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8 Hidden iPhone Features That You Didn't Know

By Cameron , Mar 21, 2017 06:43 AM EDT
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Apple's iPhone series are one of the best smartphones in the tech industry and is also well-known. However, there are a few hidden features that not everyone knows about which many iPhone users might find quite helpful.

The 8 Hidden Features

First, is sending adorable text-based emoticons. For this feature of the iPhone, go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard and select Japanese - Kana. Next, go to type a new message and click the globe icon. After that, get to the Kana Keyboard and press the face that's third from the left along the bottom.

Second is creating your own texting shortcuts. On this feature, go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement and click the plus sign in the upper right-hand corner to enter a new shortcut. With this, it will definitely speed up the user's texting speed.

Third, is switching On/Off text and Emoji suggestions. There is an option to turn off those pesky Text and Emoji suggestions. On the message app, press down on the globe icon while keeping your finger on the screen and move up to switch off Predictive.

Fourth is having Siri read articles and emails aloud. For this feature, go to Settings > General > Accessibility and switch on Speak Screen. After that, select an article or email to be read aloud, then swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers.

Fifth is freeing up more space. To do this, go to Settings > iCloud > Photos and turn on Optimize iPhone Storage. Same can be done with the music files as well. Go to Settings > Music > Optimize Storage.

Sixth is turning On/Off "Night Shift." In case users don't want to strain their eyes while using your iPhone before bed, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the control center and switch on Night Shift. This will make the screen color easy on the eyes.

Seventh is quickly unsubscribing from the mailing list. Click the unsubscribe hyperlink in a gray bar along the top of the email. This will easily unsubscribe the user without any hassle.

Eight is turning On/Off (selective) read receipts. Click the "i" icon on the upper right-hand corner, then scroll down and switch on Send Read Receipts. This will give the option of whom the user wants to read receipts for.

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