I remember, way back when, steadfastly holding the belief that a phone should be used as a phone and a camera as a camera, and never the two should meet. And now, I am a *rather* <ahem> heavy user of my beloved iPhone as a camera. In fact, is there anything the iPhone can't do these days? There appears to be an app for everything.
Most of us spend a considerable amount of time on our smart phones, so it makes sense for us to use it as efficiently as possible. After a recent iOs upgrade, I was prompted to swipe through details on some new features of the phone and thought I'd share a few cool tips with you. What can you use the iPhone for these days?
1. Let your phone find your car
When the iPhone is connected to your car using CarPlay or paired using Bluetooth, the Maps app automatically marks where you park. So if you get a bit lost wandering around the shopping centre, tap Parked Car and your phone will help you find your way back to it.
2. Use your phone as a magnifying glass
Well, none of us are getting any younger and, even if we're not glasses wearers, sometimes we need a bit of help with the fine print. If there isn't a magnifying glass at the ready, you can use your phone. Go into Settings > General > Accessibility and turn on the Magnifier. Then whenever you need a closer view, triple click the Home button and your camera will turn into a magnifying glass.
3. Let your phone find a photo in your collection
Need to find that shot you took at the beach last month? Just click on the magnifying glass icon, type in 'beach January' and the iPhone will magically find you any beach scenes photographed in January. Voila.
4. Close all your internet tabs at once
If you've been on a bit of a Googling frenzy and now have 23 tabs open in Safari, you can now close them all at once. When in Safari, you'll see a little icon that looks like two squares on top of ech other in the bottom right of your iPhone screen. If you hold that down, you'll have the option to close either the newest tab or all tabs.
Need more tips? If you go into the Collections app on your iPhone (it looks like a little light bulb and, in my phone, it's in the Extras folder), there's a whole heap of tips that might help you make the most of your iPhone. You can even keep checking back as they update the collection with new tips.
What's your favourite feature of your iPhone?