Even in the age of social media, a lot of communication still happens over phone calls, texting, and email. Especially if you’re using your iPhone in a business or job setting. The one thing that connects all communication is your contact book. This might not be something you’ve paid attention to in a while, but there’s quite a lot that you can do in the Contacts app that will make your business and personal communication easier. Read on to find out the best iPhone contacts tips and tricks.
iPhone Tips and Tricks
Netflix has now stopped AirPlay support on Apple TV citing technical limitations. So now, when you try to AirPlay a video from iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV, it just won’t play. But not all is lost. If you’re trying to AirPlay content from your phone, your biggest reason might be the need to control playback from the iPhone itself. There are a couple of ways to can keep this experience going. Here’s how you can mirror Netflix from your iPhone to TV.
Unlike Android, iOS doesn’t have a downloader built-in. When you press the download button on a music file in Safari, it doesn’t open automatically in the Music app. Apple wants you to do things differently – stream using Apple Music, buy movies from iTunes and so on. But what if you want to download mixtapes online? Or watch TV shows on your iPhone? There are a couple of ways to download music and videos on the iPhone and iPad.
Apple Music enjoys the advantage of being the default music streaming service. It integrates directly with iOS and Siri. But for many users, Apple Music is second-rate. Unable to match the superior design, interface, and recommendations of the Spotify app. If you’re curious about Spotify or if you want to switch over to it, here are a couple of Spotify tips and tricks for iPhone to get you started.
TikTok is currently the most fun app for short-form videos. Yes, it’s even more popular than Instagram when it comes to vertical videos. The app, previously known as Musical.ly, lets users create fun 15 seconds lip-sync videos. You can spend hours just looking at fun videos in TikTok. But what if you want to download and save some of your favorite TikTok videos offline? Or share them with your friends on WhatsApp? That’s quite easy to do.
If you’ve forgotten your passcode, you’re locked out of your iPhone. Sadly, there’s no way to recover the passcode itself. It’s gone. But not all is lost. In cases like this, your biggest worry is about the data. What if you end up losing all your precious photos and messages? Don’t worry, there’s a safe way out.
By default, apps on your iPhone or iPad will update automatically overnight when they’re connected to power and a Wi-Fi network. It’s a really useful feature if you’re the kind of person who always wants to use the latest version of the apps. But the way that some app updates move, this can be a double-edged sword.
Instagram is one of the best mediums for sharing videos. But they’re quite limited. You can only share videos of up to 15 seconds, in vertical format, and they disappear in 24 minutes. We previously talked about how you can use third-party apps to split longer videos into 15-second chunks. Now, you don’t need to do that anymore. Instagram will split your larger videos for you.
I prefer to keep my iPhone in silent mode especially when I am in office. However, the problem with that is I end up missing calls, messages and notifications. If you are from an era where you used a BlackBerry, then I have some good news as there is a cool way to address this problem on your iPhone.