It’s always fun to find out what your phone really does and we love spilling the tips so, here are even more iPhone 11 tricks to make sure you use your phone properly. With exciting tricks to do just about anything, we’re sure you’re going to love hearing them. Knowing each of these tips is going to make you even more popular with the people around you.
Sometimes, you have apps on your phone that you just don’t want people to see or, you use way too much. By hiding those apps, you won’t have them at the front of your mind when you unlock your phone. All you need to do is head to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions and make sure the toggle is turned on, you will be asked for the screen time passcode. Head to Content Restrictions > Apps and select your choice. Don’t Allow Apps will hide all your apps whilst 9+ will hide social media apps. This really cleans up your home screen but also relieves distractions.
Nowadays, not too many people have printers or scanners in their houses. If you or someone in your household don’t work in an office, it’s not too easy to scan documents or photos. Luckily, Apple are moving with the times. Using the notes app, you can actually scan anything onto your phone. All you need to do is long press on the notes app icon and select scan documents. From here, the camera will pop up and you’ll be able to scan and edit the document size. It will save to a new note where you can send it to other devices in multiple different ways.
Dropped your phone in water?
Dropping any phone is water is more inconvenient than anything we can imagine. Although the iPhone 11 has an IP68 rating, it can still experience water damage. To be on the safe side, it’s a great idea to take note of this next trick. You will need to download Google Chrome for this one if you don’t already have it. Simply Google ‘Water Shortcut’ and download the shortcut ‘Water Eject’. Now, when you drop your phone in any kind of liquid, just say ‘Hey Siri water eject shortcut’ and your iPhone will play a sound to push any water out.
Extend Battery Life
When it comes to extremely useful iPhone 11 tricks, you’re going to love this one. Extending the battery life of your phone will make your life way easier. Of course, simple tips include turning off background refresh. This trick includes doing this. First, head to Setting > General > Background App Refresh and make sure this is turned off. Head back to Settings > Accessibility > Motion and make sure the toggle for ‘Reduce Motion’ is turned on. In turn, turn off the other two toggles. In your privacy section, make sure any location based services are turned off as well as all Analytics & Improvement toggles. Now, you battery is going to last longer than ever before.
Create More Space
iPhones are renowned for losing storage super quickly. When you take a look at what is using up all the storage, more often than not, the ‘Other’ category holds most of it. To clear up some storage and lessen that category, start by backing everything up to iCloud then restart your phone. By doing this, anything that you just don’t use or need will be cleared away, leaving you with a whole lot more storage. This will save you money and storage. There’s no need to delete the photos and apps that you love.
Whether you’ve had a call from an unknown number or want to quickly prank call someone, removing your caller ID will make sure they’ve no clue who has called. To do this, all you need is a quick code and your mobile number. Start by opening up the phone app. Before you type in your number, type ‘*67’ or ‘#31#’ followed by your number. When you call through to the other person, it will come up as an unknown number, even if they have you saved as a contact in their phone.
When someone steals a phone, one of the first things they do is turn Airplane Mode on to make sure you can’t track them through Find My iPhone. By locking the control centre from the lock screen, thieves won’t be able to do this, resulting in you getting your phone back…hopefully. To do this, head to Settings > Face ID & Passcode and scroll down to the ‘Allow Access When Locked’ section. Here, you can find a whole range of apps that allow you to control them without unlocking the phone. Turn off the Control Centre toggle to make sure the phone is unlocked before allowing Airplane Mode.
More iPhone 11 Tricks
Whilst there are some cool iPhone 11 tricks, there are a few tips that are bound to make you have a bit of fun too. Sometimes, having a good laugh is way more important than doing something cool with the phone. Having a right laugh can always come from Siri. By simply saying ‘Hey Siri Intergalactic Planetary’, you can get some cool responses from this AI voice.. We won’t ruin the surprise and tell you exactly what happens so make sure to give it a try for yourself. If your Hey Siri isn’t on, you can just hold down the power button.
When you give people your phone or even let kids play games, you just don’t want the accessing every single app on your phone. Lucky for us, Apple have actually given us the ability to password lock any app you want. All you need to do is head to Settings > Screen Time > App Limits and tap ‘Add Limit’.. Choose the app you want to lock and set the time limit to 1 minute. Now, when that particular app is opened, a time limit warning will appear with the need to enter the passcode to view it.
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