Video from Apple Support shows you 10 useful iPhone tips that can come in handy

Apple Support often releases videos with hints and tips for using your iPhone. Today a video was released that lasts five minutes and 24 seconds, containing 10 tips for users. These are handy tips that show you some of the cool things you can do with your iOS handset.

Forgot your WiFi password? Your iPhone knows and is willing to tell you

The first tip on the list shows you how to extract a subject from the background of a photo. This is available for those with an iPhone running iOS 16 or later. Briefly touch the subject in the photo and lift your finger when you begin to see an outline around the subject. Top “Copy” on the bar that appears above the topic. Go to an app that supports this feature, such as Messages, and paste it. Send it with the echo effect for an even cooler look.
You can change the lock screen on your Apple iPhone even more so if your device is running iOS 16 or later. In edit mode, swipe left on the lock screen to choose from different photo styles. Understood? Very well. Your iPhone toting pals will be so jealous.

Have you ever forgotten your WiFi password? Tap with an iPhone running iOS 16 or later Institutions > Wi-Fi . Look for the name of the Wi-Fi network you are using and press the information button to the right of that network name. That’s the icon with the letter “i” in a circle. You will see a password hidden by asterisks. Use Face ID or Touch ID to reveal the actual password of the Wi-Fi account you are using. Not only is it convenient, it’s simple.

When you create a text replacement, you don’t have to type frequently used phrases. Go to Institutions > General > Keyboard > Text replacement. In the top right corner of the screen, tap the “Add” button (it looks like a plus sign). Type a phrase in the phrase field, and then type the shortcut you want to use. Tap Save at the top right of the screen. Whenever you type the shortcut in Message and add a space, the entire sentence appears in the message.

By moving the power saving mode to the Control Center, users can quickly enable the feature. Go to for this Institutions > Control Center. Scroll down to Power Saving Mode and tap the green “Add” button. If your iPhone has Face ID, you can access the Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner. On an iPhone with Touch ID, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Tap the Low Power Mode icon to enable the feature.

You can select multiple photos to add to other apps. Tap and hold a photo until you feel a tap. Drag it away while still holding it. With another finger, do the same with another photo. Tap as many photos as you want to add to the stack. While still holding the stack, switch to the supported app you want to add the images to. Drag your finger to where you want the photos and release your finger.

Use Live Text to translate or sign a document in a foreign language

So there you go walking around town when you see, oh, let’s say, Paul McCartney. You want to take a quick photo and there is a way to access the camera from the lock screen. Just swipe left and the camera user interface appears. Can you take a quick picture of the ex-Beatle this way? “Yes Yes Yes.”

With Live Text, you can tap a phone number in a photo and call that number. Tap an email address and you can send an email to that address. You may already know this. But did you know that Live Text can be used to translate a document, a menu, or a sign? While using the iPhone camera, place the viewfinder over the text you want to translate. Tap the Live Text icon at the bottom right of the screen and the translation pill at the bottom left of the screen. The text is automatically translated to the language you have set for your iPhone.

If you need to scan a document, you can use the Notes app on your iPhone. While creating or viewing a note in the app, tap the camera icon above the suggested words area. In the pop-up menu, press “Scan Documents”. Place the document in the viewfinder and it will be scanned automatically. If you need to scan more pages, repeat the process. Tap the save pill at the bottom right of the screen to save it. You can then share it with anyone.

The last tip takes you to the first photo in a photo album. While looking at an album in the Photos app, tap the top edge of the screen to jump to the first photo in that album. To go back to the most recent photo, tap the Library tab at the bottom left of the screen.

And there you have it. Some of you may already be familiar with some or all of these features and tools. But if one person was able to learn about one feature or tool and it helped them get something done, Apple Support is likely to feel fulfilled.

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