11 iPhone tricks you should know about

Some of these features are hidden in plain sight while others are buried deep down in the Settings menu.

Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Although you use your iPhone every day, there are still a host of features that relatively unknown to you.

Some of these features are hidden in plain sight while others are buried deep down in the Settings menu.

Note that most of these features are available in iOS 8 and above while some are also only available on iOS 9 and higher.)

You can respond to texts without unlocking your phone: Respond to texts straight from your lock screen. Just pull down the notification drawer and swipe over to the left on the text notification. Select the “Reply” option and type a response without having to unlock your phone.

Reply texts while you’re in an app: While you’re in a app, simply swipe down from the top and access the notification drawer just like you would on the screen.

Check which apps are draining your battery: Head to Settings> General> Usage> Battery Usage> and you will see which apps are using how much power.

View every photo someone texted you and vice versa: Just open the messaging thread in “Messages” app and press the “Details” button in the upper right corner.

Audio and video messages that self-destruct: If you go to Settings> Messages and scroll to the bottom, you will see a section for audio and video messages. You can choose to let them expire or to never expire.

Share current location: Just tap the “Details” button in the upper right corner of your message thread and select “Send My Location” and your friend with receive your current location.

Let you friends track you: Follow the steps mentioned in 7 above and select “Share My Location” instead of “Send My Locations”. You can choose how long you want to share your location too.

Mute text messages: Mute text message notifications from a particular contact by going to your messaging thread and hit the “Do Not Disturb” switch.

Multitask within emails: No need to trash it or return to your inbox to browse other messages. As your composing an email, simply tap the top of the message where it says either “New Message” or ‘the subject’ and drag it down to the bottom of the screen. When you want to go back to the mail you were composing, simply tap the email to keep editing it. Let Siri read to you: Siri can be enabled to read articles on websites, books, and text messages, and so on thanks to one of the iPhone’s lesser-known accessibility features. Go to Settings> General> Accessibility> Speech. Turn on “Speak Screen” and “Speak Selection”. DO that and anytime you swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers, Siri will dictate the content of whatever is on the screen.

See all your locations: Your iPhone tracks each place you’ve been, and you can find it by diving into your phone’s settings. Press the Settings icon and head to Privacy> Location> Service> System Services. Then scroll to the bottom and elect

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