There are some amazing iPhone functions that are well-kept secrets. Here are some simple tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your phone.

1. We Can’t Hear You

This hack will allow you to turn your iPhone volume up to eleven. In the music section of settings, you’ll find all the sound equalizers available. When you choose the “Late Night” option towards the bottom, the volume on your phone will instantly increase.

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While you gain volume, it’s possible to lose quality in the sound if you crank the music up too much. This option is ideal for party settings where you need that extra boost.

2. Search For Photos

Photos take up a ton of space on most people’s phones. With hundreds of photos to sift through, it can be frustrating to locate a picture of a particular place or person. Give your thumb a break from scrolling and use the search option instead.

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When you open the photos app, you’ll see a search option in the top bar. You can search through your photos by using keywords. Are you looking for the hilarious photo of your friend’s dog you took almost a year ago? Type “dog” into the search bar and all canine photos will appear. How convenient is that?

3. Automatically Save Space

For the music lovers out there who struggle with available storage on your phone, here’s an easy way limit space. Under settings, music, downloads, and optimized storage you’ll find this option.

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You can place a cap on space used by music files on your phone. Once you pick the number of gigabytes, your phone will automatically delete songs that you don’t listen to in order to stay at the designated storage limit.

4. Easy Calculations

Sometimes you get carried away when using the calculator app and you hit a few wrong numbers. Gone are the days where that means a total clear-out of the numbers entered. Now you can quickly delete single numbers at a time with a swipe.

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You can swipe your finger left or right over the numbers entered on the calculator, and the last digit will go away. This will help you save time and effort when making quick calculations.

5. Shortcuts

Save yourself time by creating keyboard shortcuts. Go to settings, general, keyboard, and you’ll find text replacements there. This is where you can add your own abbreviations for words or phrases.

It can make your life easier because you can use text replacement to avoid typing out your email address by using something as simple as “@@” for your shortcut. You can also use shortcuts for your phone number, home address, or frequently used phrases.

6. Personalize Your Timers

This timer hack is perfect for those who enjoy falling asleep to music. There is a sleep timer that keeps your phone from playing music all night long, but it’s a bit tricky to find.  

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Open the clock app, select timer, and then set the desired about of time. After setting the time, select “when timer ends,” scroll to the bottom and hit “stop playing,” then back up to the top to set and start the timer. When the time runs out, any active media stops and the home screen locks. This way you can enjoy a show or listen to music while falling asleep without worrying about draining your battery.