Did you just get the iPhone 14? You must know these 5 hidden tricks now
These 5 hidden tricks will make life a lot easier for any iPhone 14 user. Check them out.
It has been almost two months since the launch of the iPhone 14 series. And many have upgraded their older iPhone 11, iPhone 12, or iPhone 13 to the latest model or moved from Android to the iOS ecosystem. No matter which camp you belong to, you are now a proud owner of an iPhone and that means you’ll quickly learn what it can do for you. The iPhone 14 is Apple’s latest smartphone series and can perform a number of tasks that will blow your mind. But not all of these features are advertised at the point of sale. There are some hidden gems that you must explore and discover. And many users do not know about this even after years of use. So if you want to maximize your iPhone usage, these 5 hidden tricks will help you. Read on to find out.
iPhone 14 hidden tricks you should know
1. Customize the control center
The control center is the heart of the iPhone 14. Not only can you control basic settings with it, but it also contains widgets. And by customizing this area, you can set up the perfect user experience for yourself. All you need to do is go to Settings > Control Center > More Controls and you can add anything that might be useful to you. Once set up, you can access it by simply swiping down, even if the smartphone is locked. This is very useful for checking certain information on the go.
2. The Kickback
By now some of you know the back tap. But there are many who still don’t know about this amazing feature in iPhone. By simply tapping the back panel of your iPhone 14, you can access multiple functions. This hidden trick is very useful if you don’t want to go through the lengthy procedure of unlocking the device, going to the app and enabling the feature. You can use a double tap and a triple tap and assign functions such as turning on the flashlight, opening the camera app and so on. Just go to Settings > Accessibility to find the feature.
3. The hidden trackpad
While not exclusive to the iPhone, this is really a hidden feature that you should be aware of. Often, while typing a huge chunk of text, you want to go back to a line or word and make an edit. The usual and drawn-out method is to swipe up and down to scroll, then tap the exact spot where you want the cursor. With a small screen, it usually takes two to three tries to get it just right. You can skip all that if you long-press the spacebar on the keyboard. It allows you to turn the keyboard into a virtual trackpad for easy access to perform tasks.
4. Use the LED flash for notifications
The Nothing Phone (1) might get a glyph interface for notifications, but the iPhone 14 isn’t that far back. You can actually use your LED flash to give you alerts for notifications. So every time you get a notification, your smartphone’s LED flash will let you know. This is useful if you’re in public and don’t want to check your screen every time to see if you have a new message. You can enable it by going to Settings > Accessibility > Audio/Visual > LED Flash for Alerts.
5. Cast Harry Potter spells with Siri
Your iPhone 14 is nothing short of a magical gadget and can also function as such. With a little help from Siri, you can cast spells on your phone to make it do different things. Just say “Hey Siri” followed by the three famous Harry Potter spells Lumos, Nox and Accio to perform three specific tasks. Lumos turns on your flashlight, Nox turns it off, and saying Accio followed by the name of an app (example: Accio WhatsApp) will open that app. You can add more spells using shortcuts.