Three iPhone secrets you’ve never noticed, including hidden codes

YOUR iPhone is packed with secret features you may have overlooked.

We’ve picked three of the best to turn you into an iPhone hack pro.

You should now turn on Stay Dry notifications immediately

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You should now turn on Stay Dry notifications immediatelyPhoto credit: Apple/The Sun

Get rain alerts for iPhone

iPhone has a hidden setting that gives you weather alerts based on your location.

If rain, hail or snow starts to fall near you, you will be warned.

This gives you time to duck for cover, turn around on your walk, or put out the umbrella.

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It’s associated with the major overhaul of the new iPhone weather app launched in September 2021 with iOS 15.

First, make sure you’re updated to the latest iOS – go to Settings > General > Software update.

Then give the weather app your location information or it won’t work.

Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Weather and select Always.

You’ll get even better notifications if you allow access to precise location.

Next, make sure the weather app can send notifications.

Navigate to Settings > Notifications > Weather > Allow Notifications, then select the type of notification you want.

Finally, you then need to turn on weather alerts.

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 an alert just before it starts raining at your location.

Secret iPhone Codes

You can access many useful iPhone features by entering some secret codes into your phone’s dial pad.

Here are some of the best:

  • *#06# – IMEI number
  • *3001#12345#* – Signal info
  • *61* – Redirect incoming call (add number to which calls should be redirected, then add hash)
  • *67 (or #31# outside US) – hide caller ID
  • *646# – remaining contract minutes
  • *33* then PIN then hash – prevent outgoing calls
  • *43# – Activate call waiting
  • #43# – Disable call waiting

Translate foreign language characters with iPhone

Your iPhone can instantly translate any foreign language character.

First open your iPhone camera and take a picture of a foreign language sign.

Then navigate to the image in your Photos app.

Now hold your finger and drag your finger across the text.

Use this to emphasize the text like in a document.

Now tap Translate in the pop-up menu that appears above the text.

The text will be automatically translated into English (or another language of your choice).

You can copy the translation or change the language from the settings.

And you can even make the iPhone speak the English translation out loud.

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