Cool iPhone Hacks That Might Interest You

Every day millions of people are looking for new ways to enhance their lives by using the latest technology. They buy tablets, laptops, gaming consoles, and PCs so they can enjoy online connectivity. Another popular device is the smartphone, be it Android or iPhone. If you own the latter, you’ll be happy to know there are some cool iPhone hacks out there that might interest you. If you’re intrigued, read on!

Removing Your iCloud Activation Lock

This is a security feature that prevents you from using your iCloud account on any other device. It’s designed to protect peoples’ information when they’re no longer in possession of the phone or have passed away. The iCloud activation lock can be removed by resetting your iOS device with either the original Apple ID or an alternative iCloud login. You can also enter the iCloud password for the Apple ID and press “Reset.” 

As with all things technical, more information is available on the internet. If you want to remove iCloud activation lock you can read about the free and paid methods (including the pricing) and view the pros and cons of using them. You can also discover how to remove iCloud accounts and learn about the scams you need to avoid. 

Tips For Using Siri

On iPhones, Siri is a voice-activated assistant that can help you do things like sending texts to your family and friends, scheduling reminders, and setting alarms for important events or tasks.

Interestingly it’s also capable of many other features. You can use Siri to set the time zone, read books on ‘iBooks’, and get the weather forecast. You can also use Siri to make FaceTime calls and to get directions around town. Siri can be used in over 30 languages, and there is no need for special words or phrases; just speak naturally.

Connecting To Other Devices

It’s possible to connect your iPhone to a laptop, for instance when using iTunes. Connect the devices by plugging one end of the USB cable into the computer’s USB port, and inserting the other end into your Iphone’s charging slot. You will need to open up iTunes on both devices before you can proceed further. Click “File” followed by “Add Device.” If everything goes well, the device should be displayed on the screen within seconds (without needing to enter any credentials or additional input).

The pairing facility can allow you to connect your iPhone or Ipad to a different iPhone, to use their mobile data. Begin by opening the “Settings” app and scroll down to “Bluetooth.” Once you’ve connected the two devices you’ll see the details displayed on a list. Don’t forget to unpair the two devices once you’ve finished, or you could drain your mobile data unnecessarily.

Using Airdrop

Airdrop is basically a wireless transfer. You can send a text, photo, or video to someone else on the same wifi network by tapping their name at the bottom of your phone’s screen,n and selecting AirDrop from the list that pops up. You can use it to transfer files between nearby iPhones and Macs, iPads, and iPods.

The value of using airdrop is that it is a quick and efficient way to transfer files. It means you don’t need to go through the hassle of emailing yourself or attaching a file to an IM. The downside is that the wifi connection has to be close enough for your devices to connect, and there’s no guarantee it will work in places where you have limited reception (e.g. on the train or whilst walking around town). It also only supports some file types: photo, video, iWork doc (iPod touch), or PDFs (iOS).

Turn Your iPhone Into A Flashlight

To turn Your iPhone into a flashlight (with no additional app being needed), scroll your finger upwards from your home screen. You’ll then find the picture of a torch and all you’ll need to do is click on it. If you want more control over how brightly the torch shines,  go into Settings –> General –> Accessibility. There are also apps you can download from the App Store. Some are free and some have in-app purchases. Always review the privacy data before downloading any such application.

The more iPhone hacks you research, the more you will find. It’s also possible to save your battery power by turning off such features as GPS, Bluetooth, or Wifi. You can get rid of annoying notifications, too. Why not go online or use the hacks we’ve already suggested? Knowledge is power, and you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits really quickly.