache. You might feel like you have it totally perfect, yet maybe it still looks off. That’s because it’s not level!
Believe it or not, your phone has a built-in measure app that also contains a level feature. Just open the measure app and then tap “level”. This will instantly reveal the level, ready for action.
Get a List of Airplanes Flying Overhead
Here’s a final awesome trick that might just blow your mind.
Look up, and see if you can spot any planes in the sky at this moment. Now hold down the home button and ask Siri, “Planes overhead?” This will instantly produce detailed information about all airplanes in the sky above you, including their current altitude and angle of flight.
A Guide to Cool Tips and Tricks for iPhone Users
The more you know about your smartphone, the more fun life will become. Fortunately, these amazing tips and tricks will help you enjoy your iPhone even more than you ever imagined possible.
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