Apple Shares 10 Helpful iPhone Tips and Tricks

Apple today shared a new video on YouTube demonstrating 10 helpful iPhone tips and tricks that some users may not have known about.


An overview of each of the 10 tips and tricks:

  1. If you accidentally enter a wrong digit in the Calculator app, you can swipe left or right at the top of the screen to erase the digit.
  2. Starting with iOS 15, you can pin content like web links in a Messages conversation by touching and holding the item you want to pin and tapping Pin.
  3. To stack Home screen widgets, touch and hold an empty space on the Home screen and then drag one widget onto another of the same size.
  4. To select multiple photos to add to other apps, touch and hold a photo until you feel a tap, drag the photo to another part of the screen while still holding it, tap additional photos with a different finger to create a stack, switch to another app while still holding the stack, and lift your finger.
  5. To create a text replacement such as "omw" for "on my way," open the Settings app and tap General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.
  6. To open the Camera app without unlocking your iPhone, swipe left on the Lock screen.
  7. To scan a document in the Notes app, tap the camera button in a note, tap Scan Documents, and position the document in the viewfinder.
  8. Starting with iOS 15, you can copy and paste real-world text in the Camera app by holding the viewfinder over a document or sign, tapping the Scan Text button in the bottom-right corner, and tapping Copy.
  9. To jump to the first photo in an album in the Photos app, tap the very top of the screen.
  10. To quickly access Search and Siri Suggestions from the Home screen, swipe down on the middle of the screen.

For more, watch our videos covering 8 useful iPhone tips and tricks and 50 tips, tricks, and features to check out on iOS 15.

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Top Rated Comments

fbr$ Avatar
33 months ago
"To open the Camera app without unlocking your iPhone, swipe left on the Lock screen."

For me this feature is not helpful, actually it's inconvenient and I wish I could disable it.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
33 months ago
1. Press the side button and say “turn on torch”
2. To quickly turn off torch on the Lock Screen, wake screen and press and hold and slide to the left just an inch.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LivingMyBeachLife Avatar
33 months ago
I'm surprised they didn't remind people how you can track someone's flight. Meaning if you message someone a flight number like DL412. If they click it, it will provide them with tracking number for that flight, in this instance Delta Airlines flight 412. When I show / tell people about this, they've never heard it before.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jayducharme Avatar
33 months ago
I knew a few of these, but most of them were a surprise. iOS is getting so many features it's harder to figure out how to do many of these useful things. For instance, I use the calculator a lot and never knew I could swipe the display to remove errors.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
33 months ago
That was very helpful. Thanks!

Need a video for Apple Watch too.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Artemis70 Avatar
33 months ago

THIS!

They stopped allowing us to edit a number on the dial screen, now I have to remember (or edit in notes) the whole number with the added prefix, so annoying!!!

Pretty sure it’s been so since ios14
Just curious: why don't you have the prefix stored in the contact information? Wouldn't that solve the problem? I have all my contacts saved including the country code and that always works, regardless of my current country.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)