Hidden features on iPhone

We take a look at 10 hidden features of iPhone that few users know about and that could be really cool nowadays.

If you own an iPhone, you may want to know about these functions that have been available for a long time and that many users do not know about. iOS offers us many features that can be really useful in our daily life, so we decided to explore these 10 hidden or little known functions of our iPhone. You probably don’t know all of them.

Silent calls from strangers

Unwanted calls are completely out of control and iPhone has a basic function of preventing such calls from bothering us. You can mute calls from unknown numbers by going to Settings > Phone > Mute unknown numbers. In this way, only calls from your contacts, numbers or Siri suggestions will reach you.

Tap Back

Tapping the back of the phone presents us with a hidden button on the Apple apple on the back of the iPhone that we can configure to our liking. It can be a shortcut to almost anything we want. You can and should configure it in Settings > Accessibility > Tap > Tap Back. Tap two or three times for what you want.

Turn the keyboard into a trackpad

One of the coolest and most useful tricks the iPhone keyboard has to offer. If you hold down the spacebar, the keyboard becomes a trackpad-style surface where you can move between what you type really comfortably.

Play background sounds

A new and little-known feature of iOS. If you go to Settings > Accessibility > Audio/Visual > Background sounds, you can see 6 different background sounds your iPhone can play. Pink noise, white noise, brown noise, ocean, rain and stream.

Scan documents easily

The iPhone camera can scan documents very quickly and effectively. We can do this from both the Notes app and Files.

To scan files from the Notes app, open the app and write a new note, then tap the camera icon and tap Scan Documents.

To scan documents from files, open the app and enter a folder, tap the circle icon in the top right and Scan documents.

Use Siri to find a lost iPhone

If you lost your iPhone somewhere in your home, you can use the “Hey Siri” feature to find it easily. You can turn on the flashlight or ask it to play a sound to find it quickly.

Record videos with background music

Any iPhone user knows that when we start a video recording, background music from Spotify or Apple Music is automatically disabled. But there is a trick to record video with background music, just use the QuickTake function of iPhone camera. Start the song, open the camera and go to the Photo function, hold the button and swipe right.

Select text from photos or camera

One of the newest features coming to iOS. The system can now detect text in photos or from the camera for instant copying or translation. Even this app like Notes we have direct access to this function.

In the Photos app, if there is text, at the bottom right we will see an icon with lines in a square. This icon also appears in the camera app or apps like Notes so you can quickly copy and paste text.

Measure or check balance or distance from your iPhone

iPhone includes an app called Measurements that can both measure the distance between various points and give us a balance. You will have downloaded the app and it is very easy to use, if you have deleted it you can download it again from the App Store.

Download iPhone user guide

Apple offers a user guide for iPhone that we can download for free and read from the Books app. This guide is updated very frequently with what’s new in iOS updates.