Since our iPhones have become a third hand at this point, it’s about time we learn how to use them. I’m not talking about putting a text together or dialing out a number, either. There are countless features your iPhone possesses that are specifically designed to make your life easier and it’s about time you used them! After reading these 25 handy features you didn’t even know your iPhone was capable of I promise you will never have loved your phone more!
1. Recharging your phone can be a pretty torturous experience, especially when you’re counting down the minutes until you can use it again. Luckily, there’s a way to speed up the process. The easiest way to get your phone to charge quicker is to put it in Flight Safe mode. It’s your phone’s Wi-Fi-searching, background-app refreshing tendencies that cause your battery to drain faster. By canceling all that out, your phone can singularly focus on charging and voila! Before you know it you can hit 100% slightly quicker.
2. I think most people are aware of the scary reality that our iPhones are always gathering data on us behind the scenes. If you didn’t, well, surprise! From what apps you’re using, to what you’re searching, to where you are, it seems like our little devices know a lot more about us than we give them credit for. The real question is, why doesn’t this creep us out more?! If you want some privacy, the secret is to head to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations. Here you can see just how much your iPhone knows about where you’ve been. Feel free to turn it off.