More iPhone Hidden Features! 20+ Apple Secrets

by birtanpublished on February 13, 2021

This video is brought to you by honey yoga is Sam here hope you're doing well today I've got over 20 amazing iPhone hidden features to show you with a couple that I guarantee you haven't seen before I did some soul searching I did some digging I spent seven and a half years isolated from humanity to find the best ones just for you guys so I really hope you enjoy it I've got some good stuff on here drop a like if you're excited and you learn something new and hit subscribe so you stay up to date on the latest Apple news first up over in the phone app a completely secret menu with some device info so enter asterisk

Just follow along with this I know it gets a little sketchy 3001 and hashtag one two three four five hashtag asterisk hit the call button and yeah this is not the da vinci code but it's pretty close you can look at device info and look at individual sim files that I didn't even know were on my phone from very specific gsm info stuff about LTE if you're somebody's into the tech field or you just want to look at all these menus that you didn't know existed I mean it's fun either way next up inside of the maps app you obviously use this whenever you're in a bind and need to find out

Exactly where you need to go and something that you usually have to do when you're not in Shotgun is holding one hand on the steering wheel and the other hand on your phone but zooming during this period is incredibly challenging and genuinely unsafe so Apple figured this out and built in a one-handed zoom where you simply DoubleTap with your thumb and then swipe up to actually zoom in a little bit or down on your screen to zoom out it's incredibly handy to see that exact street or the exact Nick or cranny that you need to go to because sometimes the

Normal maps for you just doesn't cut it now while you're in the car let's say you're listening to local radio aqua has integrated local radio stations directly with Siri so there's no need for an app you don't have to download anything at all just say for example I live in st. Louis I listen to a rock station called KC 95 if I say that in plain language like that whatever the name of your favorite radio station is Siri can pull it up and start playing it with no latency or lag it's just on your phone now it's really clean it's really simple and the FM radio in my car hasn't been

Working properly so now I've got this in lieu of that next up QR codes did you know that you don't actually need to download an app from the app store to scan them a while back Apple introduced native QR code reading inside of the camera it's this simple you open up camera you put your phone in front of a QR code and it will prompt to you with a notification banner at the very top of your screen would you like to open this and see a little bit more about it in Safari and from there it takes you to the website which oh my gosh what it took you to my

Youtube channel I'm like what are the chances it's almost like I set this one up I know it's a crazy coincidence now also while we're in the camera app one of the best iPhone features out there is a live photo it's been around since about 2015 and it essentially captures a few seconds before and after you hit the shutter button these are fun to look back on but there's a way more practical application to if you tap on edit on a live photo and then tap on the live photos icon down at the very bottom you can change that moment in time to something else your iPhone already

Captured now I'm not gonna lie but on phone camera duty a couple times when I've snapped it a little bit late cuz I've been daydreaming or something and this has saved me because you can go back and get that perfect moment that you thought you missed it's insanely helpful one of the best Photos app features that nobody knows about and hopefully it'll help save you in the future as well moving on a Notification Center you ever have a day where it just feels like you're non-stop getting notifications from one app or another well there's actually a way to still get

The notification but not have it in your face as much for me Instagram is a great example of something that I don't always need in my face so if I slide over from right to left here on this and then tap on manage there's an option called deliver quietly rather than turning off notifications completely you can still go into Notification Center and see it but you won't get a pop-up banner or hear a sound and even the app badge won't increase it lives exclusively a Notification Center for you to find out about later obviously you won't want to ever do this for text messages or

Something more important but for an app that doesn't need to consume your life this can be really helpful to help you get that screen time down next up on your home screen your lockscreen the clock and all your icon labels pretty much all your essential information is in white but there's actually a way to change that to black if you'd like if you use a really lightly colored wallpaper it doesn't just stay white with a shadow it will actually change everything to black and now it obviously kind of goes against arc mode if you have a really light wallpaper but if

You're looking for a change of pace something looks a little bit different just use a really light-colored wallpaper that you find I'll leave one link down below that I really enjoy and then you can change up your whole operating system it almost looks like Android now whoa get this away from me moving on down the list here while unlimited data plans are incredibly popular not everybody has access to unlimited data and it's still really easy to shred through all of it your month data in just a couple of days well if you head over to setting the cellular

And cellular data options there is a low data mode so just like with low-power mode that reduces your iPhone power usage this uploads and downloads less stuff so that you don't learn through your data plan is easily this is gonna stop all of your background upload and downloading tasks to maximize your data plan and it's definitely a good option if you're also travelling abroad so that you don't burn through that like super expensive per gigabyte data following that this is definitely one of my favorites on the list if you're a gamer like me and you like to play games on

Your phone or from time to time some of the most fun ones are everything from fortnight to asphalt racing they actually support PlayStation and Xbox controllers it's not just on the iPad it works fully on the iPhone too so once you have a Bluetooth enabled Xbox or Playstation controller you can simply sync it up to your device and pair it and then you can go in and use the menus just like this it works really well there's essentially no lag I don't know how Apple's done it and it almost feels like a console level experience but now in the palm of your hand this one is is

Wild like this is something we dreamt of it's a testament to the fact that some dreams do come true just like when you're done dream and waking up in the morning and waking up to something enjoyable in the clock app obviously you can edit alarms and as you can see I've got a very controlled amount here I've seen a couple Evo's phone's lady that have like 4,000 alarms find one that you want to edit and then tap on sound now obviously you're greeted with the normal Apple ringtones but if you have Apple music you can pick any song in your library which is fantastic you can even

Set a playlist if you want so it plays through multiple songs if you want to wake it to something specific in the morning or even change it to play on certain days of the week and for me it's been so much more refreshing to wake it to sing Kanye rather than beep-boop beep-boop get the heck up bro a few years ago I had another big wake up call and that was when I started using honey who sponsored today's video you know how shopping online is supposed to be fun and easy but then finding that perfect coupon code takes a long time honey

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You know wired with a person when you didn't have money and you didn't have air pods well now you have air pods and maybe that same friend from high school has air pods too you can now split audio over Bluetooth from your iPhone to two different pairs of headphones now it only works with air pods and some power beats or Beats headphones so it's not gonna work with everything but you just take your friends air pods bring it close to your phone and you'll get this dialogue right here asking you if you want to share it it's that simple so if one pair of ear pods wasn't enough for

You guys to flex collectively you can flex with four total air buds which is just pretty off the charts in wild I mean I wouldn't come near you because that's pretty intimidating and this one's just for fun inside of messages if you go to edit or create a new momochi character you can actually add an air pod to your little guy or girl so head over to the ears section by scrolling over to the right and scroll all the way down to the bottom you can do an air pod and just your left here just your right ear or pair them together for both ears but I mean this is just a whole nother

Level you might as well just have dollar bills taped to your head moving back over to camera this is only for the newest iPhones but it's so good that I had to show it to you when you're recording video obviously a higher resolution takes up more space on your phones so 60 frames per second in 4k is going to phobia device relatively quickly on the iPhone 11 series you can just tap for Kay to change to HD or HD to change it back to 4k you can even change the frame rate between 24 30 and 60 frames per second before you had to go to

Settings to do this you can do it on the fly now it's pretty sweet something else that could help you in a bind is if one of your buttons on your iPhone is broken either volume up/down or the side button might not be working you can actually shut down your phone just by going to the Settings app tap on general go all the way down to the scary reset section and right below that is shutdown when you tap on it as expected it comes down with the power down dialog but rather than having to enable like assistive touch and accessibility you can do it straight from here now and it's instant

One of the best features Apple is added in recent history is for you to see the screenshot you just took in the bottom left hand corner of your screen now normally to share you'd have to tap on it and then tap the share button but did you know you can actually just tap and hold on it and get that exact same menu and down below here you can see you have some other quick options as well and you can actually customize these to your own liking it's not just in Apple's order you can set favorites so that every single time you go on a share sheet these options pop up first to help you

To get stuff done more effectively different share sheets have different options obviously preset but if you go ahead and customize it put in that little bit of initial time you might have saving so much looking for the same options later screenshots though can have a lot of information inside of them so sometimes if you send somebody one they might not know exactly what you're trying to point out so Apple has a built-in magnifying glass if you tap on this menu right here and then magnifier you can totally customize this to your liking make it as big as you want as

Small as you want and drag it around to position it exactly in the portion of the screenshot that you wish to make the focal point you're also totally gonna blow the person's mind you send this to because they're gonna be like what how did you enlarge it like that looks super cool you professional photo editor heading over to Safari we've all had that moment before where we have a bit too many tabs that get out of control to the point where we can't even find what we're looking for well if you swipe up not only is there a search right here that also features dictation if you want

To say it if you tap and hold on the cancel button you can close out all of the tabs you have open now why Apple still has not added this for normal apps you can only close like a maximum of three out of time with your fingers we've got it here in Safari and for now that's just gonna have to cut it next up in the messages app I think there's two different types of people as far as reading go there's those that have them turned on for everybody to be notified when you've read their message and then there's those like me that have them

Turned off for everybody it turns out you don't have to be all black or all white here you can actually turn on individual read receipts depending on who you're talking to you so maybe your significant other your spouse your best bud you want to be able to show them when you've read their messages where for other people you'd like that information to be captain more private you can do that just by enabling this toggle right here next up in the calendar app you know when you go to set the time for something and you can only set nine o'clock or oh five ten fifteen

Increments of five if you double tap on that it turns it into individual minutes I got to tell you this is one of the hidden features that made me reconsider Who I am as a person what do I know if I didn't know this is there anything in the world that I've truly cognate it before I'm not entirely sure it turns out when you double tap the possibilities are pretty much limitless and you can finally set those super specific dates that maybe make you feel good inside and finally if you check out no other feature in this video maybe you should give screen time alone it is next

Up in line here so the option itself it's not hidden at all it's right where you see it in settings first page tap on that and it shows you your activity now brace yourself this can get a bit scary if you do tend to use your phone a lot but you probably haven't seen before is that this gives you an app by app or category by category breakdown of what you spend your time on the most for me it is tweet BOTS Twitter and YouTube those are my two most used apps by a lot and looking at this has actually helped me understand how much time I actually spend you minute-by-minute it might not

Seem like a lot but it adds up pretty quick at least for me let me know down below in the comments section by commenting your screen time number are you guys higher or lower or somewhere in between and also let me know down below which of these hidden features were your favorite and share this with a friend if you learned something new drop a like if you enjoyed watching that's all I have for you today it does seriously help me out it hit subscribe so you stay up to date on the latest Apple news check out join honey calm slash update to start saving more at checkout and I'll see all

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