We’re still getting used to iOS 7 and now Apple is set to release iOS 8 (it’ll come with the iPhone 6). iOS 8 promises a better experience – don’t they always? – but don’t say goodbye to 7 yet. You may not know it as well as you think; it has plenty of features that you probably haven’t heard about and are well worth exploring.
1. Level just about anything
Need to hang something on the wall or make sure everything’s in perfect alignment? Go to the compass app, slide left, and you’ve got an instant leveler!
2. Head gestures
Did you know that you can control your phone just by turning your head to the left or to the right?
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Switch Control and click on Switches. Choose camera and set the settings to what function you would like to assign to either movement. Switch Actions include: Scanner Menu, Resume Auto Scanning, Stop Scanning Select Item, Move to Next Item, and Move
to Previous Item.
3. Shake your phone to undelete
Accidentally deleted an important e-mail or a text message you were just writing? Shake your iPhone! Your phone will then ask you if you want to undo the delete action, click OK.
4. Scroll shortcut
Have to scroll a really long web page? Tap the status bar at the top of the screen to go back to the top.
5. Charge your phone in half the time
Simply put your phone on airplane mode!
6. Disable parallax
If you’re annoyed with the parallax on your iPhone, just go to Settings > General > Accessibility and then change Reduce Motion.
7. Make a passcode with letters
If you want your phone’s password to be a word instead of a 4 number code, change it by simply going to Settings > Passcode and then turn Simple Passcode off. Then turn Passcode on. You may then enter your new passcode.
8. See timestamps on your text
If you’ve ever wondered what time you sent or received a message, simply swipe the conversation window to the left to reveal the timestamps.
9. Alternative ways to take a photo
Use your earphone’s volume button to snap photos.
10. Add custom vibrations to specific contacts
Wouldn’t it be cool to know who texted not just by the ringtone, but by the vibration you’ve attached to that particular contact? To do this, go to the contacts app and set the ringtone, text tone and vibration pattern you like. Now you can tell which messages are urgent and from whom without even looking at your phone.