Four HIDDEN apps on every iPhone you’ve probably never seen – including the “secret” camera
HIDDEN on your iPhone are tons of special features that enhance the experience.
There are even hidden apps that let you do so much more.
For example, did you know that the main camera app has a secret sister app?
And there are ways to poke around under the hood of your iPhone, too.
Hidden camera app
The iPhone has a second camera app that is not intended for taking photos.
It’s called Magnifying Glass and it offers a handy zoom that you can use to read small text.
With the clever you can also examine tiny objects Apple special feature.
It’s easy to find – just swipe down from the top of the home screen, then type magnifying glass and it will appear.
Secret settings – including phone signal
Want to delve deeper into your iPhone’s settings?
There is a special place for techies and most of it is gibberish for the average user.
But there is some useful information about the signal strength.
To access it, open the phone dialer and type *3001#12345#*.
Tap the call button and you’ll see an area of the iPhone that you can’t access through the usual settings.
Look for a bit called LTE RSRP, which stands for Reference Signal Received Power.
This shows your true signal strength.
It usually ranges from -140 to -40, and the closer you are to -40 the better.
Your iPhone could also be a lifesaver if something serious happened to you.
Paramedics can pull up a medical ID from your lock screen to learn about important things like your medical history, medications you’re taking, and allergies.
You can set up a medical ID by going to settings and find Health.
Choose from there medical card and fill in the details and make sure Show When Locked is set to Allowed.
That notes app can be used as a secret chat app that no one will suspect.
That’s because you can share notes with others.
All you have to do is type in the Notes app and wait for a response from others you shared the note with.
To share a note, just click the three dots at the top right of the note and then click share note.
- Read the latest phone and gadget news
- Stay up to date on Apple stories
- Get the latest on Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram
The best tips and hacks for phones and gadgets
Looking for tips and hacks for your phone? Want to find these secret features in social media apps? We’ve got you covered…
Get the latest news about WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and other tech gadgets here.
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science Team? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
https://www.thesun.ie/tech/8988352/hidden-iphone-apps-secret-camera/ Four HIDDEN apps on every iPhone you’ve probably never seen – including the “secret” camera