Typing long messages is arduous on a small screen. Even more irritating is rework!
But given that our smartphones are more like our day to day communication devices, we do end up typing a lot and even sending out photos and other attachments from them.
If you make an error while typing something on your iPhone, or attaching the wrong photo, fret not – to undo it, all you have to do is (hold your iPhone firmly and) give it a mighty shake and then select Undo Typing (or Undo Paste for attachments) from the popup menu on your display.
If for some reason Apple gets it wrong and you lose more content than you anticipated, you do have the option of reverting the undo action with a Redo (just give your phone another shake to get that pop-up). Redo works only in some apps though.
Go ahead and try it out, it’s a rather cool hidden feature built into your phone!
PS: Make sure the feature’s enabled though – head over to Settings > General > Accessibility > Shake To Undo > On
Is your iPhone running too little slow for your liking? All you need to do is to flush the RAM memory.
Here’s a quick fix to refresh your iPhone and speed things up – It’s painless, no complicated manoeuvring, and absolutely no side effects!
To clear the RAM, hold down the power button until the Power Off slider appears on-screen.
Once you see the slider, press the Home button and keep it pressed for about 5 seconds. The screen will momentarily blank out and bounce back to your home screen. That’s it, the phone’s had a head-bath and comes back with a refreshed memory.
That’s it, your phone should run noticeably faster now!
The iPhones 6s and the 6s Plus are capable of recording videos in ultra high definition (UHD) also known as 4K video.
This setting is not on by default, but we recommend that you set it up, or toggle it on before you record special events. The quality of your videos captured shoots up dramatically, however it does take significantly more space – about 400MB for a minute of recording.
We hope you bought the 64 GB or 128 GB iPhone variant!
iOS allows you to keep an eye on the battery’s remanent charge at all times.
Its a simple toggle that you need to go switch on, in case you haven’t already.
For devices on iOS 9, head over to Settings > Battery > Battery Percentage (toggle it on)
For devices on iOS 6, 7 or 8, go to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Percentage (toggle it on)
Do you know that Siri can now speak in three different accents?
While a prim and proper British accent was already available earlier, iOS 9 gifted Siri Australian expression too.
So you now have three accents to choose from: American, British and Australian.
Go to your device home page and refer to our How To ‘Change Siri’s Voice, Gender and Accent’ for more!
3D Touch has added a whole new medium in interacting with your phone and this tip is just another example.
While messaging now you can just deep press a conversation thread to peek into it and then reveal a list of quick replies.
The replies are usually well-thought out and relevant to messaging, thanks to the integration of the intelligent Siri.
Maybe you don’t like pressing your home button twice to bring up the App Switcher.
Well, with 3D Touch on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, you don’t need to anymore.
A simple deep press on the left edge of the screen will do the needful. Effortless!
Getting on a plane, readying for a metro ride or just catering to a later read?
If you’ve found a website, or a webpage you want to read later, you can now save it to iBooks (as a PDF) and get to it whenever you want!
On (practically any) webpage while in Safari, hit the Share button (the box with an arrow heading upwards) and click “Save PDF to iBooks”.
That’s it! Pull up iBooks whenever you’re ready, your reading material awaits!
PS: This very similar to “Add To Reading List” in Safari, the only difference being, this saves the text as a PDF and can only be read via iBooks.
If you usually prefer to walk over to a place close by, and you need to navigate your way (example if you’re visiting a foreign city or taking a walking tour, set Apple Maps to save this preference of and display directions accordingly.
Here is how you set it up:
Note: If you want to make Driving Directions default again, you’ll just need to revert to the original setting via the same process. To use it only one time, choose Drive from the top of the navigation screen.
Get back quickly to the top of any page (even your email inbox), just by tapping the clock on the top of the screen.
Try it, it works practically anywhere in iOS.
Camera’s are usually prejudiced against left-handed folks, since all the important controls are found on the right side of normal cameras, and there’s nothing you can do about that.
Not so in iOS’s panorama mode – if you’re a ‘lefty’ you can easily shoot from left to right. Just tap the arrow on the screen before commencing the panoramic sweep, to switch the direction.
Switch back? Tap the arrow again. That simple!
Parents who want to control the level of their kids’ exposure to the Web and its bylanes, can do so at their discretion. Here’s how to set up Restrictions:
Here you will find a plethora of options devoted to what the iPhone user can and cannot access or do on iDevices. By tapping ‘Enable Restrictions‘ and setting a passcode, parents can easily limit their child’s access to the net and certain apps, as well as disallow them completely from installing apps from the App Store.
You can collect web pages and save them to read later, by using the Reading Listfunctionality which is built into your web browser, Safari.
While browsing, just tap the Share icon (bottom centre.. the icon of a square with an arrow coming out of it) and tap Add to Reading List.
This saves the webpage locally on your phone, and you can read it later, even when your not connected to the Internet.
And you can set up your iDevices and Mac to share the Reading List. You just need to enable a sync. Read how to here.
While Google allows you to get help from its voice assistance simply by saying “Okay Google…”, Apple still needs you to talk conventionally to their iDevices – by pressing and holding the Home button for a couple of seconds, and waiting for a tone.
There’s a really cool shortcut you should use on iPhones though. Bring the iPhone to your ear, you’ll hear two quick beeps to indicate Siri is listening – and then start talking. That’s it! Siri’s at your service. Talk as long as you need, Siri starts processing only when you pause/stop talking.
We find this especially useful when walking around the streets or in noisy areas, or better still when you want to draft text messages or reminders and don’t want your neighbours listening in… something that Google doesn’t really allow you to do.
To enable this Siri feature go to Settings > General > Siri and turn on Raise to Speak.
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