35 iOS 8 Tips and Tricks for iPhone

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1. See more hours in a day

Pinch your calendar to see more hours. Turn iPhone sideways to display your whole week.

Pinch your calendar to see more hours. Turn iPhone sideways to display your whole week.

2. Take a closer look

You can double-tap with three fingers to make the magnifying glass appear. Turn it on in Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom.

You can double-tap with three fingers to make the magnifying glass appear. Turn it on in Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom.

3. Make everything bigger

To display everything at a larger size, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > View, then tap Zoomed.

To display everything at a larger size, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > View, then tap Zoomed.

4. Talk instead of type

Tap the dictate button on the keyboard and speak your message (including punctuation), then tap Done.

Tap the dictate button on the keyboard and speak your message (including punctuation), then tap Done.

5. Adjust Camera’s exposure

Tap where you want to set automatic exposure and focus. Then slide your finger up or down to manually adjust the exposure.

8. Speed it up with time-lapse

Switch Camera to Time-Lapse mode, then tap the shutter button to start recording your video.

9. Teach Siri who’s who

Add relationships — spouse, brother, mom — to your Contacts card. Tell Siri, “My sister is Alexis.”

 Add relationships — spouse, brother, mom — to your Contacts card. Tell Siri, “My sister is Alexis.”

10. Get the full story

To see the desktop version of a site — instead of the mobile version — tap the address field, pull down the screen, then tap Request Desktop Site.

To see the desktop version of a site — instead of the mobile version — tap the address field, pull down the screen, then tap Request Desktop Site.

11. Send your latest photos in Messages

Tap the attach media button, select one or more recent photos to share, then tap Send Photo.

12. Trust QuickType to type quicker

When you tap a suggested word from the QuickType bar, a space appears after it. But if you enter punctuation, the space is deleted. No need to backspace — just keep typing.

When you tap a suggested word from the QuickType bar, a space appears after it. But if you enter punctuation, the space is deleted. No need to backspace — just keep typing.

13. Respond to a call with a text

Can’t take a call? Tap Message to send a prewritten text message response. Customize the messages in Settings > Phone > Respond with Text.

Can’t take a call? Tap Message to send a prewritten text message response. Customize the messages in Settings > Phone > Respond with Text.

14. Switch to other keyboards

You can add more keyboards — for emoji or other languages — in Settings > General > Keyboard. To switch keyboards, tap or hold down the next keyboard button whenever the keyboard appears.

You can add more keyboards — for emoji or other languages — in Settings > General > Keyboard. To switch keyboards, tap or hold down the next keyboard button whenever the keyboard appears.

15. Get the user guide

Learn everything you want to know about iPhone — all in one place. The iPhone User Guide is a free download in the iBooks Store.

Go to the iBooks Store

Learn everything you want to know about iPhone — all in one place. The iPhone User Guide is a free download in the iBooks Store.

16. See before and after

While editing a photo, touch and hold the image to temporarily show the original, so you can compare it with the changes you’re making.

While editing a photo, touch and hold the image to temporarily show the original, so you can compare it with the changes you’re making.

17. Add profile pictures to contacts

To see profile photos of friends when they email or call, go to Settings and tap Facebook or Twitter. Then tap Update Contacts.

To see profile photos of friends when they email or call, go to Settings and tap Facebook or Twitter. Then tap Update Contacts.

18. Keep text notifications quiet

Mute notifications for a conversation — handy for, say, a busy group discussion. While viewing the thread, tap Details, then tap Do Not Disturb.

Mute notifications for a conversation — handy for, say, a busy group discussion. While viewing the thread, tap Details, then tap Do Not Disturb.

19. Remove webpage clutter

Safari can make articles easier to read. If the page you’re on supports it, tap the reader button to see just the text and photos — without ads or distractions.

Safari can make articles easier to read. If the page you’re on supports it, tap the reader button to see just the text and photos — without ads or distractions.

20. Be on your way with Apple Pay

Place your finger on the Touch ID and hold iPhone near the contactless card reader until you feel a vibration and see a checkmark. Set up Apple Pay in Passbook.

Place your finger on the Touch ID and hold iPhone near the contactless card reader until you feel a vibration and see a checkmark. Set up Apple Pay in Passbook.

21. Share using AirDrop

In apps that support AirDrop, you can share a photo, video, or document with people nearby. Tap the share button, then tap the person you want to share with.

In apps that support AirDrop, you can share a photo, video, or document with people nearby. Tap the share button, then tap the person you want to share with.

22. Show people where you are

Let those you’re messaging see where you are. Tap Details, then tap Share My Location.

Let those you’re messaging see where you are. Tap Details, then tap Share My Location.


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