Charlotte Foster


Ex-Apple employee shares mind-blowing iPhone hacks

Ex-Apple employee shares mind-blowing iPhone hacks

A former employee at Apple has posted a series of videos sharing handy hints that iPhone users never knew they needed. 

Canadian tech expert Sabrina Badin knows a thing or two about Apple devices after her time working for the tech giant, and is now emparting her wisdom. 

Sharing the videos on TikTok under the username @sabbadz, she has garnered thousands of views with hacks she learned from her time as an Apple Genius. 

Move multiple apps at once on the Home Screen

There’s an easy way to move multiple apps at once rather than dragging them one at a time. 

To move one app, hold the icon down until it starts to juggle. 

You can then move it to another location on the same page or somewhere else on your phone. 

Not many people know that you can move apps at once, as Sabrina has demonstrated in a video.

First, you tap and hold one app you want to move, and then tap around the other apps you want to move with it. 

You can then move them across your Home Screen as a group, and then letting go will drop them in a line into the empty area of your choosing.

Play music while recording

There’s an easy way to jazz up your videos with a fun soundtrack. 

Simply play music through your iPhone speakers with your preferred music app, whether it’s Spotify or Apple Music. 

While your tune is still playing, open up the camera app, but make sure your camera is set to photo mode and not video.

Then, tap and hold the shutter button and drag it to the right. Your iPhone will begin recording a video while your music continues to play in the background. 

iMessage tricks

In order to send weird animations to your mates, all you need is a secret codeword for each effect to activate. 

For instance, sending the words “pew pew” will trigger a laser effect, while the words “happy birthday” will make balloons float from the bottom of your friends’ screen. 

When January rolls around, sending the words “happy new year” will trigger fireworks to burst across the message. 

Scan real-world text in seconds

Your iPhone is loaded with a handy tool that will allow you to load the content of a menu or newspaper on your iPhone instantly. 

The tech, caled “Live Text”, allows you to point your iPhone camera at a real world object and quickly copy and paste text on it onto your handset. 

Grab an object with text you want to scan and open the Camera app on your iPhone. Point the camera at the object and then tap the indicator that appears in the lower right of your display. 

It looks like lines of text surrounded by a box. When you tap it, the text jumps out on your display and you’re given the option to copy, select, look up, translate or share it. 

You can then copy and paste this information into an email or Note, as well as any messaging social media apps. 

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