Unlocking the Hidden Potential of Your iPhone: 14 Surprising Features You Didn’t Know About

If you have an iPhone, there are many little-known tricks that can make your experience with the device even more efficient and enjoyable. Even if you’ve been using an Apple smartphone for years, there are likely some hidden features that you may not have noticed. In this article, we’ll highlight some of the most interesting iPhone tricks that provide daily utility, including those that you may not even be aware of.

1. **Locate yourself when GPS fails**: While Apple Maps and Google Maps are very useful for knowing your position on a map, they are not always the most accurate. In such cases, using the iPhone’s native compass app can be a better choice. The app not only offers the position of north, south, east, and west but also provides your coordinates, including altitude.

2. **Automatically delete messages with codes**: If the ‘Messages’ app on your iPhone gets filled with verification codes from various services, you can set up the iPhone to automatically delete them once they are used.

3. **Prevent continuous requests for app reviews**: Tired of constantly receiving pop-up messages asking you to rate apps in the App Store? You can turn off these notifications by adjusting a simple setting in the App Store.

4. **Help you sleep with background sounds**: The iPhone has different background sounds, such as white noise, pink noise, and rain, that can help you relax and fall asleep. You can easily access these sounds by configuring the settings in the Accessibility menu.

5. **Measure dimensions and distances**: The iPhone hides a fairly precise meter in its measurements, especially in ‘Pro’ models with a LiDAR sensor, which helps measure distances better.

6. **Recognize dangerous sounds and warn you**: The iPhone can notify you when it detects any sound signal that may imply danger, making it a useful feature for people with hearing problems.

7. **Remove background from photos**: You can separate people, pets, or objects from the background of photos using the ‘Remove background’ feature in the iPhone’s ‘Photos’ app.

8. **Delete iPhone content in case of theft**: You can configure the iPhone to clear its data automatically if an incorrect unlock code is entered ten times.

9. **Set limits on the use of certain apps and games**: To prevent addiction and limit screen time, you can set daily usage limits for specific apps.

10. **Make iPhone speak with your voice**: By training the system in the Accessibility settings, you can make the iPhone speak with your own voice, which can be especially useful for people with voice-related illnesses.

11. **Hear your own voice in real time (with AirPods)**: Using the headset microphone, you can hear your own voice in real time with AirPods, making it easier for people with hearing problems to communicate.

12. **Translate into many languages without using third-party apps**: With the ‘Translate’ app, you can translate in real-time without needing additional translation apps.

13. **Create plans and models in three dimensions**: ‘Pro’ iPhone models with the LiDAR sensor can be used to create 3D models and room plans, making it a useful tool for professionals.

These are just some of the little-known iPhone tricks that can enhance your experience with the device. With such hidden features, you can maximize your productivity and convenience while using the iPhone.