Thousands of iPhone users, unfortunately do not know up to half of the features their phone comes with; and it usually isn’t their fault. The iPhone is packed with incredible hidden features and here are seven of them that will change the way you use your phone.
Sign A Document
It’s always a pain when someone emails you a document that you have to sign and you end up printing it out, signing it, and then scanning it back to yourself.
Your iPhone has a hidden feature that will keep you from hitting the print button. Download the PDF attached to your email, click the pen icon in the top right corner, and sign away. Once you’re finished, click Done in the top left corner, and your phone will give you the option to reply to the email with the signed attachment or to create a new email.
Your iPhone has the ability to scan and store documents. Instead of taking a blurry picture that you won’t be able to read when you reference it later, open up the notes app and create a new note. Then, click the plus sign at the bottom of the screen and select Scan Document.
Point your phone at the document you want to scan and a yellow box will appear over it. Once you snap the picture a crop tool will appear over the image so you can adjust it to the dimensions you want.
Get the desktop version
Sometimes the mobile version of webpages is slightly different than the desktop version. If you’re used to the desktop version of certain sites, you can still access them from your iPhone. Just go to the page, hold down the refresh icon in the URL bar, and click Request Desktop Site.
Convert Your Phone To a Magnifying Glass
If your eyes can no longer read the super tiny font on a menu in a dimly lit restaurant your iPhone can come to the rescue. Open Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls > and click the plus sign next the Magnifier.
Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open the control center and click on the magnifying button. Your screen will be able to clearly zoom in on whatever it is you’re trying to look at. Click the lightning bolt to turn on your phone’s flashlight for more light.
Find A Phone’s Owner
If you ever find someone’s lost phone, just hold down the home button and ask Siri, “Whose phone is this?” She’ll tell you the owner’s name so that you can get in contact with them and return it.
Create Text Replacements
Autocorrect can sometimes get in the way, but your iPhone offers a feature that lets you take control of it. To access this, go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement and tap the plus sign in the top right corner.
Some iPhone hacks can be a little awkward to do. For example, holding down the home button and lock button to take a screenshot. With the AssistiveTouch feature however, you can do that with just one tap.
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch. Once you turn it on, a white circle will appear on your screen. Click Customize Top Level Menu to pick and choose which features you want to appear in your AssistiveTouch menu, like lock screen, mute, multitasking, or screenshot.
If you’re trying to capture some action shots on your phone but you are worried you won’t be able to click at the right time, the burst mode feature is there to the rescue.
All you have to do is hold down the white circle button like you’re taking a photo for however long the action is happening for. Your phone will take a burst of photos that you can later select the best ones from.