10 Hidden iPhone Tips Apple Never Told You
Today, we’ve got a fresh new batch of hidden iPhone tricks for you and we guarantee two things: first, you will definitely learn something new from today’s list even if you’re an iPhone expert. And second, you’ll find some fantastic hidden tricks on this list and use at least a few of them all the time.
The tricks on today’s list all revolve around 3D Touch, a flagship feature Apple introduced with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus last year, and also included on this year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It’s a very nifty feature that lets the iPhone respond differently to touches depending on how much force is used, but there’s a downside: There’s absolutely no indication of where 3D Touch works and doesn’t work in iOS, which is why posts like this one are so useful.
With that, here are some hidden 3D Touch features you should definitely check out:
01. Press firmly on Apple’s iOS keyboard to turn it into a trackpad that controls the cursor
02. Press firmly on the left edge of the screen and swipe toward the center to open the app switcher UI
03. Did you know how to swipe at all? Just press more firmly and the app switcher will pop open
04. Press firmly on any folder containing apps with unread notifications and you’ll see a menu with shortcuts to the specific apps with notifications
05. Press firmly on the App Store icon for a shortcut to update all apps with available updates
06. Press firmly on the Calendar app icon for a widget that shows you your schedule for the day
07. Press firmly on the Phone app icon for a widget that shows your first four favorite contacts
08. Press firmly on the Weather app icon for a widget shows current conditions and the day's forecast
09. Press firmly on the Maps app icon for a widget of your upcoming destinations
10. Press firmly on the "X" in Notification Center for an option to clear all notifications
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