While life hacks help make life easier, iPhone hacks obviously make you enjoy your iPhones to the fullest.
While I may not be an iPhone fan (more due to their miserable battery life than their ridiculously outlandish price tags), I have a deep respect for the manufacturing company, Apple Inc and it’s late founder, Steve Jobs.
It’s not easy founding a Tech company that has come to be valued at a little over $900 billion in 2017.
Either way, if you’re one of the lucky few who own an iPhone product or two, here are some really awesome iPhone hacks to extend the functionality of your smartphone.
#1. How to adjust the brightness of your iPhone torch.
By default, the torch is usually bright as it is in all phones. Lucky for iPhone users, you can adjust the brightness level between low light, medium light and bright light by holding down the torch light icon until a small menu surfaces.
#2. How to undo typing mistakes by shaking your phone.
This particular iPhone hack reminds me of the “shake to send” feature of Xender. Here, if you’re typing and you make a mistake, instead of hitting delete key, just shake your phone and the last word or letter will erase.
#3. How to Play, pause, rewind, fast-forward, and skip songs using just your iPhone earphones.
To pause or play: tap the centre button once.
>To fast-forward: tap the centre button twice and long-press on the second tap.
>To rewind: tap center button three times and long-press on the third tap.
>To skip a song: double tap.
>To go to the previous song: triple tap.
(Seems a little bit tricky but I’m sure you’ll get it eventually.)
#4. How to unlock your iPhone with your finger print without a finger print sensor.
These iPhone hacks are not done via an app neither is it a trick. It’s just a matter of settings preference.
So if you don’t want to have to press the home button to unlock your iPhone, you can change the settings by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button and turn on “Rest Finger to Unlock.” It works just like a finger print sensor (only that anyone’s finger will unlock it obviously).
#5. How to delete one number digit in the Calculator app.
Instead of hitting the delete key on the iPhone calculator app, If you swipe to the side, you can delete one digit at a time.
#6. How to limit the amount of space your music can take up by automatically deleting songs you don’t listen to often.
Simply go to Settings > Music > Turn on Optimize Storage. You’ll then see a drop down menu that lets you chose how much storage to allot to your music with an estimate of how many songs each storage option can allow.
#7. If you fancy yourself as a drama queen, here’s how to send your texts dramatically.
With your iPhone, you can now send text messages with dramatic effects. If you press and hold the send button in Messages, you’ll see pop-up options that allow you send messages with a slam, loud, gentle or “invisible ink” effect (whatever that means, you get the point.)
#8. How to use Siri to call you an Uber Cab.
Every iPhone user is over familiar with the (probably not so) Artificial intelligence software that is Siri. However badly or well functioning Siri is in discharging her duties, one thing is certain:
As long as you’ve inputted the information in your maps, Siri can get you an Uber right to your doorstep.
You comment – I follow
Do you know any other cool iPhone hacks I haven’t mentioned here? Have you tried any of the above hacks? How did they go? Do you disagree or agree with anything I mentioned above?
Let’s discuss in the comments section below and I’ll follow all who comment on Twitter & IG.
Image Credit: OMGvoice.com