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20 iPhone Hacks You'll Wish You Knew Sooner

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Jacqueline PaumierGuest Blogger
June 27, 2016 · 10.3k Views

You can’t live without your iPhone, you’ve downloaded every app known to man and the little device now runs your entire life. Or, maybe you use it to like…make phone calls. Either way, there are a ton of fun and clever iPhone hacks that can take your smartphone game to the next level. We apologize in advance if this post only makes your addiction worse, we’re only trying to help!

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1. Flip a coin.

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Flipping an actual coin is so 2012. Just whip out your iPhone and ask Siri to do it for you. She never gets it lost under the couch.

2. Solve math problems.

Got stuck studying or helping your kids with their homework? Download the PhotoMath app, just put your camera on the problem and the app will solve it for you.

3. Charge your phone twice as fast.

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Switch your phone to airplane mode when you need to charge up your batteries in a hurry.

4. Don’t reach for the selfie.

We’ve all faced that frustrating moment when your arm isn’t quite long enough to get that perfect selfie angle, and the selfie stick is simply not an option. Try this hack instead, plug in your headphones and click the volume + button on the remote of your apple headphones while in camera mode to shoot the photo. You can also use the middle button while in video mode to pause or play

5. Hang some art.

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Use the compass app on your phone as a leveler  to make sure everything is always hung at level.

6. Writing made easy, period.

Instead of actually hitting the period key, just press the space bar twice for a period to appear.

7.  Get as much sleep as you'd like.

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Just ask Siri to wake you up in however many hours. Setting your alarm has never been so easy.

8. Spell check made fun.

Easily fix typing errors by giving your phone a quick shake.

9. Have a VIP list.

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When you just need a break but still need the important people to be able to reach you just go to Settings> Do Not Disturb and choose which contacts you would like to still be able to contact you.

10. What does that even mean?

When typing turns into a full on emoji conversation, just highlight the emoji and select the speech option for Siri to give you the low down on what those emoji’s really mean. It’s a high five by the way, not prayer hands.

11. Get to your camera fast.

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No need to unlock your phone, just swipe up from your lock screen. You will be instantly redirected to your camera.

12. Always wake up on the right side of the bed.

Download the SleepCycle app which uses a bio-alarm clock to wake you up at your lightest point of sleep.

13. Preview a link without opening it.

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This one is for iPhone 6 users. While in Safari, Mail, or Messages, just press down on a link to preview it. You can also press down and swipe up to copy the URL and save it for later.

14. Check your email hands free.

This is perfect for checking emails in a hurry, just ask Siri to “Read my latest email” and she will pull up the most recent message for you. You can also ask her to pull up emails from a specific sender.

15. Have Siri be your restaurant concierge.

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Make last minute reservations by letting Siri know what type of restaurant you want to eat at, the date, and time. She will give you a list of options and direct contact information.

16. Check what movies are playing.

Siri to the rescue! Just ask her what movies are playing nearby and she will bring you a list of moving listings found in your neighborhood along with showtimes.

17. Skip typing into the GPS.

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If you have saved the address in your contacts, just ask Siri to “ Take me to (contact name)” and Siri will automatically give you directions.

18. Get that reminder when you want.

If you have saved your home or work location in your contacts and have your GPS enabled you can ask Siri to remind you of a specific task when you arrive at work or home. Once you’ve reached your destination Siri will deliver your Reminder.

19. Keep your kids in their app.

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Go to Settings> General> Accessibility> Turn on Guided Access. This will make it so you can’t tap out of whatever app you’re using, perfect for keeping the kiddos from getting into other areas of your phone.

20. Instantly turn your iPhone into a laptop.

Just pair your iPhone with a Bluetooth keyboard for an easy laptop you can take with you anywhere.


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Jacqueline is a modern day gypsy, who has lived in several countries and has traveled to over 20. A sucker for all things pleasing to the senses; her world revolves around food (any and all food), foreign indie films, and salsa music. The first to jump off a waterfall and the last to say no to sushi, she has been described as a bit of an “extremist”. In her perfect world, no one ever spells “cool” as “kool” and Ryan Gosling has more tattoos. She enjoys spending her free time in her New Orleans home with her Cubano guitarist husband and 1-year-old son.
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