iPhone. You all know what it is and what it does. With five different versions of the smartphone on the market, it’s likely that you’ve has experience with more than one type of iPhone. However, no matter how iPhone-savvy you are, there might actually be a few little tricks up the phone’s sleeve that you haven’t used yet.
Here are five of our favorite (secret) iPhone features:
1. Use the Volume Button on your Headphones to Snap a Photo
You probably already knew that you could use the + Volume button to snap a photo on your iPhone, but did you also know you could use the one on your headphones?
2. Create Texting Shortcuts
Under the Keyboard settings on your iPhone is a place called “Shortcuts.” Here you can type a phrase—maybe something you say multiple times a day—and enter a shortcut for it. Then when you’re typing, use the shortcut and the full phrase will appear. An example: use “adr” for your address or “otw” for “On the way!”
3. Zoom to the Top of a Page
It can be annoying to try to scroll all the way to the top of the page on your iPhone—especially if you’re deep in a website or all the way to the Ws of your contacts. An easy way to get to the top? Tap the clock. This will auto-scroll you to the top of the page in a flash!
4. See the Weekly View of Your Calendar
In the latest version of iOS 5, simply turn your iPhone on its side and your calendar will switch from monthly to weekly.
5. Take a Screenshot
Probably one of the coolest (secret) features of the iPhone is the ability to take a screenshot. If you’re on a page you’d like to snap a shot of, simply press the lock and home buttons simultaneously. The screen will flash and you’ll have a shot of the screen saved in your phone’s photo album (Actually the photos in this blog post are iPhone screenshots!).
So, did you know these secret iPhone features? If not, go try them out. If you don’t have an iPhone to try them out with, then now’s the time to get one! You can trade in whatever phone it is you do have for some cash to put toward the newest iPhone—the iPhone 4S.
Also, a shout out to AppStorm for sharing their secrets with us!