So.. you had an iPhone for a while and you feel like you know everything there is to know about it. Well, think again. Here’s the list of 6 tips that most iPhone owners won’t know about.
1Reopen Closed Safari Tabs
We will start with an easy one. Accidentally closed a tab in Safari and really need it back? Tap the ‘Tabs’ icon and then hold down on the ‘+’ button to bring up the list of recently closed tabs.
Now I know what you are thinking. Don’t worry, it doesn’t work in Private Browsing Mode.
If you are someone who likes to fall asleep listening to Music, watching a video on Netflix or YouTube, you can actually set a sleep timer for media to turn off after a certain amount of time.
Simply head into the Clock App, go to Timers at the bottom right corner and under ‘When Timer Ends’ select ‘Stop Playing’.
This will then turn off any media that’s currently playing on your iPhone when the timer is finished.
33D Touch Folders
Once you have organized all your applications into folders, it could get hard to find out where those maddening red notification bubbles are coming from.
All you have to do is 3D Touch (press and hold) the folder and from there you’ll see all the applications that have pending notifications and you can head in to that specific app without having to dig through the folder.
Another thing that is not fun, digging through the settings menu to find app specific settings that you want to change. You have got to go home, and then into the settings and then you have to scroll all the way to that app.
Instead of doing all that you can instantly jump into any app settings by simply activating Siri and saying “Settings” when that specific app is open.
Siri will then open up the settings menu and you can head to the exact right screen.
5Siri Song History
Siri is also pretty useful when it comes to quickly finding out what song is playing. You can just ask Siri “What song is playing” and it will find out for you.
You probably already knew you could do that. What you probably didn’t know is that you can head to the iTunes Store application, and tap on the ‘list’ icon in the top right corner. In here you will find a tab called ‘Siri’ which has a history of all the songs that you have ever asked Siri to identify.
6Passcode Lock Apps
Finally if you need a bit more privacy in your life and you don’t want people snooping in certain applications on your phone, then head to the ‘Screen Time’ option in the ‘Settings’ menu in order to pseudo lock some applications.
First and foremost, you need to set a screen time password, if you haven’t done so already. Then you need to head into ‘App Limits’ and select ‘All Apps and Categories’. Set the timer to 1 minute and make sure that ‘Block at End of Limit’ is turned on and tap ‘Add’ on the top right corner.
Now head to main screen and select ‘Always Allowed’. If the app is under the allowed app section, it will NOT have a passcode lock on it. The rest of the apps will now be locked via your Screen Time passcode.