Your iPhone is your trusty best friend. It lies next to you, it goes everywhere with you (even to the loo sometimes) and you feel almost naked when you’re without it. And since this device is practically life’s greatest blessing, it’s important to know what it can do for you, so you can finally say that you know your BFF inside out. Here are 10 things that you might not have known your iPhone could do.
1. Count your steps, how many flights of stairs you have climbed and tell you your distance travelled
This shows up in the Health App on iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, which can also be customised to be your personal health dashboard. It’s a great way to set a goal and check your progress.
2. Your iPhone can save your life!
Set up Medical ID with emergency contacts, allergies, medication you are on and other details that can be accessed in an emergency from your Lock Screen.
3. Remind you of things based on arriving at a specific location
Get Siri to remind you to pick up the ingredients for your favourite recipe when you leave work.
4. Take Slo-mo and TimeLapse videos
Whether you like your video super slow or super fast, the iPhone camera lets you take silky smooth videos with great effects.
5. Take 10 photos a second with Burst Mode
Never miss a moment – perfect for all those sports action shots. Burst even works with the front facing FaceTime camera! Just hold on the the shutter button for more than a few seconds.
6. Reachability on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
If your hands can’t quite reach up to the the weather app, just double tap on the home button to bring the screen down right to you.
7. See all your shared pictures in Messages
Just hit ‘details’ in your conversation thread to see all of your photos shared with that person – whether it’s superfoods, gym selfies or legs lounging on the beach, it’s never been easier to find that one specific moment.
8. Take photos with the volume buttons
…for a steadier hand while you are snapping all those food pics. You can also use the volume buttons on your headphones – perfect for selfies!
9. Use Siri to set a timer
Especially handy in the kitchen when baking!
10. Share your location with someone
Meeting the group in TST for a spot of shopping? Just share your location so they know exactly where to find you.