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5 really hidden features of iPhone which will blow your mind

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5 really hidden features of iPhone which will blow your mind
iPhone has completed 10 years of existence and the device has completed a great journey and now is standing far ahead from where it has started from.





iPhone was not only the smartphone, it was a revolution which was not that appreciated when launched but now iPhone doesn't need any introduction.

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But for all that, the iOS software that powers iPhones is still something of a mystery. The handsets in our pockets include some of the most sophisticated software ever made – so it's no surprise that some of them are still undiscovered.

Today in this article we are going to talk about the 5 really hidden features of iPhone which will blow your mind.





Hidden spirits

The compass app seems like a strange addition – unless you're particularly given to mountaineering or are leading a Scout troop, you've probably never had a call to use it. But that might have kept you from finding the part of the app that's actually useful.

Open up the app and flick to the right and you'll be given access to a spirit level, which uses the phone's sensors to find out how flat it is. That can be perfect for a range of things – measuring whether pictures or floors are straight, for instance.

Access accessibility

Apple works hard on accessibility, something that it doesn't always show off about. That means there's a range of features built into iPhones to make them easier to use – some of which might go entirely unknown.





Head to the Accessibility pane in the Settings app, and you'll find the place to turn all of those on. They include features like the ability to turn on a magnifying glass, to see smaller bits of the phone's display, or to reduce the motion that can lead some people to feel traffic sick while navigating around the phone.

You can also turn on a setting so the iPhone's torch flashes when you get a notification, for instance, if you have trouble hearing it. It's worth having a look through all of this part of the Settings and seeing what you can find.

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Take a shortcut

Autocorrect might be responsible for a lot of embarrassing situations where it picks the wrong word. But you can use it to save an awful lot of time.





By using the Text Replacement options in the Keyboard settings, you can add things you often type. The default example that Apple enables is "omw", which can autocorrect to "on my way", but you can add whatever words you want.

If you find yourself typing out an address a lot, for instance, then add that address to the substitutions and give it a shortcut like "addy". Then whenever you type that little word, the phone will give you the entire address and you can let the phone do the work.

Use the remote

The little remote built into your iPhone earphones is useful for the obvious: playing and pausing, and moving the volume up and down. But it does a lot more, too.





Perhaps the most significant of them is that you can use the volume up button as a way of triggering the camera, just like you can with the corresponding button on the side of the phone.

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Check what's hogging your battery

The iPhone has a lot of features built to name and shame the apps that are using up your valuable resources. And perhaps the most valuable resource on the iPhone is battery – without which nothing else works.

Head to your phone's settings and search out the Battery option. Inside there, you'll get a list of the apps that have used the most battery over the last 24 hours and seven days. See if you can see anything that's running in the background when it shouldn't be – Facebook is a repeat offender in this respect, and you can save a lot of battery by deleting that from your phone – though it's likely you won't be surprised by the things that are at the top, since they're probably the ones you use the most.





It's also from this page that you can turn on power saving mode, which toggles a load of switches in the phone to make the battery last longer if you're worried about running out. It can be found quickly if you have an iPhone 6s or 7 – 3D touch on the Settings app and you'll see a shortcut to get straight there.

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