So you took the big step and moved from an Android smartphone to the iPhone. Well, we respect your decision, as the iPhone is a truly exceptional smartphone. However, if you are using the iPhone for the first time, you may feel a little unfamiliar. While iOS quite easy to use, the experience quite different from Android. So, we're here to get you used to your new iPhone. Here are 10 useful tips for iPhone users for the first time:
1. iPhone gestures
While Android includes a series of fantastic gestures and lets you add others via third-party applications, iPhone includes some interesting gestures natively:
- you can scroll from top to bottom to bring the notification center e slide upwards from the bottom to open Control Center.
- Scroll down on the homescreen to display the "Spotlight" universal search function on the iPhone.
- you can swipe to the right from the left edge to several pages to go back .
- To check the recently closed tabs in Safari, you can simply press and hold the new card icon in the tab selector.
- Pinch to enlarge a gesture that we are sure to know. However, on an iPhone, you can use the pinch to enlarge videos for the zoom, of course.
- In the Photos app, possible to select easily more photos by first pressing the "Select" button e by sliding your finger on the images you want to select.
- Do you want go quickly to the top of a page ? Regardless of the app you use, you can simply tap the status bar above, to get to the top of a page.
2. Use 3D Touch
If you've moved to an iPhone 6s or newer, you'll love 3D Touch. 3D Touch on iPhone requires you to press harder on the display to access interesting shortcuts or take a look at something. However, you will need to first enable 3D touch in Settings-> General-> Accessibility . Once enabled, you can tap 3D on the app icons to get shortcuts, images or quick notifications to take a look and do much more. You can check out our list of some really cool 3D tricks to learn more.
3. Enable Night Shift
The displays for smartphones and almost all the displays out there emit a blue light, which can cause eye strain and affect nighttime sleep. Well, iPhones have a fantastic Night Shift function which, once turned on, adds a filter to the display, which ensures that blue light is filtered and the display is comfortable to watch.
you can activate Night Shift on your iPhone from Control Center and you can also program it for activate or disable it at specific times. To do this, you can go up Settings-> Display and brightness-> Night Shift and change the programming times. Here you can also adjust the color temperature.
4. Use assisted touch
The rather responsive iPhone home button and things even improved further with the new capacitive home button on the iPhone 7 but by pressing the home button for different actions possible it feels a bit slow. Well, iOS includes a fantastic Assistive Touch feature, which when enabled brings a mobile icon with keys of shortcut on Home, Siri, Notification Center, Control Center and more. You can even create custom gestures, so you can use them simply by touching a button. You can activate Assistive Touch in Settings-> General-> Accessibility .
5. Tricks for the iPhone keyboard
The iPhone encloses a very elegant keyboard and you can improve your typing experience with some really interesting tricks. For example, you can create shortcuts for replacing text, use dictation, enter the domain name faster and more. You can view our list of best iPhone tricks to learn more.
Also, if you don't like the standard iOS keyboard, you can always install third-party keyboard apps. After installing a keyboard app, you will need to go to Settings-> General-> Keyboard-> Keyboards and touch " Add new keyboard "Furthermore, once added, you can touch the keyboard and give it" full access ", so that it works better.
6. Battery saving tips
If you're rocking a Plus version of the iPhone, you'll love the incredible battery performance and if you have a regular iPhone, the battery performance should be perfect. However, there are ways to increase battery performance on your iPhone.
The first thing you can do use " Low Power Mode ". While iOS asks you to activate the energy saving mode when the iPhone battery at 20% or lower, you can manually activate it in Settings-> Battery . The energy saving mode reduces energy consumption by deactivating the app update in the background, Hey Siri, some transitions, etc.
Also, on the Battery page, you'll find a list of apps that are consuming energy. then you can disable updating the app in the background of the most energy hungry apps to save some battery power. To do this, go up Settings-> General-> Update app in the background and deactivate the apps you don't want to run in the background.
7. Try Siri
likely you used Google Now on your Android smartphone. While there is no doubt that Google Now is a rather functional virtual assistant, not as brazen as Siri (which changes with the Google Assistant). Moreover, Siri now much better than before, thanks to Apple that opened it to third-party developers. You can use Siri for normal activities such as making a call, activating or deactivating system settings, setting alarms or reminders, taking notes, etc. You can also use Siri to send a WhatsApp message, take a Uber and more.
If you have not enabled Siri during the configuration of your iPhone, you can do it in Settings-> Siri . Here, you can also enable " Allow Hey Siri "to activate the voice assistant even when the device is locked.
If you want to share files, multimedia content, links or any other related information, from an iPhone to another iPhone, iPad or Mac, you can use the AirDrop feature. you can enable AirDrop from the Control Center and share files with your iCloud or all contacts. When you share something from AirDrop, the recipient receives a preview along with an acceptance or rejection request.
The received file is opened in the app from which you sent it. AirDrop works when two devices are on the same WiFi network and the function also uses Bluetooth in case of problems with the WiFi connection.
9. Backup your iPhone
You can back up everything on your iPhone to iCloud or to your PC or Mac via iTunes. For back up your iPhone to iCloud, you can go up Settings-> iCloud and scroll down to find the option " Backup ". Here, enable "iCloud Backup" or touch "Run backup now "to start the backup process. Make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network and have enough space in your iCloud storage space.
For back up your iPhone via iTunes, open iTunes on your PC or Mac and connect your iPhone. Once the device shows up in iTunes, click on the device icon and in the "Summary" page you will find the option to backup your iPhone to your computer. Just click " Backup now "to start the process.
The first time you back up your iPhone via iTunes, it may take a while. Once the process is complete, you can check the backups in Edit-> Preferences-> Devices .
Everything is backed up on the iPhone, so if you need to restore the device at the factory, you can do it and then restore the backup to get your iPhone with all the data and apps.
10. Force restart your iPhone
There is the perception that iPhones are not late or hang up and exactly that, "perception"! There are times when an iPhone crashes and there seems to be no way to make it work. Well, then you can force your iPhone to restart by pressing the power button and the Home button .
New for the iPhone? These suggestions should be useful
The iPhone is a device that is quite easy to use, but some features take some getting used to. Well, we hope that the suggestions of the iPhone above will come in handy. If you have any other doubts or questions about the iPhone, write us a line in the comments section below.