iPhone Tips and Tricks 11

How to Create a New Reminder

  • Launch the “Reminder” app and touch “Add list” at the bottom right corner of the screen. Previously “Reminders” were just a list of created lists, but in the new version, the reminders are automatically organized to “Today” or “Flag” according to the set contents.
  • Next, register the name and appearance of the list. You can choose various colors and icons according to the content. After setting, tap “Done” at the top right of the screen. The newly created list will be added to “My List,” so select it.
  • Tap “New Reminder” at the bottom left of the screen and enter the name of the reminder. At this time, you can set the date and time to receive notifications by tapping the icon displayed on the keyboard. You can also add flags, photos, and scanned documents.

Receive Notification When Sending Message via Reminder App

  • To set it, first tap the “i” icon displayed at the right end of the reminder, then tap “Notify when sending a message.”
  • Next, select the contact of the other party. Send a message to the person you choose here to receive a reminder notification.
  • Try sending a message to the person you selected. If you forget the event and send a casual message, you will receive a reminder reminding you of the event.

Remove Reminder

  • The first is to select only the items you want to delete and delete them manually. Open the list and swipe left on the reminder you want to erase. When “Delete” appears, swipe further to the left. Only one event has been deleted.
  • The second method is to delete the list itself. Open the list and touch “Delete List” at the top right of the display. Tap “Delete” again to delete the list itself. Use it when you have achieved all of your goals.

Creating Grouped Lists via Reminder App

  • Touch “Edit” in the top right.
  • From here, touch “Add Group” in the lower left. This action will trigger the New Group modal to open.
  • Another way to initiate new group: long-press one of your lists, move it above another list that you wish it grouped with, then let go when the bottom list is highlighted. The New Group modal will open.
  • Note: you can solely create grouped lists in iCloud, and not on third-party services. Also, you cannot move one list from one service to a list that’s in iCloud; lists remains in their respective accounts.
  • Either way, in the New Group modal, select a name for your lists group. Here, you can view the lists that are added in the group through the “Include” menu item. From this section, you can erase some of the lists from the group (tap red minus button) or other lists you already have (the green plus).
  • If you want to change the order of your included lists, hold down on the three-bar icon on the right of a list and drag it up or down to where you want it. When you’re all set, tap “Create” to finish.

Add New Subtasks to Reminder

  • So either generate a “New Reminder” to be the parent or touch a reminder in the rundown that you desire to be the parent.
  • From here, touch information (i) symbol to load its Details modal view.
  • From here, touch “Subtasks” close to the bottom.
  • Next, touch “Add Reminder” for each subtask you desire to create.
  • Ensure newly included subtasks are saved, press the “return” or “enter” key on your iPhone keyboard or touch “Add Reminder” after inputting one. This will pop up a new bubble for the subsequent subtask to include.
  • If you included a subtask you don’t desire, modify it or short-swipe left on it and touch “Delete,” or long-swipe left to erase it automatically.
  • However, when no additional subtasks are desired, touch “Details” to go back. While you can’t flag all of the subtasks from the main Details page, you can toggle on “Flagged” to flag the parent. This won’t flag all the subtasks at the base, just the parent. Toggle it back off to unflag it. Hit “Done” to finalize things.

Tag a Contact in the Reminder App

  • Touchthechosen or new reminder to display the information button.
  • Next, touch the (i) to display the Details settings, where you can add notes and set upsome features.
  • From here, turn on the toggle for “Remind me when messaging,” touch the new “Choose Person” option, and then pick a contact from the rundown that appears, either by browsing or searching.
  • Subsequently, you’ll go back to the reminder’s settings with your contact tagged below the toggle.
  • Here, if you desire to select a different individual, touch “Edit,” and then click another contact from the list.
  • From here, if you are pleased with the selection, click “Done.” Your chosen contact will be tagged on the reminder in any list view of the app, this helps toswiftly detect the reminders that have messaging tags.

Enable/Disable Swipe Typing

  • Launch the Settings
  • Select General.
  • Scroll down and tap Keyboard.
  • Next, scroll down to Slide to Type and disable it. If you need to enable it, you can basically enable it once more.
  • If you need the delete key to remove one letter rather than the entire word, go to Delete Slide-to-Type by Word and disable it.

How to Use Swipe Type

Swipe-typing is enabled by default. All you have to do to get swiping is simply start swiping.

  • Spot a finger on your screen and drag it over the letters of the word you need to type. Let’s say you want to type “mind,” you would tap on the “m” key, and drag your finger over the “i,” “n,” and “d” letters in successive order. The keyboard will, at that point, foresee the word you’re typing.
  • The advantage of swipe-typing is that it’s generally a lot quicker than tapping on each key in progression. After swiping, the keyboard will present three options for your swiped word, so you can tap to choose the one you need. However, if the middle prediction is right, start swiping your next word to auto-select it.
  • Those predictions will get progressively accurate the more you utilize your keyboard. However, you can swap between tapping and swiping whenever, and there’s no need to adjust any settings to change.

Set Custom Name and Profile Picture via iMessage

  • Open iMessage/Message App.
  • Tap on Ellipsis ()located in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the Edit Name and Photo tab.
  • Next, touchEdit from the Profile image.
  • From here, you can pickeither Apple Suggestions for Profile image or the Animoji available.
  • If you want to use the Suggestions option, you can set Profile photo by snapping a photo right direct from the camera app, or you may choose from your photo gallery.

To set Profile Picture using a captured image:

  • For this, touch the Camera symbol from the Suggestion option.
  • Capture an image.
  • Once the image of choice is captured, move, and scale the captured image from the camera, make sure correctly crop the image to fit in the circular frame of the Profile Photo.
  • Tap on Use Photo.
  • From here, choose your preferred filter to adjust the outlook of the captured photo.
  • Tap “Done” to apply changes.

To use the images from photo gallery on your device:

  • Tap on the All Photo option and select the desired photo from photo albums
  • Once the desired photo is selected, move and scale the photo to adjust its size making sure it fits in the circular frame, then
  • Tap on Choose.
  • Adjust the appearance by choosing from the available filters.
  • Tap “Done” to apply changes.

To select Animoji or personal Memoji:

  • Chooseyourpreferred Animoji or Memoji from the choices available.
  • Tap Next.
  • From here, Move and Scale the chosen Animoji/Memoji.
  • Tap on Choose.
  • To proceed, choose a Color for the Animoji Background.
  • Tap “Done” to apply changes.
  • After every change made with the Profile Picture, you will notice a prompt “if you want to use this image in all places? Your ID and My Card in Contacts will be updated with this image” You can tap on either of the options “Not now” & “Use.”
  • Touch “Done” again. From here, you will now see your desired Profile image.

Share Custom Name and Profile Photo

Having a Profile Picture and Profile Name on your iMessage Profile in iOS 14 does not necessarily mean that it will now be available for others to view or to be displayed. For privacy and security purpose, you still have the option of whether or not share your iMessage Profile. For additional information, there are two methods on how to share the iMessage profile:

Method 1:

  • Open the iMessage/Message app
  • Tap on Ellipsis () located in the upper right corner of the screen
  • Next, touch Edit Name and Photo option
  • Proceed by toggling on Name and Photo Sharing option
  • From here, select Share Automatically to Contacts Only or Always ask option.
  • Tap “Done” to apply new changes.

Method 2:

  • Go to Settings from the Home Screen.
  • Move down and touch Messages.
  • Touch theShare Name and Photo option
  • Select to Share Automatically for Contacts Only or theAlways ask option.
  • Tap “Done” to apply new changes.

Delete your iMessage Profile Image

  • Go to the Settings app.
  • Select Messages from the rundown.
  • Choose the option tagged Share Name & Photo.
  • Touch Edit below your current iMessage profile picture.
  • On the following screen, touch Edit.
  • Next, tap Delete, then select Delete from the popup menu to confirm the action.
  • Lastly, touch “Done” to effect the changes made.
  • Your iMessage profile image will now appear blank.

Pair a DualShock 4 Controller with iPhone

  • Ensure your Bluetooth is on
  • Grab your PS4 DualShock 4 controller
  • Long press the PS button and share button simultaneously for few seconds.
  • After 5 seconds the lightbar begins to blink.
  • Below your Bluetooth settings on your iPhone, you will see “DualShock 4 Wireless Controller” listed
  • Tap on it to connect
  • Your PS4 DualShock 4 controller’s light bar will turn pink once it has been successfully connected

Pair Xbox One Controller With iPhone

  • From your iPhone, ensure that Bluetooth is on.
  • Grab your Xbox One controller.
  • Long press the wireless button on your Xbox One controller for a few seconds (the button is at the top of the controller near the back)
  • The light on the Xbox button will begin to blink
  • From your iPhone, under Bluetooth, the “Xbox Wireless Controller” will pop up.
  • Tap on it to connect. 
  • After successful connection, the Xbox button’s light will end flashing and stay lit.

Unpair DualShock 4/Xbox One S controller

  • Launch Settings on your iPhone.
  • Tap on Bluetooth.
  • Locate your DualShock 4 or Xbox controller in the device list, and then touch the “i” button.
  • Choose to Forget this device.
  • Tap OKto confirm.

Using the New Text Format Gesture

Apple introduced a series of new gestures designed to make copying, pasting, and general text gestures easier and more intuitive, as well as undo on iOS 14.

In addition, new cursor navigation gestures, improved text selection, and intelligent text selection are much easier to implement and are a nice present for iPhone users.

How to Copy

  • Once you’ve highlighted the text, pinch with three fingers. It’s easiest to complete a three-finger gesture using “thumb, forefinger, and middle finger” or “thumb, thumb, forefinger, and ring finger.” You have to be careful, the fourth finger touches the display, and it returns to the home screen
  • If you perform the gesture correctly, you will see a small “copy” bubble at the top of the screen.

How to Cut

  • Once you highlight the text, pinch twice with three fingers to “thumb, forefinger, and middle finger” or, to complete a three-finger gesture by using the “thumb, thumb, index finger, and ring finger” the most it’s simple
  • If you perform the gesture correctly, you will see a small “cut” bubble at the top of the screen.

How to Paste

  • With the text copied, move to where you want to paste, pinch out with the same three fingers as when copying.
  • If you perform the gesture correctly, you will see a small “paste” bubble at the top of the screen.

How to Cancel

Swipe left with three fingers

How to Start over

Swipe right with three fingers

How to Undo/Redo

  • With three-finger swipe to the left or double-tap with three fingers only, you can undo the last operation, redo the last action, swipe to the right with three fingers.

Improved Intelligent Text Selection

  • Place your finger on the first word and wait until it is highlighted (approximately 0.5 seconds)
  • When the highlight is confirmed, drag to the end of where you want to select and release.

Select Entire Sentence or Text Paragraph

  • Quickly highlight using a tap like macOS. Double-tap to select individual words, triple tap to select sentence, quadruple tap to select an entire paragraph.

With these improvements, working with a software keyboard will save you a lot of time.

How to Customize Zoom Function

  • Use the three fingers to use the zoom function. Double-click on the screen with three fingers to zoom in, and double-tap again with three fingers to return to the original magnification. Double-tap with three fingers and drag to change the magnification, and you can enlarge up to 15 times. Because it is a considerably large magnification, you can check even more detailed parts.
  • When moving in the zoom window, drag with three fingers. You can also change the display in the zoom window from ” Settings app > Accessibility> Zoom.” Invert, grayscale, grayscale inversion, low illumination, and display modes can be customized as required.
  • If it is difficult to view small details such as text and images, use this zoom function to check while zooming in.

How to Customize VoiceOver

VoiceOver is a function that reads out the screen so that even people with visual impairments can use the iPhone. The selected screen display will be read by the iPhone on behalf of the user.

You can also change the speed and pitch at which the screen display is read out using VoiceOver. Detailed settings can be changed in “Settings app > Accessibility > VoiceOver.

How to Tap and Drag the Volume Indicator

When you adjust the volume, a volume adjustment bar is displayed in front of the screen in the middle of the screen. In iOS 14, this surprisingly disturbing screen has been improved and moved to the left of the volume button. It doesn’t get in the way of the screen, it’s great!

  • By the way, if you press the volume control lever twice or more, the size will be reduced further. This bar can also be adjusted by sliding it directly on the screen, so it’s a good idea to remember!
  • Note that if “Change by button” is enabled in the “Settings” app, the volume is displayed at the top of the screen and cannot be touched.

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