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3 useful functions that are secretly hidden

Your iPhone can do a lot more than you think. Some well-known apps and settings contain quite a few functions that are actually very useful. That’s why we show you three tips on your iPhone that will definitely come in handy!

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iPhone tips: 3 useful functions that are secretly hidden

Do you have a lot of photos on your iCloud? Sometimes you have to scroll when you want to view the first photos. There is, however, a lightning-fast trick that allows you to immediately scroll to the very first photo. Read this and more in this week’s iPhone tips!

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If you don’t already have too many photos in your Photos app, you can browse all the images pretty quickly. But if you’ve been an iPhone fan for years and have taken quite a few photos, the scrolling becomes a bit more work. However, there are a few handy functions that you can use to quickly browse through your photos.

Use the ‘Library’

When you tap “Library” at the bottom, you can categorize the photos into “Years”, “Months”, “Days” and “All Photos”. This way you can view all your photos per month or year and quickly scroll between the years or months.

Zoom out on the overview of the photos to scroll faster

When you want to scroll through the photos, swipe your finger down to scroll. By default there are only a few photos in a row. By first zooming out on the overview, there are many more photos next to each other and you can scroll a lot faster.

To zoom out on one of your photo overviews, pinch the screen with two fingers to zoom out. Then you can scroll through the photos faster. To view the photos normally again, make a spreading movement with two fingers.

Quickly to the first photos

Do you want to see the very first photos in your overview? That can be done in an easy way! Tap at the very top of the screen (i.e. the time). The overview will scroll up very quickly and you will see the first photos.

2. Customize swipe options in the Mail app

If you use your iPhone’s built-in Mail app, you probably already know that you can swipe on an email to perform an action. By default, a swipe to the left is set to highlight. Swipe to the right to set the message to ‘Mark as read’.

Mail swipe options iphone

But did you know that it is also possible to customize these swipe options? We tell you how to do that in this second tip of our iPhone tips.

Unfortunately, you can’t put a random action on it, but at least you have a number of options to choose from. You can set the swipe options in the following way.

Customize swipe options in your iPhone’s Mail app

  1. Tap on ‘Settings’;
  2. Scroll down and tap on ‘Mail’;
  3. Under ‘Message list’, tap ‘Swipe options’;
  4. Tap ‘Swipe left’ and customize the action;
  5. Tap Back > Swipe Right;
  6. Adjust the action here too and tap ‘Back’.

3. Use text replacement to teach your iPhone your words

Your iPhone helps automatically replace typos and other spelling problems. However, it is not always nice if your smartphone keeps changing some words while you are typing it correctly. Fortunately, you can teach the iPhone to improve words in some (or your) way. You do that in the following way.

Text Blur on iPhone
  • Tap on ‘Settings’;
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap ‘General > Keyboard’;
  • Tap on ‘Text replacement’;
  • You can now add a word, tap the plus sign at the top right;
  • Type the word after ‘Phrase’ and ‘Keyword’, making sure to type the word the same way both times;
  • Tap Save to save the new word.

More tips and tricks for iPhone and iPad

These were this week’s iPhone tips. Don’t have enough tips yet? Then get started with the Assignments app. This adds all kinds of useful functions. We have already looked up three assignments for you with functions that your iPhone does not have by default. In addition, keep regularly iPhoned Stay tuned for more tips and tricks!

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