The best part about owning an iPhone or an iPad is the devices’ tech specs and fast iOS performance that allow you to turn them into a really customizable experience. The huge variety of apps available is what makes the iOS experience so thrilling as dev-teams have made available apps for every little thing you could imagine. But there’s a lot more that you don’t know about your iPhone and iPad’s own capabilities, features that are even more exciting than installing apps. Today we are presenting you with 3 tips you must definitely know about for iPhone or iPad.
How to enable the Emoji keyboard
Are you a fan of using smileys and fun images in text messages and emails? You don’t have to download an app for that, because Emoji icons are integrated in your iPad or iPhone and accessible simply by a change in Settings. To activate the Emoji keyboard on your iPhone/iPad, just go to Settings > General > International > Keyboards and tap Add New Keyboard. Find and select the Emoji keyboard, which will become accessible via a globe icon next to the spacebar. This activates the international Emoji keyboard and lets you insert all kinds of fun images in your text.
How to use Guided Access to remove certain buttons in app screens
This is a great feature if you’re interested in child-proofing your iPhone or iPad. When Guided Access is enabled you can start apps and simply black out certain buttons or regions in apps. For instance, you can hide a Settings button or connect to Internet option simply by selecting them with your finger. The areas selected will become passive, so no matter how many times you tap on that area, nothing will happen. To activate Guided Access, you have to select General > Accessibility, then in the desired app just triple-click the Home button. To deactivate the blackout areas, triple-click the Home button and enter your passcode.
Have your iPhone/iPad read stuff for you
You don’t need a fancy app to read stuff for you, all you have to do is enable the Speak Selection feature, available under Settings > General > Accessibility and just turn it on by tapping. The Speak Selection feature works with any app where you can highlight text. When you do that, there will be a new option in the contextual menu to enable the Speak command.