5 Little-Known iPhone Functions and Tricks

5 Little-Known iPhone Functions and Tricks

Your iPhone has much more functionality than just sending texts, making phone or video calls, and operating social media apps. There are so many more little-known iPhone functions and tricks that you need to learn! Once you start using some of these features, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to figure out. Check out some of our favorite features below.

Scan & Sign Documents

Before the creation of smartphones, you would need a specific device to scan documents for your computer. With new features, you can now scan a document to your phone, sign it with your finger, and email it to the appropriate individual. To do this, open a new note on the pre-downloaded app, tap the camera icon at the bottom of the screen, select “scan document,” hover your camera over the paper, let it scan the page, and tap “save” in the right corner. Now, you have an entire document on your phone that you can sign!

Silence Unknown Callers

Do not confuse this feature with blocking unknown callers. Your iPhone can send callers with odd numbers in your phone directly to voicemail without vibrating or ringing your device. Turn this one on by opening settings, selecting “phone,” and activating “silence unknown callers.” You will still receive the call, but your phone will silently alert you—if you know the caller, you can add them to your contact list.

Alter How You Take Screenshots

Another little-known iPhone trick is altering how you take screenshots with your phone. We’ve all accidentally taken a screenshot of our home screen when we squeeze the lock and volume buttons simultaneously. You can now take a screenshot by tapping the Apple icon on the back of your phone. Who knew? Navigate to your settings again, find “accessibility,” tap on “touch,” scroll to “back tap,” select “double tap,” and find “screenshot.” Simply double-tap the back of your phone to take a screenshot—or you could choose a different setting, like screen lock!

Use Swipe Text

A notable feature that works with accessibility is gliding your fingers across the keyboard to type. Try this trick if you detest chicken pecking at the individual keys to type a sentence. The setting should be a default mode. All you need to do is open a text and swipe your finger around the keypad in the directions that spell the word you’re trying to type; your phone will auto-populate the word you’re attempting to write.

Measure Anything

When you buy a used iPhone or purchase a new one, it will come with another pre-downloaded app called “Measure.” It’s miraculous how accurately the app can measure things inside your home. For example, if you’re installing a new refrigerator, you can use this tool on your phone to estimate the distance between cabinet spaces to determine which fridge will fit. You can also use this app as a leveler; place your phone on the surface of your project and let the device do the work for you!

Who knew your iPhone had so many unique features built into its interface? Take advantage of the device in your back pocket by using some of the features mentioned in this article. How else can you use this invaluable device?