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7 Useful Tricks for the iPhone and iPad Most People Don’t Know

7 Useful Tricks for the iPhone and iPad Most People Don’t Know
Apple iPhone is one of the best devices to have and if you own one, you must be aware why we are saying this. iPhone has thousands of features, out of which most are unknown to many. Sometimes hidden features will help you to make the most out of your device.




Today in this article we are sharing 7 useful tricks that will help you to get maximum out of your iPhone.

Dial an Extension Automatically with the Phone App

The Phone Number Pause feature in iPhone allows you to tell your iPhone to pause after calling a number and then dial another number. So, let’s say you are calling a friend in company “X.” The company telephone number is 123456 and your friend’s extension is 789. Using this option, iPhone will first dial 123456, pauses until the call is answered, and then dial 789 automatically. To use this feature just tap and hold the star button ”*” after the first number. A comma will show up. Add the second number to dial after the pause.


Signal Strength Displays with Number

A. Type *3001#12345#* and then hit Call in keyboard

B. After you tap the Call button, you will see the Field Test as follow. Now you’ve got a negative number indicating the decibels referenced to one mill watt (dBm) rather than a signal bar.

Spotlight Search

When you type anything on Spotlight Search, it can bring up and access almost anything that’s stored within your phone, your contacts (can be searched by name or number), apps, messages, calendar events, songs, videos and a lot more (if all else fails, your phone will offer to do an Internet search for you). You can customize it to your requirements by going to Setting > General > Spotlight Search. You can head straight to Spotlight Search when you need to make a call, send a message (instead of going to contacts list), find an app that you might have misplaced among hundreds of apps, or to locate a song (you can search by title, artist or album), instead of scrolling through all playlists.

Accessibility Feature




When a child wants to play your iPhone or iPad, you may need to turn on the Accessibility Feature. This feature keeps little fingers from clicking or tapping and ending up someplace they’re not supposed to be, or even deleting something accidentally.

Go into Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access and turn it on. Turn on the Accessibility Shortcut, also.

‘Shortcuts’ Section

Shortcuts enables you to teach the phone permanent shortcuts to complicated words you type a lot. Go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard->Shortcuts, you can set it as follow:

It’s good for the shortcuts of
  • Long, difficult words
  • Weird characters such as ←→, ♥ etc
  • Complete email signatures
  • Streets and places often mention in text messages
  • Often misspelled words

Switch to Thumb Mode

On the iPad, you can make typing more comfortable by switching your keyboard to thumb mode. What you need is to simply swipe two fingers across the keyboard.




Hold 0 to Get Degree Icon


If your topic is related to weather or chemistry, you may need this function to present “degree”. Hold the number zero for several seconds, and the degree icon will show above. Choose the one you need.

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