Be more frugal with data

If you’re watching your data usage, it’s a good idea to use a feature introduced in iOS 7: cellular data management. With this tool, you can decide which apps get to use cellular data, and which apps can load only over Wi-Fi. Head over to Settings > Cellular to disable cellular data usage for any

How to lock focus and exposure

When the camera is active, tapping the screen sets the focus and exposure for that object. But, the moment the camera moves, these settings are lost. To lock the focus and exposure, tap and hold until you see a yellow bar appear at the top of the screen, Even if you change your composition, the

How to create Custom Vibration alerts

Want to know if your best friend is calling without ever looking at the phone? Buried in the contact settings, a fun option lets you create custom vibration patterns for your contacts. To do it, go to Contacts, choose a contact, and tap Edit in the upper-right corner. Then, scroll down and navigate to Vibration

10 earbud controls

1. If you’re listening to music, toggle pause or play by tapping the center button once. 2. To fast-forward a song, tap the center button twice and long-press on the second tap. 3. To rewind a song, tap three times and long-press on the third tap. 4. To skip a song, double tap. 5. To

How to quickly ‘go back’

Unlike Android, the iPhone doesn’t have a dedicated “back” button. But, a little-known gesture makes that completely acceptable. In Messages, Mail, and even Safari, simply swipe right from the edge of the screen to go to the previous window. The gesture even works in some third-party apps like Instagram.

Hidden bubble level

Leave your lime-green bubble level in the drawer. iOS’s built-in leveling tool uses the phone’s gyroscope to help you find out if an object is perfectly horizontal (or vertical). To access it, launch the compass, then swipe right to reveal the level.