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26 iPhone 5s Tips You Should Not Miss

26 iPhone 5s Tips You Should Not Miss

The smartest smartphone has come a long way. Apple has molded their product into a gadget with cutting edge design and features. Look at these hot ones:

  • A one-of-a-kind chip that has a 64-bit architecture.
  • A camera that works better and faster.
  • Equipped with an identity sensor that can decipher your fingerprints.
  • Comes with an operating system that’s built and designed solely for 64 bit.

To say all of those features make the iPhone 5 a smartphone that’s ahead of its time is an understatement. There’s absolutely no doubt, it leads the smartphone game. Not only that, it’s more savvy than it appears, and so much more. This is your day. I’m unleashing tips and tricks to raise up your iphone 5 experience to the next level.

Time for tips ahoy…

(View photos from left to right then see corresponding description of tips below each set of photos.)

PHOTOGRAPHY

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    Share multiple photos

    Tip #1 Tap multiple images to share them all at once with iCloud Photo Sharing.

    Panorama

    Tip #2 You can easily shoot panorama photos from left to right or right to left. Just tap the arrow to switch the direction.

    Burst Mode

    Tip #3 Capture multiple shots of the action — for as long as you hold down the button — by snapping 10 photos per second. And real-time analysis suggests the best photos of the bunch.

    FACETIME

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      Messages

      Tip #4 View timestamps of your messages by touching and dragging message bubbles to the left.

      Weather

      Tip #5 View all your locations by pinching to see a collapsed view. To reorder locations, simply drag them where you want. Swipe from right to left on a location to delete it.

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        FaceTime audio

        Tip #6 Now you can make audio-only FaceTime calls. On your contact’s card, tap the phone icon in the FaceTime section.

        SWIPE GESTURES

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          Delete a message in Mail

          Tip #7 Simply swipe from right to left on messages in your inbox to quickly delete them.

          Go back in Mail

          Tip #8 To go back, swipe left to right from the edge of your screen.

          Spotlight search

          Tip #9 To open Spotlight search, swipe down from anywhere on the Home screen — such as the middle. Then type in what you’re looking for to quickly find it on your device.

          SIRI

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            Tell Siri who’s who

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            Tip #10 Tell Siri about your relationships, such as “Erin is my wife” or “Rick is my dad.” Then you can say “Text my wife” or “Call Dad” and Siri knows who you mean.

            Set your locations

            Tip #11 Enter your home and work addresses in Contacts. That way, Siri can remind you to do things when you leave or arrive at either place.

            Change the way Siri pronounces a name

            Tip #12 If Siri mispronounces a name, simply say “that’s not how you pronounce that.” Siri will ask you for the correct pronunciation, then say the name back to you three different ways so you can choose the one you like.

            CALENDAR

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              New views in Calendar

              Tip # 13 View your calendar by list, day, or month. Switch to landscape view to see a full five days.

              Swipe gestures

              Tip #14 Tap the month name in the left corner to change to month or year views. In Day view, you can swipe the week bar at the top to jump to days in the next or previous week.

              Search for specific events

              Tip #15 Tap the search icon for a list view of every event in your calendar.

              MUSIC

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                Create playlists

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                Tip #16 In the Music app, tap Playlists, then tap Add Playlist and give it a name. Now tap any song or video to add it to the playlist. You can add individual songs, entire albums, or all songs by an artist.

                Create radio stations

                Tip #17 To create a station in iTunes Radio, tap the + icon under My Stations and search for an artist, genre, or song. Or choose from over 250 genre-focused or DJ-curated stations.

                Edit radio stations

                Tip #18 Remove or add new stations to your My Stations list by clicking Edit and the minus symbol to delete stations or the plus symbol to add them.

                Buy songs from iTunes Radio

                Tip #19 Tap Buy on a song that’s currently playing or one in your History or Wish List, and it downloads instantly from iTunes to your library.

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                  Musical landscape

                  Tip # 20 While browsing your music collection, switching to landscape view displays a mosaic of your album covers. Swipe to scroll, pinch to zoom in and out, and tap to play.

                  MAIL

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                    Insert a photo or video

                    Tip #21 When you’re composing an email, touch and hold in the message to see the “Select, Select All” menu. Tap the arrow and select “Insert Photo or Video.” Now you can choose a photo or video to attach from your Camera Roll, albums, or shared streams.

                    Keep your inbox clean

                    Tip #22 You can delete or move messages in batches. From your inbox, tap Edit, select the messages you want to organize, then tap Trash or Move.

                    Get back to your draft

                    Tip #23 Touch and hold the Compose button to switch to your list of saved message drafts.

                    SAFARI

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                      Single sign in

                      Tip #24 Sign in once under Settings, and you can tweet or update your Facebook status directly from Safari, Photos, Camera, and Maps. Or ask Siri to do it for you.

                      Manage open Safari pages

                      Tip #25 Drag and drop to rearrange your tabs. To close tabs, tap the X or just swipe them off the screen.

                      Create web clips

                      Tip #26 Quickly visit your favorite websites by creating web clips for them on your Home screen. Visit the site and tap the Share button. Then select “Add to Home Screen.”

                      You want more tips? Navigate to Apple.com. Apple supplied all the tips featured in this post.

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                      Last Updated on August 6, 2020

                      35 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone (2020 Updated)

                      35 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone (2020 Updated)

                      Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.

                      There are certain ones that many of our contributors and editors (past and present) have adopted over the long-term — there are always the stalwarts that stick around. But there are also new apps that crop up every day, adding more and more depth to the app category.

                      Some of the apps are incredibly plain and simple, while others are more robust and offer more features than you can shake a stick at. And everyone has the one they prefer.

                      It’s been our job (and still is our job) to keep abreast of all of the productivity-type apps out there. As a result — and as a bit of a refresher — we’ve put together a list of 35 best productivity apps for iPhone (all categorized based on their functions) to provide you with an all-in-one resource for you.

                      For Getting Things Done

                      1. OmniFocus

                      This app is, while pricey, considered to be one of the (if not the) most robust and full-featured productivity apps on the market.

                      Download it here.

                        2. Forest

                        Train yourself to put your phone down and stay focused on the task at hand by playing with this planting game. It’s fun and will help you achieve more.

                        Download it here.

                          3. Things

                          Another robust choice, this app is a favorite amongst “productivityists”.[1]

                          Download it here.

                             

                             

                            4. Any.Do

                            A beautiful-looking app that is both easy on the eyes and your wallet.

                            Download it here.

                              5. PocketLife Calendar

                              This calendar app is specifically designed to be stylish and super easy-to-use. You can organize your life easily with different modern features.

                              Download it here.

                                6. Asana

                                We’ve covered Asana here at Lifehack

                                , and it is being actively developed by a strong team committed to making collaborative task management a more efficient and effective experience.

                                Download it here.

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                                  7. ToDoist

                                  This app keeps track of everything – from simple errands to your most important projects – so you can get it all done and enjoy more peace of mind along the way.

                                  Download it here.

                                     

                                     

                                    8. Calendars 5

                                    This calendar app focuses on events that help you to keep track of upcoming events and tasks easily. It has everything you need to organize, track, and complete your to-dos.

                                    Download it here.

                                      9. Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists

                                      A fun and innovative list-making app that relies on swiping and pinching to make things happen. Clear created a lot of buzz when it launched, and might be the perfect to-do list gateway app for many.

                                      Download it here.

                                        10. Due

                                        A robust reminders app that lets you store and maintain reminders of all types. It’s replaced Reminders for me when it comes to the basics, and it’s worth a look if you want to keep the mundane stuff out of your head and cluttering your mind.

                                        Download it here.

                                          11. Checkmark 2

                                          I use this app

                                          for location-based reminders (such as groceries I need to get or single items I need to pick up from various locations). Checkmark is simple to use and valuable addition to my productivity arsenal.

                                          Download it here.

                                            12. TeuxDeux

                                            Created by Tina Roth Eisenberg and Fictive Kin — TeuxDeux is simple and incredibly stellar in terms of design. If you like lists (including the popular “Someday Bucket”) and want to associate dates with tasks, then TeuxDeux will be right up your alley.

                                            Download it here.

                                               

                                               

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                                              13. Nirvana

                                              For the GTD enthusiasts, there’s Nirvana. Straight from the source: “Nirvana frees your mind to focus on actually getting things done. If you’ve had enough of generic to-do lists, it’s time for Nirvana.”

                                              Download it here.

                                                14. Priorities

                                                An elegant-looking task management app that has received decent reviews,[2] this could be the one for you if you’re not a fan of OmniFocus or Things — especially if you need (or want) to share tasks with others.

                                                Download it here.

                                                  For Building Habits

                                                  15. Productive

                                                  With this app, you can plan your habits with an easy-to-use interface, schedule habits for any time of the day, set smart reminders for each time of the day, and stay on track with useful feedback. This app is perfect for anyone who wants to build a habit that sticks.

                                                  Download it here.

                                                    16. Habitica: Gamified Taskmanager

                                                    You can complete tasks and build habits in a more fun way with this app. Input your Habits, your Daily goals, and your To-Do list, and then create a custom avatar. Check off tasks to level up your avatar and unlock features such as armor, pets, skills, and even quests.

                                                    Download it here.

                                                      17. Streaks

                                                      This app follows the model of the popular “don’t break the chain method” in that you use the app to track how you are donig in the pursuit of your goal. Great for goal-setting — and an easy and elegant interface to boot.

                                                      Download it here.

                                                        18. Remember The Milk

                                                        Another popular to-do list app, Remember The Milk has a huge following. It has plenty to offer, including the ability to share tasks with others.

                                                        Download it here.

                                                          19. Day One Journal

                                                          When it comes to journaling, nothing really beats Day One. Its latest update added a slew of features that will make you want to start making journaling a habit.

                                                          Download it here.

                                                            For Files Organization

                                                            20. Evernote

                                                            Touted as the world’s most widely-used productivity app, Evernote is an be used simply as a notetaking app or can be customized to be your GTD app of choice — among other things.

                                                            Download it here.

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                                                              21. Pocket

                                                              You can save an article, video, or link you want to read or watch later to Pocket from anywhere including your computer, Safari, email, and your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard, and Feedly.

                                                              Download it here.

                                                                22. Sync.Me

                                                                This app identifies unknown phone calls, warns you from annoying spam calls, and adds a caller picture to your contacts from Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

                                                                Download it here.

                                                                  23. Droplr

                                                                  One of the most popular file-sharing apps out there today. Straight from the source: “Stay productive on the go. Droplr for iPhone keeps you in sync and makes sharing on the iPhone natural.”

                                                                  Download it here.

                                                                    24. Dropbox

                                                                    Before iCloud, there was Dropbox. And there still is Dropbox, which is still widely used by both Mac and PC users all over the globe. It’s like having a flash drive on your iPhone. A must-have.

                                                                    Download it here.

                                                                       

                                                                      For Working Smarter

                                                                      25. Captio

                                                                      A simple capture tool. Straight from the developers: “It’s simple. Open Captio and start typing. When you’re done, hit Send. The note is immediately delivered to your email inbox.”

                                                                      Download it here.

                                                                        26. Drafts

                                                                        A tremendous capture tool that allows for simple capture, followed by sending items to various applications such as OmniFocus, Things, and more.

                                                                        Download it here.

                                                                          27. NoteShelf 2

                                                                          This is a perfect note-taking app for you. You can take beautiful handwritten notes, type, annotate PDFs, record audio & create lists. You can organize them into categories or groups.

                                                                          Download it here.

                                                                            28. Doodle

                                                                            This app links directly with the Doodle service, which is one that allows you to plan and organize meetings far more efficiently and effectively. Lifehack contributor Steve Dotto has written about Doodle more in-depth here.

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                                                                            Download it here.

                                                                              29. TextExpander (Legacy)

                                                                              I have saved countless hours of time with TextExpander, and despite its inability to be as robust on iOS as it is on the Mac, it is still a worthy app to have in your arsenal.

                                                                              Download it here.

                                                                                30. Launch Center Pro

                                                                                A quick launcher for the iPhone that doesn’t just launch an app…with some of them it can do much more. This app saves you time by launching complex actions in a single tap.

                                                                                Download it here.

                                                                                  31. GoodReader

                                                                                  This may seem to be an odd one to make this list, but here are plenty of reasons why it is here with this article.

                                                                                  Download it here.

                                                                                    32. LogMeIn

                                                                                    Want to be able to control your Mac from wherever you are? Then get this app.

                                                                                    Download it here.

                                                                                      For Improving Security

                                                                                      33. 1Password

                                                                                      There is simply no better password manager out there. I’ve even put together a 1Password Emergency Kit worth looking at here.

                                                                                      Download it here.

                                                                                        34. LastPass Password Manager

                                                                                        You can store passwords and logins, create online shopping profiles, generate strong passwords, track personal information in photo and audio notes.

                                                                                        All you have to do is remember your LastPass master password, and LastPass auto-fills web browser and app logins for you.

                                                                                        Download it here.

                                                                                          35. Truecaller

                                                                                          Identify and block spammers, search for unknown numbers, and call friends easily with this app. With a community-based spam list from over 250 million users, you’ll need this app.

                                                                                          Download it here.

                                                                                            There are plenty of other options out there (and we’ve heard from readers in the past as to what they enjoyed using), but these 40 are among the best.

                                                                                            Featured photo credit: William Hook via unsplash.com

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