20 useful iPhone features that everyone forgot about. Or didn’t even know

It seems that all the interesting features of the iPhone have long been told, but this is not so. Yes, and new chips that deserve attention appear in iOS with enviable regularity.

While everyone continues to discuss iOS 16, I suggest not to focus only on it. To do this, I collected in one material the most interesting features not one, but several latest updates.

Some of the important features of the system that appeared not so long ago, many do not even know. Test yourself.

1. There can be a couple of identical shortcuts on the desktop


The same icons may, alternatively, be needed for different desktops

✓ What to do: simply drag and drop any number of shortcuts from the Application Library onto your desktop.

Previously, it was impossible to think of anything like this, but now these are the realities of iOS. And you can not be limited to two labels.

2. In the “Weather” there are notifications about emergency conditions


The application will notify you about emergency changes in conditions

✓ What to do: open “Weather”, go to the settings section and expand the “Notifications” menu, turn on the ones necessary for the current location.

The application will notify you of a potential start of rain or other sudden changes in weather conditions in the area where the user is located. It’s comfortable.

3. Safari tab bar can be moved up/down


You can use the classic app format or redesigned modern

✓ What to do: open “Settings”, go to the Safari section, select the desired option to display the address bar bar in the “Tabs” section.

Each option will find its users.

4. You can quickly find out the password from a known Wi-Fi network


A new feature in iOS 16 that was sorely lacking

✓ What to do: open “Settings”, go to the Wi-Fi section, expand the menu of a known network and get access to the password through the item of the same name.

Previously, you had to rely on the ability to share data to connect to Wi-Fi, but this feature did not always work.

Now it’s much easier to interact with passwords from known wireless networks.

5. It will turn out automatically to separate the object in the photo from the background


Neural networks in action

✓ What to do: open the desired picture in Photos or another application, hold your finger on the desired object, copy it without a background.

An interesting new feature based on AI. There are not so many practical benefits from it, but the wow effect is present.

6. “Voice recorder” can skip the silence in your recordings


It automatically parses the entire record

✓ What to do: open the editing of the required recording in the “Voice Recorder”, expand the options menu and switch the “Skip silence” switch to the active position.

A great feature that will help to leave only the voice in the recording.

7. You can add a desktop shortcut from Spotlight


Just drag it from here

✓ What to do: simply find the desired application, hold your finger on its icon and drag it to any of the desktops.

Probably the fastest way to bring a new shortcut to your desktop.

8. The text can be scanned into any input field


The system automatically recognizes text through the viewfinder

✓ What to do: just click again on the input field after focusing on it, and then select the appropriate option.

The device will automatically recognize the text that enters the camera’s viewfinder and translate it into printable form.

9. “Photos” can show the metadata of your pictures


Can see device, camera and resolution

✓ What to do: open the photo you want in Photos and swipe it up from the bottom.

This feature has not been in iOS for a very long time, and not everyone knows that it has appeared here.

10. Pictures and other objects can be dragged across iOS


A set of pictures can be collected in “Photos” and dragged to another application

✓ What to do: select one or more photos or other objects, hold your finger, go to the desired application and move the content to the specified location.

On the iPad, this feature seems even more in demand, but on the iPhone it is sometimes convenient.

11. Spotlight can be activated on the lock screen


The fastest way to launch a search bar

✓ What to do: just swipe down on the screen.

Not everyone knows that it is not necessary to unlock the device to run Spotlight.

12. You can change the text size in one application


Resizing available for specific application

✓ What to do: First, add the “Text Size” switch to the “Control Center”, use it in a specific application and determine the required value.

This thing only works with apps that support the system font size.

13. Incoming calls can be displayed in full screen


Not everyone likes displaying banners

✓ What to do: open “Settings”, go to the “Phone” section, expand the “Incoming calls” menu and select the desired option to your taste.

Some still have a lot of voice calls every day, and for them this format will definitely be more convenient.

14. Any caption can be added to each photo


This might be a note to myself for the future.

✓ What to do: swipe up from the bottom of the photo and write down everything you need in the “Add a caption” field.

For example, it will be possible to record information about a restaurant if the photo was taken in it.

15. Mobile Internet can be used together with Wi-Fi


This will speed up access to any data on the network

✓ What to do: open “Settings”, go to the “Cellular” section, turn on the “Wi-Fi Assistance” switch.

Fast mobile Internet will help speed up your home Wi-Fi.

16. You can select Wi-Fi networks through the “Control Center”


The fastest way to switch between available networks

✓ What to do: open Control Center, expand the connection control panel and hold your finger on the Wi-Fi icon.

Handy when you need to switch between 2GHz and 5GHz.

17. Back panel tapping actions are configurable


The choice of actions is impressive

✓ What to do: open “Settings”, go to “Accessibility”, expand the menu “Touch” → “Touch the back”, define the touch option and the desired action as you wish.

A unique feature that works even through a thick protective case.

18. You can hide desktops and show them again


Desktops can be functional for some scenarios

✓ What to do: go to the desktop editing mode by long touching the screen, expand the section for working with them by pressing the switch with dots, switch the necessary toggle switch to inactive position.

It will turn out to create several desktops for different tasks in order to turn them on and off as you wish.

19. Recording quality in Voice Recorder can be greatly improved


It is enough to refuse compression

✓ What to do: open “Settings”, go to the “Voice Recorder” section, expand the “Sound Quality” menu, select the Lossless option.

In the recording standard, I save with compression, which eats up the quality. However, switching to an alternative option is not a problem at all.

20. iOS can detect stolen passwords automatically


Passwords are checked against shared databases

✓ What to do: open “Settings”, go to the “Passwords” section, expand the “Security Recommendations” menu, turn on the “Detect stolen passwords” switch.

It is better to replace all passwords found in the databases.


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