The iPhone has lot of valuable features that can actually spare you time. That’s why it’s important to keep your iOS up to date in order to utilize these handy features and to protect yourself from malicious activities. These handy features are not-so common as even the most seasoned iPhone users may not know all of them.

To help you extract most out of your iphone, we’ve found the 15 best tips and hidden features to enhance your accessibility. But before you go for them, make sure you’re running iOS 10.3 or later.

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Getting hourly weather update without touching weather app

This is one of the most nifty features that iOS 10.3 introduced. To use this, search a location on Apple’s Map app, press and hold the weather icon in lower right corner.

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Controlling Flashlight brightness level

To customize flashlight brightness, open up the data center, press and hold the torch icon.

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Media stopper

Open Apple’s Clock app, and tap “Timer” on the bottom right to access this feature. This trick is useful if you often fell asleep while listening songs or watching videos. This custom timer stops all media on your phone when it ends.

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create custom vibration alerts

By setting up this feature, you can customize vibration alerts as per your requirement. You can set alerts for calls , texts , tweets, calendar reminders, alarms and more.  Just go to Settings > Sounds, and choose an alert for which you want to create a custom vibration

Press and hold to create a pulse, and lift your finger to enter a pause between pulses. Tap “Stop” when you’re done, and make sure to “Save” your custom vibration.

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Shake your phone to undo typing

This feature works like Ctrl+z or command+z for your iphone. Which means you can use it while if you accidentally delete long paragraphs of text.

You can turn this feature on and off by going to General > Accessibility, and tap the toggle next to “Shake to Undo.”

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See and edit drafts across all your email accounts

Tired of checking draft folder for each of your email account? Don’t waste time checking them all separately. Instead, tap and hold the “New Message” icon in the bottom right of Apple’s Mail app, and you’ll see every draft you have saved.

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Choose a camera mode, even when your phone is locked

You can choose your camera mode, even when your phone is locked.

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Quick custom text message

You can responds to phone calls with custom text message without unlocking and opening iMessage. Go to Settings > Phone and tap “Respond with Text.” Here, you’ll be able to create up to three custom text responses that you can use whenever you can’t respond the call.

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Easy and quick type symbols and letters

This feature makes your typing much convenient. For example, to type a forward slash, tap and hold the backward slash symbol instead of tapping the numeric “123” button and then tapping the “#+=” button to get to the backslash button.

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Symbols and numbers without switching between keyboards

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Double tap the space bar to add a full stop

This technique will save you time. instead of tapping the “123”button while typing to enter a period tap the space bar to insert a full stop. To access this feature,  go to Settings > General > Keyboard  and tap the toggle next to “.” shortcut.

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More secure Alphanumeric code 

You can make your 4-digit passcode even more secure. Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode and tap either “Change Passcode” or “Turn Passcode On.” Then, tap “Passcode Options” and choose “Custom Alphanumeric Code.”

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Customize text replacements to insert common phrases, symbols, or emojis more quickly

 

To access this feature,  go to setting > General < Keyboard and tap “Text Replacement”.

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Use handy Apple’s compass app

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See a location on the map without opening Apple’s Maps

Whenever someone sends you address, use this trick to save time. Tap and hold the address in your iMessage to see a menu of options. Press to see the address on Apple’s Maps app, and swipe up on the screen for menu options.

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