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iPhone Tips & Tricks: Things You Don’t Know Your iPhone Could Do

iphone tips tricks hidden features

We all know that there are so many simple and easy to use features which are available in the Android devices but iPhone is lacking those features and many Android users are using Android devices just because of these simple things which they can’t get in a stable, fast and secure iPhone powered by the iOS. But, there are many hidden features in the iPhone about which even the many iPhone users are unaware. We will provide a few simple iPhone tips and tricks that can make you a happy iPhone user.

1. Make a Quick Call

Just like you, whenever I needed to call the number last dialed from my iPhone, I use to go to recent tabs to dial the last call number but now I have a pretty good shortcut to make the call very quickly on last dialed number using my iPhone. If you also want to call to your last dialed number quickly then open the iPhone Phone app (the green button) and don’t click on the recent tab which shows the recent call logs. Instead, tap on the green button on your dialer keypad, it will show you the last dial number. Tap the same button again and your iPhone will connect you to the last dialed number.

2. Quickly Zoom at any part of the Screen

You can quickly zoom at any part of the screen of your iPhone. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom and then activate the Zoom settings. You can also activate the Show Controller option from the same menu. Now you can activate or deactivate zooming by double tap the screen with your three fingers. When you double tap with three fingers at any part of the screen, it will zoom that part. Now you can use the zoom controller to change the location of the screen which should be visible in zooming area. Double tap with three fingers again to deactivate the zooming.

3. Delete the Last Number in Calculator

Like many others, you might also be using the C key to delete the text if you type a wrong number. In this way, if you press the C key, the whole expression will be lost and you have to type the complete number again which is not a good thing at all. But your iPhone has a simple calculator trick to delete the last number. Just swipe your finger right or left on the number screen and it will delete the last typed number only. You can swipe on the calculator screen as many times as you want and it will keep deleting the numbers one by one on every swipe.

4. Take Screen Shot on iPhone X and Previous Models

Many iPhone users are familiar with the procedure of taking a screenshot on the earlier models. It can be done by pressing the home button along with the power button at once. But iPhone X don’t have a home button so iPhone X users don’t know how they can take a screenshot of their iPhone X. You can capture your screen by pressing the Siri button on the right and the volume up button at same time. It’s done, you have taken the screenshot of your iPhone X.

5. Stop Music While Sleeping

Most Smartphone users go to sleep while listening music on their phone. When they sleep music keeps playing until the battery drained. You can stop your music automatically while sleeping and can save your battery. Just open your Clock app and go to the timer. From When Timer Ends select Stop Playing. Now set the time, let’s say you select 15 minutes and tap on start. Now timer will start and you can keep listening to your music. During 15 minutes if you are sleeping and music is still playing, it will stop automatically when the timer hits zero after complete 15 minutes.

6. Take Pictures Without Stopping Video Recording

While you are recording a video on your iPhone and the same time you want to take the picture of something, you can do this without stopping the video recording. To do so, just press the shutter key with the video recording button while you are recording your video and it will take the pictures along with video recording.

7. Use your iPhone Camera as a Magnifier

You want a magnifier glass but don’t have one? No need to worry, your iPhone is your magnifier glass. Just go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Magnifier. Enable this option. Now whenever you want to use a magnifier, press your home button three times and your camera will become a magnifier glass. You can control the magnification level as well on this screen.

These are the seven tips which most of the iPhone users don’t know about. Moreover, if you don’t know the method to create Apple ID without a credit card then you can read this article. If you have any other suggestions about the iPhone tips and tricks or you want to know something, just use the comment form below and ask your question.

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How To Create Apple ID Without Credit Card Payment Method

Create Apple ID Without Payment Method

For many new iPhone, iPad or iPod users, creating an Apple ID is a hectic task because whenever they try to create their Apple ID they are asked to provide a payment method which might be a Visa card, Master card, Paypal or any other payment method that is supported in their country. Without providing a payment method they can’t complete the Apple ID registration process. A lot of teenagers in UK, USA, Australia, Canada while a lot of people in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries don’t have any payment method that can be used online to make a purchase. They don’t know how to create Apple ID without payment method and thus they failed to activate their new iPhone, iPad or the iPod and they can’t install any application even if it is free because it will ask to sign in using an Apple ID.

For full proceducre, you can watch the video at the end of this article.

The good thing is that there is a trick which can be used to create an Apple ID without a payment method. When we call it a trick, many people might consider that its an illegal way to create the Apple ID. But you don’t need to worry, this is 100% legal and verified method and even provided on the official website of Apple.

How to Create Apple ID Without Payment Method?

It is very easy to register your new Apple ID without providing any credit card or Paypal information. Just follow the steps below and you will get your new Apple ID to use on your iDevices to purchase paid apps or to install the free apps without entering any payment method details.

Create Apple ID on iPhone, iPad or iPod

Many iOS users when tries to create their Apple ID they navigate to settings and from there they go to iTunes and App store. If you create your Apple ID from this menu, it will ask you to provide the payment method and you won’t be able to register your Apple ID without providing the payment method. You have to enter either your credit card details or your Paypal information. If you have a payment method then it is good to do, but if you don’t have then follow the steps below on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.

  1. Launch the App Store application on your iDevice.
  2. Find an application which you want to install, make it sure that you select a free application.
  3. Tap on that free application icon which you want to install.
  4. Tap on the Get button next to the app icon.
  5. It will ask for your Apple ID, click on Create new Apple ID.
  6. Follow the instructions, prove your Email, password, name and all other information which it asks.
  7. With this method, you will get the Payment method options and here you will find the last option as None which will not be available if you try to register from settings > iTunes and App Store menu. Click on None.
  8. Follow further instructions, upon completion of registration open the email address you used to create Apple ID and confirm the activation email sent from Apple.

All done, you have created your new Apple ID without a payment method.

Create an Apple ID on PC

If you want to create your new Apple ID on PC, then you should install the iTunes store first. Then find a free app on iTunes store and follow the instructions to create new Apple ID. On the payment method screen, select the option None and complete the steps. If you can’t find the free app on iTunes store then try to create your new Apple ID without payment method using the iPhone or iPad.

Create Apple ID on Mac Without Payment Method

Follow the steps below to create Apple ID using your Mac

  1. Launch App store on your mac.
  2. In the right side of the app, find the option Great Free Apps & Games and click on it.
  3. Click on Get and then click on Install App with the app icon.
  4. When you are asked to sign in, click on Create new Apple ID.
  5. Follow the instruction and all steps, when asked for payment method, select None on your Mac screen.
  6. Complete all other steps and in the last step verify the email to activate your Apple ID.

Use any of the above methods to create your Apple ID without providing any payment method. If you face any problem, use the comment box below to ask your questions.

Watch this video to register new Apple ID without a Credit card:


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Apple’s App Store vs Google’s Play Store: A Brief Comparison

iPhone App Store vs Google Play Store

There are more than 2 billion Smartphone users in 2017 and it is expected that the number will cross the 5 billion mark in 2019. Most of the Smartphone users are either using iOS or Android operating system whereas fewer users are using Blackberry or Windows OS. iOS users can download an application from the Apple’s App store and if they have a jailbroken iPhone then they can use more options as well to download the applications whereas Android users can download their applications from the Google’s Play store or they can even install the application by using an APK.

Here we will provide a brief and neutral comparison between Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store.

Account Registration Process

Apple ID for App Store: The process of creating an account on App store is somehow difficult. You have to provide a lot your personal details while creating your Apple ID which is used in the App store to install the applications on your iPhone or iPad. While creating an Apple ID for iPhone you also need to provide your credit card information so that you can buy they paid apps if required. Though there is a trick to create Apple ID without payment method, but most of the users don’t know about that trick. Overall it is difficult to create an Apple ID for an uneducated person.

Google ID for Play Store: It is easy to create a Google ID to use in Play store for downloading and installing the applications. You can simply use your Gmail ID for this purpose and while registering your account to create a Google ID, it will ask for the payment method but you can simply skip that step without using a “Trick”.

Opportunities for App Developers

App Store: Apple is very strict on its quality and security. This is the reason that only a high-quality application can be accepted on the app store. This makes it difficult for the beginners to develop an application for App store and get it approved. If a developer wants to publish his iOS app on App store, he needs to make the app code clean and secure. This is the main reason that you find fewer iOS app developers as compared to Play Store app developers.

Play Store: Almost every application gets approved on the Play store and even the beginners can get their Android applications published on the Play Store. This easiness for developers is the main reason that freelancers who wanted to start their career as a mobile app developer he chooses Play Store platform instead of App store. That is why you can find Android app developers easily.

Confidence of the User

App Store: As we have mentioned that only top quality and secured apps are published in the App store so a user of App store feels comfortable and confident while installing an application from the App Store. An App Store user can download the application without the threat of being slowing down the iPhone because of a buggy application.

Play Store: Because of the freedom of publishing an app on Play Store, users feel uncomfortable while installing an application on their device from Play Store. There are all type of applications, some of these are secure while some are vulnerable to hacking and virus attacks. A Play Store user has no confidence in the applications from unknown or new developers on Play store.

Cost to Publish The App

App Store: Publishing an application on App store is costly. The developer has to pay $100 per year to App store to publish their applications.

Play Store: The cost to publish an application on Play Store is only $20 and it is a one-time cost. So new developers can publish their app easily on Play Store because of low cost.

Reaching More Customers

App Store: There are only a few checkboxes in the app store applications where developers can provide they relevant keywords. To get the visibility by the targeted audience is somehow difficult on the App Store for the beginners.

Play Store: Just like Google Search Engine, the optimization for visibility is great in Play Store for the published apps. Developers can mention their important keywords in the app name, description and SEO tags as well. This freedom is good to increase the visibility and get more downloads by optimizing the app publication for search results.

Options to Choose the Best App from available Apps

App Store: If you have to select the best app from a single category then you have only a few options on App store because there are fewer applications published. The reason has been mentioned already that high quality and high cost stops many developers to develop iOS applications.

Play Store: You will have a lot of options to select the application of your own choice from a single category. The reason is obvious, easy to publish option with low cost encourage more developers to develop their own applications even if there are already many applications published on Play Store.

Conclusion

We have provided a detailed and neutral comparison of both Apple’s App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google’s Play store for Android devices. Now it up to you to decide which market store is better and which platform you should choose. But in our personal opinion if you are looking for the quality over quantity then App Store is better. From the developer’s point of view who are not expert, Play Store is better as they can easily publish their apps and can make some money out of their apps.

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iPhone X Underwater Face ID Crazy Test by Jenna Ezarik

iPhone FaceID underwater

Jeena Ezarik is a famous YouTuber and she is famous for her vlogs on different topics. On the arrival of iPhone X with Face ID feature, she bought her new iPhone X and decided to test the Face ID working in direct sunlight with glasses on. Then she tried the Face ID test under the water in a pool.

We have watched this video and decided to publish the video on our website. You can watch this video to test iPhone X FaceID test underwater, but before you watch the test, we would like to know what are your expectations on this? Will iPhone X pass this test or it will fail to recognize the Jeena’s face under the water? You can share your thoughts with us using the comment box below the video and then watch the video to check if iPhone X is as you expected or not?

iPhone X FaceID Underwater Test


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Extreme Durability 1000 Feet Drop Test: iPhone X & Galaxy S8

iPhone X 1000 Feet Drop Test

You might have seen many drop test videos on different YouTube channels for Android mobiles and iPhones. There are so many crazy water tests as well where YouTubers place the iPhone in a bowl full of water and then freeze it, or they put the iPhone in boiling water to test its durability. But here we are presenting a crazy extreme durability test for Galaxy S8 and iPhone X.

This extreme durability drop test is performed by UnlockRiver.com channel and they have dropped Galaxy S8 and iPhone X from the height of 1000 FEET. Yes, you read it correctly, 1000 Feet. There is no need to tell you that you shouldn’t try this on your iPhone X or Galaxy S8 from even 10 Feet height. If you do so, don’t blame us for anything 😀

Well, before you watch the video, we would like to tell you that the YouTuber who performed this test gives 7.9 extreme durability test score to Galaxy S8, can you guess what would be the score for iPhone X? Well, watch both the videos to know the score of iPhone X.

Extreme Durability 1000 Feet Drop Test Galaxy S8

Extreme Durability 1000 Feet Drop Test iPhone X

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iPhone 2018 Could be the First Ever Dual SIM Model: Rumors

iPhone 2018 Dual SIM Rumors

One of the major reason of success for many Smartphone models is the availability of their Dual SIM functionality. A lot of mobile phone users often use two different networks to meet their needs. They use one SIM for their personal communication while they have to use another network SIM as well for the official use. In this case, carrying two mobiles for two different SIM is not everyone’s desire. This is why every mobile company has introduced Dual SIM models for their flagship models like Samsung have Single SIM and Dual SIM versions for all of its S series models.

Dual SIM models are more popular in sub-continent and other Asian countries. But unfortunately, there is not a single model of iPhone which supports Dual SIM functionality whereas it is much-awaited features in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other Asian countries. According to a survey, there will be almost 40% to 50% increase in sales if Apple introduces their new iPhone 2018 model with Dual SIM support.

The good NEWS is that iPhone 2018 Dual SIM support rumors are already spreading on the internet and it is catching the eyeballs of many readers. The famous Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities claims that there are high chances that Apple is going to launch their 1st ever Dual SIM mobile in 2018. He also said that all the models that will be released in 2018 will have Dual SIM Support.

Here you can read about the release date of iPhone 2018 models.

According to MacRumors Apple is going to provide LTE support for both the SIM, unlike other Smartphones which offer LTE support only on SIM1 while the SIM2 can only support 3G or 2G network. But Apple is going to Dual SIM LTE+LTE supported iPhone 2018 model.

Whether these rumors proved to be true or not, we have to wait for this. But we would like to know your thoughts on this. If you are not using iPhone, will you switch to iPhone if Apple releases a dual-SIM iPhone model? You can use the comment form below to share your views with us.

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iPhone 2018 Expected Models, Release Date, Price, Specs Rumors

iPhone 2018 release date price

There are already so many speculations and unofficial NEWS about the release dates, expected models, prices and specifications of upcoming iPhone 2018 models. According to different sources, it is expected that Apple is going to launch 3 or even 4 new models in 2018 with different new features and different screen sizes. In this article, we will try to provide fewer but close to “authentic” details of upcoming iPhone 2018 models and their release dates.

What Will be the new iPhone 2018 Models Names

The name of the upcoming models are not yet confirmed but more than 90% chances are there that the successor of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be called iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus. Whereas the successor of iPhone X will be iPhone XI (iPhone 11). Here is the confusion, according to some sources, Apple is going to launch two models for the X series and these models will be called iPhone XI and iPhone XI Plus (iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus).

But if we go with the Apple’s tradition of 4, 4S, 5, 5S and so on, then it is believed by some iPhone geeks that the successor of iPhone X will be called iPhone XS and there will be a bigger model as well which will be called iPhone XS Plus. While some sources claim that iPhone is going to launch only 1 successor of iPhone X and that will be called iPhone X Plus.

These are the expected names of the upcoming iPhone models. With these models, if you remember that iPhone has launched a smaller but powerful version iPhone SE, it is also believed that iPhone is going to launch iPhone SE 2 as well that will be slightly smaller in the size, though bigger than the previous iPhone SE, but it will be a powerful version of iPhone in low budget.

Release Dates of iPhone 2018 Models

There is no rocket science in predicting the release date of new iPhone models, as per the Apple’s history, iPhone 2018 models will be released in September 2018 and will be available for the customers in October 2018. In 2017 Apple released the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in September and one month later it released the iPhone X. But that delay of one month was due to the production delay, believed by many iPhone Geeks and according to some internal officials, whereas this time Apple won’t delay the launch of any model and all the models will be released on the same date which is expected to be the second week of September 2018.

iPhone 2018 Models Screen Sizes

We believe that iPhone will launch iPhone XI (iPhone 11) with 5.8 inch OLED screen and its design will be almost same as the iPhone X. iPhone XI Plus or iPhone X Plus will have a screen size of 6.5″ OLED. There will be a 6.1″ LCD model as well that will be slightly cheaper in the price and larger Bazzel. This model with 6.1″ LCD will have the FaceID but it won’t have twin rear camera lenses and also 3D touch will not be available for this model.

iPhone 2018 Models

According to DigiTimes, there will be 4 iPhone models in 2018 and these models will have the following screen sizes:

  • 5.7 to 5.8in LCD
  • 6.0 to 6.1in LCD
  • 6.0 to 6.1in OLED
  • 6.4 to 6.5in OLED

Expected iPhone 2018 Prices

According to Economic Daily and the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s claims, iPhone model with the 6.1 Inch LCD screen, will be available in relatively less price. As per our understanding, it will be available in the range of $649 – $749 and it will be a Bazzel free set with a lower pixel density to adjust the low price. Whereas the 6.5″ model with OLED will be available in $999. Remember, these are just assumptions backed by some reliable sources but not confirmed iPhone 2018 prices.

Final Words

Some iPhone geeks believe that Apple is going to release 4 iPhone models whereas we believe that iPhone will release 3 models in September while the 4th model iPhone SE2 will be released one month or two months later. It is also confirmed by different sources that all the 4 models which will be released during 2018 will have the FaceID feature as it is accepted by many iPhone users.

There is a possibility that iPhone’s latest models will also support the 5G technology as Apple is trying to test it according to Business Insider’s reports. Whether these rumors will be proved true or will remain rumors, you have to wait for few more months to know the factual reports. Till then, keep visiting iPhone-AppStore.com and we will try to provide latest updates on the topic.