If you’re an iPhone user, chances are taking selfies isn’t the only reason you love your phone. Here are 10 hidden things that your iPhone can do, including a few ways to take better selfies!
iPhone Tricks: 10 hidden iOS features you never knew existed
If Apple included a paper user manual with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that included explanations of each and every feature, it would be the size of a phone book.
The iOS platform simply packs too many features to cover them all at once, but that’s one of the great things about it.
Even if you’ve been an iPhone user for years, there are still hidden features that are waiting to be discovered.
Today, we’re going to help you discover 10 such features, and you may never look at your phone the same way again.
Close multiple apps at once
Double-tapping the iPhone’s home button opens the app switcher, and swiping up on any app closes it completely. Looking to close all your apps?
Save some time by swiping up on two or even three apps at a time with multiple fingers.
Keeping your apps closed when they aren’t being used is a great way to keep your battery from running down quickly.
Format your font
You can’t change system fonts in iOS without jailbreaking, but did you know you can use rich formatting in some apps, such as Mail?
Simply long-tap, select the text you want to format, and then choose Bold, Italics or Underline from the pop-up menu.
Lock camera focus and exposure
Tapping on an object in the frame while using the iPhone’s camera app will adjust your focus and exposure using that object as a guide.
But did you know you can lock your focus and exposure so that even if you move, they remain unchanged?
Simply tap and hold on any object in your frame to lock your focus and exposure. You’ll see a message pop up at the top of the screen once you’re locked.
This even works when taking selfies. No more blurry pictures of you and your friends!
Hidden back button
OK, so it’s not really a “button,” per se, but there is a hidden back feature in many Apple apps.
In apps like Messages and Safari, simply swipe right from the left edge of the display to go back one screen.
This gesture also works in plenty of third-party iPhone apps.
Shoot in burst mode
It’s so annoying when you pull out your camera to capture a moment but then snap a shot that’s blurry or oddly framed. Burst mode, however, helps ensure that doesn’t happen.
With a burst, you’re able to take many pictures in a very short period of time. This helps you get the best frame you can!
Simply hold down the on-screen shutter button in your iPhone’s Camera app and the phone will keep rapidly snapping pics until you let go.
The entire sequence of shots will then be saved as one group in your Photos app, and tapping Select at the bottom of the screen when you view those photos will let you choose which ones to keep and which to delete.
The iPhone will even designate which images in the sequence it thinks came out the best.
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