FIND THE HIDDEN TRACK PAD
iOS has always had a very reliable way to move your text cursor – holding down on the text until a small magnifying glass appears, which can be dragged to your desired spot.
But with the introduction of 3D Touch, Apple has included an even better way to quickly select and navigate around a body of text.
Press harder on the standard iOS keyboard and the individual keys will disappear and the turn a shade of grey, transforming the surface into a digital trackpad.
Sliding your thumb around the greyed-out surface will move the cursor. Push harder again, and you can select text as the cursor moves.
If you highlight the wrong word, just release the pressure slightly – without lifting your finger from the display – and then push harder again to de-select
QUICKLY ZOOM ON ANY PART OF THE SCREEN
Buried in the Accessibility tab of the Settings app, Apple has included a setting that’s disabled by default – Peek Zoom.
This allows you to zoom into any screen in iOS by pressing hard on the screen. If you lessen the force on the display, the screen will zoom-out
The zoom is controlled via the Zoom Controller, that appears when Zoom and Show Controller is enabled.
To begin using the option, navigate to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom and then switch on Zoom and Show Controller.
Apple’s latest iPhone 8 and iPhone X both allow for faster charging but, if you don’t have one of these devices there’s still a way to charge things more quickly.
Swipe up on your home screen to reveal the control centre and tap on the airplane icon.
This will put your phone in Airplane Mode and will also mean your phone charges to full around 5 minutes faster.
Just make sure you remember to exit Airplane Mode when you’re fully powered up.
If you have a larger iPad charger this will also make filling the phone even faster.
It’s worth remembering that Apple only recommends using official chargers as unofficial versions can cause a fire risk.
KNOW WHO’S CALLING WITHOUT CHECKING
If your iPhone is buried in your pocket you can still know who’s calling without checking the display.
In Contacts, select a friend or family member and tap Edit.
Then, where it says Ringtone tap on the word Default – this will take you to a new set of options including Vibration.
Tap on this setting and choose how you want your iPhone to react when that contact calls.
HIDE YOUR PHOTOS
If you’ve got some snaps that are for your eyes only, there’s a simple way to hide them.
Simply head to your Photos app, select the pictures you want to make disappear, tap share (the small sqaure icon with an up arrow) and select Hide.
You can then find these photos in the hidden folder within your Albums.