Hiding in the background on the iPhone are a number of hidden apps that you may not have known about. And while you might be inclined to believe that any app that Apple doesn̵7;t make prominently, may lack meaningful utility But it couldn’t be further from the truth.
We’ve highlighted some of these hidden iPhone apps in the past, but Gadget Hacks have been compiled into a list of information and easy to digest I think it’s fair to say that even seasoned iPhone users are quite surprised by some of the apps that Apple has, making them quite a hassle to find.
The first example is an app called Code Scanner. As the name suggests, Code Scanner is a QR scanning app that doesn’t seem to differ much from the camera app’s built-in QR scanning functionality. Most notably, scanning a QR code with a code scanner will instantly open the relevant link through an in-app browser. By circumventing Safari, the code scanner eliminates some clutter to the extent that you won’t have many Safari tabs open with restaurant menus.
You can add a code scanner to your control center by going to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls. Then tap the green “plus” icon next to it that says “code scanner”
Next up is a feature that we highlighted all the way back in 2016 when it launched with iOS 10. The app is called Magnifier, an accessibility feature that lets users zoom in on text or objects to a serious degree
This feature can be enabled by going to Settings > Accessibility > Magnifier and turning it on/off. You can activate Magnifier by triple-clicking the side button of your iPhone or iPad. If you’re wondering why you can’t use the normal zoom feature in the Camera app, the ability to zoom through the Magnifier is useful. can be significantly more
And while we are on this topic I want to highlight not the app. But it is a hidden feature that is truly a game changer. As we highlighted last month, Apple running iOS 14 introduced the Back Tap feature so you can perform a specific action when tapping on the back of your iPhone two or three times. Some of the actions listed include muting the call. Activating Siri Viewing the Notification Center Screen capture and more
You can take advantage of this feature by going to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > Physical & Motor. From there, scroll down and you’ll be able to select “Back Tap.” Next, you can specify if you want. Use double or triple tap to activate. and specify the action you want to trigger by tapping the back.
You can read more about the two other hidden apps, including Print Center and Field Test, at Gadget Hacks. It’s not as interesting as the first three. But if you are keen to learn all the details about your iPhone, you will definitely find it interesting.
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