Share your most used iPhone tip

#3

That is just about the best question I’ve seen in a long time.
And maybe the most difficult to answer :slight_smile:

I’ve been thinking about it for a time now. I use my iPhone so much it is hard to say what my “most used iPhone tip” is. but I’ll give it a try:

Without 3rd party apps

  • +1 for the force pressing everything you can
  • long press the spacebar to move the cursor around text in app.
  • install shortcuts app

With 3rd party apps:

  • install drafts in your dock
  • get a VPN app/provider (I use encrypt.me because it auto starts on an unknown network)
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#4

double tapping the space bar gives you a full stop.

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#5
  • Use the search for playing music and calling people rather than opening an app.
  • Siri has improved lately and is better than people make it out to be ( at least in english).
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#6

Use search for everything. I have dozens of folders dating back to my 3G in 2009 but I never look in them.

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#7

Always keep AirPods nearby

#8

Turn off vibration ring on silent mode so that when you turn the phone on silent it truly stops bothering you (and others).

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#9

Enable “Do not disturb” in Control Center with 3d-touch to access the options

  • for one hour
  • until this evening
  • until I leave this location
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#10

Press and hold “.?123” key, drag to the one key you need on that screen, release to return to qwerty screen.

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#11

My all-time favorite tip.

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#12

When scrolling down a long page (Safari, Mail, really, any app with long scrolling text), press the area at the top of the screen (right below the notch in iPhone X/Xs devices, or in older devices, the area where you see the current time and network operator) and the screen will scroll all the way back to the top of the page.

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#13

When using Messages to write a text message from scratch, or when using the share sheet to share something via Messages.app, tap the ‘.’ key and you’ll get a list of your most recent addressees/recipients to select from.

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#14

long press the forward - backward arrow in safari to chose the page you want to go to from a popup list

#15

Long press the address bar in Safari to get the “Paste and Go” option (if you have a URL on the clipboard) or “Paste and Search” (for any other text on the clipboard).

#16

Siri does a lot of things for you,i think it is one of Apple’s greatest inventions.
And install a iPhone data eraser(https://www.safewiper.com/ )Once the iPhone runs out of storage, just make it work.

#17

ooooh this is a very nice one :astonished: :upside_down_face:

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#18

Doesn‘t work for me or I get it wrong.

#19

Swipe the „home bar“ on an iPhone without home button to quickly switch apps.
Swipe down on it to pull down the screen to reach the top more easily.

#20

Your phone ringing is annoying.

Press the power button already!

#21

When I hold down the 123 key while using the alphabet keyboard, I can slide up to number 7, release, get the 7 and return automatically to the alphabet keyboard.

#22

Ah, now I get it! This post did‘t have 20 characters.

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