Thu. Oct 21st, 2021

54 thoughts on “5 iPhone Shortcuts to Brighten Your Day

  1. Your blogging and social media tips posts are really helpful! I didn’t know most of this about my iPhone – and have been wondering how to set it to type in caps! Your comment about that was well timed! Thanks!

  2. Ooh thanks for sharing those! I have an iphone and I feel like I’m always learning new tips and tricks for it. I didn’t realize that you could dim the backlighting just from that pull-up screen!

    1. The pull-up screen for the control center is my “go-to” for my iPhone now! I avoided it for the longest time and am so glad now that I gave in. Thanks Kristi!

  3. I have an iPad with this same feature and had no idea what all those lovely little icons meant! Thanks so much for sharing! I am featuring this on Makeovers & Motherhood’s Welcome Party Wednesday Link-Up this week!

  4. These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing some quick simple tips to simplify life. Some days my battery is running low quicker than others and I realize my bluetooth button has been activated when I don’t need it, as soon as I turn this off battery runs perfectly! Coming over from Meandering Monday.
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    1. My husband shakes his head at me for texting for hours with friends instead of calling them. Typing one letter at a time does take a while. Thanks Yvonne!

  5. Thanks for the great shortcuts! I had recently noticed this gray screen, but didn’t really pay attention. I’ll definitely be using the brightness slider since I tend to bring my phone in the baby’s room with me when putting her to sleep (on the dimmest setting it provides just enough light to see, and if she’s a little restless I’ll sit in the rocking chair catching up on some reading until she’s asleep)

    1. The dim control would be perfect for being in the baby’s room. Thanks for stopping by, Leslie!

  6. Great tips! I’ve had a Iphone 4 for over a year and didn’t know about some of these features! Thanks for sharing! Coming over from #winedown

  7. I didn’t know about the control center and doing things from there – that’s a time save for sure. Thanks for sharing, Kimberly – we have three iPhone users in my house these tips will come in handy!

  8. Oh my gosh, thank you so much for sharing these tips! I had no idea what that control center was, although I’ve accidentally brought it up a few times. Great stuff to know!

    1. I kept bringing up the control center and using the camera function. I saw all of the other icons but am just now using them. Thanks Sarah!

  9. Cool beans! I didn’t think anyone could tell me something about my phone that I didn’t know. I didn’t know #4 and #5 so I’m excited!

    I somewhat have an iPad – Christopher has taken it over. So I do everything from my phone, and I have a MacBook.

    Let’s see shortcuts I use often – that control center is the bomb. I love the swipe down to see the current weather and then tapping to see the extended forecast here and everywhere I have saved. But outside of that if I need something quickly I just start with Siri. It takes me too long to find which folder I have an app in unless I use it all the time.

    1. I need to use Siri myself. Tried it in the very early phases and haven’t done it since it became new and improved. I like the extended forecast too. Helpful in the mornings when getting Deuce ready for school.

  10. Everyone in my house has an iPhone. Whenever they hand it to me, I’m reminded of Carri in the Sex in the City movie “I don’t know what to do with that”. It IS NOT just like the iPad either. I try the same commands and get nothing. Ugh, very frustrating. I don’t want one. I have a droid.

    1. I had a Blackberry several years ago and I swore that I did not want, I did not need, and could care less about an iPhone. Until my husband bought himself one. After 10 minutes of looking at his and loving it, he said “OK go to Best Buy and get one for yourself!” I’ve been a fan ever since.

  11. Wow, I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on these! I will use each and every one. Great informative and useful post to start the week Kimberly!

    1. I just figured out that if I tap the caps button twice, it gives you a caps lock feature. Can’t tell you how many times I type OMG LOL or just want to get my point across in a text. Now I’m set! Thanks Amber.

  12. Nice! I own an iPhone, and I knew the double space for the end of the sentence/period, but I didn’t really know any of these other tricks, especially the battery life ones. Definitely going to be putting these to good use, so thanks for sharing!

    1. There are so many shortcuts that I couldn’t list them all. Some I know people already know and I’m the one who is just finding out. LOL Thanks Erin!

    1. Amazing the things you discover when you just take a moment to seek them out. Thanks Michelle!

  13. I have an iPhone which I love and an IPad mini and MacBook Air. I also have a Samsung S4 (business phone) which I don’t have a clue how to operate – any tips on those?!

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