Each of Apple’s iPhone series handsets has always come with highly advanced and powerful technology, with a beautiful body to boot. Whichever iPhone model it is that you have, you know it can work fast, answer all your queries and even click awesome pictures and videos. But the smartphone happens to be good for a lot more than that, and not many know how to make the most of what it has to offer.
There are tons of hidden tricks and secret iPhone features in the device which have been designed by Apple to make your life easier and with each new iPhone launch, the list just keeps getting longer. Here are some iPhone tips and tricks that you most likely haven’t discovered on your Apple handset yet. But before you dig in, make sure you’re on the latest version of iOS.
– Protect your iPhone from thieves:
While Emergency SOS is primarily meant for alerting authorities when you get in trouble, you can also use it as a way to temporarily disable Touch ID and Face ID. This is extremely useful if you’re getting robbed (or arrested!) and don’t want your fingerprint or face to unlock your iPhone.
Scroll down Settings till you find Emergency SOS. If you toggle Auto Call on, your iPhone will automatically contact emergency services when you press the Sleep/Wake button 5 times. If you switch it off, your iPhone will show you 4 options when you press the same button – slide to power off, Medical ID, Emergency SOS, and Cancel.
Tap on Cancel and you’ll see a password is required to unlock your iPhone now. Things are a bit different for the iPhone X since you can choose to activate Emergency SOS by pressing the side button and one of the volume buttons at the same time. Just make sure you’re quick about it so the thief doesn’t force you to look at the screen.