Apple users are reminded of several little-known apps that come preinstalled on iPhones.
The apps are a bit hidden but could be beneficial for the users.
Here are three iPhones built-in apps or features that Apple users may not be aware of:
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A handy app hidden on iPhones is the code scanner.
This app can only be found by searching and will not appear on your iPhone home screen.
To do this, swipe down from the top of the screen and look for the app in the top bar.
The Code Scanner app should then appear under the Apps tab.
The main function of the app is to scan QR codes and it works well.
By holding the phone to a QR code, the app will instantly scan the code and redirect you to the relevant website.
If you think it’s an app that you’ll be using frequently, you can also add it to your control center so you don’t have to search for it every time.
Note that this feature only works if you are using iOS 14 or later.
That’s because the default iPhone camera app has a QR code scanner built right in.
But there are a few key features the code scanner has that the camera doesn’t.
The code scanner opens the Safari app in a specific app browser and not in your regular Safari app.
This means you won’t lose access to the page after you close it.
That way you won’t clog up your Safari history and tabs either.
Another handy feature is called Signal Test.
This tool helps users find the best possible cellular signal.
To find the hidden app, you need to open the iPhone calling option first.
From there, dial *3001#12345#* and press the call button.
From here a special dashboard should appear along with some technical information about the phone.
The relevant information is the LTE RSRP, which stands for Reference Signal Received Power.
This will show your exact signal strength.
The closer the number is to zero, the better.
The handy trick makes it much easier to find where to stand to get the best possible signal for phone calls.
iPhones also have a hidden camera app with a built-in magnifying glass.
The app is pretty handy and can be found in a number of ways.
It’s called Magnifying Glass and it offers a decent zoom so you can read small text across your device.
You can also use the function to examine small objects.
Searching for magnifying glass in the top search bar should reveal the app.
You can also place it anywhere on your home screen for future use.
You can also use the side button to open magnifier by adding a shortcut
Just go to Settings and type Accessibility and go to Accessibility Shortcuts.
Then turn on the magnifying glass for the “Triple Click The Side Button” setting.
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