Hidden iPhone Tips

I am always looking for ways to improve my iOS experience. Occasionally, I come across various tips on things you can do in iOS 9. Some of these are considered “Hidden” features. Read on for a list of a few of these.


iPhone Tips

1. Clear RAM to make your phone run faster: Hold down the power button until you see “Slide to power off,” then let go and hold down the home button until the screen goes blank and your home screen reappears. (I have tried this, it does not do anything on your screen but it does clear the RAM and come back to your Home screen.)

2. Burst mode: Hold down the camera’s shutter button to shoot in burst mode. (most people know about this, but just in case.)

3. Remote shutter: Use the volume up or down button on your headphones to snap a photo in the Camera app. (this is on your headphones folks, that might be convenient at times.)

4. Close multiple apps at once: Double-tap the home button to open the app switcher and you can use two, even three fingers to slide multiple apps closed with one swipe. (Wow! Now that is cool. I never knew this, but will be using it in the future for sure!)

5. Recently closed tabs: Want to reread this article on your phone but you forgot what site you were reading it on in the first place? Simply tap and hold on the + symbol in Safari on the tab carousel view to open a screen that lists all of your recently closed tabs. (the tab carousel is the screen where you scroll through previously opened Safari windows. It looks like this:

If you hold down on the plus button at the bottom of the window it puts all your recently closed tabs in a list. Pretty handy.)

6. Peek at tabs: Not sure you want to open that tab in the Safari tab carousel? A 3D Touch will let you Peek at it first. (ok, this is pretty cool too. You have to put some pressure on the iPhone screen remember, you can’t just touch you finger on the tab you want to preview.)


There are lots more tips of this sort out there. As I come across and test them I will bring a few more to you. The iOS is extremely sophisticated. Even power users probably only avail themselves of about one third of what it can do.