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More than 20 awesome iPhone tricks you’ve probably never heard of

Published Jul 11th, 2014 11:36AM EDT
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If there’s one thing you can always teach an old iPhone user, it’s new tricks. And thankfully, both CNET and Wiki Pac have both just put together big lists of some awesome iPhone tricks and features that you may not even realize exist.

While we’re sure there are some iPhone junkies out there who know about all these features, both lists cover such a wide list of tricks that there’s likely something new in here for everyone.

Among the highlights are the ability to undo what you just typed just by giving your iPhone a quick shake; how to close up to three apps at the same time by swiping up on your device with three fingers; how to teach Siri how to pronounce words and names that it’s never encountered before; how to use a swipe gesture as your own personal “back” button; how to create custom vibration alerts that change depending on who is contacting you; how to lock autofocus and exposure on your phone’s camera; and how to take pictures on your phone using its volume buttons.

There is a decent amount of overlap of tricks in both of these lists but they’re still very much worth checking out by clicking both of the source links below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.