iOS 10 features you probably don’t know yet

iOS 10 has tons of new features, updates and upgrades that make the iPhone experience a little too better. Although it didn’t have the smoothest roll-out at first, there were a couple of hipster features and tricks that I find very useful.

Check out my list and see if you’ve ever encountered any of these features.

1. Set Siri to announce who’s calling

When your iPhone is ringing and it is far from reach, or maybe you’re on the other side of the room, Siri can shout out the name and number of an incoming call.

How: Settings > Phone > Announce Calls

2. Quick access to Battery, Cellular Data, Wifi & Bluetooth settings

How: Using 3D Touch, tap the Settings app, and voila!


3. Close all Safari tabs all at once

Aside from the fact that you can now open unlimited number of windows on Safari, you can now close them with just on single feature.

How: Tap and hold the Tab Switcher button


4. Open recently closed window in Safari

We all hate this, don’t we? You’re doing a research on Safari and you have 10 or more tabs opened. Then, just because it’s not your lucky day, you suddenly closed a tab instead of the other. Don’t freak out, you can restore it quickly with iOS 10.

How: Tap the Tab Switcher button, long press the + icon to reveal the recently closed apps.


5. Your iPhone as a magnifying glass

I know this sounds crazy, but yes, you can use the camera as a magnifying glass with just 3 clicks on your home button.

How: Settings > General > Accessibility > Magnifier


6. Fresh new set of emojis


There you have it folks. Discovered a hidden iOS 10 trick lately? Share it with us!

Turn a Live Photo into a Boomerang Instagram Story

Ever wondered how you can put into good use your iPhone Live Camera photos? Well, Instagram wants to ease the burden so they came up with an ingenious way to make use of the iPhone’s Live snaps.

How?

Follow these simple steps. 

  1. Take photos as you normally would on your camera app.
  2. Make sure the Live feature is enabled by tapping the “Live” icon while on the camera app. Make Live photos into Boomerang Instagram Stories
  3. Go to Instagram and open stories.
  4. Swipe up or down to open your photo gallery and select a photo. Please note that only photos taken within the last 24 hours are accesssible. Make Live photos into Boomerang Instagram Stories
  5. Tap and hold the photo to convert it into a boomerang video. Voila!Make Live photos into Boomerang Instagram Stories

Share this to a friend who likes sharing Boomerang shots. 🙂

What’s with iOS7? | Video Walkthrough

iOS7 Update

iOS7 Update

Apple just recently released the latest iOS. iOS7 is packed with a new and fresh look plus some more exciting and cool stuff. Here are some of the fresh features in iOS7:

  1. Block messages, and calls, including FaceTime and iMessage. It’s probably not new to non-iOS devices, and surely one feature that we’ve always been hoping Apple to add to support, but this breakthrough feature will definitely add more value and razzle-dazzle to the iPhone.
  2. A more intelligent Siri. The new and improved Siri can now do more for you! Teach Siri how to say a word, Tweet for you, FaceTime a friend, and a whole lot more. Siri can also handle your calls! Cool! Tired of the old and boring Siri? You can now change its voice to Male.  Siri in iOS7 comes in a more natural sounding female and male voice.
  3. Timestamp in messages. In the older iOS versions, there is no way to find out what specific time you received/sent a text message . Not anymore with iOS7. Swipe to left to reveal the timestamp.
  4. Efforlessly kill an app. Killing an app in iOS7 is no sweat. Double click the home button and swipe up the app you wish to kill. Easy!

To those who haven’t updated to iOS7 yet, here’s a quick walkthrough. It’s a fresh iOS look and I can say that it’s ultimately the best iOS so far!

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