What iPhone features don't you know?

Posted in Blogs on 11/06/20

Whether you are an iOS newbie or a long-term Apple fan, there are loads of useful things you can do with your iPhone.

  1. Customise the control centre

The control centre is easily accessible using a swipe down from the top right of the screen. This gives you access to things like brightness settings, the flashlight, the timer, audio playback and Wi-Fi settings. But you can also customise it so that it contains essential shortcuts you your most-used apps. You can add things like a screen recorder, access to your notes and voice memos. To edit your control centre: navigate to the Settings App, tap Control Centre and tap Customise Controls.

  1. Shake and Undo

Why bother using your fingers to delete a written text? Shake your iPhone and undo typing to delete your message. Or if you have accidently deleted something, shake your phone again and it will reappear.

  1. Set timer for Music

Do you sometimes fall asleep before turning off your music? You can set a timer on your clock to turn off anything you’re watching or listening to on your iPhone and iPad:

  • Start the clock app on your phone
  • Tap on the timer tab
  • Choose the length of time
  • Tap on when timer ends
  • Scroll down and tap stop playing
  • Tap set in the upper right-hand corner of the display
  1. Get rid of annoying advertisements

Don’t allow the advertisements to look at your personal information based on your search History. Go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising > Switch on Limit Ad Tracking.

  1. Silence unknown callers

Are you sick of receiving cold calls or robocalls? Any phone number that isn’t saved to your contact list can be ignored.

  • Go to the Settings app
  • Tap Phone
  • Toggle Silence Unknown Callers
  1. Limit phone usage with screen time

Are you guilty of using your iPhone too much? You can easily cut back on time spent on social media, reading the news, or online shopping with the help of Screen Time.

  • Go to the Settings app
  • Tap on Screen Time
  • Tap on App Limits
  • Tap on Add Limit
  • Tap a Category
  • Tap Add
  • Choose the Time
  • Tap Save
  1. Do not disturb while driving

This feature is available to prevent accidents and cut down on distractions while you drive. The Do not disturb feature blocks incoming calls, text messages and other notifications when your iPhone detects acceleration or connects to your vehicles Bluetooth. When someone attempts to get in contact with you, your iPhone will send an auto-reply text to notify the person that you are driving.

  • Go to the Settings App
  • Tap on Do Not Disturb
  • Under “do not disturb while driving” tap automatically if you want the setting to be enabled when your iPhone detects movement
  • Tap While Connected to Car Bluetooth if your car is Bluetooth enabled
  • Tap Manually if you don’t want the feature to enable itself
  • Tap Auto-Reply To if you want to change who gets sent the auto-reply message