5 Tricks You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

On January 9, 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone, which propelled Apple into becoming one of the richest companies in the world. An iPhone can do many things besides allowing you to communicate.  You probably didn't know these 5 hidden tricks that your iPhone can do...


Your iPhone Stalks You, and That Can Be a Good Thing # The new IPhone X offers a camera with portrait mode and lighting and facial recognition, which probably works well unless you’re Batman or a super villain. Users may not realize it, but their iPhones have been tracking every location they’ve ever been to since they turned it on. You can check this out by going into settings, choosing privacy and then location services, which will give you system services and frequent locations. While this might be a handy feature for some, it could spell trouble for others if they’ve been visiting places they shouldn’t be, and their better half finds out.

Your iPhone Can Help You Hang Pictures # On your iPhone, you can use up to 15 different social apps where you can chat without internet access, and send secret messages off-grid. No, you can’t use your phone to pound the nail in the wall, but it can help you get the picture level once it’s hung. Your iPhone comes equipped with a built-in compass. The measure app at the bottom of the screen lets you choose “level,” and you swipe left to turn the screen green and see how straight that picture is and make adjustments if necessary.


You Don’t Really Need the Power Button Assistive Touch is a handy thing to know if your power button breaks, and you can’t get into your phone. By placing an icon on your screen with Assistive Touch, you can lock your phone and turn it off without using the button. When you plug your phone in, it automatically turns on, making the power button unnecessary.

Siri Can Read You Your Emails Siri can help you out when you’re busy or driving down the road by reading your emails to you. Siri can even check to see if you received a message from someone specific. All you have to do is tell Siri to read the email messages, and it will read them back to you.

You Can Go Plane Spotting Without Looking Up Although most people don’t wonder what’s overhead at any given time, some must because your iPhone gives you the ability to see what airplanes are flying nearby. Just issue the command “planes overhead” to Siri, and you will be presented with a table of what’s in the air in your location. If you live near a major airport, this could be nervous breakdown-inducing. Otherwise, it might be a lot of fun.

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