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Unleash Your iPhone’s Hidden Power: Five Ninja Moves!

by Peggy Reimers

Feeling like your iPhone is more of a sidekick than a secret weapon? Welcome to the dojo-blog, grasshopper! 

In this blog post, we’ll delve into five features that will unlock even more potential of your iPhone, from becoming a grilling time samurai with the Control Center to deciphering your car’s cryptic dashboard symbols like a code-cracking ninja.

So grab your metaphorical shuriken (or, you know, your phone) and get ready to take your iPhone skills to the next level!

1. Quick Access to the Timer

Do you need to set a timer for the  perfect grilling time? From the Control Center, hold down on the clock. Instantly, a slide bar pops up with a dozen timer options. 

2. Siri to the Rescue

  • Can’t decide between your two favorite restaurants for dining? Ask Siri to “flip a coin.” Heads or tails pops up. (You can also have Siri roll one die or two dice.)
  • Feeling blue? Ask Siri to tell you a joke. For more laughs, check out 125 Silly Things to Ask Siri.
  • Get Siri to help you figure out the tip. Just say, “ What is a 20 percent tip on $18.52? 

3. Compass Directions on Your iPhone

Need to get oriented quickly? While in the native maps, tap on the arrow two times in the top right corner and a compass will pop up. 

4. Dashboard Warning Lights

Forget scrambling for the car manual! iOS 17’s Look Up can now decode your car’s dashboard lights. Just snap a pic and find the circle i icon and instantly the explanation of the indicator warning light pops up. 

5. Scan Multiple Documents with Your iPhone

Need to send a multi-page document fast? Open up your Notes app and choose a new note. Tap on the camera icon and choose Scan Documents. Position the camera and like magic, the camera automatically sizes up the document around the borders of the page. After it snaps a picture, your iPhone is ready for additional page(s). When you are finished capturing all the pages, just tap the Save button.

So there you have it! A handful of iPhone Ninja moves to make your life a little easier. If you happen to have your own iPhone power move, please share in the comments.

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Pam Brennan June 10, 2024 - 8:49 pm

Learn something new everyday! Thanks for sharing and giving my IPhone the added boost!

Happy Summer…

Kathryn E Holberg June 14, 2024 - 4:00 pm

Great Ninja Moves! Thanks for sharing some great IPhone features.


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