6 tips to use your iPhone efficiently
Even if you are a regular iPhone user, you may have not yet unlocked most of its power-packed features. With every new iPhone release, sleeker and smarter features are being added to the iPhone, thanks to its ever-evolving iOS software. This article lists some of the most helpful tips and tricks that will help you to use your iPhone more efficiently. These tips are extremely convenient, time-saving, and fun.
- Muting the ‘reply-all’ email threads
If you are tired of getting trapped in the awful and long ‘Reply All’ email thread, then don’t fret, here’s what you can do. Open the Mail app on your iPhone, swipe right to left across the ‘reply-all’ email option you want to mute in your inbox. Tap and you get the ‘Mute’ option, tap on the ‘Mute’ button and you will no longer get notifications from that email thread. Repeat the first three steps, and tap ‘Unmute’ If you want to rejoin the conversation.
- Shortcut to change Wi-Fi networks
Opening the Settings app to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots every time can be tedious. However, you can access the same quickly by swiping down diagonally on the top-right corner of the display to open the Control Center. Tap and hold the Wi-Fi widget to see a list of available networks. The same can be done while pairing Bluetooth devices.
- Close browser tabs automatically
This tip is quite useful as it helps your web browser run more efficiently. Note that this trick works only for the default Safari internet browser. Open Settings, tap on Safari and then tap on the ‘Close Tabs’ option. You can close tabs on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, or simply leave it on manual mode.
- Notification flash
If you prefer visual notifications over auditory ones, then you can use your iPhone’s LED light to notify every time you receive a message. Open settings, tap on the ‘General’ option, select ‘Accessibility’ option, scroll down under the ‘Accessibility’ tab, and tap on the ‘Enable LED Flash for Alerts’ option.
- Disable apps from asking feedback
Feedbacks and reviews help app developers tweak and upgrade apps. However, it can be annoying when it popups every time. Fortunately, iPhone users can disable this feature. Open Settings, select iTunes & App Store, toggle ‘off’ the ‘In-App Ratings & Reviews’ option.
- Multiple faces for Face ID
All new iPhones models after iPhone X use face recognition. The phone could only recognize a single face in the versions previous to iOS11. The new iOS lets you register multiple faces with multiple fingerprints to unlock a single device. To unlock this feature, follow the given steps: Open Settings, select ‘Face ID & Passcode’, type your passcode, select ‘Set Up an Alternate Appearance’, scan your face, and follow the prompts.