Apple manages to hide millions of secrets in their smartphones, with these Apple iPhone Xr tips and tricks, you’ll be able to discover them all. From a few setting changes to whole features you never even knew about, we’ve got the ins and outs. Learning these tricks will make sure you stay up to date and even give you the chance to teach your friends and family. Make sure you make the best use of your iPhone Xr!
Disguise Any App
Sometimes, we have the need to hide different apps. Whether you’re trying to hide your dating apps from friends or keep your favourite games away from the kids, there’s always a reason. With your iPhone Xr, you’ll get a preinstalled app called ‘Shortcuts’, this is how we’re going to hide any apps. First of all, you’re going to need to open the Shortcut app and tap ‘Create Shortcut’. Tap ‘Add Action’ and add the action called ‘Open App’.
Once you have done this, select the app you want to hide. Tap ‘Add to Home Screen’ and add the name and icon you want it to appear as. It’s a great idea to name this after an app people won’t want to open and use it’s icon, such as compass. There you go! Now, you’ve got a hidden app, right in plain sight.
A truly sneaky trick you can do on your iPhone Xr is send messages to other iPhone users secretly. To do this, make sure you’ve got the latest version of the Apple Notes app downloaded. Create a new note to get started and name it whatever you want. In the top corner, you’ll see a small icon, allowing you to add iOS users, tap this. Type in the name of whoever you want to secretly chat with and add them to your notes. Now, you can type different messages in real time with the other person. Simply delete them when you’re done.
Create Fun Insta Stories
A few years ago, Apple allowed the feature which records your screen when you request it to. Using this option, you can actually create some incredible Instagram stories. Start by uploading the picture you want on your story but don’t post it live. Tap on the pen and choose a colour that compliments your photo. Hold your finger on the screen to cover the entire photo.
Now, you need to start a screen recording by pulling down from the top corner to reveal the control centre. Tap the screen recording icon and head back to the Instagram story. Using the eraser tool, slowly remove the colour that’s over the top of the subject of your photo. Cancel the screen recording and head to your gallery to crop the video to remove anything you don’t need. Now, just head back to Instagram and upload the video for a fun and never before seen story.
Secret Phone Codes
If you’ve ever tried to call someone without your caller ID showing, you’ll know how difficult it is to actually find out how to do this! Apple actually has a few different codes you can use to achieve this. The codes you can use are ‘*67’ or ‘#31#’ before entering your own number. Once you press the green call button, there will be no caller ID appearing on the screen on the other users. This is a super way to prank other people but be careful, some call receivers may get annoyed or even not answer.
Spam With Emojis
Emojis are Apple’s favourite way of expressing yourself. These are tiny little pictures that you can use instead of words. At the moment, there’s pretty much an emoji for any situation. You can find a range of faces, places, flags and so much more. To truly show your emotions off in full, you can actually cover someone’s screen in emojis. To do this, select your first emoji, press return 4 times, select another emoji, press return another 4 times and choose one more emoji. Now, hold down the blue send button, slide across to screen and send the message as an echo. This will rain emojis on your screen.
Apple iPhone Xr Tips
The next addition to our Apple iPhone Xr tips and tricks requires you to have Snapchat. This is a messaging app that comes to delete messages once they’ve been sent. We all know the feeling of walking down the street and seeing a dog that we just fall in love with but don’t know what breed it is. We;;, now we’ve got a way around that.
Start by opening up the Snapchat app and make sure you’re on the back camera. Point the camera at the dog you’ve seen and long press on the display. Previously, this allowed you to find out the names and artists of different songs. Snapchat have created a button to do this instead. Now, holding down on the screen whilst pointing the camera at a dog will tell you what breed that dog is. Finding your perfect best friend has never been so easy!
Now that you’re able to master these Apple iPhone Xr tips and tricks, you’ll be dying to teach everyone else! If you don’t yet have the right phone for these tricks, make sure to check out our best iPhone Xr deals to get high value, affordable packages.