6 Best iPhone Features You Should Know About

It’s been more than 10 years since the original iPhone was launched. Apple iPhone has changed so much since the day one, offering users a better experience. Apple has been adding new features and skills to its iPhone models on a semi-regular basis. The year 2017 marks the biggest design change Apple has ever made on an iPhone.

Back in 2016, Apple removed the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack from its iPhone lineup in an attempt to make the phone thinner. Apple’s move was met with a lot of controversies out there. The company is now offering an adapter that allows users to plug in their wireless headphones into iPhone’s lighting port.

One of the best things when it comes to Apple iPhone lies in its App Store. Every day, a ton of new apps and services hit the App Store, allowing users to try them ahead of the public release. However, Apple iPhone is not just about apps and services, as you can a lot more things.

Mute switch

Apple iPhone has a lot of handy features that make what you do most even better and faster. One of our favorite iPhone features lies in the ability to quickly silence your calls. In other words, you can easily put your iPhone into silent mode, without having to dig deeper into the Settings app.

This is a great iOS feature for those users who want to mute a call instantly in private events like business meetings and appointments. To quickly mute your iPhone, you simply need to press either Volume button on your iPhone. This method also works with FaceTime, WhatsApp, and Skype calling features.

Quickly go back to the top of the page

Safari is Apple’s own web browser, offering users advanced features to meet their browsing needs. Apple has been working on improving Safari since the launch day. In iOS 11, Safari has some cool features like much-improved scrolling, enhanced security settings, and on-device learning.

Safari includes a less known feature that allows users to quickly get back to the top of the page. To do this, you simply need to tap the clock located at the top center of your iPhone’s screen twice. However, the method only works in Safari and it remains unknown if Apple is expanding it to third-party browsers.

AirDrop

AirDrop has been an essential part of iOS for a while, allowing users to quickly transfer files between Apple devices. AirDrop is one of our favorite features as it is fast, power-efficient and highly secure. In iOS 11, AirDrop gets a polishing, offering a faster and better file transfer.

However, AirDrop is not enabled by default. To turn it on, open Control Center on your iPhone and then press firmly the wireless control box. After that hit AirDrop icon and then select your option.

To transfer files between your Apple devices, open the app that contains files you wish to share and then select the item you wish to transfer After that, hit the Share button at the bottom left corner and then select the recipient’s iPhone from the list.

Share your Wi-Fi passwords

iOS 11 has an exciting feature that’s specifically designed to let you quickly share your Wi-Fi passwords with your friends. The feature is widely welcomed by users at launch, with praise directed at Apple’s ability to create an innovative feature.

To share your Wi-Fi passwords with other people, open the Settings app from your home screen, then tap on Wi-Fi and look for available passwords. After that, tap on the name of the Wi-Fi network and then hit the Share Password. Once you do it, your friend will get your Wi-Fi password, so they can join it.

Reachability

Apple introduced Reachability alongside iPhone 6 back in 2014, offering users a perfect way to use their device with one hand. In other words, Reachability lets users reach to content at the top of the screen. This comes in handy for those users with small hands.

All you need to do is to double tap the home screen. Once you do that, the top half of content on the screen will shrink to the bottom half of the screen. To enable Reachability, head to Settings → General → Accessibility and then turn on the switch for Reachability.

Live Photos

Back in 2015, Apple introduced Live Photos feature following months of beta testing. 3D Touch was exclusive to the iPhone 6s at launch, offering users a new way to interact with apps. Basically, a Live Photo captures 1.5s of video and audio before and after you press the shutter button. What you get is a Harry Potter-like moving photo.

To take a Live Photo, fire up the Camera app on your iPhone, then tap on the icon at the top center of the screen and then hit the Shutter button.

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