Tips and Ticks for your iOS Device

Tips and Ticks for your iOS Device

Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 10, is now available to download on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. As the tenth instalment of the firm’s most crucial bit of software, powering the world’s most popular smartphones, tablets and music devices, Apple described iOS 10 as its “biggest iOS release ever”. The original article for this post can be found here and I urge you to take a look  so here are some amazing Tips and Ticks for your iOS Device 

If you’re planning to stick with your old iPhone, you can still benefit from the software upgrade. 

iOS 10 will finally let you delete the stock Apple apps
iOS 10 will finally let you delete the stock Apple apps (Photo: Apple)

The new software, which was first announced at the tech giant’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ) in June, comes bundled with a host of exciting new features. There’s also some hidden gems that are definitely worth taking advantage of, whether you’re a seasoned iOS user or an Apple newbie.

Here’s our list of the ten best hidden tips and tricks in iOS 10, in no particular order.

Delete the default apps

Although Apple isn’t exactly shouting from the rooftops about it, one of the most welcome features in iOS10 means that users can now delete Apple’s own default stock apps that come pre-installed on the operating system.

In previous versions of the software, apps such as Tips, Apple Music and Apple Watch couldn’t be deleted, even if you never used them. But now you can, by simply long pressing on the Apple app you’re wanting to get rid of and clicking the small cross in the top left corner.

Tips and Ticks for your iOS Device
People on twitter exclaiming how happy the are to finally remove the “stocks app” (Photo: Twitter/@PseudoBuoy)

Although please note you cannot delete Find my iPhone and Safari, even if you want to as Apple still has these locked.

Lower the intensity of the torch app

If you have an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus with the 3D Touch feature, you’ll now be able to alter the intensity of the flashlight app in the control panel with a gentle touch, choosing from either Low light, Medium light or Bright light. This will also be an option on the iPhone 7 once it ships.

Swipe left at the lockscreen for camera

In iOS 10, Apple has changed the way you unlock your phone. You now need to click the home button to wake the device in order to bring up the lockscreen passlock or Touch ID option.

Accessing the camera from the lockscreen is also no longer just a swipe up, as this now brings up the control centre instead. However, the camera can still be accessed quickly if you swipe left.

(Photo: Apple)

… and swipe right for Widgets

While swiping left at the lockscreen brings up the camera, swiping right now gives you access your own widgets, which can also be customised by tapping Edit at the bottom of the screen, then navigating to find the widget that you want to add to your Lock or Home screen, then tapping the ‘ ’green icon next to each of the widgets that you want to add. Once you’ve added all your widgets, hit the Done button in the top right.

Automatic emojis

iOS now automatically highlights keywords as you type, and with a single tap you can turn these into the relevant emojis. Why use text when you can communicate in cartoons?

iPhone iOS 10
iPhone iOS 10 (Photo: Apple)

Customising Contacts cards

Perhaps more of a boon for business users, Apple has revamped the Contact Cards feature in iOS 10, meaning there is now more ways to customise how you call or message different people.

For example, if you deep press on the Message button, you can opt for a preferred app to use to message this person, or choose the best iMessage phone number to call them on.

iMessage effects

iMessage has undergone some significant changes in iOS 10, in what is probably Apple’s attempt to sway people away from Whatsapp. There’s new drawing tools and animation effects, but one feature that everyone doesn’t know about yet is the ability to long press on the send button to access bubble effects a great Tips and Ticks for your iOS Device

Another lesser known feature is that you can also Tapback by double tapping on a message. This lets you react to a friends message with a thumbs up, for example, to let them know you’ve seen their message without triggering a full-blown notification.

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iMessage has undergone some significant updates in iOS 10, bringing some new animation features(Photo: Apple)

Dude, where’s my car?

iOS 10 now automatically remembers where you’ve parked your car, adding a pin when you’ve stopped driving so you can find it again in case you suffer from temporary amnesia.

Search in Photos

Thanks to the new updates in iOS 10, the software now analyses all your photos for certain contents using machine learning techniques so that you can search for objects for example a chair or some laptop and it will look through your photos for them, offering you some search results in the form of photos with these items in, one of the best Tips and Ticks for your iOS Device

iOS 10 now analyses all your photos for certain contents using machine learning techniques

Split-screen web browsing

Many of the new features in iOS 10 are rolling out across the Apple ecosystem so aren’t exclusive to the iPad. However, one exception is split-screen web browsing within Safari. Now you can simply drag a Safari web tab from the panel and down and into the corner of the screen to split the page in two and multi-task until your heart’s content. So there you have a full breakdown on Tips and Ticks for your iOS Device now you jut need to start using them.

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