iPhone features are arguably among the most cutting-edge in mobile devices and broadly define the overall Apple experience. As you may already know, consumers line the glass walls of the Apple store for hours in anticipation of the newest Apple gadget launch. Noobie lists the latest (and most discreet) Apple iPhone features and benefits you can implement today.
Hidden Features iPhone Users Love
1. Record Your Screen
Sometimes, it’s better to show instead of tell. Now, you can create a recording of your screen on your Apple device. First, enable Screen Recording by going to “Settings” and then “Control Center.” Choose “Customize Controls.” Toggle the Screen Recording control option “on.” You can also turn the microphone on if you want to voice over while you’re taking a video of your screen.
A 3-second timer will show up signaling the start of the recording session. You’ll have that amount of time to go to the area of the iPhone you want to show. You can just press the stop button to stop the recording. The clip will show up in your camera app gallery.
2. Tether Wi-Fi and Share the Internet Connection
When you’re out and about, and someone needs to get on the net, you can share your internet connection through your iPhone. Ask your colleague to go to Wi-Fi and click on your “Network.” They will be led to a prompt asking for a password. On your screen, you will get a notification if you want to share the password. Allow it to share your connection with the other person.
3. Share the Wealth with Apple Pay in Messenger
Apple Pay now works in Messenger, and the beauty of this is it allows you to pay or ask money from your connections. Just look for the Apple Pay icon in the messenger’s app drawer, and you’ll get options to either send or ask for money.
4. Decode QR Codes with Your Camera
In case you’d like to get an exclusive deal from a magazine or a poster embedded in a QR Code, you’ll just need your camera app to read one. Open your camera app and make sure it captures the code correctly. A notification will appear telling you to perform actions requested by the QR code.
5. Store Gifs with Camera App
They say Gifs are the currency of the Internet. If you’d love to save some for the right occasion, you can just store them in the gallery of your camera app.
6. Go Dark
If you don’t like the white background of the iPhone, you can just use the hidden dark mode. Just go to the “Accessibility” settings on your iPhone and go for “Smart Invert.” This will switch the colors around of your screen and your apps. Here’s a lowdown on your iPhone’s accessibility settings and other things you can do with them.
7. Get Siri to Translate
Siri’s not just fluent in English but in most global languages like Mandarin, Chinese and Spanish. You’ll need to phrase the question as “Hey Siri, what’s snail in French?” and Siri will speak the answer and give you the text of the translation.
8. Emergency Services
Did you know your iPhone can be a lifesaver during emergencies? If you find yourself in need of emergency help, just tap the sleep/wake button five times, and you’ll get an option for emergency services. This will dial the number of the emergency unit in the country you’re in.
9. Go Low Power Mode
In case you aren’t able to charge your iPhone for a while, you can opt to go for low power mode. This will turn off non-essential apps and features and sync your email and social media notifications less often. Also, this will help manage battery power efficiently enough for the basic things to work when you need them.
iPhone features add to the richness of the customer experience of an iPhone. The features listed above will come in handy when you need to call an ambulance or merely translate something from Japanese to English. Grab your iPhone and try some of these cool features now.
What iPhone feature do you love using the most? Tell us in the comments!