I’ve found three mind-blowing iPhone hacks that will change the way you use it forever

A TECH expert has revealed three really handy iPhone hacks you might have missed.

If you really want to rule your iPhone, you should know them.

Your iPhone has some clever hacks that you should know about


Your iPhone has some clever hacks that you should know aboutPhoto credit: Apple / TikTok / @makhirtech

Even longtime iPhone owners won’t know every single trick hidden on their devices.

Luckily, a video from a popular TikTok tech expert @makhirtech reveals a few must-learn iPhone hacks.

iPhone Trick #1 – Back Tap

Your iPhone has a little-known feature that makes life a lot easier.

The Apple logo on the back of the device can act as a button for actions like taking a screenshot or opening the camera.

To enable the feature, make sure you have updated to iOS 14 or later. To do this, go to Settings > General > Software update.

Then go to your settings.

Scroll down and tap Accessibility, then tap Touch.

Then scroll down to “Back Tap”.

You have the choice to enable “Double Tap” or “Triple Tap”.

Regardless of what you choose, you have the same options.

Tap here to see what features you can now control with either a double or triple tap on the back of your phone.

These include opening the camera app, taking screenshots, increasing or decreasing the volume, zooming in, scrolling, and more.

For example, if you want to use a double tap to take screenshots, click on the “Double Tap” option and then check “Screenshot”.

Now you should be able to take a screenshot simply by double tapping the back of your phone.

Keep in mind that this feature may not work if you have a thick phone case.

You can toggle back tap features or turn them off at any time by following the same steps above.

iPhone Trick #2 – Real 5G?

This is less of a trick than something to be aware of.

If your handset shows 5G E in the top right, it doesn’t really mean you’re getting 5G internet.

5G is the next generation of super-fast internet and is available on millions of phones in locations around the world – including the UK and US.

If you see 5G in the top right, it means your phone is connected to a 5G network and will offer faster speeds.

But when you see 5G E, that means you’re actually just using an advanced, faster version of 4G.

One reason is that you might just be on a non-5G iPhone, like the iPhone 11 or earlier.

To get full 5G, you need a support contract, a nearby 5G mast, and an iPhone 12 or later.

iPhone Trick #3 – Locked Camera

If you’re tired of people picking up your iPhone and taking pictures with it, there’s a solution.

You can actually see that your lock screen camera shortcut is disabled when the phone is unlocked.

That means you can still use it by going back to settings thanks to Face ID, but friends or family can’t grab it and take snaps.

It’s a great trick if you have a prankster in your life who loves clogging your iPhone camera feed with their selfies.

This will also prevent them from taking photos even when your phone is unlocked.

To do this, go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions.

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Now turn on Content and privacy restrictions and then go to Allowed apps.

Then just disable the camera.

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