iOS is almost 10 years old. That’s a decade of updates and new features. Though, when you simply look at the Home screen of an iPhone running iOS 10, you might question yourself if anything has really changed much over the years. It has, just not in the most obvious, in-your-face way.
Apple is notorious for keeping things simple. That is a great thing – it allows for new users to pick up and iPhone and start using it without very many hiccups. But it also means that Apple ends up hiding pro level features behind long press actions and gestures. If you don’t have the time to discover all of them on your own, just read our exhaustive list below.
For iPhone 6s and higher: I’m surprised by how many people don’t know that 3D Touching the Settings icon reveals the option to directly jump to the Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, Battery and Bluetooth sections. So you can quickly toggle Cellular Data or Low Power mode. This of course only works on devices that support 3D Touch – iPhone 6s and higher.
Read More: The Complete List of 3D Touch Shortcuts on iPhone
For iPhone 6s and higher: Another one of the hidden gems is an old school trackpad hiding behind the keyboard. If you’re using an iPhone 6s or higher, just press deeper anywhere on the keyboard and you’ll see that the keyboard gets a frosted glass cover on it and turns into a trackpad. Now, without lifting your finger, swipe left/right and you’ll move the cursor left/right. Swipe up/down to move up or down the line.
The awesomeness doesn’t stop there. Tap deeper once again and swipe and now you’re selecting the text instead of moving the cursor. Awesome, right? One of the most annoying things on touchscreens – manipulating text, just got a whole lot easier.
#3D TOUCH #13 HIDDEN IPHONE GESTURES YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT (IN GIFS)
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