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Your iPhone has an “invisible button” on the screen that unlocks hidden features

YOUR iPhone home screen is littered with hidden buttons – and you may not have seen them before.

But they unlock secret menus for apps, giving you quick access to some of the best features.

Many iPhone apps have hidden menus that you can long press to unlock

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Many iPhone apps have hidden menus that you can long press to unlockCredit: apple

Apple calls the Quick Actions function, and you may have accidentally found it.

It works by long-pressing an app icon on the iPhone Home screen to reveal a secret menu.

There are plenty of apps that have a “hidden” button in the logo.

For example, long-press the Apple Messages app to quickly text your favorite contacts.

Try it in the Settings app and you’ll get a secret menu with shortcuts to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mobile data, and battery.

Press and hold photos shows a search function used to find images quickly.

You can also use this menu to instantly navigate to photos from One Year Ago.

And you can also quickly jump to your favorites and recents.

Long press on Apple Maps you can quickly search for places nearby.

You can also use this menu to instantly tag or share your location.

Press and hold the Apple Camera app for quick access to different shooting modes.

These include selfie, portrait, portrait selfie and record video.

But it’s not just Apple apps that have quick actions—they’re available for other apps too.

We recently revealed how this works Whatsapp has a hidden menu with this trick.

You can use it to quickly share your WhatsApp QR code, launch the in-app camera, start a new chat, or search your conversations.

And from the Instagram menu, you can instantly start a direct message, view your activity, create a new post, or launch the app’s camera.

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It’s worth experimenting with some of your favorite apps to see if they have a quick action menu.

And once you get used to using Quick Actions, you can save tons of time.

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