Tips: Seven Mind-Blowing Tricks for every iPhone and iPad

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Little to most people’s knowledge, and iPad or iPhone has many hidden talents that make using your device easy and interesting. With all the time you spend on your phone, it’s time to figure out what it can really do. This week, we review some mind-blowing tricks you never knew you could do on your iPhone or iPad.

1. Google Maps when traveling abroad

 

You can make use of offline Google Maps when traveling abroad or somewhere where you anticipate you won’t have service. To do this open the area you want to save while you still have internet access, and in the search bar type “ok maps” and the map will be cashed for offline use. This is also great for iPads that are only Wi-Fi enabled.

 

 

2. Turn on Guided access

 

 

Guided Access is a feature on your iOS device that keeps users from click or tapping within an app and ending up somewhere you wouldn’t want them to, or deleting something by accident. To turn this one just go to settings, general, accessibility, then guided access. You can also turn on the Accessibility shortcut. Triple click the home button in whichever app you want to turn it on. From here, you can select any buttons that you don’t want clicked. You can also disable the home button while keeping the touchscreen on.

3. Camera app without unlocking your phone

 

Sometimes you want to snap a quick picture ASAP and don’t necessarily have time to unlock your phone, or maybe you want to hand your phone to others for taking photos so they won’t need to enter in your password. To do this, just swipe on the little camera icon in the bottom right corner of your home screen. The camera app will open, which bypasses the unlock screen.

4. Use ANY Bluetooth keyboard

 

Little do most people know, you can use your iPhone or iPad with any Bluetooth keyboard. This basically turns any iPhone or iPad into a portable laptop. Just go to setting app, select general, and make sure the Bluetooth is turned on. Make sure your keyboard is in discover mode and in the Bluetooth section on the iPad, you should see the wireless keyboard.

5. Level Gauge in Compass app

 

Little do most people know, you can use your iPhone or iPad with any Bluetooth keyboard. This basically turns any iPhone or iPad into a portable laptop. Just go to setting app, select general, and make sure the Bluetooth is turned on. Make sure your keyboard is in discover mode and in the Bluetooth section on the iPad, you should see the wireless keyboard.

6. Add apps and folders to the home row

 

The bottom dock of the home page is very malleable. The default is four apps, but you can fit a couple extra apps or even swap apps in and out. Just click any app and hold until you get the jiggle icons. You can also move folders into the dock as well. Your most important apps are always just a few clicks away.

7. Ending a sentence with space bar

 

When you end a sentence, instead of typing a period and then a space, just tap the space bar twice. Tapping the space bar twice adds a full stop, a space, and capitalizes the next letter. This will come in handy when you are composing a long message and you want to improve the speed. Eventually, this will become like second nature.

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