Apple products are marketed heavily on their user experience, and it's no secret that this is their main appeal to most consumers.
There are numerous tips and tricks that you can use on iPhones, MacBooks, and iPads. Whether it's different finger gestures to make it do different things, shortcuts, or uses for the volume buttons, there is a lot more functionality than might first appear.
However, it transpires that there may be even more hidden features in Apple devices, or at least features that are a bit harder to find, than we first thought.
And these could all be extremely useful, saving you both memory space and even allowing you to have additional functions on your phone that you never knew were there.
So, here are some of the additional functions that you can activate on your phone.
The first is called 'Raise to Wake', and essentially means that when you pick up your phone, it will automatically show you the notifications on the screen. This is already in effect for iPhone 6S and later.
The second one could be a lifesaver for saving memory on your device. It's a feature which automatically removes apps that you don't use. It looks at which ones you open the most and any that you never open get removed from the phone.
Another one is Safari Smart Search'. If you use Safari as your main browser, then this will come in very handy for you. It essentially allows you to search for keywords in a browser tab so you can quickly pick out the one that you're looking for instead of having to scroll through them all.
You can also turn off a feature which automatically switches to using cellular data when the Wi-Fi connection is a bit dodgy. This feature can be a big drain on battery, and could also mean that you unwittingly use up your data when you think you're on a Wi-Fi network.
When someone calls you, there is also the option to send them a customised response. There are already some pre-written responses, but this feature allows you to write your own.
Notes can be a very useful way of remembering things, but sometimes you might want to keep them private. There is an option to put a password or FaceID in front of the notes app.
Many people do use the virtual assistant Siri, but might be too embarrassed to in public. However, you can also change the settings to type instructions to Siri too.
You can also send money via text message in Apple Pay as well. Tapping an icon allows you to transfer funds via Apple Messaging, which requires FaceID or a passcode to work.
We've all been blinded by the intensity of the torch, but it turns out you can actually adjust the brightness on it. Handy.
Finally, there is a way to set any audio to switch off after a timer you have set finishes. This could be something to listen to while you fall asleep, or just a way to measure time without an annoying alarm at the end.