iPhone shortcuts that will save you time! Check out these 5 tricks | How-to

iPhone shortcuts that will save you time! Check out these 5 tricks

The Apple iPhone has several shortcuts which can be proved handy for day-to-day activities. Here are a few for you.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:25 IST
iPhone users can even use the Spacebar cursor trick for fast typing. Check here. (Pixabay)
iPhone users can even use the Spacebar cursor trick for fast typing. Check here. (Pixabay)

Are you using an iPhone? Then you must be thinking that you are aware of all the hacks and shortcuts of your iPhone. Well, there are several features that you may don't know about. Apple iPhones come with their own benefits that can help you in your day-to-day activities. From Apple's famous Back Tap feature on iPhones to quick typing hacks, your iPhone has almost every hack to save your time. Well, some are well known but a few of them seem so secretive that you may have missed checking them out. But these iPhone shortcuts can surely help you to perform your tedious tasks in little time. Check here the top 5 iPhone shortcuts for you.

1. Back Tap feature

The Apple logo on your iPhone has more function than just being a show-off. Yes, your Apple logo has this back tap feature which will do its magic for you. The secret tap feature on your iPhone Apple logo can do almost everything that is there. So, first of all, this secret iPhone button is activated by touching the back of the phone two or three times in the same place as the Apple logo. From opening apps, taking pictures, turning your torch on, asking Siri to perform your work and more. By double tap and triple tap, you can actually use it for two separate functions. But to use this feature you will need to activate it by going into your iPhone settings.

2. Scan documents with your iPhone

iPhone's Notes app allows users to scan documents and make the necessary changes if required such as rotate, crop, or apply filters according to the document type, such as colour filter or Black & White filter. Once you are done, it will give you the option to save the document in PDF or image format. You can store it in your phone's memory or even online such as the iCloud Drive or Google Drive.

3. You can even measure height too!

For those who are unaware of this, your iPhone can measure height too! You can use Measure app on iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max to measure height using LiDAR sensor technology. To do so, you need to ensure that the person must be in the frame from head to toe.

4. Spacebar cursor for quick typing

You just need to quickly drag the cursor around the body of text by long-pressing the spacebar. This action transforms the entire keyboard area into a virtual trackpad for making fast and precise edits.

5. Pin your favourite chats

You can pin your chats that you use frequently and surprisingly, you can pin up to nine conversations at the top of the rest of the chat list. To do so, you just need to swipe right on a chat in the Messages app to bring a yellow menu with a thumbtack glyph. After that tap on the glyph to permanently pin up the conversation at the top. You can also rearrange the pinned chats by long-pressing and dragging them up and down.

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First Published Date: 26 Feb, 19:02 IST