Who doesn't love iPhone lifehacks? There are so many slick little features baked into the iPhone most users don't know about. Because of this, we put together a list of our favorite features your iPhone already has that you might not know exist!
Check them all out here:
1) Measure Distance Using New Measure App
In iOS 12, Apple included a slick little app called Measure. Open the app to measure distance using the iPhone’s camera! It’s a quick and easy way to get an estimate of the size of objects in a photo, or determine the distance between two different things. What to know how wide that remote control is? Add a point at one corner of the object, pan over to the other end, and drag another pointer. The app will automatically show the length of your remote control. Use this to measure any object or distance your iPhone camera can capture!
2) Find Songs Using Lyrics
You can now find songs in Apple Music by searching for lyrics. Just type the lyrics in the search bar to find the song you're looking for!
3) Trackpad Mode
Trackpad Mode allows users to move the text cursor to a precise position when editing text. Long-press on the space bar to turn your entire keyboard into a mouse-like trackpad! This is a game changer when it comes to moving a pesky cursor amongst a wall of text.
4) AirDrop WiFi Passwords
Need to share a Wifi password? Simply long-press the password field in Settings → Passwords & Accounts, and choose the AirDrop option to share it wirelessly. No more spelling long, confusing passwords or trying to read from the bottom of your router.
5) Temporarily Disable Lock Screen Notifications
Tired of annoying notifications? Now when you swipe left from an incoming notification, you’ll see a new 'Manage' option. Click 'Manage' to turn off notifications for the app, or use the new 'Deliver Quietly' feature. This feature will send the notification directly to your Notification Center (effectively bypassing the Lock screen), and won’t make a sound.
6) Set up App Limits
App Limits serves as a time lock for the apps you’re addicted to. For example, you can put up an App limit for 30 minutes a day for Facebook. When those 30 minutes are up, you’re locked out. You can extend the period by 15 minutes or disable the limit for the day, but only by entering your passcode. This is a great way to limit a kid’s time spent in an app as well.
7) Reachability for Bigger Screens
If you're having a hard time reaching the upper areas of your screen on the iPhone XS Max, or plus-sized iPhones, the Reachability setting may come in handy for you. Reachability allows you to pull screen content down so that it’s within easy reach of your thumbs. No more two handing these big phones!
While most iPhone users are aware that Spotlight exists, they aren’t aware of how many things it can actually do. Spotlight can do a near limitless amount of conversions and searching - including real-time currency conversion, weight conversions, web searches, calculator functions and more!