I remember when smartphones first made their way into our lives. They were meant for rich people, business people, and sometimes the technology buffs of the world. When I bought my first smartphone—a Palm Trēo—my mom scoffed at me, “Why would you need that? You’re not a stockbroker.” At that time, many people felt the same way she did, this device was meant for business emails and sales trips, not for the ordinary person. Then 2007 happened.
When Steve Jobs stepped out on that stage, the moment I and my fellow geeks had been waiting for sprung to life. Apple reinvented the smartphone. It was no longer just a business phone; it was an iPod, a communication tool, and an internet gadget all rolled into one. It would be the start of a new era for the cell phone.
Here we are nearly 15 years later, and the device in our pocket may look similar to what we had, but the features have evolved to put everything we need in one place. Our house and car keys, our wallet, our driver’s license, our phone, and even the internet, barely scratch the surface of how much we can cram into a small metal and glass device.
But with all these bells and whistles, it becomes easy to overlook or forget some of the most basic features of iOS. So sit back, relax, and continue reading to browse at least 18 ways you can get even more out of your feature-packed phone.