“King and queen” of the post-PC era, these gadgets are used with equal success for both content playback and content creation. That said, many users feel that their iOS device could also show more performance. And they’re right – if you know how, iPhones and iPads can be exploited much more efficiently.
1. When you finish typing a sentence, don’t reach for the dot and then the space bar. You can just double tap the space bar and the system will put it and a period in front of it. Convenient and speeds up text entry. This option should be enabled in Settings -> Basic -> Keyboard -> Shortcut key “.”.
2. How do I enable CAPS LOCK on my iPhone and iPad? Double-click on the Shift key and this mode will be turned on, another tap will turn it off.
3. Is it boring to switch between two keyboard layouts? The way out is simple – press and hold “123” and then move your finger to the digit (symbol) you need. Clever iOS will switch, enter it and return to the previous keyboard layout.
4. In Safari or Chrome for iOS, you can press the dot button and the browser will start scrolling through the list of top-level domains – .com, ru, .net and others. The list depends on the regional settings of the device.
5. If you often have to work with your iPhone or tablet in semi-darkness, it is worth sparing your eyes and turn on the screen color inversion mode. The switch is located in the Settings, section Basic, subsection “Universal Access.
6. The standard headset that comes with the iPhone has many hidden features, which we told you about in detail here and here.
7. By default the bottom bar of iPad screen has only 4 icons, but actually there are 6, including folders with files. Settling new tenants is simple – press and hold your finger on the icon, and when it starts trembling, pretending it’s ready to travel, drag it where you want. On the iPhone, alas, the method does not work.
8. Want to be in silence and ignore calls and notifications? There’s a “Do Not Disturb” section in the settings, the cherished switch is there.
Sometimes you want to cut yourself off from the whole world, but still be able to receive a message from one or two important contacts. When you enable the Do Not Disturb feature described above, you can set subscribers from your phonebook whose numbers will be ignored by this function. The principle of Do not disturb function is described in more detail here.
9. If the application supports dynamic change of font size, it’s a sin not to take advantage of this, especially if your eyesight is already bad. Under Settings -> Basic -> Universal Access -> Font Size you will find a slider that allows you to change the font size.
10. You can open the Camera app and take a quick picture right from the lock screen by swiping on its respective icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
11. press on the status bar (where the clock, the name of the operator and battery level are located) in the window of most applications leads to an instant movement to the beginning of the list or a web page – an alternative form of scrolling.
12. Spotlight in iOS 7 (the standard search system in the iPhone or iPad) has changed and it must be called in a new way. Namely, not a swipe to the left, as in version 6, but a swipe down anywhere on the desktop.
13. Long-awaited Blacklist for iPhone appeared in iOS 7. Once you enter to the subscriber’s card in Contacts, press “Block subscriber” button – he or she will not be able to call you, write a text message or call through FaceTime.
14. Bluetooth keyboards, no matter what they say, really, really simplify the task of typing large amounts of text. This is especially true for the iPhone and its not-so-spacious display. For example, the standard wireless keyboard that comes with the iMac works great with both iPhone and iPad.
15. For added comfort, the iPad comes with a ‘thumb mode’. It is enough to call the keyboard and swipe it in different directions. Back – in the same way, bringing your fingers together.
16. Switching iPhone to the Airplane mode charges the battery much faster.
17. Google Maps for iPhone and iPad allows you to create offline copies of map sections. You just need to find the searched object and write in the search bar two words “OK maps” – the piece of the map will be saved in the cache and will be available even without connecting to the network. Learn more here.
18. Accidentally sent a letter to the archive? Not a problem, immediately shake your iPhone a few times and the smart electronic machine will cancel the action. This option also works with text, photos, etc.
19. you can quickly edit entered numbers in the Calculator app simply by swiping the line with your finger from left to right.
20. Your child is constantly spending the family budget on in-app purchases in games from the App Store? We recommend going to Settings -> Basic -> Restrictions and disable in-app purchases to be safe. Read more here.
21. AirDrop is a really handy way to transfer files between your iPhone and iPad via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Controls and click the AirDrop icon. Then choose whether to make the connection visible to all devices in the neighborhood or limit it to your contact list. All that remains is to turn on the two gadgets and start the data transfer – a notification pops up, to which you can respond in the affirmative or decline the connection.
22. In FaceTime, in addition to the usual video communication, there is a far from useless mode of communication only by voice, which is activated by clicking on the phone icon instead of the video icon. This does not interfere with communication, but minimizes traffic and, accordingly, the cost of communication services.
23. You can return to the previous screen view in some applications (for example, in Settings) by making a short gesture from left to right, without bothering to find the button “Back”.
24. In iOS 7, there is an option to know the send/receive time of each message, whether it is a text message or an email in iMessage. Take a simple swipe to the left (as if sliding the screen to the left) from any line in your chat history.