YOUR iPhone has many hidden tricks that you have probably missed over the years.
Luckily we’re gadget obsessed, so here are a few iPhone hacks you’ll want to learn.
Here are some clever hacks that will turn you into an iPhone pro in an instant.
Receive rain alerts
Nobody likes standing in the rain.
This is why you need to set up rain alerts on iPhone.
They are hidden in the Apple weather app
Turn them on and you’ll get a notification just before it starts raining at your location.
Go into the Weather app and select the list icon at the bottom right.
At the top you will see an option called Stay Dry.
If you don’t see that, tap the three dots in the top right, then go to Notifications.
Tap Turn on notifications, then turn on the My location switch.
Then tap Done in the top right and it should work.
Now you will get a warning from Apple just before it starts raining where you are.
Hope you stay dry!
Did you know that your iPhone actually has a hidden button?
It’s the Apple logo on the back of your phone.
You can enable a feature called Back Tap, which performs certain actions when tapped three times.
I use it to take quick screenshots – but you can also get it to identify songs with Shazam.
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”.
Tap here to see what features you can now control with either a double or triple tap on the back of your phone.
Move apps quickly
If your home screen is messy and you want to tidy it up, you need to move applications.
But did you know that you don’t have to move them individually?
If you press and hold an app until it wiggles and keep pressing, you can tap other apps with another finger to add them to a stack.
And you can even swipe between screens with a free finger while they’re all stacked.
This makes it much easier to move apps around.
Free up iPhone storage
If you’ve had an iPhone for a few years, chances are you’ve had a ton of apps and photos.
In fact, you might actually be running out of disk space.
Thankfully, Apple has come up with a clever trick to free up disk space quickly.
You can go into your storage settings and select “Offload unused apps”.
This removes apps that you rarely use from the iPhone – but doesn’t delete the data they contain.
Then you can get them back in the exact same condition whenever you need to use the app again.
Set up medical ID
Not many iPhone tricks can save your life — but Medical ID might.
It’s a special page that you can set up to appear on your iPhone lock screen.
So if you ever have an accident, paramedics can see your medical history – including allergies and blood type.
Go into your health settings to set it up.
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