The ongoing debate between Android and Apple users just got a little more complicated. While both surely have qualities that appeal to all kinds of smartphone users, Apple’s staple characteristic of being more “user-friendly” may or may not be a load of false advertising. With its almost too-simple interface, iPhones have essentially remained the same since their origination. However, with every new edition of this popular device, there also comes a few major and minor updates – many of which we may not even realize exist.
Apple engineers may be patting themselves on the back for their progressive shifts in this user-friendly phone, but perhaps they should have a word with the advertising department first. While Apple is constantly advertising the sleek, new designs of their latest iPhones, they oftentimes overlook some notable customized updates. What’s the advantage of having the newest user-friendly iPhone if the user doesn’t even know all of the things their products can do? That’s right, below is a list of 15 iPhone tricks that users everywhere are completely unaware of. Perhaps if Apple started advertising these new, customized editions to the iPhone, we wouldn’t have a debate with Android users in the first place. Either way, the following tips will completely upgrade and reinvigorate your iPhone experience, so test them out, see what you think, and tell your friends – even if they are sworn Android users.
1. Create a timer for your music.
2. Customize a vibration pattern for texts, alerts, and phone calls.
3. Flashing alerts.
4. Made a mistake while typing? Just shake it off.
5. Speed up your phone by clearing up your RAM.
6. Clearing your cache without the hassle.
7. When did I send that text message?
Instead of checking the clock every time you respond to someone’s message, just drag your thumb to the left to reveal the time stamps. These time stamps mark every single message you and your receiver have had.
8. View your recently closed tabs in Safari.
9. Your iPhone doubles as a level.
10. In case of an emergency, your iPhone may be a lifesaver.