From the App Tracking Transparency feature to the Live Text function, Apple’s operating system becomes more complete, secure and customizable with each new version. We create an iOS user guide including top tips and tricks to get the best out of your iPhone.
Among the suggestions, you’ll find user interface customization options, lifehacks, and advanced features that Apple has added to software in recent years.
The latest version is iOS 16 still a public beta
New features include lock screen, notification optimization, voice input systems as well as new security options.
Shortcuts to Create Custom Icons
iOS is not the most suitable user interface in the wide world of smartphones. However, it is undeniably more and more customizable, much to the chagrin of many fans.
If you’re the type who likes an original UI, the Shortcuts app lets you easily transform app icons on the iPhone home screen, create unique color combinations, and more. Of course, you can choose to use a third-party app for this, but the Shortcut Tool offers plenty of options that conform to Apple’s nit-picky design guidelines, and what’s more, can be used to automate iOS and other routines. shortcuts.
how to create custom icons and other tricks to make your iPhone home screen truly unique.
Convert your iPhone keyboard into a trackpad
lifehack is the most useful way among all tips to convert your iPhone keyboard in to trackpad. In my opinion, it is good to use this method almost every day. It’s actually a very simple trick, unknown to many iOS users and perhaps less popular than iPhone’s flashlight dimming function.
To quickly place the Apple Standard keyboard cursor in a strategic position, hold down the spacebar and wait for the text to disappear. After that, without taking your finger off the display, you can move the cursor as you like, and you can edit text “like a pro“!
Unlock Shortcuts and Other Actions Using the Back Tap Feature
This tip is as old as turning on dark mode on the iPhone, but it still goes unnoticed by many. Beyond just taking screenshots, the Back Tap feature offers a range of features and shortcut options using two or three taps on the iPhone’s back.
Dark Mode is one of the most important features of iOS 13. If you’re unfamiliar, the setting essentially inverts the colors on your screen, so all white background interfaces turn black. This gives your eyes an easy rest at night. It also looks really cool.
The cool thing about this feature is that it supports models from iPhone 8 onwards, and in addition to being an important accessibility tool, it also serves as shortcuts to important system software like the camera and in my case Shazam.
Enable the Back Tap Feature on Your iPhone
- Now go to Settings –> Accessibility –> Touch, and tap Back Tap.
- Tap 2times or 3 times and choose an action.
- Done! To trigger the action simply double or triple tap on the back of your iPhone.
Enable Picture-In-Picture Mode on YouTube
Since iOS 15 Apple offers an advanced option to use YouTube in a floating window. This function is called Picture-in-Picture (PiP), and it can minimize YouTube videos on the iPhone screen. However, enabling YouTube’s Picture-in-Picture mode on iPhone requires a premium subscription to Google’s streaming app.
If you’re anything like me, you’re also a YouTube Premium subscriber. First, you must register as a trial user, so that the function is automatically available on your iPhone. Otherwise, if you want to stay YouTube-free, our tip is to download the “PiPifier” app directly from the App Store.
In this tutorial we will show you complete step-by-step how to enable Picture-in-Picture mode on YouTube.
Drag and Drop Texts, Photos, and Files Between Apps
Apple’s Universal Control may not have arrived on the iPhone yet, but that means you can’t drag and drop text, files and photos between apps on the system. This isn’t a very popular iOS feature, but it’s certainly a great versatile feature. See how simple it is to move text from the Notes app to email.
However, the most interesting feature of this feature came only with iOS 16 and the option “Lift subject from background”. Using drag-and-drop we can isolate a specific object in an image and remove the background,
Among the apps that let you remove the background from pictures are Photos, Quick Look, and Safari. Currently, we can only use the function on iPhones running the beta version of iOS 16, but this feature will soon be available for all iPhones compatible with Apple’s new operating system.
Cast an iPhone on a TV
The content of the iPhone screen on the TV can be streamed through the AirPlay feature. Similar to Miracast, this function allows you to connect your iPhone screen to compatible TVs or Apple TV streaming device. To do so, you will need to access the iPhone control panel.
Activate the shortcut for AirPlay
- Open Control Center.
- Tap Screen Mirroring icon.
- Select your Apple TV, AirPlay 2-compatible smart TV, or Mac from the list.
- To stop mirroring your iOS device, open Control Center, tap Screen Mirroring, then tap Stop Mirroring.
An important note here: the list of TVs compatible with AirPlay 2 is still small, including models released since 2018 by manufacturers LG, Samsung, Sony, TCL and Vizio. The list of updates can be checked on Apple’s website and includes some devices with Amazon Fire TV and Roku systems.
It’s worth remembering that, with both AirPlay and Miracast, some apps may prevent content from being transmitted to the TV for technical reasons or certification requirements. To learn more on the topic, check out this tutorial on how to connect your iPhone to your TV.
Get the best of Cinematic Mode and Photographic Styles
Last but not least, starting with the iPhone 13 series, Apple now offers Cinema mode and Photo modes. As both features are hardware dependent, only owners of iPhone 13 series models can now take full advantage of these functions.
In our special article on tips for using Cinema Mode, we’ll show you how the video feature works and different ways to edit footage during and after recording. If you have a compatible device, you can learn how to capture video with a blurred background and understand how you can automatically change the foreground object or person in a shot.
When it comes to photographic styles, Apple’s latest generation smartphone camera lets you apply color, temperature and saturation changes like traditional filters, but takes advantage of the iPhone’s hardware to deliver a different result compared to existing methods.
How to optimize the use of photo styles on iPhone
Set up Apple Pay
If you have an iPhone or Apple Watch, setting up Apple Pay can help deepen the capabilities of your devices. Apple’s contactless payment platform works in conjunction with Apple Wallet and offers a range of options. From integrating payment cards to storing IDs, Apple Wallet can be extremely convenient.
With your credit or debit card set up, you can easily make purchases using your iPhone to check out in stores with Apple Pay. So whether you’ve just bought a new iPhone or are setting up a new debit or credit card in the Wallet app, setting up Apple Pay from your iPhone is easy and has the advantage of transacting using just your phone. Follow our tutorial on how to set up Apple Pay.
Control Apple Music remotely from your iPhone
Apple has excellent integration between its products, and although the iPhone is not among the devices that use the universal control function, you can control Apple music on a PC or Mac from your iPhone with the help of an application developed by Apple. And even from your iPad. This is a great tip for those who want to change playlists or albums from the sofa without getting up!
You can easily control Apple Music remotely using your iPhone using the iTunes Remote app. The app is available for free on the Apple Store and offers you many more features. Here’s how to control Apple Music on PC or Mac from your iPhone.
Add a sleep timer for all media
If you use an iPhone or iPad, you can watch your favorite series on Netflix or Apple TV+ without worrying about the device’s battery dying because you fell asleep in the middle of an episode. That’s because Apple provides a sleep timer for every media playback. The best part is that you can use it for all apps that play media content on your Apple device
Ex- it can also be set for kids viewing time on iPads.
To use the function, all you have to do is go to the Clock app.
Frequently Ask Questions
What is the iPhone secret button?
Basically, you turn the back of your iPhone into an extra button that lets you double-triple it to trigger a customizable action.
What is iPhone secret menu?
Hidden menus are secret dialer codes – numeric and special characters like * and # – that guarantee access to hidden information on a phone when dialed. iOS phones have some hidden dialer codes.