Sure, you use your iPhone all the time, but here are 5 little less common tips to better use yours today:
1. In many applications, such as Mail, you can highlight and Bold, Italicize or Underline text. To do this, simply highlight the text you wish to edit, tap the ‘>’ in the pop up menu and choose B, I or U to add your changes.
2. Need to level something? Your iPhone has a little known built in level that uses the phone’s gyroscope to help you align things horizontally and vertically. To access it, launch the compass, then swipe to the left and you are ready to use the level.
3. As you probably already know, closing apps while not in use can save your battery. However, did you know that you can close up to 3 apps at the same time by using 3 fingers to swipe? To do this, just press twice on the center button to show running apps, then align the apps and swipe with 3 fingers.
4. You may already know that Siri does some pretty amazing stuff like finding the local Starbucks, but did you know that you can have Siri read your text messages? Just ask Siri, “Read my last text message.” Or, if you are looking for a text from someone specific, say, “Read my last text message from _______.” Siri will find the last message, give you the the date and time it was received and then will read the message. Then, it will ask you if you want to reply by voice and send the message for you.
5. Unless you have disabled the feature, your iPhone keeps track of your locations, and uses the data to give you your most frequent locations. To see where you’ve been, your most recent locations, or to turn this feature on or off, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations.
Richard Webb is an entrepreneur, fitness author of Fat Burning Secrets (available on Amazon), natural bodybuilder, blogger of fitness & technology, and a digital nomad working mainly from Mexico and travels frequently to Texas and California. He has 25 years experience working in software technology, so he truly considers himself as an unusual combination of bodybuilder-tech nerd.