Apple Shares 10 Useful iPhone Tips and Tricks

Apple recently shared ten useful tips and tricks for iPhone users, helping customers make the most out of their device and teaching new ‌iPhone‌ users some features and tips they may have previously not known about.


In a video on its Apple Support channel, Apple shared ten tips and tricks for new features in iOS 16, such as the newly redesigned and customizable Lock Screen, the ability to select and lift subjects out of photos, and more. The video, under six minutes long, was posted on Christmas Day as people get accustomed to their new iPhones.

  1. If you tap and hold on a subject inside of a photo in the Photos app on iOS 16, you can lift the subject from the photo and place it into another app.
  2. The new Lock Screen on iOS 16 allows users to customize different elements, including the color and style of the time and date, add widgets, and more.
  3. Within Settings -> Wi-Fi, you can select a saved Wi-Fi access point to discover and copy and paste its password.
  4. If you often write the same thing time and time again, such as your email or address, you can create a text replacement within Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Text Replacement.
  5. If you're running low on battery or want to save some battery life when you won't have access to a charger, you can add the Low Power Mode toggle to Control Center for easy access. Head into Settings -> Control Center and add it to the list of Included Controls.
  6. If you want to share or move multiple photos into another app, simply tap and hold on a photo, move it away, and proceed to tap on the other photos. You'll then be able to drag and drop all of the photos into other apps or places in iOS.
  7. If you want to quickly open the camera, tap and hold on the Camera shortcut in the bottom right-hand corner of your ‌iPhone‌'s Lock Screen.
  8. With iOS 15 and later, you can now use Live Text to automatically translate text in the camera app or inside of a photo. In the camera app, point the camera to some text and tap on the Live Text that appears in the right-hand corner, then select translate in the options shown. This can also work for photos already taken in the ‌Photos‌ app.
  9. Using the Notes app, you can easily scan a piece of paper and create a digital copy of it. The Notes app will automatically properly crop and edit the image so the document appears legible with no glare.
  10. If you're curious about what your first photo is in your photo library, you can easily discover it with one tap. In the ‌Photos‌ app, simply tap on the top edge of your ‌iPhone‌ to jump to the first photo in any specific library, album, or search result.

For even more tips and tricks, check out our dedicated guide.

Top Rated Comments

philcourage Avatar
15 months ago
I always thought a tip is something hidden, like a trick that you need to know to uncover. I wouldn't call a tip something ostensibly obvious as "If you want to quickly open the camera, tap and hold on the Camera shortcut in the bottom right-hand corner of your iPhone's Lock Screen."

So I tap the camera to open the camera? Got it, thanks. Where were you all this time, Apple?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
russell_314 Avatar
15 months ago

well, some of the tips of this list are mediocre and not something really hidden on the OS to make it a tip. I would expect something more interesting from the phone manufacturer when he shares a list of tips for the device.
You’re looking at this from a tech nerd standpoint. Normal iPhone users probably don’t know most of these. Most people don’t sit in Apple forums and discuss features of the operating system.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
15 months ago

well, some of the tips of this list are mediocre and not something really hidden on the OS to make it a tip. I would expect something more interesting from the phone manufacturer when he shares a list of tips for the device.
I believe the video is basic and probably geared toward new users to iPhone or iOS 16. It is a good video.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wanted797 Avatar
15 months ago
The true tip is that tip 10 works in all apps.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
15 months ago
Excellent tips!

As I'm always making photos with my phone, I especially like swiping the Lock Screen left to quickly bring up the camera.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
15 months ago
Good set of tips.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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