5 Awesome iPhone Tricks You Didn’t Know About

iPhone is currently used by over 1 billion users. People love iPhone because of its user-friendly UI and the overall stability of iOS. Apple took this step further with iOS 15 by introducing a couple of new useful features. Below you will find 5 awesome tricks and tips that will enhance your iPhone user experience, with most of them being available in older iOS versions too.

1. Type Faster With Text Replacement

Everyone has those common words and phrases they use while texting friends and family. iOS now allows you to do this much faster using the Text Replacement feature. With this feature, you can simply type four letters such as “HAYD” instead of typing the phrase “How are you doing”. However, you have to first add these abbreviations to your keyboard. To do this, go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement. You can now add abbreviations to all the common phrases you use while typing on your iPhone keyboard.

2. Copy Text in an Image Using the Live Texts Feature

This feature that Apple introduced in iOS 15 allows users to copy texts in an image. For instance, if there is a certain phone number in an image, you no longer have to type it manually into your dialer. To copy texts in an image, double-tap or long-press the position of the text in the image and tap copy. This text will be copied into your clipboard, so you can paste it into any other app.

3. Use Spotlight Search to do Calculations

This trick allows you to do simple calculations without opening your calculator app. You simply have to open spotlight search by swiping down while on your home screen or lock screen and input the operation you want to execute. Spotlight search will then give the answer right away.

4. Set Timer Faster

If you are one of those people who rely on their timer for workouts or other tasks that require timing, this trick is for you. Here is a faster way of setting a timer without opening the clock app. Open control center by swiping down from the top right corner of your screen (full-screen iPhones) or swiping up from the bottom of your screen (iPhones with home button) and long-press the time icon. You can now slide it up or down to set your desired number of minutes.

5. Add Multiple Faces to Face ID

If you use your iPhone with one of your siblings, iOS now gives you the option to add multiple faces that can be used to unlock the iPhone and any other apps that use Face ID. To add another face, simply open your Settings > Tap Face ID & Passcode > input your passcode > Tap Set Up an Alternate Appearance and Scan the face of the other person you want to add.

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