It is often said that three ‘Apple(s)’ changed the history of the world. One that Adam ate, the second that fell on Newton, and the third, the Apple company, which was invented by Steve Jobs. Though we cannot say much about the authenticity of the first and second events, we are as sure as possible about AAPL and its products changing our lives. People use Apple products and especially the iPhone because they are way more powerful and easier to use than their competitors. So today we brought you 6 hidden iPhone tricks that are going to further make your lives easier than before.
Taking Screenshot By Tapping The Apple Logo
Yes, you read it right. The Apple logo on the back side of your iPhone has usability other than showcasing your customer loyalty to the company. You can take a screenshot, mute the device, view the notification center, and can trigger many numbers of actions by tapping the logo.
To set this up go to Settings>Accessibility>Physical and Motor>Touch. Then scroll until you see the option ‘Back Tap’. After turning on the feature you can precisely choose the action you want the app to trigger.
Transform The Keyboard Into A Trackpad
Selecting a certain text on your phone on a webpage or in notes can be tricky sometimes. You have to move the cursor with your finger which blocks the view of the text. An easy alternative is to turn your keyboard into a trackpad and select the text with it. To do this you have to apply a long press on the space bar. After that, you will notice how you can use your keyboard space as a built-in trackpad.
The video below shows how it works in action:
Turn Your iPhone In To A Magic Wand
If you are a Harry Potter fan with an iPhone this trick is going, to make your life fun. With this, you can turn your iPhone into a ‘Wand’ that will take action on your magic voice commands.
For example, to turn on your flashlight you can say ‘Hey Siri, Lumos!’ or to turn on ‘Do not disturb mode’ you can say ‘Hey Siri, Sliencio’.
To enable this feature, go to Settings>Siri and Search>Make sure the “Listen for ‘Hey Siri’” toggle is turned on. A full list of Harry Potter Siri commands is viewable here.
Measure A Person’s Height With Your iPhone
To get started with this trick open up the measure app on your iPhone. Position your phone and the person in such a way so that you can see his/her entire body on the phone’s screen. Next, a horizontal white line is going to appear on the screen above the person’s head with the height next to it. You can also use this feature to measure the dimension of other objects like furniture.
Record The Video While Playing The Music In The Background
Normally you can’t play the music and record the video on the iPhone simultaneously because as soon as you tap the video recording button the music will stop. However, there is a certain way of recording the video that doesn’t stop the music in the background. To make this trick work, start the music in the Spotify app or Apple Music app. Open up the camera and instead of going to the video mode press and hold the white shutter button while dragging it to the right. Upon doing so, your iPhone will start recording video as music in the background continues to play.