10 Interesting iPhone Features You Don’t Know And Latest Rumors on iPhone
The 8th generation of iPhone has been with us for close to 2 years now. There are hundreds of excellent features in this powerful tool. And now, the iPhone 7 is just around the corner. In fact, there are rumors of its launch in a few days’ time. However, before you think of changing into this, you are still not done with your iPhone 6. There are a hundred other exciting features about the iPhone 6 that you still don’t know. Today, we’ll reveal to you impressive iPhone tricks to keep you glued to your iPhone all day!
Lock up Apple default apps
There are those apps that you rarely use on your iPhone. A lot of people don’t know what to do with them. To many, the only option is to isolate the apps in a single folder. However, there is an even better trick to deal with these. You can now use the restrictions feature to hide the dormant apps.
How to use the restriction feature
On your iPhone, go to settings
- Tap on >general
- Tap on >restrictions
- Tap on >enables restrictions
- Your phone will then prompt you to set a restrictions passcode.
- Set the passcode
- Your iPhone will then prompt you to select the apps that you would like to turn off.
- From the list of the apps, drag the on/off button to your left. You should see it change color.
To undo, follow the steps above and drag the button to the right.
You can now take photos as you shoot your video
You are recording a video of an event you don’t want to forget anytime soon. But then you still have an urge to capture the stills. But on tapping the shutter, the video recording stops to allow the camera to snap the photos. Nonetheless, it’s no longer that way. You can now record that magic moment and snap photos as well. Next to the shutter button, there’s a camera button, which you’ll use. Though you’ll not use the true photo sensor, the snapshots should still be excellent.
Bring your photos to life
We all love pictures. For this reason, iPhone has taken care of the technology. Not only can you snap those stunning moments but you can also turn them into unforgettable living memories. Now, with your iPhone 6 and 6s, you can breathe more life into your photos. What this means is that you can make your photos more vivid by recording some moments before and after the picture. Uniquely, it keeps a record of both movement and sound.
How to take a live photo
The best way to record a magical moment is to identify a single object. Then position your iPhone on a static posture and tap the shutter button. Of importance, remember to hold your phone static for a moment until the ‘sun-like’ icon appears and disappears.
To view your life pictures, just hard press anywhere on the photo. Identically, you can then set these live photos as your wallpaper. Hard pressing them on your lock screen will also make them move.
To set a live photo as your animated wallpaper, go to wallpaper, select the live photo from the camera roll and hit set.
Moreover, you can share your live photos with your friends. Sharing can be done through messaging, airdrop, Bluetooth or even flash share. Those who are yet to upgrade to iPhone 6 or 6s plus can also view your live photos. They can play them as a video.
On the other hand, note that live photos are almost double the usual pictures. For this reason, they take up more of your phone’s space.
To turn live photos on or off, just tap the ‘sun-like’ icon on the camera app. You should then get a notification of this at the top of the screen.
Also, you can use your iPhone’s up and down buttons. As a matter of fact, this allows you to take more clear images.
Skip to your apps directly
We are now in a new ‘generation of multi-touch’. What this means is that you can jump directly to an app avoiding all the taps and swipes. The 3D feature now enables you to navigate through your apps faster and intelligently.
Unlike the previous generations of Apple, the apps now have the Quick Action feature. Consequently, there are fewer taps and swipes. Markedly, you can jump from one app to the other.
How quick action/3D feature works
3D works by minimizing the number of taps significantly. For instance, if you want to take a selfie, just long press the camera app on the home screen. The quick actions menu will appear. From the menu, choose what you would like to do. That is to say to that you can jump from selfie to photo and even to video recording all in one tap.
Furthermore, you don’t need to launch the phone or messaging app to call or text someone. From any app, just press down the contact’s photo. Consequently, a menu pops up with options to either start a call or send a message.
Are you so conscious of time? Do you need to keep on timing things? Then this goodness fits you. You can now control your alarm from the control center.
Some of the applications with the quick action support are the camera, calendar, music, and messages etc.
Trick your phone to free up some space
Do you have to delete some apps or photos to create some space on your phone? Worry no more. You can trick your phone to free space of up to 2GB without deleting your apps. To do this, try to rent a long movie that needs much space than you have on your iPhone.
Consequently, a dialog box will pop up suggesting that you free some space. Tap settings. In effect, your phone takes you to settings. After this, go to iCloud settings. You will find out that you have some more space. Repeating this action a few more times adds you more space. Your phone does this by sweeping cookies, broken links, and histories.
Amazingly, you can access anything from your iPhone’s home screen. To do this, go to search. You just have to pull the top down. At the search bar, just type anything to want to explore. For instance, you may search humidity. Consequently, you get information on your location’s humidity below.
You can also look for contacts and applications within your phone. Moreover, you don’t have to launch the calculator for simple calculations. Just type it into the search bar. The results will be displayed below.
Your iPhone has a lot in the settings apps. As a result, finding particular features may be hectic or even hard to get. However, this has been made easy. A built-in search feature in the settings allows you to locate any particular feature with ease.
Now you can create your custom vibrations and assign them to different contacts
Today, we can assign specific ringtones to specific contacts. Consequently, we can tell who is calling us without taking our phones out of the pocket.
But how do you know your callers’ identity when your phone is in vibration mode? For this reason, iPhone allows you to tailor your vibration pattern. What this means is that you’ll have a couple of your vibration patterns. Thus, you can assign each of them to a different contact. These different patterns will allow you to identify your caller according to the pattern you assigned.
How to custom design your vibration patterns
To create your vibration patterns, go to the contact menu. Select the contact you wish. At the top-right corner of your screen, tap the edit button. Go to ringtone. Just below ringtone, there’s the vibration field. Tap it. You should find a list of patterns. Scrolling further, you’ll find an option that allows you to Create New Vibration. Tap it and create. Lastly, select to save your rhythm.
Additionally, you can also tailor your vibration rhythms for messages.
Try taking photos in burst mode; it’s real fun
Sometimes, it’s difficult to take excellent pictures of objects or people in motion. However, your iPhone now takes care of that. Taking snaps on burst mode involves taking several photos in succession. Consequently, you can select from the stack the snaps you like.
To take photos in burst mode, go to camera and have your desired object in the frame. Then hold down the camera button. Ideally, keep your phone still for some moment.
To select photos from the burst mode, tap on the burst mode stack. Tap select. After identifying the photos you like, tap on done. You should find your pictures in your gallery.
Texting is now faster
Now, you don’t have to repeat all the common phrases. Only add a shortcut for the words or phrases you use the most. They will automatically expand as you type. To do this, tap settings > general > keyboard > shortcuts. You will then be prompted to type the phrase and its shortcut.
Your headphone control module is the new shutter button
Now, you can use the control modules on your headphone to take photos and selfies. In fact, if it is wireless, you can be able to take pictures from a distance.
Want to know the latest news about iPhone 7, its likely features and possible date of release?
Here is a collection of all that is there. The world is anticipating greater changes. Much because besides the 3D feature, iPhone 6s lacks anything else to be so enthusiastic about.
iPhone 7 just around the corner
For the die-hard fans of iPhones, this is the best time to make a pre-order of the iPhone 7. We are also anticipating the release of only two models; the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Word has it that Apple will release them in about two weeks’ time. Apple is yet to disclose the exact time. However, a lot of evidence suggests that this will take time soon.
Furthermore, Apple releases most of its products around this time. @evleaks and Mark Gurman suggest that this event is likely to be between 7 and 12 of September.
Rumor also has it that entry price will later shoot. However, it is of equal importance to note that iPhone 7 is likely to have 32GB and not the usual 16GB.
Changes in the exterior design
We are also expecting some changes on the exterior design. Identically, apart from a few changes here and there on the chassis, iPhone 7 will resemble the iPhone 6s. However, we anticipate it to have fewer antenna bands. In the same way, we do not expect to find the headphone jack again. Consequently, iPhone 7 will lack the old fashioned audio plug. This will be on a quest to make these models more water resistant. We are expecting the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus to come with a tiny headphone jack adapter.
Reliable sources also suggest that this idol will have dual speakers. As a result, there will be an improvement in its sound for those who love music and movies.
Another significant change that we expect is the much different home button. Distinct from the previous products, iPhone 7 home button will be pressure sensitive. In other words, it will do away with the mechanical home button. It will rely on haptic feedback. This technology will allow these devices to respond to the users’ inputs through vibrations. With the removal of the headphone jack and the traditional home button, we expect that iPhone 7 will be much thinner.
14% increase in battery capacity
Doing away with the headphone jack will give the iPhone 7 more space. It is more likely that this space will allow for more complex internal hardware. In fact, an Apple source confirms that this space will allow newer chipsets leading to higher battery capacities. Furthermore, we also expect it to come with a bigger battery. Moreover, the battery will be able to charge much faster.
Images will be clearer
It is not clear whether Apple has the intention of adding some megapixel on iPhone 7. However, sources indicate that Apple plans to add optical image stabilization. Moreover, it is more likely that have a larger lens camera system. Additionally, we expect iPhone 7 to have an excellent zooming capability than the previous models.
Lightning downloads and Internet surfing
Rumors are all over that Apple will do away with Qualcomm’s LTE. It will reportedly go for Intel LTE modem chips. So, this will see a serious boost in downloads in some days. Moreover, we also expect iPhone 7 to feature A10 chip. A10 chip is a faster processor compared to the one in previous models.
IPhone 7 to be more water resistant
The most likely photos of iPhone 7 are surfacing on the Internet. The images show that the iPhone may have an IP68 feature. This feature will allow it to be more resistant to water. What this means is that the iPhone can stay in the water for close to thirty minutes without damage.
There is the wind that the iPhone 7 will come in 2 colors; space black and a bluish one. We expect that space black will replace space gray.