How to Use Your iPhone to Its Full Potential

by Nicole Jahns ; Updated May 11, 2016

Let's be honest, FOMO is especially real every time Apple makes an announcement that it's coming out with a faster, sleeker, prettier iPhone. But what if the phone you have in your own two hands is enough? Use these hacks and discover how your iPhone can perform magic that may even rival some of your friends' flashy new purchases. You'll feel like you know the inside scoop, and you'll also stretch your hard-earned dollars a little further than you imagined. So even if you don't have the the latest iPhone in your back pocket, you surely won't be missing out.

See Through the Screen

Your screen can be the difference between watching a video like you're in the picture, and watching video like you're in 1999. Use these screen tips to figure out how to do everything from removing scratches to changing out the font.

iPhone Screen Tips You Can Really Use

Don't Let the Juice Go Dry

Next up: tackling the phone's all-too-important battery life. Use this simple trick to keep your battery percentage within view, and you won't have to wonder if you have enough power to watch yet another YouTube video.

How to Display the Battery Percentage on an iPhone

Keep a Tight Leash on Your Prized Possession

Another scary situation? Losing your phone. Though it may serve as a good excuse to go out and toss money at a new phone, try tracking your phone using an IMEI number instead. This will definitely save time and moola if your phone is found.

How to Track a Mobile Phone Using Its IMEI Number

Have a Good Sense of Direction

Still at a loss as to where your phone may be? Try one of these location-finding tricks to track it down. While it may be under your bed (or not), it's always a good idea to do a thorough search.

How to Track a Cell Phone and Show its Location

Always be Ready for Your Close-Up

The iPhone's camera lens essentially rivals that of a compact digital camera. And with photography playing such a major role in social media these days, it's best you learn how to take better photos ASAP.

14 iPhone Tips for Taking Better Facebook and Instagram Photos

C'mon, Vogue

Of course, the iPhone and the #selfie basically go hand-in-hand. Which is why it's time to turn that camera on yourself like a vlogging expert once you've nailed all of the necessary photo skills. Cheese!

9 Easy Ways to Look Better In Selfies

Protect Your Gallery with a Back-Up Plan

Once you've filled your library with a collection of Instagram-worthy shots, move those photos to a PC with ease. Then, you can delete some of those pics and take some more!

How to Transfer Photos From Your iPhone to a PC

Get the Word Out

Want to tell all of your friends and family how awesome you're doing at hacking your iPhone? Then send all the contacts on your phone a message about it!

How to Send a Text to All the Contacts on an iPhone

Play Tunes Everywhere You Go

Whether you have a PC or a Mac, follow these tips on setting up Apple Music the right way. Once you have the service streaming on your device, you can listen to your favorite music — and some exclusive albums — whenever you please.

How to Set Up Apple Music on Your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC

Know Who is Saying Hello

Want to hear your boo's favorite song every time she calls? Try this hack to get free ringtones, and set her hellos to a familiar track.

How to Get Free Ringtones for an iPhone

About the Author

Nicole Jahns is a Chicago-based copywriter and social media maven who spends her non-writing hours curating inspirational tidbits for her blog, painting, boxing or trying to DIY something in her home.