I’m an ex-Apple worker and I know iPhone tricks that will blow your mind

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A former Apple employee has shed light on a host of iPhone tips and tricks you probably didn’t know about.

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Canadian tech expert Sabrina Badin shared her handy hints on her TikTok profile, which has over 30,000 followers.

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Canadian Sabrina Badin shares handy iPhone tips and tricks in her TikTok profilecredit: tiktok

Clearly once working as an Apple Genius — the company’s army of customer support staff — she knows a thing or two about its devices.

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Sabrina, who posted under the username Sabrina, has put together a list of some great tips @thegeniussab, has to offer.

Move multiple apps to the home screen at once

If you’re giving your home screen a spring clean, there’s an easier way to move multiple apps around at once rather than dragging them out one at a time.

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To move an app, press and hold its icon until it starts moving. You can then move it to another location on the same page or on a new page.

However, not many people know that you can move multiple apps at once.

As Sabrina demonstrates in a video, you do this by tapping and holding an app and then tapping another app you want to move.

You can then move them to your Home screen as a group. Letting go will drop them on a line in an empty area of ​​your choosing.

Select multiple messages or emails at once

Does your iMessage or Mail inbox need to be cleared? You can quickly select multiple messages at once without having to tap on each one.

To do this, open your inbox and place two fingers on the display. Drag down to select messages and release to pause.

You can then choose to delete them, mark them as read, file them in a folder, and more.

play music while recording video

There’s an easy way to enhance your videos with a great soundtrack.

Simply play some music through your iPhone speaker using your favorite music app like Spotify or Apple Music.

With your tune still playing, open the Camera app. Make sure your camera is set to photo mode – not video.

Tap and hold the shutter button and drag it to the right. Your iPhone will begin recording a video while your music continues to play in the background.

iMessage Tricks

There’s a neat trick that lets you send funny animations to your teammates on iPhone.

All you have to do is send someone a secret codeword over iMessage to activate each effect.

For example, sending “Pew Pew” will trigger a laser effect, while “Happy Birthday” will make balloons float up from the bottom of your partner’s screen.

When January rolls around, fireworks will explode across the message if you wish “Happy New Year” to someone.

Scan real-world text in seconds

Your iPhone is packed with a handy tool that allows you to quickly load menus or newspaper content onto your mobile.

Called “Live Text”, the tool was recently launched worldwide with the release of iOS 15, the latest version of the iPhone operating system.

Live Text allows you to point your iPhone camera at a real-world object and quickly copy and paste text on it to your handset.

This can help you capture notes on the whiteboard at the end of a meeting or school class, or copy a handwritten note to a family recipe.

It works through the camera app and uses high-tech artificial intelligence to recognize and scan text in a variety of lighting conditions.

Take an object with the text you want to scan and open the Camera app on your iPhone.

Point the camera at the object and then tap the indicator that appears in the lower right of your display. It looks like lines of text surrounded by a box.

When you tap it, text jumps to your display and you’re given the option to copy, select, view, translate or share it.

For example, you can copy and paste it into an email or note, or share it with a friend on WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

The techie apparently once worked as an Apple Genius

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The techie apparently once worked as an Apple Geniuscredit: tiktok

Never give your iPhone to anyone without doing the ‘triple tap’ trick first

In other news, iPhone owners in the UK have been stripped of £750 from Google by the UK Supreme Court.

Google Chrome users are being warned to remove the browser amid fears that highly sensitive data may be harvested.

Facebook has announced that it is changing its name to “Meta”.

The company is working to create live avatars of its users that they can control in virtual worlds called “Metaverse”.


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