Knowing a trick or two about your phone makes you the cool guy of the gang.
In this article we are going to cover 5 awesome tricks for iPhone users that you will definitely love. It will not only help you use your phone better, but would also make you a tech master. Knowing these little know-hows in your phone will make using the phone more fun for you.
What about those who don’t use an iPhone?
If you do not have an iPhone you might definitely have thought about getting one. And there’s no better time to get one than now when every website is offering so many steal deals on the Apple’s most favourite product.
The iPhone 11 is available for as little as Rs 48000, much lower than its last year’s price. If you want to go for an older model, getting the XR is a great option. And you can get some more cashback and discounts when you purchase the phone online by using the coupons on electronics. GrabOn is the best destination to get discounts on your online purchases. So head over to the coupons website and check out the deals on iPhones before you buy them.
And if you have one already, get ready to extract the total worth of your money. So keep reading to know the interesting and fascinating things that you can do with the iPhone that’s resting in your pocket right now.
1. Record with song in the background
We often love to put snaps and Instagram stories where we have the option to put a song in the background. However, if we wanted to merge a video and a song instantly, you would have to go to Instagram, record the video, try to find that song and then save it to your camera roll. You can replace all of these steps with just the camera app of your phone. You wouldn’t even need a video app to do so.
Steps on how to record a video with a song in the background
- Go to the camera app and toggle to the photo mode.
- Go to any music playing app on your phone like Spotify and start playing the song.
- Return to the camera app and long press the center button that you click to take photos.
- Slide right in order to go hands-free.
- You will observe that your video is being recorded while the song is playing in a background.
- Click on the center button.
That’s it! Simply go to your photos gallery and check out the video which just recorded with the song that you wanted in the background.
Now you can directly post it to any social media or just preserve this awesome piece of video and create memories.
2. Back tap
If you want to have some feature open up quickly without having to go inside menus and settings, you can directly turn on the back tab feature. It will open any app/feature for you just by tapping at the bacl of your iPhone. Every time you tap at the back of your iPhone two times, whatever you assign to it will open up.
Here are the steps to activate the back tab.
- Go to settings on your iPhone.
- Click on accessibility.
- Select touch.
- When you scroll down, you will see the option called back tab.
- Now choose double back tap.
- A list of features and apps will open up. You can select a screenshot, reachability or an app that you would like to open.
Now, whenever you double tap your iPhone app the back, you can take a screenshot easily or perform the function that you’ve assigned on it.
Similarly there is a triple tab option that you can customize to open an app or activate a feature as well.
Unfortunately, this feature will not be available for any iPhone users before the iPhone 12. So if you are one, you may have to upgrade in order to use this feature.
3. Mirror front camera
Have you ever noticed that whenever you take a selfie, it gets mirrored? Well, if you wondered about that and if that’s something that frustrates you, here is a cool feature that you can use to escape from mirroring your selfies. In order to do that, you will have to switch on an option called mirror front camera into the camera settings. Post which, all your selfies will come exactly the way you take them.
Here’s how you can do it.
- Go to the camera app.
- Select settings.
- Turn on the mirror front camera.
Well, this feature is available if you have your iPhone updated to iOS 14. If you have not updated it, you can go to your phone settings and update it right now.
4. Instant location sharing
All of us have to share our location with our loved ones, whether it may be our mom asking where we are and we want to show the location with her to let her know that we are still safe, with your friends who’re coming over to your place to see you. Well in all of these cases there is an awesome cool trick that you can use to reduce the time it takes to share your current location with a contact.
This happens via the iMessage app. You don’t have to select any complicated options or go through multiple screens. All you have to do is type ‘I am at’ on the text message box and suddenly in the suggestion bar (above your keyboard) you will see ‘current location’. Simply tap on the current location and your location will be shared with that contact in the iMessage window.
This is a super nifty way to save time while sharing your location with your loved ones. This feature will also be very useful if you want to remember your parking spot and are afraid you might not.
5. Louder music
The next up and the final one in our list is related to music. Now all of us listen to music on our phones. Where the iPhone has a pretty bomb speaker, there is a way you can increase its loudness even more to groove to those pumped up beats.
Simply go to settings → music → EQ and select late night. Whenever you have your EQ selected at late night, the music playing on your iPhone will just be louder than usual. Give it a try, you will like it.
If you like the above tricks that we wanted you to know, try them out on your iPhones right now. They will allow you to use your iPhone to the fullest. There are so many things that you can do. So why miss out on any? Own your phone and use it to the best.
About the Author
Aamer Hussain is a social media geek and a gadget lover always curious about new things.