If you’re a diehard Apple user, then you know what it feels like to get that little “Tips” notification while you’re busy on your device, and then swiping it away and never looking at it again.
But, we’ve got some tips that you haven’t already heard before that will help you use your Apple products in a different way, one that might help you get more out of your device.
Do you start off your morning commute by sitting in your car and pulling up directions, your calendar, the weather app, and then scrolling through your playlists to find the right one for your commute? Well, you can actually use Siri to control all of that, if you know where to look.
By downloading shortcuts from the App Store, you can set up controls so that when you tell Siri that you’re “heading to work,” she’ll tell you your calendar for the day, the time it will take you to get to work, start playing your favorite playlist or podcast, and even read through the latest news headlines. Whatever you want her to do, you can get her to do it through the shortcuts app.
On your iPhone, you’re probably already pretty familiar with the Do Not Disturb functionality. You’ve probably used it a few times when in a meeting, or when you definitely don’t want to wake up from a nap – for anything! But, did you know that you can customize your settings for this feature?
You can press on the Do Not Disturb feature in your control center, and then settings will pop up – you can choose whether you’re setting it for an hour, until the evening, or until you leave your location. And, you can control whether or not there’s any exceptions to your Do Not Disturb time – so, you can set it so that if your boss calls you, that call will come through but all other calls won’t.
You’ve probably noticed that sometimes when you try to take a selfie on your phone, it comes out blurry and unfocused no matter how still you think you’re holding your hands. Well, you can resolve this issue by doing a few tricks that can help steady your phone and make sure your selfies come out looking fabulous.
First, you could try using the volume buttons (up or down) to take your photo, instead of using the on-screen camera capture button. This produces less shake, since you don’t have to press on the screen and jiggle your phone to take the photo.
Next, you could try and even more foolproof way to take a selfie, which is by using your headphones to take the photo. Plug your headphones in, and then use the volume buttons on the headphones to take the photo. By using your headphones, you can even move farther away, and you can take a photo without even having to touch your phone.
If you’re a diehard Apple user, then you know what it feels like to get that little “Tips” notification while you’re busy on your device, and then swiping it away and never looking at it...