Best hidden iPhone features you should use

There are a lot of cool iPhone features that are hidden from your sight. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of 6 little-known features every iPhone user should know about


Apple iPhone gets better over time, making it a perfect device for any user out there. However, you may think you know about all the amazing things your iPhone is capable of. In reality, there are a myriad of hidden features within your iPhone you may not know about

Apple never discloses everything about its iPhone, instead, letting users uncover their phone’s most exciting features themselves. If you are a new user or a long-time iOS user, these iPhone features help you use your device more efficiently, making you more productive.

Here is a list of 6 cool hidden iPhone features that you may not have even known existed. Before we proceed, we recommend you now run a modern iOS software update on your device. Note that most of these features are available on newer iPhone models.

Smart Invert Colors

As a long-time iPhone user, I am expecting an official iOS dark mode, but it is still absent. In reality, Apple secretly added a dark mode to iOS 11, called “Smart Invert Colors”. Basically, it is an enhanced version of iOS’s old “Invert Colors” Accessibility feature.

Smart Invert only inverts the user interface, meaning things like graphics, images, and app icons remain the same. To enable it, open Settings > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Inver Colors and turn on the switch. The result is a dark UI only.

Smart Invert Colors may disappoint some iPhone fans out there, but it satisfies my dark mode needs until a true feature launches.

Disable Face ID

Face ID replaces Apple’s traditional Touch ID on its modern iPhones. To be honest, I am not a big fan of Face ID as it sometimes fails to work. Luckily, Apple lets iPhone owners disable Face ID. To do this, hold down the Side button and Volume Up/Down button at the same time for 2 seconds.

In reality, you can also customize Face ID unlocks, so you can decide what you want to use Face ID for. To do this, head over to Settings > Face ID & Passcode and turn on the switches under the “Use Face ID For” section.

Hide photos from your Photos feed

if you now have a bunch of sensitive photos laying around in your Photos app, then you may have wanted to hide it away in a safe location on your device. Fortunately, Apple lets you hide any photos from your main Photos feed.

To do this, open the Photos app, then open your photo and hit the Share button. From the sharing sheet, scroll right until you see the Hide option and press it. Once you do it, your photo will be moved to a Hidden folder.

One major problem is that you cannot password-protect your Hidden folder, so make sure you keep it away from the prying eyes.

One-handed keyboard

This trick is meant for new iPhone users. Indeed, you can quickly switch to one-handed keyboard mode that allows you to type with one hand. To enable it, open an app that supports keyboard, then tap on the input section, and hold down the smiley-face button. From here, select one-handed keyboard mode.

Enable the grid in Camera

If you now have trouble framing your photos in your iPhone’s Camera app, you can quickly turn on the grid to improve your photos. To do this, open Settings > Photos & Camera and turn on Grid. This is a basic setting you need to enable on your iPhone. If you rely on your iPhone to take photos, then it’s a good idea to turn on the Grid.

Set up a custom vibration

Apple allows you to set specific vibrations for friends and family, so you can tell who is calling. This comes in handy if you frequently keep in touch with a group of people. To do this, launch the Contacts app, then select a contact, and hit Edit. From here, select Ringtone > Vibration > Create New Vibration. Don’t forget to hit Save when you are done.

Wrapping Up

Apple iPhone is one of the best smartphones you can get right now. These features help you use your iPhone like a pro and boost your productivity. Apple will announce new iPhones in September and there are a lot of things we’d like to see in next-generation iPhone.

Let us know in the section below if you have another hidden iPhone feature.



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