iPhone is an impressive device with hundreds of brilliant features, but there are many hidden features and tricks that you may not know. In this article, we will show you 12 useful tips and tricks on iPhone that can help you achieve things quicker and easier.
- Reply to messages on lock screen
When receiving a message, many iOS users will swipe left to open the Messages app and then answer, but you may not know that we can swipe from the right to reply the message immediately without unlocking the screen. That is extremely convenient.
- Answer without opening apps
When you are using a particular app, but suddenly there is a message, you just swipe down the notification to reply. This can be applied for applications such as Messenger, Line, Viber , and more.
- Check which apps are draining your battery
If you find your iPhone battery drains quickly, you can investigate the cause by going to Settings> Battery. Here you will see a list of applications that consume different levels of the battery
- Automatically delete messages
iPhone has a pretty good feature that is self-destructing message. It means when you send an audio or video message, after about 2 minutes it will automatically be erased from history of your and your friend‘s iPhone.
To activate the feature, go to Settings> Messages> Expired> Check after 2 minutes
- Send your location to friends
You can send your current location to your friends on the Messages app by tapping on the Details> Send my current location. This is a great tip to locate each other.
- Allow friends to keep track of you
After sending your location to friends, you can also let them continue to “monitor” your current location for 1 hour, 1 day, or forever, just by clicking on Sharing my Location.
- Turn off message notifications
If you are in a meeting, for some reasons you do not want the message tone to disturb, you can turn it off immediately by tapping on Details> Do Not Disturb.
- Review images sent
To review all the images in the conversation, you just click on Details then scroll down to the bottom, it will display all the images in a conversation, and you can save them at any time.
- Forward messages
If the message is too long, you can forward directly to others by holding the message, select More, tap on the arrow on the bottom right and choose people you want to forward messages
- Multitask in Mail app
For iOS stock Mail app, you can use multiple tabs as you are browsing in Safari, this feature helps you to switch back and forth between the inbox and composing email easily, just swipe from bottom to top in the mail interface.
- Activate Siri without using Home button
Usually, you must press and hold the Home button to launch Siri, but now you can still use your voice without pressing the hard key. Head to Settings> General> Siri and enable “Hey Siri “up. Next times, you just say ‘Hey Siri’, the Siri will be opened.
- Read texts via Siri
This is a fun feature on the iPhone with the virtual assistant. Siri can help you to read any specific texts. To enable the feature, go to Settings> General Settings> Accessibility> Speech> Speak Selection. When you want to read any texts, you just hold down on it and tap on “Speak“.