Ok, so for the tech savvy out there, or those just willing enough to slug their way through screens of menu options, not much of this will come as a surprise. For the average iPhone user however, here are some neat little tricks you probably didn’t know your iPhone could do.
1) Custom Vibrate Alerts
Phone on silent? Personalise vibration alerts for particular friends, family members etc. to know who is calling without checking your phone. Alternatively, set the vibrate to match the beat/rhythm of your ringtone. Here’s how:
Settings > General > Accessibility > Enable Custom Vibrations (fig.1) > Back to Settings > Sounds > Vibration Patterns > Create New Vibration (fig. 2)
2) Screen Zoom
Need an icon, text or picture to be that little bit bigger when viewing? By enabling screen zoom, tapping with three fingers on your iPhone’s screen will enlarge the image, whether the app supports pinch zoom or not.
Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom (fig. 3)
3) Screen Orientation Lock
Lying in bed browsing the web or checking your twitter feed only to be enraged when the screen keeps flipping around? Just like the iPad, iPhone too has orientation lock to prevent this from happening.
Double tap home button > Slide tool bar from left to right > Press the lock icon
4) Emoji Keyboard
Want to include Emoji symbols in your text, but don’t fancy downloading an app to enable it? The iPhone come with a native Emoji keyboard hidden away deep in the settings.
Settings > General > International > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard > Emoji (fig. 4)
Then when using a keyboard, press the newly appeared globe icon to access Emoji.
5) Twitter Integration
Ok, so you knew about this… but seriously with there being countless twitter client apps, does anyone use it!?
Did you know these hints? Would you actually use any of them? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.