Your iPhone has two hidden menus – how to unlock secret features

THERE ARE two hidden menus that all iPhones have that not many people know about.

Accessing them not only speeds up the use of your smartphone, but makes your life easier from the start

Your iPhone has not one, but two hidden menus — and they're pretty useful


Your iPhone has not one, but two hidden menus — and they’re pretty usefulCredit: Alamy

The good news? They can be called up in a matter of seconds. Here’s how.

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The first hidden feature is called Quick Actions and it works from the iPhone’s home screen.

Just long-press an app icon and you’ll unlock a hidden menu. Here you can access app settings without having to launch the app and slow down your phone.

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While this hidden menu doesn’t work for all apps, the most popular ones support this feature, including Apple’s own Photos app.

For example, hold your finger on the photo icon and the quick action menu will appear.

The top two options are Apple-specific Quick Actions. One is to simply remove the app from the home screen and another one allows you to move the app.

But the bottom four options are more useful.

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They let you quickly navigate to specific features in photos, including a handy search option that lets you search for specific terms or locations, like “dog” or “mountain.”

And just like a search on Google Images, you can find relevant photos in your own scroll.

You can even search for specific events, e.g. B. a concert you went to.

Another good Quick Actions hack resides in the Settings app. Long-press the icon to access Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Cellular Data, and Battery shortcuts.

These hidden menus reduce the time you waste navigating screens to get to the app functionality you want.

More accessibility features on iPhone

Often overlooked, the iPhone’s Accessibility menu can be a handy tool to speed up the use of your Apple device.

It has a hidden settings menu that allows you to customize your user experience and use certain features more easily.

To access this, simply go to your iPhone Settings app and then navigate to Accessibility.

Here you’ll find options like Zoom, which lets you control how you view certain screen images, and Display and Text Size, to make text on the screen easier to read.

There’s also a Per App Customization menu that lets you change the settings for specific apps so they behave the way you want them to behave.

This is just a drop in the bucket of the hidden features you’ll find if you tinker around in the Accessibility menu. Give it a try and see how you can use it to enhance your overall iPhone experience.

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