• Hidden Features In iOS

    It’s been more than three months since the launch of iOS 10 and two incremental updates of the same have already arrived. So by now, you might be having iOS 10.2 on your iPhones or iPads. While there’s not much to explore in these two updates (iOS 10.1 and 10.2), some minor bugs have been fixed to make a difference. But as a matter of fact, there are dozens of features embedded so deep inside the iOS that you might not have explored them yet. In this blog, we’ll introduce you to 5 such features.


    Also read Apple Rolls Out Second Incremental Update For iOS 10.

    #1 Get Flash Alerts For Calls and Notifications

    LED Flash Alerts

    In iPhone, you don’t have to install any third party application to get LED flash alerts when someone calls you or texts you. This comes as a built-in feature in iOS. Just have to turn ‘on’ the LED flash alerts by going into Settings app and then it’ll start working. You can turn it on by following these steps.


    • Go to Settings app.

    • Tap on General.

    • Go to Accessibility.

    • Scroll down to the “Hearing” bar and tap on “LED Flash for Alerts.”

    • Turn it on.


    #2 Have Your iPhone Recite Paragraphs To You

    Speak Selection

    There is this amazing feature in iOS 10 which recites a line or paragraph of the selected text from a message, blog or article. This feature is very helpful when you are sitting with your friends and want to share a thought with them. You don’t have to pass your iPhone to them so they can read nor do you have to text it to them personally. You can just select the text and let your iPhone recite the line so that everyone can hear it. To use this feature too, you need to enable it in your iPhone first and that’s how you do it.


    • Go to Settings.

    • Tap on General.

    • Scroll down and then go to Accessibility.

    • Tap on Speech.

    • Select Speak Selection and turn it on.


    Once you have enabled the Speak Selection feature, every time you select some part of text on your safari browser or anywhere else, an additional option, “Speak” will also appear along with Copy and Look Up. Tapping on it will prompt the iPhone to speak that line or paragraph for you. You can also customize the voices that you want to hear by going into Speech Settings under the Accessibility tab.


    #3 Ask Siri To Solve Math Problems


    Siri is now way smarter than it used to be. It supports hundreds of voice commands and it makes things easy for you. Siri can make calls for you, open apps for you, set alarms, send an email, turn on/off WiFi and much more. When integrated with your homekit accessories, you can even use it to control your home appliances. But let’s not go there yet. You probably didn’t know that but Siri can also solve math problems for you. For instance, you can ask Siri questions like these.


    • Siri, what is 2+2?

    • Siri, what is the square root of 25?

    • Siri, what’s the value of log 2?

    • Siri, what is 30% of 5000?

    • Siri, what’s the value of sine 60?


    #4 Share Your Music Playlist With Anyone

    You can also share your Apple Music playlist with others so that they get to know about the songs that you like to listen. You can do so by tapping and holding a playlist. When you tap and hold a playlist, a new pop-up menu appears with several options. At the very bottom, there’s a “Share Playlist” option. Tapping on it will give you a list of sharing mediums like iMessage, Whatsapp, WeChat and many others depending on the apps that you have installed on your iPhone. You just have to select a sharing medium and then you can share it instantly with whoever you want.


    #5 Adjust Photo Exposure In camera

    Adjust Camera Exposure

    This is something very few people are familiar of but you can actually adjust the overall exposure of your camera while taking pictures. For this, you don’t even have to enable a setting or anything like that. Just launch the camera app, tap anywhere to view the focus icon and you’ll see a small flower like icon right next to it. You can adjust the exposure just by moving this icon up and down. It’s that simple!


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