Here at iPhone Hacks, we love hacks. Not in the computer-hacking sense. For us Apple power users, it’s about knowing everything about the OS and making use of all the little features. Which is why we bring you how-tos, features, and tips and tricks. In this article, we want to talk about the best hacks for your iPhone.
iPhone Tips and Tricks
If you’ve got young kids or teenagers using iOS devices, you might be curious as to what they’re doing on the internet. You might be concerned about cyber bullying or about their social life. You can use VPNs and routers to make sure the can’t access the parts of internet you don’t approve of. But what they do on their own device is usually off limits.
It’s a tough week for Apple. Apple just pushed out the fix for macOS High Sierra’s root bug and now there’s a new bug in iOS 11 that’s randomly rebooting/respringing iPhones across the globe. This one has to do with the date and notification system. If you’re experiencing resprings every 30 seconds or when you get a notification, follow the steps below. Even if you’re not facing the issue yet, take the steps below to make sure you’re safe from the bug.
The iPhone X swaps out the Home button for a software Home bar. It also does away with the 3D Touch shortcut for quickly switching between the most recent apps. But it replaces it with something much better.
It’s been two weeks since the iPhone X was released and I still can’t get used to the App Switcher gesture. It’s the swipe up and pause gesture that just doesn’t sit well with my brain. Sometimes I release my finger way too quickly and end up on the Home screen. If you’re also facing similar issues where you can’t get to the App Switcher reliably every single time, we have a pro tip for you.
We’ve been waiting for Apple’s answer to Venmo and Square Cash ever since the WWDC keyboard. Apple Pay Cash didn’t make it to the final release but it’s shown up for users of iOS 11.2 Beta 2. And in the next couple of weeks, as iOS 11.2 rolls out to the general public, everyone will be able to use Apple Pay Cash. Now iMessages on iCloud is the lone holdout.
When your iPhone is bricked, there’s usually no other option than to put it in recovery mode and try to update or restore it using iTunes. Because Apple has changed the steps for force rebooting the iPhone X, the steps for enabling recovery mode in this new iPhone are also different. Follow our guide below to find out the new steps.
In the last few years, we’ve established that mindlessly force quitting all apps multiple times a day doesn’t improve iPhone’s performance or the battery life. In fact, you might be doing the exact opposite because the app then needs more resources starting up again. Apple clearly wants users to stop doing this. Which is why they’ve changed the force quit app gesture in iPhone X, making the process slightly more tedious.
Face ID is Apple’s newest biometric authentication system. It replaces the previous Touch ID system which was integrated into the Home button. On the new iPhone X, Face ID is designed to work seamlessly. Just pick the phone up at an angle where you’re looking at it and the device will authenticate and unlock automatically.
iPhone X swaps the Home button for an on-screen Home bar. You interact with this software Home bar using gestures. This means there’s a new way to go back to the Home screen and for accessing the App Switcher. It all starts with an upward swipe on the Home bar. Here’s how it works.