7 iPhone Hidden Features Most Users Do Not Know

7 iPhone Hidden Features Most Users Do Not Know

We’re here to help you get the most out of your iPhone. Whether you’re looking for ways to make your life easier or just want to learn something new, this list has got you covered. The iPhone has a lot of features that most users don’t know about. Here are some cool features that you might not have known about:

1. You can use Siri as a flashlight

Just press and hold the Home button and say “Hey Siri,” then speak into the microphone. It’s like having a personal assistant that tells you when it’s time to go outside, whether it’s too dark or too early in the morning. If you’re having trouble finding your iPhone in the dark, simply use the “Hey Siri” command to turn on your iPhone flashlight.

2. Silence calls from unknown callers 

You can enable the feature that allows you to silence all the calls received from unknown callers. With this feature, you don’t have to block or ignore each unknown caller silently and you can also view a list of users who called you later so that you do not miss out on any important calls. To enable this feature, go to Settings > Phone > Silence Unknown Callers.

Iphone Silence unknown callers feature

iPhone silence unknown callers feature

3. How to measure someone’s height

With your iPhone, first open up the measure app.  Make sure you can see the person’s entire body, from head to toe. Once you do this, you should see a line appear right above the person’s head. This will tell you how tall they are. You can then take a screenshot of this using the white shutter button on the right-hand side.

Picture from Apple

Picture from Apple

4. Open recently closed tabs on mobile Safari

If you’re browsing away in Safari and accidentally close a tab, there’s no reason to panic. All you have to do is press the tabs button (the overlapping square icon). Once you do that, long press on the + button and you’ll see a list of recently closed tabs you can reopen.

Safari browser closed tabs

Safari browser closed tabs

5. Scan documents using iPhone’s Notes app 

With iOS 12, the company added the feature to scan documents directly from iPhones or iPads. Before this, users had to install another application on their devices to scan files. If you scan a document using the Notes app on your device, the scanned document automatically syncs to other devices using the same iCloud ID. To scan a document on iPhone, go to Notes app > Open a note > Camera icon > Scan documents.

iPhone notes app

iPhone notes app

6. Live text feature to copy text from photos and camera

Live Text is a feature that recognises information using a camera and saved images. It allows users to send an email, make a call and even look for directions on maps by just accessing the text in the camera frame or any image saved in the gallery. This feature also gives users the power to translate text from an image to another language. To copy text from any images, you have to select an image from the Photos app or on a browser. After you have selected an image, you just have to tap and hold on to the text that you want to copy. Once you tap on text you’ll be able to see grab points to adjust your selection.

iPhone live text

iPhone live text

7. Play background sounds with any app to mask environmental noise

With iOS 15, Apple iPhone users can play ambient soundscapes in the background. You can listen to the sound of the ocean, rain, bright noise sounds and more without accessing any other app. These background sounds can help you sleep, focus and calm down. To play the background sounds offered by Apple, you can go to Settings > Accessibility > Audio/Visual > Background Sounds.

iPhone background sounds toggle button

iPhone background sounds toggle button