iPhone Features You Probably Don’t Know About


From how to improve your battery life to Siri playing your favorite radio station.

Daily use of our iPhone does not guarantee that we know how to exploit its full potential, and the truth is that with so many updates that Apple has released recently, it is not surprising to later discover features that we didn’t know.

Did you know you can turn your iPhone’s apple into a button? The list is very long, and there may even be features that you have already forgotten. Apple’s tips can be useful, fun, curious, and can even save you time.

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You also don’t need to have the latest iPhone, you just need to have the latest version of the iOS operating system.

Silence unknown callers

How annoying can it be to receive calls from numbers that seem unfamiliar to us and that we know are just for annoyance? Apple has the solution.

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Open the settings app. Choose Phone. Choose Silence unknown callers. As simple as that.

Make your iPhone self-destruct

After 10 unsuccessful password attempts, in your phone settings you have the option to clear all mobile data. While this possibility of data loss may seem scary, the reality is that your partner or a child is very unlikely to “accidentally” erase it.

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After the fifth unsuccessful password attempt, iOS requires a one-minute timeout before you can re-enter a password. After the sixth attempt you get a timeout of 5 minutes, after the seventh 15, and so on.

Entering 10 incorrect passwords takes more than 3 hours. The one person who spends so much time like this probably doesn’t have good intentions. How to fix this: settings, scroll down to Touch ID and password, enter your password, change the “Wipe data” setting to on.

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Raise and lower the volume faster

You can adjust the volume using the touch screen. Press the volume buttons on the side of your phone as you normally would.

Instead of continuing to press the physical button, simply slide your finger across the volume indicator on the touchscreen.

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Siri can stream radio stations!

You can ask your assistant to broadcast your favorite radio stations.

“Hey Siri: listen to the radio station…”

You can track information about your menstrual cycle

The Health app on iOs 14 allows you to track your menstrual cycle. Here you can log your period, flow level, and any symptoms such as cramps, headaches, etc. This feature also offers predictions about the start and end of your cycle for the next three cycles.

Open the Health app on your iPhone. Tap the “Search” tab at the bottom right of your screen. Select ‘Cycle tracking’. Press “Options” to begin entering information.

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Automatically close browser tabs

As it is common to have our browser filled with so many tabs that we surely don’t even use them anymore and that out of laziness we just leave them there or “just in case”.

This tip helps your web browser run more efficiently. however, this only works for Apple’s default browser which is “Safari”.

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Settings. Tap Safari. Tap “Close Tabs”.

You can configure it to close your tabs daily, weekly, monthly, or leave it in manual mode.

Extend your battery life

Apple added in iOS 13 a new option called “Optimized Battery Charging”, designed to extend the battery life of your device. Apple claims this slows the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your iPhone consumes on a full charge.

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This tool uses machine learning to understand your daily charging routine, so it can wait until you’ve finished charging over 80% until you need to use your phone. So, if you charge your phone overnight, it won’t have a 100% charge for several hours, which degrades your battery.

Settings. Scroll down to Battery. Tap “Battery Health”. Move the switch to the ‘ON’ position.

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Do you know any other tricks and features?

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