Top 5 iPhone tricks you should know about

Apple iPhone is getting much better and better every year. The Cupertino company has been working hard to enhance user experience. iPhone is not just restricted to making calls and sending text messages. There are a lot more things you can do with your shiny iPhone.

To help you get the most out of your iPhone, we have created a list of the best tricks for Apple iPhone. Before we begin, make sure you now have the latest version of iOS on your device. To update your device, head to Settings > General > Software Update and check for updates.

  1. Backup and install apps without iTunes

With the release of iTunes 12.7, Apple removed the desktop iOS App Store, meaning that you now need to manage apps directly on your iPhone. Fortunately, there is a great app called iMazing, allowing you to back up and install apps without the need for iTunes. The process is simple and we will show you how in the section below.

Step one: First off, download and install iMazing on your Mac or Windows PC and then connect your iPhone to your computer

Step two: Next up, open iMazing on your computer and then select Apps from the left-side bar

Step three: From the list of apps, select the app you wish to back up to your Mac or Windows PC. If you wish to back up multiple apps at once, hold down the Shift key and select all your desired apps

Step four: Select where you wish to transfer the selected apps and hit the Choose button. After that, hit OK and click on Back Up Now to proceed

Step five: Wait until the transfer process is completed. Once done, you will find all the desired apps in the selected folder.

To install apps without iTunes, open iMazing, then select Apps from the left-side bar and hit Manage Apps. After that, select Restore App and select the file you wish to install on your iPhone.

  1. Reachability

Reachability has been around since the days of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As the name implies, the feature allows iPhone owners to reach the top of the screen. If you own an iPhone 6 or newer, make sure you enable Reachability. To turn on Reachability, head to Settings, then select General > tap on Accessibility and turn on the switch for Reachability under the Interaction section.

  1. Text to speech

iOS is making what you do most on your iPhone and iPad much better and quicker, mainly thanks to its exciting features. One such feature lies in the ability to read any text aloud. This comes in handy if you are in the middle of something or you are on a long article.

To enable the feature, head to Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech and make sure you enable the switch for Speak Selection and Speak Screen. From now on, you simply need to swipe down with two fingers to enable the feature.

  1. Keyboard trackpad

3D Touch was first introduced in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. 3D Touch allows users to quickly reply to notifications and preview messages, without actually launching apps. There is a less-known thing you can do with 3D Touch, which lies in the ability to turn your keyboard into a trackpad.

All you need to do is open the Messages app, head to an existing conversation and tap on the input field. After that, press deeper on the keyboard to turn it into a trackpad.

  1. Dark mode

iOS 11 includes a secret dark mode called Smart Invert. Once enabled, Smart Invert turns the UI into black, meaning that things like like graphics, images and app icons remain the same. To enable Dark mode in iOS 11, you can follow the steps below.

Step one: First off, launch the Settings app from your home screen and then hit General

Step two: Tap on Accessibility and then hit Display Accommodations

Step three: Select Invert Colors and turn on the switch for Smart Invert.

Also read: How to remove Other files from your iPhone and iPad

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