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My Favorite Hidden iPhone Features


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Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing some of my favorite hidden features in iOS.  You could search your iPhone and never come across any of these. There is no indication that they even exist. So unless you’re a total geek, even the savviest iPhone users among you, will find at least one tip that you didn’t already know.

So read on and give them a try.


Redial: In the Phone app, press, hold and let go of the green call button on the keypad screen to make the last dialed number appear. This is useful if you dial numbers frequently. If you use your contacts to dial this may not be a big help to you but if you dialing a number you may not use often, you won’t have to keep redialing.
Make TouchID work faster: This tip will help users of the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6s. Save the same fingerprint multiple times as different entries and TouchID will work much faster. This is especially useful on iPhone 5s. The first model that used the fingerprint sensor.
Spotlight conversions:  If you remember in the first video I showed you how to do easy math with Spotlight.( If you need a reminder of how to get to Spotlight. Just slide from left to right on the Apple home screen.) It’s just as easy to convert foreign currency. Just open Spotlight and type something like “20 dollars in euros,” and it will instantly perform the conversion.
Burst mode: Hold down the camera’s shutter button to shoot in burst mode. You can also use the volume up and down buttons. Burst mode is especially useful for capturing the perfect moment when your subject is moving. It allows you to capture 10 photos every second. After shooting your sequence using Burst mode, you can simply select the ones you want to keep by choosing the select option on the bottom of the screen, which will allow you to scroll through all the burst photos, when you’re finished and hit done a pop up will appear asking if you want to keep just the favorites you selected or all of them. You can keep your favorites and the rest will be deleted.
Remote shutter: Use the volume up or down button on your headphones to snap a photo in the Camera app.
Which hidden feature did you find most useful? Let me know in the comments section below.
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See you next week for part 2.


2 Replies

  1. Kim pinneri

    Thank you

    1. Ellen

      You’re welcome Kim. Hope the tips help you!

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