iPhone Tips and Secrets

Apple’s reputation and success stems from its creation of quality products that offer everything you could ever dream of (and more). Unfortunately, with so many great offerings, it can sometimes be difficult to pin point the most efficient tools and apps to help get you through your day. To help you out, UAG is happy to provide you with a list of our favorite iPhone tips and secrets. We hope these iPhone tips and secrets will help you maximize the function of your iPhone device.

1. Siri.

One of our favorite iPhone tips and secrets is Siri. Apple is trying to make Siri their star program, improving how you interact with technology. Of course, there are plenty of hiccups in the programming, but Siri has remained persistent about improving quality. Get the most out of Siri by pressing down and holding the Home button, then tap the “i” button. This will open a list of all the things Siri can do for you and options to customize them. That way, you can get the most out of the feature and reduce hiccups to a minimum.

2. Autocorrect

Autocorrect seems to be the scapegoat for most people’s Freudian slips, but it’s a fairly useful tool. If you type a lot, you might have to deal with a lot of apostrophes. Instead of having to find the special key, just write the word without the apostrophe and Autocorrect will put it in. Also, you can teach phrases and acronyms, so they will automatically insert into your text. Go to Settings, General, Keyboard, and then Add New Shortcut.

3.  Take better pictures

Use the volume up ( + ) key as a shutter for the camera. Taking a quick picture with one hand will usually come out blurry, but use two hands and press on the + button to get a stable image. Also, if you are out exploring and need to snap a quick picture, the camera icon is always available right next to the slide lock. Just swipe and touch, and you are immediately ready to take a picture. This is one of the easiest, yet most helpful iPhone tips and secrets.

4.  Manage your apps with the multitasking bar

Instead of having to close the app you are using every time you want to switch to another, double press on the home bar. This will bring up the multitasking bar showing all of your currently open apps, and you can swap between them to access them without closing your current app.

5.  Lock your screen in portrait

You can lock your screen so it doesn’t rotate when you turn it on its side (or conversely, unlock it). Double tap on the home icon to access the multitask bar and swipe it to the right. There will be a rotation block on the far right, which you can tap on to lock and unlock the feature. While you are there, you can also control the volume of the music without having to exit other applications like Safari.

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