Your iPhone has a lot of hidden features you may not know about, like a hidden map of everywhere you've been and the ability to let you control your screen by tilting your head.
We've rounded together 15 hidden features that will help make you an iPhone power user.
Triple tap your home button to reduce your screen brightness lower than you thought possible.
There's a hidden setting that lets you triple tap your iPhone's home button to dim its display even lower than what's normally allowed. It's perfect for looking at your screen at night or when you want to maximize battery life.
Here's how to enable it:
Open the Settings app and go to General —> Accessibility.
Enable the "Zoom" option. Make sure that the "Zoom Region" setting is set to "Full Screen Zoom" in the same menu.
Tap on your screen three times using three fingers.
Tap on "Choose Filter" and select "Low Light."
Tap anywhere on the screen with one finger.
In Accessibility's settings, scroll to the bottom and tap "Accessibility Shortcut."
From now on, just triple tap your home button to dim your screen super low. Triple tapping again will make your screen go back to its previous brightness setting.
Teach your iPhone text shortcuts so you don't have to type out the same things over and over again.
Who wants to re-type common text like an email address? Your iPhone has a built-in shortcut system that lets you type something like "mmail" to expand to your full email address as you type.
Go to Settings —> General —> Keyboard —> Text Replacement to make your own shortcuts.
You can add and reorder keyboard layouts that come with apps you have installed.
If you're just using the standard keyboard that's enabled by default on your iPhone, you're not maximizing its full potential. There are plenty of great keyboard apps that let you do all sorts of cool things — from translating other languages to sending funny GIFs.
To see the keyboards you have available on your iPhone, head on over to Settings —> General —> Keyboard —> Keyboards. You'll see everything that's available from "Add New Keyboard..."
Your existing list of keyboards can be reordered by tapping "Edit" in the top right of the Keyboards window. That way you'll know which keyboard pops up next when you tap the little globe icon to switch layouts in the bottom left of the keyboard.