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Change the way you use your iPhone forever, just enable this feature now

Your iPhone has this hidden game-changer button. Just enable it now.

| Updated on: May 15 2023, 20:40 IST
Sports live to screen recording, here is what iOS 16.5 first public beta focuses on
1/5 iOS 16.4 update has been released for the iPhone users, and now Apple has started focusing on the next update- iOS 16.5. The company has even rolled out the first public beta of iOS 16.5 for testers. "Apple today (March 30) seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5 updates to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test out the software head of its official launch. The public betas come two days after Apple provided the betas to developers," a report by MacRumors stated. (Pixabay)
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2/5 In order to test the iOS 16.5 update, people who have signed up for Apple's free beta testing program can go to the Settings of their phone. Then click on General, select Software Update. Meanwhile, here is what the iOS 16.5 will bring to your iPhone. (HT Tech)
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3/5 My Sports tab in Apple News: It seems like with iOS 16.5 Beta 1, a new Sports tab can be found at the bottom of the screen which will let users keep up to date with the news and performance of their preferred sports teams. (Unsplash)
4/5 Screen recording by Siri: According to 9to5Mac, this update is expected to allow Siri to start screen recording without any manual intervention. All you need to do is simply say "Hey Siri, start screen recording", and it will start capturing what's on your screen. (Unsplash)
5/5 Sports multi-view on Apple TV: The iOS 16.5 Beta 1 can allow users to stream up to four different sports simultaneously, giving users an opportunity to catch all the action live. (Unsplash)
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iPhone lock button can do a lot more than the basic tasks. (Pexels)

Your iPhone is a repository of a number of secret features that you may not even have imagined! Here and now, iPhone users can find out a mind-blowing secret feature, which is the lock button! Yes, the iPhone lock button can do wonders, and all according to your wishes. So, if you are the kind who loves to play with your iPhone and find out its true potential, take a look at this amazing feature and all the magic that you can do with it.

If you are using an iPhone equipped with Face ID, then you have the option to triple-click either the Lock button or Side button to access exclusive features. However, on Touch ID iPhones, you can achieve the same effect by triple-clicking the Home button instead.

The game-changing feature is actually possible due to the Accessibility Shortcut option on your iPhone. You can set up any kind of shortcut, or enable some feature, on your lock button in order to access it within seconds. It can be the handiest thing ever especially for the features that you quite often have. How to enable this hidden iPhone lock button shortcut?

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How to add shortcuts to iPhone bock button

Step 1:

First of all, go to the Settings app on your iPhone. 

Step 2:

Visit the Accessibility option. 

Step 3:

Simply scroll down to Accessibility Shortcut. 

Step 4:

Now, all you need to do is to select the features that you want to add as a shortcut with the lock button.

Note, you can add as many shortcuts as you want. But choosing the most useful ones can really be helpful to get the best out of this iPhone feature. Once you have activated, it will provide you with all the selected options in a list.

From magnifier glass to magnifying objects quickly via iPhone, live captions for videos, Control Nearby Devices, Zoom to Full Keyboard Access – you have a plethora of options to pick from.

Do you know?

Do you know? Apple also offers options to adjust settings for the side or Home button on iPhone! You just need to visit Settings, go to Accessibility, and then tap the Side Button or Home Button depending on your iPhone model.

You can set the Click Speed required to double-click or triple-click the button from Default, Slow, or Slowest. Also, you can choose whether Siri responds when you press and hold the button and on an iPhone with Touch ID, you can unlock and open an iPhone by simply resting your finger on Touch ID.

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First Published Date: 15 May, 20:39 IST