Miscellaneous Tips and Tricks for Apple iPhone :
Last Updated : June 2020
Here are some of handy tricks and tips I've collected.
- How to Use Your iPhone as a Magnifying Glass
- This Pangu iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak Loader Works In Safari Without Certificate
- Cydia Eraser
- Cercube 3 for YouTube - Ad Blocker and Extra Features
- Hey Siri - What can you do for me?
- How to Connect an iPad to Ethernet
- Apple's Check Activation Lock Status website
- BlockParty -- Safari Content Blocker App for iOS 9 and OSX
- How to Clear Message / iMessage Cache on iPhone & iPad And Reclaim Lots of Free Space
- iBackupBot for iTunes: Backup Manager Software for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
- Sails — Send videos to Chromecast from Safari
- Unlock a Hidden Network Strength Meter for Your iPhone's Status Bar
- Cydia Impactor
- 13 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone 6 Could Do
- Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It
- Enabling 'Send Last Location' in iOS 8
- Extract iOS Device Photos from an iTunes Backup
- How to determine which carrier an iPhone is locked to
- SSH into iPhone over USB without Wi-Fi
- 250 OS X Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know About
- Mac 101: Supercharge your dock in OS X with these simple key combinations
- The Best Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks for iOS 7
- The Best Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks for iOS 7, Part II
- Controllers for All Pairs Your PS3 Controller with an iOS Device
- roqyBT & roqyUSB -- bluetooth stack for iOS, allowing use of OBDII auto diagnostics, and more!
- How To Delete Text Messages From Your iPhone In iOS 7
- iOS 7: See the timestamp on every Messages bubble
- 11 Tips to Keep iOS 7 From Destroying Your Battery Life
- How to stop iOS 7 from destroying your iPhone's battery life
- 12 New and Hidden Settings in iOS 7
- How to save offline maps in Google Maps 2.0 for iPhone and iPad
- Semi-Restore - restore your device fresh to same firmware without losing jailbreak
- DisableNCPlus tweak from Cydia disables Notification Center
- How to Turn Off Phone Calls on the iPhone but Keep Data & iMessage
- Two Powerful Siri Tips for In-Car Use
- The Best Desktop File Explorer for iPhone (And All the Cool Things You Can Do with It)
- How to Ditch iTunes Forever and Keep Syncing Your iOS Devices
- Semi-Restore, more
- iLEX R.A.T (Remove All Tweaks) removes EVERYTHING that was installed after jail-breaking
- QuickShoot Takes Secret Photos from Your iPhone’s Home Screen
- TypeStatus: Add iMessage Now Typing Indicator To Status Bar
- How to Back Up Your Cydia Downloads Before Upgrading iOS
- AirFloat Turns an iOS Device Into an AirPlay Receiver
- The Best Jailbreak Apps and Tweaks for iOS 6
- Powerguard - Have Your iDevice Request a Password Before Powering Off
- Five of the Best Jailbreak Apps
- Get Siri To Stop Butchering Those Difficult Names!
- BetterTouchTool is a great, feature packed FREE app that allows you to configure many gestures for your Magic Trackpad.
- When Data Isn't Available, Just Choose to Send Your iMessage as SMS
- Rename Bluetooth Devices on Your Jailbroken iPhone
- How to Get Siri to Open Google Maps for Directions to Any Location
- MapsOpener sets Google Maps as default Maps on iOS
- How to Backup Everything on Your iOS Device Without Jailbreaking
- iOS Navigation using a Keyboard
- How to: Force Send an iMessage as a Text Message
- Attachments+ for Mail Adds File Compression, Preview, and Other Attachment Options to the iPhone Mail App
- Siri User Guide: Full List of Siri Commands
- MapLocker retains cached tile data in Maps app
- How to limit ad tracking in iOS 6
- New jailbreak tweak supplants Siri with Google Search
- IMEI.info Checks If Your Phone Is Carrier Unlocked (or Not)
- BTC Mouse & Trackpad Controls Your Jailbroken iOS Device with a Bluetooth Mouse
- The first 2 things any iOS 6 user should do
- Jailbreak Stats Is a Quick Way to See If You Can Jailbreak Your iPhone
- YouTube for iPad app - Jasmine
- Here’s the List of iOS 6 Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks
- YTOpener Opens YouTube Links Directly in the New YouTube App
- Powerleft Shows How Much Usage Time Is Left in on Your iPad
- CamTime Adds a Customizable Timer to the Default iPhone Camera
- CallBar Replaces Your iPhone’s Annoying Call Screen
- ManualCorrect Makes Autocorrect More Intuitive on iOS
- BattSaver - Cydia app to double battery life on iPhone/iPad
- iPhone Backup Extractor - browse archived backups from iPhone/iPad
- iCaughtYouPro - jailbreak tweak snaps photo of user when wrong passcode entered
- Calibrate your iPhone / iPod / iPad home button
- Mark all messages read in iOS Mail
- Prompt - SSH client for iPhone / iPad
- SNES9x EX super nintendo emulator for iPhone / iPad
- Quick Video Camera from SpringBoard
- Connect iPhone to OpenVPN networks
- Force iOS to use web app for YouTube instead of native app
- Set the default page for Safari web browser on iPhone
- iPad Wallpaper Collection
- Copy your Text Messages from your iPhone to your Computer -- Mac OSX, Windows
- Don't put your iPhone next to your head
- iPhone 3GS Voice Commands (originally found elsewhere -- author unknown)
- iPhone/iPad APN changer
There are several ways to find your iPhone's IMEI, but people don't generally think to just check in iTunes -- because it doesn't say anywhere in the app that you can. There's no button or hint given, but if you simply plug your phone in and open iTunes, you can change the information shown in the lines for "Serial Number" and "Phone Number" by just clicking on them. Alternate info, like your phone's IMEI, your SD card's ICCID, your iOS version's build number, and your UDID (the phone's other unique identifier that Apple likes to use for service requests) will cycle through as you click.
Button Shortcuts for iPhone Headset
While there is an incoming call, you can:
- Press once to pickup the call
- Press twice to send the call to voicemail.
- Press and hold center button for about two seconds to decline the call. You’ll also hear two low beeps that confirm you the call is declined.
While you're in a call, you can simply press once to end the call.
While you're in a call and there is a second incoming call, you can:
- Press once to switch to another call and put the current call on hold. Press the button again to switch to the first call.
- Press and hold the button for about two seconds to ignore the second call.
While you're not in a call, you can press the button once to activate iPod and playback your music.
While you're listening to music in iPod, you can use the button to control the music playback:
- Press once to pause the song and press again to resume it.
- Press twice to skip to the next song
- Press three time to go back to the previous song
For iPhone 3GS, the bundled headset is enhanced with volume control buttons. You can use the "+" and "-" buttons to adjust the volume. And, one more thing. You can press and hold the center button to activate voice control, which is a new feature comes with iPhone 3GS.
Entering Field Test Mode :
Exiting Field Test Mode :
- Dial *3001#12345#* on your iPhone then press Call.
- You'll now enter Field Test mode. You'll notice a signal strength indicator on the upper left hand corner of your screen. You can toggle between signal strength bars and a number by simply taping on it. At this point, press the home button to exit the app or if you would like the feature to be permanent, continue on. Don't worry, the process is completely reversible.
- Hold down on the Power button until you see the "slide to power off" bar. Do not power off the device.
- Press down on the Home button until the app closes and you return to your home screen.
- That's it. Even when restarting the iPhone, the signal strength can be toggled between bars and numbers. The closer your number is to zero, the stronger your signal is.
- Dial *3001#12345#* on your iPhone then press Call.
- Press on your Home Button once.