10 things an iPhone can do, not many knew

ULM Hawkeye

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1. It charges faster with an iPad charger than the charger that comes with it.

Your mileage may vary, but people are reporting a full charge in 2 hours with an iPad charger.

2.Phone about to die?

You can conserve battery life by putting your phone in grayscale mode.

3. You can actually see which apps are draining your battery now.

Just go to your Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage.

Kill off whatever dumb thing that’s eating up all that battery life.

4. You can now take and send audio and video that self-destruct in two minutes via iMessage

Press and hold the photo or microphone icon and a little circular menu will pop up, letting you record your message.

5. For small hands: tap the home button twice to make the top row of apps easier to reach with one hand.

A larger iPhone means it’s harder to get a good handle on it, so get used to double-tapping.

6. Create “shortcuts” that look like apps for websites you visit often.

Create “shortcuts” that look like apps for websites you visit often.

Click on the “share” icon (square with an arrow pointing up) to access this menu from Safari.

7. Drag down on an iMessage notification instead of tapping it — you can reply right then and there.

If you get alerts instead of banners, you can also quick-reply to a text by hitting the “reply” button — no need to go back into the Messages app.

8. Access Siri hands-free (which is great for driving).

Access Siri hands-free (which is great for driving).

Enable the “Hey Siri” setting, which allows you to access Siri by voice, rather than by holding down the “home” button.

9. Accidentally closed a tab in Safari? Get it back by accessing “Recently Closed Tabs.”

Accidentally closed a tab in Safari? Get it back by accessing “Recently Closed Tabs.”

10. You can now hide photos to keep them from showing up in your photo stream.

Press and hold down on any photo to hide (not delete) it.