Touch interfaces, driven by multi-touch displays, have revolutionized the way we interact with our devices. But many features are now more difficult to find and the combination of faucets, press holds, contact power, swipes, pinches and other gestures have resulted in functions being harder to find as there are so many different ways to communicate with devices. Here are five favorite iPhone tweaks.
# 1 Alerts
Apple gave the messaging center a thorough message once with iOS 12, and finally added bundled messages. But if you slide right on messages, now you can manage the messages of the application directly from there without having to jump into the settings. It's simpler and more direct, saves you some taps on the screen and some looking through the app is still poorly organized.
# 2 View today
I use the view today almost like any application on my iPhone. The easiest way to access it is to get to the first screen of icons on your iPhone home screen and then slide right. The default settings are pretty boring but if you scroll down to the bottom of the display, you can use the Edit button to customize the displayed widgets. Also, if you're using the new Apple Shortcuts app, you can make shortcuts available from there.
# 3 The Trackpad is hidden
I mentioned it before but it is worth repeating. One of the most troublesome things I found is using Apple's loupe tool to move the cursor while editing text. But when you press the iOS keyboard, the letters disappear and the entire area becomes a mouse pad so you can manipulate the cursor around the screen.
# 4 Accessibility for all
I expect that many people will not bother using iOS accessibility tools at all times. But there are some useful features out there.
When you double-click the Power button, a menu appears at the bottom of the iPhone screen. You can customize the menu using Accessibility General Settings. I have the magnifier turned on using the settings which makes it easy for me to look at the very small text as it uses the high-level iPhone camera's zoom. Smart Invert offers the iOS version of Dark Mode and there are other items that can be added to the menu.
# 5 Sleek with Apps
When the latest iOS devices disconnect from the & # 39; Home & # 39; button, Apple added the swipe-up gesture to bring you back to the Home screen, or if you click the bar at the bottom edge of the screen, you can see previews of your open apps like this You can switch applications or kill them by swiping up. But if you swipe left in this bar at the bottom of your app screen, you can scroll through your open apps without having to press and hold.