It can be really frustrating when it seems to take forever to write a text message, not to mention finding there’s no available space for that quick snap you want to take. Luckily, there are lots of little tricks and tips to make things that littler bit quicker.
Get a faster charge
Few things are worse than watching your phone charge at a glacial pace – especially when you’re short for time. For a faster way to top up, turn on Airplane Mode. Doing so will temporarily pause your phone’s background noise (such as random notifications and GPS roaming), which tend to drain the battery as it charges. While the extra juice won’t be much, a little can go a long way.
And for next time, make sure you know these secrets to a better smartphone battery life.
Save time on your searches
Need to pull up a website in a hurry? Here’s a shortcut: While typing the web address into Safari, you can save a few seconds by holding down the full stop icon on your phone’s keyboard, which will bring up a list of URL endings. Options range from the standard suffixes (.com, .au) to the more uncommon ones (.edu, .org). Speaking of keyboard hacks, there’s a hidden mouse on your iPhone’s keyboard, too.
Siri is no fool, but she’s not foolproof, either. If she says something wrong – such as a name or address – you can actually correct her. Respond with “That’s not how you pronounce…,” and Siri will ask for the correct pronunciation. Once you give it to her, she will repeat it back to you to make sure she’s got it right.