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From time to time, it’s nice to take a break from the hustle and bustle of our busy lifestyles and just laugh. iPhone makes it easy to play harmless pranks on the people you love, jokes that you, and the recipient, will actually get a laugh out of.
Here are five ideas for harmless iPhone pranks you can pull on a co-worker to break the monotony at work or a friend or family member for your own amusement anytime.
1. Endless Typing
It seems like people spend more time today texting than ac-tually talking on their phones. If you know someone who takes texting a little to seriously, loosen them up some with this first prank.
This will only work if both you and the other person are iPhone users. In the Messages app on iPhone, you can see when the other person begins typing a new message. Three blinking dots appear indicating they are typing.
You can drive someone nuts by saving the GIF below which emulates the three blinking dots, and texting it to them.
2. Autocorrect Mayhem
One of my favorite ways to mess with another iPhone user is causing their phone to autocorrect phrases they commonly type. The iPhone has a feature called Text Replacement which allows you to do just that. Navigate to Settings > General > Keyboards > Text Replacement. Here, you can create a few hilarious text replacements.
One of my favorites is making “yes” autocorrect to “no way” and vice versa, but you can be as creative as you like with this one. However, be mindful that some people text their boss at work, so don’t go to crazy and risk getting someone fired.
3. Frozen Home Screen
Here is another harmless prank that will make someone pull their hair out. It takes a little bit of time but it’s definitely worth it.
Go to the home screen of the iPhone and press the Home button and the Lock button at the same time to take a screenshot.
Next, go to Settings/Wallpaper and change the wallpaper for the home screen to the screenshot you just snapped. Now, go back to the home screen and move all of the apps to the second screen. Sit back and enjoy watching your family member or friend try and figure out why in the world none of the apps on their home screen work.
4. Invert Colors
There are multiple options to change the color scheme of someone else’s iPhone, but my favorite is inverting the col-ors. Under Settings/General/Accessibility there is an option at the very bottom called “Accessibility Shortcut”. Here, you can set the iPhone to invert colors when the Home button is triple clicked.
After you activate the option, triple click on the Home but-ton and watch all the colors on the iPhone’s screen invert creating a wild look. There are plenty of iPhone users who have no idea this option is available. It will lead to some con-fusion the next time they boot up their iPhone.
5. Contact Confusion
Here is another excellent prank that could lead to hours of fun. Go into the Contacts app, find yourself and click edit. Next, change your name to Mom, Dad or maybe another co-worker. Now when you text that iPhone you will show up as the name you selected. As you can imagine, you could have a ton of fun pretending to be someone’s mom or another co-worker.
Hopefully, you can create some laughs with a few of these harmless pranks. It’s always nice to take a break from the daily routine and have a little fun.