Posted: 25 July, 2014 by Web Girl Sarah

11 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do

We all use iPhones - but do we really know to use them?


Here's 14 things you might not know about your favourite posession. 

Teach Siri how to pronunce things

When Siri mispronounces a word, just say "That's not how you pronunce _____" and she'll offer alternatives.


Add web-suffix easily 

Just by holding down the "." at the bottom of your keyboard a menu will pop up with a list of web suffixes. Handy. 


Make a passcode with letters instead of numbers. 

1. Go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock.
2. Turn off the setting that says “Simple Passcode.” 
3. A screen will appear prompting you to change your passcode, along with a full QWERTY keyboard. The next time you unlock your phone, the keyboard will appear instead of just the number pad.


Have Siri read your email

Tell Siri, “Read my email,” and she’ll oblige. You’ll hear the sender’s name, the date/time of the message, and the subject line.

You can also instruct her to “read my latest email” or ask, “Do I have email from [person]?”


Customise your vibrations

Change the vibration pattern for notifications. Go Settings > Sounds > Ringtone > Vibration > Create new vibration. You'll be able to tell who is calling or texting just by the vibration. 


View a detailed personal planner

Turn your phone horizontally when in your calendar app to see a more detailed view of your appointments.

Use the volume up or volume down buttons to take a photo. 

A long as the camera app is open you can use these buttons to take a pic.

Shake your phone to delete text


Did you change your mind about that text you just tapped in? Shake your phone, and an “Undo Typing” box will come up. If you change your mind after you’ve hit Undo, shake your phone again for a handy “Redo Typing” box.


Take a screen shot


Access your email drafts easily

Simply hold down the compose key and it will take ou to a list of your drafts. 


See what flight is flying overhead. 

Ask Siri, “What flights are above me?” or just say, “Planes overhead,” and she’ll pull up a chart featuring each plane’s flight number, its altitude, and its angle. (It took my Siri about 30 seconds to pull up this data, so be patient!)

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