You might notice at first glance that your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus that it’s no different from iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Actually, it has some additional features including a Home button that you can customize and a Portrait mode on the dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus and more.
Here’s a look at how you can make the most out of your iPhone 7 through some cool tricks and features.
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Cool iPhone 7 Tricks
1. Wake without any fingers
Pressing button is so old school. Now, new iPhones wake up when you pick them up through the feature in iOs 10. It’s useful for checking notifications so you won’t bother unlocking your phone to see the updates.
2. Turn off the flashlight fast and easily
Turn on the flashlight from Control Center while the phone is locked is super convenient. However, swiping back in and tapping the button again to turn it off can be tiring. Now, you can simply swipe a tiny bit and then let go. The phone will assume that you’re opening the camera app then the flash will turn off.
3. Using WiFi and mobile data at the same time
Use Apple’s ‘WiFi Assist’ feature to use both WiFi and cellular data at the same time. Just go to the iPhone 7 settings and click Mobile Data. Then, scroll down and look for the WiFi Assist option. Tap it to switch it on.
4. Get to the camera quicker
In the old days, taking a pic meant to swipe, passcode, swipe, tap and maybe another swipe to get the camera into the right mode.
Not with the iPhone 7, you just have to lift your phone, swipe right on the lock screen (or up/down if you’re holding it in landscape mode) and the camera app is ready to use.
5. Activate phone flash for notifications
Are you constantly missing notifications? Make the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus flash when something new pops up. This is done through the phone’s camera flash pinging on and off until it caught your attention.
Go to the iPhone settings menu to turn it on. Click General, and then Accessibility. From there you’ll see the LED flash for alerts. Tap it and now it’s activated. However, this may cause your phone’s battery life to shorten if the flash is always constantly going off.
6. Shot more gorgeous photos with the iPhone 7 camera
We all know that the iPhone’s camera is already topnotch. But with the iPhone 7, it is better than ever.
The trick is to turn on the flash where you might have think that it is impossible that a phone light can capture your friends in a dark club. The iPhone 7 flash is 50% brighter and reaches 50% further. In addition, it also works well with flickering light too.
7. Turn Your Keyboard Into a Trackpad
It’s an old feature for iPhones but it can still be pretty useful for 3D Touch-capable iPhones. Correcting a typo or selecting a word is just easy. You could place your finger where you want the cursor to be. However, it can be a handful and it lacks precision. It can be hard to see exactly where your cursor is since your own finger is on the way. Just do a hard press on the on-screen keyboard: the keys will disappear. It will be replaced by a MacBook-style trackpad.
Now, you can glide your finger around to move the cursor anywhere on the screen. Once it is going over the word you want, you can hard press again to select that word. Hard-pressing twice pick out the whole sentence.
Apple’s iOS platform has an amazingly simple and intuitive UX. However, this platform is continuously growing more complex from year to year. The iPhone is pretty simple enough: you can get it then figure out how to use it correctly and quickly. Yet, it also contains some nifty features and functions that all of us might be unaware of. Learning all of those features that are hiding in your iPhone is enjoyable.
In this way, you can make your iPhone fresh and new make it better with these iPhone 7 cases and accessories. Plus, these tips can make you use your iPhone to its maximum potential.