To some degree, the smartphone gets a lot of credit for the selfie craze we see today. We don’t need to ask a stranger to take our picture in front of an amazing background. What’s great about a selfie stick is that you are no longer limited to the length of your arm. A selfie stick allows you to capture a broader perspective. This feature can be convenient not only for selfies. If the stick has legs, you can use it as a tripod. This is especially helpful in low light conditions. That’s when camera shake might cause blur.
You never know when you might stumble on something that needs a rapid response to capture the shot. But every time you have to unlock the phone before selecting the camera app. Head over to your iPhone’s settings and make sure you can quickly swipe the screen left and the camera opens up ready to go.
You might be, for example, writing an email, reminder, or note, and once you are done, you realize that you want to change a few things before sending or saving the text. If so, you could simply press and hold the keyboard and you’ll see the small cursor becoming a mouse-like trackpad You could then choose to keep your finger on the screen and drag the cursor around in order to reach the exact part you want to replace, correct, or delete. If you want to highlight the text, you can press a bit harder while sliding. Once you are done, allow the keyboard to return and you’ll be good to go.
If you are like me, you probably always wait for your loved one to touch down and until they notify you they arrived safely, you probably do not sleep. Having an iPhone can help you with this. How? Well, if you have the flight number, you can type it in the Safari browser and the flight details will pop up. Once you get the results, you can then tap on them and see a wide range of things including the flight time, status, and a map of where the airplane is in real-time. This will prevent you from worrying, but it will also make picking up your loved ones from the airport easier than before.
If you have used this brand for several years, you probably know that it won’t allow you to expand your storage space than what you initially bought. When compared to Androids that have this feature, it might make you question why you bought your iPhone in the first place. However, there is one thing that you can do. Thanks to all the advancements in technology, you can now use things such as the SanDisk iXpand or the Kingston DataTravel Bold that will snap into the lightning connector of your device. From there, you can play movies or TV dramas, you can transfer files, and you can also delete what you no longer need on your phone.
Not so long ago, all of us had to install specific apps in order to scan QR codes, and with an iPhone, it did take some time since you would need to find the app, point it to the code, and wait for it to process it. Today, the camera on your phone will know whether or not it is looking at a Quick Response code. According to the experts from iPhone-geeks, you don’t even need to turn on the option, instead, you’ll need to launch your camera and point it in the direction of the code. It will automatically and almost instantly perform what it was preprogrammed to do, which means that everything is made simpler and easier.
When you are writing something in an app like Messages, Notes, or your Email, or when you are using some editing applications, you could shake the iPhone in order to undo any errors you made. To redo it, you can shake it once more. Why would someone choose to do this? It is relatively simple, it will save a lot of time since you won’t need to press and hold the “Delete” button. You’ll also get a confirmation message to check if you really mean to delete something. Once it does, you should simply press on “Confirm” or “Cancel” if you erased something by mistake.
If you did some digging in your phone, you’ll notice a lot of “Accessibility” options. However, there is one particular feature that you might be interested in, one that will prompt your device to ‘read’ aloud the text featured on the screen. It is called “Speak Screen” and although used by people that have sight issues, you can benefit from it. To activate the feature, you’ll need to go to Settings → General → Accessibility → Speech, and once you reach it, you can then choose to activate the “Speak Screen”. When you want it to read something aloud, simply swipe two of your fingers from the top to the bottom and you’ll immediately hear the text.
One of the first things a lot of people recommend trying is customizing your vibrations. After all, wouldn’t it be great to know who is trying to reach you just by feeling the vibration in your pocket? To set it up, you’ll need to go to your “Contacts” and select the individual you want, and next click on “Edit”. From there, you’ll be able to choose a “Ringtone” and you’ll immediately see the “Vibration” option. Once you click on it, you’ll see a wide range of options, including the option to customize your vibrations. Doing so will allow you to have a different buzz for each person, meaning that you’ll know who is phoning without having to look at the screen.
This is my favorite of the Awesome iMessage Tricks shared in this article. Its fun to be part of iMessage groups, but they become super annoying when you are busy and everyone else wants to share their favorite memes. Thankfully iMessage lets you enable do no disturb for text messages and iMessages, without needing to activate Do Not Disturb Setting for the whole device. So you can enable Do Not Disturb for a single conversation or a group and not receive notifications when new messages are received in that particular conversation. To enable individual Do Not Disturb toggle simply tap on the ‘i’ button from the conversation page and enable the toggle for Do Not Disturb. Last but not least on our list of 9 awesome iMessage tricks is ability to show contact photo. You can show contact photos for your iMessage friends on the conversation list page. Simply open Settings > Messages > Show Contact Photos and enable the toggle next to this setting. There you have it folks, these are some of the best iMessage tricks and tips that you need to know about in 2019. Some of these have been introduced with iOS 13 while others have been part of the Messages app for a number of years. Regardless of when these were added, they are must know iMessage tricks that greatly improve the overall Messages app experience. Which of these is your favorite iMessage trick? Let us know in the comments section below.