It’s been ten years since Apple launched the first iPhone. The original iPhone changed how we had used our phones thanks to its never-seen-before features and gestures. Apple iPhone has changed so much since then with the introduction of 3D Touch, iMessage, Spotlight and much more.
If you now have a newer iPhone model, keep in mind that this thing in your hand ranks among the most desired smartphones on the market. In this post, we have compiled a list of five hidden iPhone gestures. Before proceeding, you need an iPhone with 3D Touch support.
3D Touch Settings icon
3D Touch is one of the most noticeable additions to iPhone lineup. When you perform a 3D Touch firm press on an app, you will be presented with a list of quick actions. If you now have an iPhone 6s or newer, you will be happy to know that you can also press firmly (3D Touch) on the Settings icon to bring up quick actions. You can quickly go to Wi-Fi, mobile data, Battery and Bluetooth sections right from the home screen.
Quickly turn keyboard into trackpad
On iPhone 6s or newer, you can turn your keyboard into trackpad within any app that supports keyboard. To do this, you simply need to head to an app where you can enable keyboard like Notes and Messages, and tap on the input space to fire up keyboard. After that, press deeper anywhere on the keyboard and the keyboard will quickly turn into trackpad. From here, you can move the cursor left/right, or move up or down the line.
Spotlight search from notification center
There are a lot of useful tricks you can perform on your iPhone. However, not all of them are obvious to users. While some are hidden deep in Settings, some come bundled with your favorite apps. In this case, if you now have an iPhone 6s or newer, you can quickly get Spotlight search from notification center.
To do this, head to any app on your iPhone, swipe down from the top of the app (Make sure that you do it slowly) and release your finger. Once you are done, you will be directly taken to Spotlight Search.
- 3D Touch in Instagram
Third-party developers have been working on making their apps compatible with Apple’s 3D Touch. Instagram is leading the way by baking 3D Touch into its mobile app. If you now have the latest version of Instagram, you can 3D Touch to see a bigger preview of a multi-image post. Once you are done, move you finger left or right to see all your photos.
- Scroll to bottom in Photos app
On iPhone, while you are in the Photos app, you can quickly head to the bottom by simply tapping between the icon space at the bottom of the app. This comes in handy especially if your favorite photos are at the bottom of the app.
These are five hidden iPhone gestures you should know about. Hope you found them handy. If you have got a favorite, feel free to let us know in the comments below.