Today we are going to share 5 tips and tricks for your iPhone 7 plus or iPhone 7 that you might not have heard of.
How to perform a field test on your iPhone to see how strong your signal is
Go to your dialer, and simply dial this number: *3001#12345#*. Call that number and it’s going to launch an application that says: Field Test. Basically all you want to do is look at the number on the top, right next to phone. The closer the number is to zero, the stronger the signal is. Now for example, -92 is not bad, but it would be much better if it was -75. If you have -150 that means you’re having a real problem with your connection.
One more thing you can do with the field test is if you press and hold the power button and wait for slide to power off to come on, press and hold the home button. This is going to show that field test on top of your iPhone all the time. There is a practical use to this field testing app, because you can figure out at what point in your house you’ve got the strongest signal. You can remove this number by going back into the phone dialer, redial that number *3001#123453* and call the number again. You can switch this number by tapping on it and you will get a strength bar. When you’re done, you just go back out and it’s going to reset to the regular style.
When you buy an iPhone, by default you get 5 GB of free iCloud storage, but the thing is you can get much more for a very low price and you can do that right in your iPhone. Go you your settings, and you want to go into the iCloud, and then just go to storage and click “buy more storage”. When you tap it, it says 5 GB is the one that you get when you buy the phone, but below that it says: for a $1 a month you can get 50 GB of extra storage if you so desire. Now the 200GB and 1TB ones are a little too expensive, but to be honest $1 a month for 50 GB, especially if you’re going to be using that iPhone for a while, is not bad at all. You can storage all your photos online instead on your phone. You can do so by going to storage management area, tap on photos, and then enable iCloud photo library. By doing this, you can upload and store your entire photo library into iCloud. And, of course, you can access those photos from anywhere from an iPad, from a Mac or PC.
iPhone has a built-in mark-up tool built into your photo library
Go to the library and select photo. What you want to do then is to tap the near center, bottom button which brings you to editor menu, then tap fourth button on bottom and that allows you to actually use the mark up utility. So if you tap on mark-up, the various options come up, and you can do some pretty neat thing such as drawing a circle and then you can make this rather shaky circle into a full circle, and you can even move that circle around or resize it. You can also type text by using the text tool.
Easier way to the screenshot
If you want to take a screenshot on your iPhone, all you do is press the home and the power button at the same time and it takes a screenshot of any screen that you are in. But there’s actually an easier way to get this done. Go to the settings, and then go to general, then go to accessibility and look for the menu that says “assistive touch”. Go into it and enable it. You will get this floating manager just sitting on the screen. So if you want to take a screenshot, but you are not able to use both buttons at the same time, just click on this manager, go to device, tap more and you will see there’s that screenshot button. Click that button for the screenshot on the spot. When it takes the screenshot it will automatically hide that button.
Creating custom abbreviations
If you want to, let’s say for example, type “OMG” , and you want it to translate to “Oh my God”, you can see on the top of that OMG the open version is right there, and if you press space, it fills that in and puts it on your text message. You can create this by going to settings and then go to the general. Look for keyboard, tap it, and the option to use that feature is called text or replacement. Then click plus, and add a new one. In the field “phrase” type the word, for example “be right back”, and in the field “shortcut” type in “brb”. If you go back to text message, and type in “brb”, it’s going to make that recommendation, then click space and it’s going to fill it right in.