8 Basic iOS tricks every iPhone user should know

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Here the 8 handy shortcut methods to make it super easy to use basic iOS features like taking screenshot, unfreezing the phone, silencing the call ringer, typing in all-caps, undo the last change etc.

1. Take a screenshot

ios take screenshot

To quickly snap a photo of whatever is on your iPhone’s (or iPad’s) screen, just press the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time, the screen will flash with a sound. To find your iPhone’s taken screenshot, open the Photos app, then navigate to the Screenshots album.

2. Unfreeze a frozen iPhone

Unfreeze a frozen iPhone ios

If your iPhone is halt because of an app, one way to quite a frozen app is by double clicking the Home button, then swiping up on the app’s multitasking card, it is enough to fix the problem, if this doesn’t work for you, try a standard restart by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button until the “slide to power off” slider appears. But if none of the above method works and the app remains stubbornly stuck and make your iOS completely locked up, there is another way to get your phone out of this situation and get things moving again (i.e; force restarting your iPhone)

On pre-iPhone 7 models: Press the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons, but instead of letting them go immediately as you would when taking a screenshot, keep holding them until the screen goes blank. In a moment or so, you should see the Apple logo, a sure sign that your iPhone (or iPad) is rebooting itself.

On iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Volume-down buttons.

3. Take a picture with volume buttons

Take a picture with volume buttons iOS

If you are facing trouble with the iPhone on-screen shutter release to take a picture here a tips: you can quickly take a picture by pressing either of your iPhone’s volume buttons.

4. Silence the incoming call ringer

Silence the incoming call ringer iOS

Whenever you duck an incoming call by tapping the Decline button or double clicking the Sleep/Wake button, you send the caller straight to voicemail. If you don’t want to do that try clicking the Sleep/Wake button only once instead of twice, this will silence the ringer without sending the caller straight to voicemail.

5. Undo by Shaking

Undo by Shaking iOS

If you make a typo when typing a message and want to reset this than rather than tapping backspace button over and over just shake your iPhone, an Undo Typing Pop-up will appear. Tap the Undo button to undo what you just typed. To redo the typing you just undid, shake your iPhone again.

6. Jump directly to your draft Mail message

Jump directly to your draft Mail message iOS

Retrieving a saved draft message the regular way is a bit lengthy and can be super time consuming if you are using multiple email accounts on the iOS Mail app. luckily, there’s a hidden handy shortcut: Just tap and hold the Compose button to get all your saved draft messages, regardless of which account you created them in. To continue a draft message, tap to open it or swipe to delete it.

7. Place a shortcut of your favorite website on home screen

Place a shortcut of your favorite website on home screen iOS

If you a visit a site constantly like our website 😀 you can create an icon for the site and pin it home screen. Open the site in Safari, tap the Action button (the square one with the upward arrow), now tap Add to Home Screen. you can rename the icon before you pin it to the home screen.

8. Type in all-caps

Type in all-caps iOS

There is no separate Caps Lock button on the stock iOS keypad, but you can still type in all-caps by tapping the Shift key twice. When you do, the Shift button will turn bold and you’ll see a little underline just beneath the arrow. To go back to standard typing mode, double-tap the Shift key again.

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