10 iPhone tips and tricks
Ever wondered how to save on your iPhone’s battery life, protect it with a password or take better photos? We’ve collated 10 top tricks and tips for Apple’s mobile to help you out.
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1) Quit multiple apps at once
Quitting apps on iOS 7 is a matter of double-tapping your iPhone’s home button and swiping the unwanted app upwards. This works for several apps at the same time. We managed a three-fingered kiss off for Safari, Spotify and Candy Crush Saga.
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3) Stop the motion sickness
4) Adjust your screen brightness and more
The new Control Center in iOS 7 allows you to adjust a range of several through one easy-to-access menu. Swipe upwards from the bottom of your iPhone’s screen to switch wi-fi on or off, play music and finesse your screen’s brightness.
5) Keep your phone quiet for meetings
The iPhone’s Do Not Disturb mode stops you from receiving notifications at certain times of the day. It will save you from all sorts of embarrassment during office conference calls or your daughter’s ballet recital. To block selected calls tap Settings > Do Not Disturb and then adjust the options as you please.
6) Take better photos with burst mode
Thanks to a handy Burst mode, iOS 7 now allows you to take multiple photos at once and then choose the best shot from those you’ve taken. Just hold down your finger on the shutter or the volume-up button on the side of your iPhone.
7) Add a new fingerprint
The easiest way to protect your mobile from any unwanted intrusions is by creating a password. Thanks to the iPhone 5s’ Touch ID technology, you can now use a fingerprint to unlock your phone – as well as the usual string of numbers. You’ll be prompted to store a print on your 5s as soon as you turn on for the first time, but you can add more via Settings > General > Passcode & Fingerprint > Fingerprint > Add a fingerprint.
8) Save battery with App Refresh
Apps that constantly check for new emails and notifications can gradually run down your battery life. To limit how often apps refresh their content when connected to wi-fi head over to Settings > General > Background App Refresh.
9) Film slow motion movies
If you fancy recording the perfect moonwalk on your iPhone, then it’s now possible to do this in the 5s’ camera settings. Just swipe to Slo-Mo in the reel of camera settings to capture an 8 second video.
10) Set your text auto-reply
A text message auto-reply is useful if you want to politely reject a call. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work if you give a standardised ‘I’m busy. Call you later.’ By going to Settings > Phone > Respond with Text you can customise a more personalised message like: ‘Been abducted by aliens. Send for help.’
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