Top Five iPhone Hacks You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now

You might already think that you know everything there is to know about your iPhone, but with Apple’s ever-changing features, you’re bound to find one that surprises you.

Hidden beneath the surface of the iPhone are a bunch of cool features. Keep reading for some of the most useful iPhone hacks.

iphone-hacksSpeed Up Charging

When you’re in a rush, the last thing that you have time for is sitting around for your phone to charge. You can boost your battery percentage by an additional five-to-eight percent by engaging the flight mode. Your iPhone won’t waste any energy by searching out Wi-Fi or data connections when flight mode gets turned on; it’s just going to charge.

iPhone Toolbox

Everyone has those apps that get filed away into a folder and if you look on your iPhone, you’re probably going to find one. Unless you’re one to hike through the woods, your compass app gets hidden in that folder. However, you should pull it out.

You might not realize it, but the compass app comes equipped with a handy leveling feature that could be beneficial when you need to see just how straight something is. It provides you the exact degree of the angle, turns into a bubble gauge, and even turns green once leveled. To find the level, just swipe left in the compass app.

Turn off the Music

If you like to listen to music as you fall asleep, there’s a good chance that you’ve woken up in a panic because of a loud song, or one with a lot of bass. Unfortunately, that’s one of the downfalls of listening to your playlist as you sleep; unless you use the clock app. Hidden at the bottom of the ‘When Timer Ends’ zone is a little option called ‘Stop Playing.’ Do you want to stop your iTunes or Spotify when the timer runs out? Follow these steps.

Clock App > Timer > When Timer Ends > Stop Playing

Easy Pictures

How many times have you tried to take a selfie with a group of friends or of yourself and it turned out awful because the camera moved as you tapped the screen? You’re in luck. No longer do you have to tap your finger on the touchscreen to snap your selfie. That is one of the best and oldest iPhone hacks, but you can snap a picture by pressing down on the volume buttons. As an added plus, if you have a pair of compatible and connected headphones, hitting the button on those works too.

Let Siri Take You Home

If you’ve spent a late night out and you don’t want to navigate through the Uber app, you can let Siri do it for you; as long as the app gets installed first. All you need to do is tell Siri to get you an Uber, and let her know to take you home in an Uber X and you’re set. Just make sure you’re logged into the account, and you have a card attached.

uber-appNow you can speed up your charging, level a picture, automatically stop the music, capture an image, and order an Uber with Siri easily. Do you want to see more iPhone hacks that make your texting life easier? Leave a comment below.

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