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Great Hidden features for iPhone running on iOS 11

iPhone X Plus

Many of the iPhone users are still not getting the best out of their device. There are many reasons for that like, some of these features are hidden in the Settings menu or require additional apps, whereas others can be accessed with a swipe in the right place or a numerical code.

Because Apple is constantly rolling out new updates, we are bringing you the 7 hidden tricks for the current iOS 11. Fortunately, many of them also work on older versions of iOS.

Know who's calling by adjusting the vibration settings

You probably have your phone on silent when you’re out and about. So when your iPhone vibrates in your pocket, it could be anyone; you need to pull it out and look at the screen to know if it’s that irritating uncle you’ve been avoiding.

But you don’t have to deal with that after setting up individualized vibrations. For selected contacts, you can set your iPhone to vibrate in specific ways: small, hectic vibrations for important contacts, for example, or vibrations with long pauses for all those irritating uncles in your address book.

Edit Contact > Ringtone > Vibration > Create New Vibration

Banishing pop-up windows

You’ve probably seen the “Rate this app!” window a hundred times. Instead of having to click “not now” each time, you can turn this off permanently, saving time and a whole lot of nerves. If you really want to give the developer your feedback, you can still do it at your leisure in the App Store.

Settings > iTunes & App Store > In-App Ratings & Reviews

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Spare your eyes and make your display grayscale

Setting your iPhone’s display to grayscale isn’t just for minimalists—it can have a positive psychological effect too. Because our brains automatically respond to signal colors, app notifications you receive are usually red. By going colorless, you might find yourself feeling less stressed when looking at your home screen. Additionally, experts claim that blue light keeps you from falling asleep—an issue you can bypass with grayscale. But don’t worry: when you take photos, your iPhone will still save them in color.

Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Color Filters > Grayscale

If the grayscale turns out to be too bleak for you, you can always switch to Dark Mode, in which light and dark colors trade places (Display Accommodations > Invert Colors > Smart Invert). Night Shift mode (Display Accommodations > Display & Brightness > Night Shift) reduces the intensity of blue colors that appear on the display in the evening, potentially allowing you to fall asleep more easily than you otherwise would have.

Make anonymous calls with #31#

Concealing your number when making calls isn’t useful only for detectives or pranksters. Maybe you simply don’t want someone else to get ahold of your personal number.

Making anonymous calls with an iOS is incredibly easy. All you have to do is dial #31# before entering the person’s phone number, hit the green call button, and the person on the other end of the line won’t know who’s calling. If there’s someone you never want to have your number, you can just type #31# into their contact in your address book.

Use your smartphone camera as a calculator

Imagine that you want to solve a complicated equation—something with a variable, a radical, and a fraction. Just typing out the equation in the calculator app is laborious enough. The Photomath app offers a handy solution: it scans and calculates handwritten math problems with the iPhone’s camera. It can even handle simultaneous equations and logarithmic functions, and shows the step-by-step process it took to solve the problem.

Must Read: Five Hidden features of iOS 12

Never type Wi-Fi passwords again

You’re at a friend’s house and ask for the WiFi password, but your friend doesn’t know it by heart. Moments later you’re kneeling behind the couch in front of the router, covered in dust, squinting to try to read the password on the sticker on the back—all to just wind up typing it into your phone wrong. If you’ve experienced this before, then you’re going to love this next function: your host can simply send you the Wi-Fi password via Bluetooth if it’s saved in their phone.

To do so, Bluetooth needs to be activated on both devices. Your host then selects his own Wi-Fi connection in “Settings” and then you both hold your phones near each other. The host will then receive a window with the option to “Share WiFi”—and boom, you’re connected.

Timer: allow your iPhone to transport you to sleep
It’s nice to let your iPhone guide you to sleep through audiobooks, podcasts or music. It’s just a bit annoying when you have to reach over, seconds before actually falling asleep, to pause the recording.

The Timer on your smartphone allows you to bypass this problem. Through the Timer, the playlist will stop after an amount of time specified by you. Most podcast apps have similar functions.

Clock > Timer > When Timer Ends > Stop Playing

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